Have you ever considered preparing freezer meals at home? While I have personally had little success with them, it is something I always wanted to accomplish. I love the idea of being able to have meals planned for weeks in advance always have something available when my husband and I are busy (which seems to be…well…always). As much as I hate to admit it, I know I need someone to hold my hand and help me through the process, especially if I want to succeed at getting my small family on a healthy eating schedule that doesn’t include eating out. Luckily, I recently found the perfect book to help me do just that – Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity.
Seriously Good Freezer Meals: What is It?
Are you looking for a way to make eating healthy and preparing meals easier with your busy schedule? If so, we think you will love Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity by Karrie Truman. Here is what the publisher has to say about this innovative new cookbook:
Let’s admit it: we all want to save time and money while still putting healthy and tasty homemade food on the table. But how? Karrie Truman, creator of the much-beloved blog Happy Money Saver, is going to let you in on a secret: the answer is freezer meals.
When she was an exhausted young mom, Karrie found herself serving processed or fast food at the end of a busy day even though she knew it wasn’t what she wanted her family to be eating. Then she discovered freezer meals. Immediately, she had home-cooked, easy and delicious food at her fingertips and more time to spend with loved ones.
In Seriously Good Freezer Meals, Karrie shares 150 recipes photos that will change the way you think about freezer cooking. You won’t find your mother or grandmother’s freezer meals here (except lasagna, of course). Her recipes include Morning Energy Bars, Empanada Hand Pies, Coconut Cashew Basil Curry Soup, Smoky Grilled Louisiana Turkey Legs, and Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake with tons of vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options, too. Plus, she adds a bulk-batch chart for ease in making large quantities of each freezer-meal recipe.
Karrie gives you all the tools you need to become a freezer-meal genius: information on shopping, cooking, freezing, thawing and everything in between. The book includes beginner, intermediate and advanced meal plan programs to guide you in cooking 7 to 50 meals in a day. You read that right: 50 meals in a day. No more excuses: it’s time to start cooking delicious meals that will have you feeling anything but left out in the cold!
Seriously Good Freezer Meals: Our Thoughts
As you can likely guess with our crazy schedulers around here, I was excited to start reading Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity when it arrived. I will freely admit, I am a freezer meal failure. Don’t get me wrong, I got it working one time and that was when we lived in our temporary apartment in New Jersey. When it worked, it was so amazing and such a time saver, especially with my husband’s breakfast when he needed something quick on the go. Once I got back though, I was constantly wasting food. It also didn’t help that many of the freezer meal books I bought were filled with junk food – yuck! Honestly, I was close to giving up on the entire concept…until this book.
For the first time in a long time, preparing freezer meals didn’t just seem easy, but doable. Best of all, the recipes in Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity sound absolutely delicious! These are the sort of meals you would expect to get in a restaurant or serve when you have guests, not when you are trying to get dinner together after a busy work day. While the recipes do take prep-time in the form of cutting vegetables and prep during the week, everything is truly doable for people who have busy schedules like my husband and me. If you are looking for a way to get yourself back into healthy eating or just eating from home on a regular basis, I highly recommend Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity!
Seriously Good Freezer Meals: Where to Purchase
Would you like to purchase this awesome book for yourself or someone you know? You can find Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity on Amazon.com for only $20.29. Make your life easier with this awesome time and money saving book today!
This is a great concept for a book! I have gotten into this many times, and then forget about it. It is nice for summer, when you don’t want to be cooking in the kitchen as much, to make up a huge batch to freeze some portions. I want to check this out, as I could use some new ideas.
Dana Rodriguez says
I love recipe ideas and this sounds like a book I would love!
Lauryn R says
This is an awesome cookbook! As a busy mom of three that also homeschools, I can definitely appreciate saving time in the kitchen! And I love that I can freeze healthy meals and still put great meals on the table for my family. 🙂
Daniel M says
always like trying new recipes
Juana Sanchez says
Freezer meals sounds interesting. I only freeze coffee ice cubes and when I make ice cream. Looking forward to trying new things.
It would be so nice to open the freezer door and find a meal all ready to go! Sometimes I’m not sure what can be frozen and what can’t, so this would be a good book to have!
This is an excellent theme for a cookbook. It is a really good help to have freezer meals in your back pocket when you’re feeding small kids.
Sheri Ferguson says
I absolutely love cooking for my freezer. With five people here on five different schedules, it just works for us. And like I’ve heard it been said, “Food in the freezer is like money in the bank.” Not sure who to credit with this quote , but it is so true!
tammy ta says
I have never tried anything like this before. I have always wanted to. This looks like it could really help me get started.
Ae Minx says
I love this concept. We have so much stuff in our freezer it’s ridiculous