During the chaos of the holidays, getting regular meals on the table can feel like an impossible challenge. It’s the perfect time of year to lean on your freezer to make your work easier. Each of these recipes can be frozen either in whole or in part to take some of the prep out of your cooking process on a daily basis.
Whip these up in a big batch and freeze them cooked, ready to reheat in small batches. Pair them with a side of cut veggies and yogurt-based dressing or dip. (2 Guiding Stars)
Keep peppers and onions julienned in the freezer–they’re the base for many delicious meals, including this simple and utterly scrumptious chicken classic dish. (1 Guiding Star)
Make a double or triple batch of this soup and freeze it in small portions for a quick, ready-to-microwave meal to pair with a little salad or slice of whole grain bread. (1 Guiding Star)
Chili freezes pretty well whole, or you can prep the ingredients and toss them in a freezer bag, ready to be cooked up into a hot meal at a moment’s notice. (2 Guiding Stars)
Peeling and chopping squash can be a bit of a chore, but if you pick up a lot of squash while it’s in season and prep it, you’ll find it freezes well in bags for easy use in dishes like this. (2 Guiding Stars)
Miso isn’t always an ingredient we can go through in the quantities it comes in. Use up a full container to make an extra large amount of this sauce and divvy it up into freezing portions for a quick sauce that pairs with almost anything. (2 Guiding Stars)
Pureed curry freezes beautifully. Freeze this in useful portion sizes and serve up over instant brown rice for a meal in a flash. (3 Guiding Stars)