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10 Awesome Recipes That Freeze Well
We’re very busy at Groom+Style, but we also love to cook and to eat well. You’re probably the same, that’s why you’re here. Being busy doesn’t mean you can’t eat well, though, it just requires some planning.
The Groom+Style team have gathered some of their favourite freezer-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so all you need to do, is cook, freeze and reheat.
Tip: when freezing food it is worthwhile considering a vacuum sealer to reduce the storage space required and to keep the food as fresh as possible. You will of course also need a high quality freezer.
The key to make-ahead breakfasts is finding stuff which doesn’t take long to reheat. You want to be able to pop it in the oven or the microwave while you’re getting dressed, and be ready to go in under 15 minutes.
We’ve chosen recipes that are high in quality protein and carbohydrates, too, so that you’ll stay full for longer. That way, you won’t be tempted by unhealthy snacks and your energy levels will stay steady until lunchtime.
You could fill these with absolutely anything, but the combination of ham, egg and cheese is a classic, which provides all of the satisfying protein and fat you’re probably craving at breakfast. The added seeds on top are a great way of packing in more protein, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, too. Just remember to add the sprinkles right before baking.
- Bacon, cheese and sundried tomatoes
- Cheese, spinach and tofu
- Roasted vegetables and cheese
- Sausage and baked beans
Just because it looks like a cookie, doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. These awesome breakfast cookies can be made ahead of time, and the dough frozen, so that all you need to do is pop the frozen dough on a tray and bake. The recipe calls for coconut flour and tapioca flour. It’s worth seeking them out, but you can substitute almond flour, too.
A great one for any time of year, but especially welcome in the colder months. Sausage, potatoes and cheese combine in this easy-to-freeze casserole, providing plenty of carbs and protein to help power your morning.
When you prefer something sweeter for breakfast, but don’t want to load up on refined sugar, these bars are a winner. It’s all about being smart with your ingredients. Slide a piece of baking paper between the bars before freezing to keep them from sticking.
We’re looking for generous portions when it comes to lunches, and while any of our picks would be very happy in the dinner category, we’re including them here because they’re easy to transport and can be made in bulk, so you’ve always got lunch ready to go.
The only thing ‘skinny’ about this recipe is that it uses skimmed milk. If skimmed isn’t your thing, you could use whole milk, or even a mixture of half milk, half cream, for a super luxurious result.
Freeze the filling and load into a hollowed out bell pepper when you’re ready. Alternatively, fill and bake your peppers, then wrap each one individually in cling film, before placing in a container and freezing (or use your newly bought vacuum sealer). These go well with a side of sweet potato fries.
These are so good, you’re going to want to make as many as your freezer can hold. Freeze them in batches, then heat up in the oven, or in the microwave. We love the combination of chicken, cheese and beans. Loads of energy, perfect if you’re running off to the gym later on.
Just like our favourite breakfast recipes, a good freezer-friendly dinner should go into the oven while you’re taking a shower, and be ready before your hair is dry.
A takeaway favourite that’s pretty easy to make at home. Coconut milk is essential for this one, and just remember to take it out of the freezer before you go to work, so that it’s quick and easy to heat up later on.
The recipe here uses cauliflower rice, but you can stick to regular rice, or even chickpeas. The onions give this dish a lot of flavour, and getting the blend of spices right is essential. Add some finely diced chilli if you like it a little hotter.
10. Bacon Risotto
Risotto is so, so good and freezes like a dream. Portion it up into individual containers/sealed bags, and transfer from the freezer to the fridge before work. Heats up in just a few minutes, and is super filling and satisfying.
Looking for more healthy food ideas, check out Groom+Style’s list of healthy high energy foods that you will love.
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