This year, I've been eating lower calorie and the pre-made foods seem to be a lot higher on calories. Also, I'm auditioning to be in a show and rehearsal schedules get crazy. In the winter, I'd rather eat at home than stop somewhere on the way and eat out. So, I decided I wanted to try freezing foods and stocking the pantry. Now, I know there are a million posts on the internet about how to freeze meals or ingredient packs for the winter. Most of them assume at least one of the following;
- You are willing to cook ahead.
- You are willing to plan your meals for a month at a time.
- You are willing to spend time prepping and putting ingredients together for an afternoon (or day!).
- You have 5-6 basic recipes that you know and can easily make.
- Some of the recipes share at least a couple ingredients with others.
- You are willing to write out a list of all you will need for these recipes.
- You are willing to spend a couple hundred dollars on a stock up trip to the grocery store.
- You are cooking for yourself or you and one other person (not a family of 4)
- Find recipes
- Write out ingredients
- Look to see what you don't have on hand
- Make a shopping list of what you do need
- Go grocery shopping
- Store foods
- Put menu on the fridge with meal options you can pull
Green Beans (Low Sodium)
Light Kidney Beans (No Low Sodium available)
Beef Broth (Low Sodium)
Tapioca Pudding mix