Has cooking dinner become a chore? You aren’t alone. Many people come home and resort to ordering their food in or going out to eat because they just don’t feel like cooking. After a long day of work and school, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend time in the kitchen.
Unfortunately, eating out has gotten to be extremely expensive. Instead of settling for fast food, why not create your meals ahead of time. This will not only save you money, but you’ll get to eat healthy and delicious food every night. All of these recipes are simple and inexpensive. You can purchase all of the ingredients you need ahead of time and create them for another day. So next time you find a great deal on chicken, don’t hesitate to buy a little extra. With some of these great recipes you can prepare a few extra chicken meals for your upcoming week.
Check out our favorite freezer recipes that will not only save you money, but give you some extra time to spend with your family.
Shepherd’s pie is a classic comfort food. It’s the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold night. This recipe from 365 Days of Easy Recipes was created for those of you who just can’t find the time to cook every night. Now you can enjoy your favorite comfort food dish without having to cook after a long day of work. Plus, this recipe is really easy to put together, ensuring that you aren’t spending too much time in the kitchen on your day off.
2.Chicken Broccoli Rice
Chicken, broccoli, and rice is a classic dish. It’s always been an easy dish for busy families. It doesn’t take long to cook and it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. You’re probably wondering how someone could make this recipe even more perfect. Well, Money Saving Mom has provided us with a freezer friendly recipe. Once you’re ready to eat this, all you have to do is unthaw and throw it into a casserole dish to bake for 30 minutes.
We know what you’re thinking. This recipe couldn’t possibly be a freezer friendly meal. Well, this amazing recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff is easy and you can easily freeze for later. The recipe is not only gourmet, it’s easy to create. The best part about this Tuscan pasta, you don’t even have to thaw it. You can bake it straight out of the freezer, getting you one step closer to enjoying your night.
4.Cilantro Lime Chicken
If we asked you what your least favorite part about making dinner is, you’d probably answer preparation. Unfortunately, you have to prep your food if you want to eat something delicious. This recipe from Flour on My Face requires you to cook the chicken once you’ve unthawed it, but by doing the preparation beforehand, you’ll have one less step to worry about. This delicious recipe from Flour on My Face will wow your entire family and you’ll rest easy knowing you didn’t spend too much time in the kitchen.
Are you a fan of frozen burritos? We definitely are. They are so delicious and convenient. However, they are expensive and the store bought ones are a little unhealthy. Instead of spending money on pre-made burritos, you can easily create your own. This recipe from Good Cheap Eats shows us how to create delicious chicken burritos that you can heat up when you’re too busy to think about cooking. Plus, you can mix and match whatever ingredients you’d like for this recipe. Ultimately, giving you control over what you put in your body.
Here is another great recipe from Frugal Family Home that will make your life much easier. Next time you’re in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, all you need to do is warm these up in your sauce and boil your noodles. Your family will think you spent all day cooking, when in fact you put very little effort into their meal!
7.Chicken and Veggies
If you’re looking for a recipe that’s a bit healthier, why not freeze the classic standby of chicken and veggies. This recipe from Stock Piling Moms can be baked in the oven after it’s been thawed or even placed in the slow cooker all day long. If you decide to place it in the slow cooker, you’ll get to come home to a warm and healthy meal.
How many of you have children who love to eat Eggo’s in the morning? We bet a lot. Eggo’s are great because all you have to do is heat them up in the toaster and they’re ready to eat. New Life Wellness decided to take this same technique and use it with homemade waffles. You can use your favorite waffle recipe or you can use this great one we’ve provided. Either way, freeze those leftovers and you’ll have one less thing to worry about during your busy mornings.
9.Shrimp and Quinoa
Are you looking for something gourmet and filling? Well look no further, because this recipe from Pinch of Yum is perfect for you. It looks like she spent hours in the kitchen making it. However, it’s a simple recipe that you can make ahead of time and warm up later.