Freezer Meals are a must in my home. But, what about if you are on a budget? Check out my list of easy freezer meals for a tight budget! Stock your freezer with meals that are delicious and stick to your shopping budget.
Why Make Freezer Meals
When days are busy and money gets tight, it can be hard to find ways to make dinnertime less stressful. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still make a freezer full of meals that are easy to make and great for your wallet.
Whether you are stocking the freezer for those busy summer nights, or just trying to get ahead this month, here are 20 easy freezer meals for a tight budget.
Is It Hard To Make Freezer Meals
You will be surprised at how easy it actually is to make freezer meals. Some people get consumed and overwhelmed with the idea. Let me be the first to say, you are in charge of this.
Start by making just a meal or two so you get your feet wet. Then as you feel more confident expand making more meals to stock your freezer.
How To Store Freezer Meals
You have a variety of options. Store your meals the way you find works best for you and your family.
- Freezer Bags are a great option. They are affordable to buy and you can lay them flat for maximum space in your freezer.
- Freezer containers can be a good idea as well. If you are saying dumping it in the Instant Pot or a slow cooker just make sure that your food is frozen in a size that will fit in your kitchen accessory.
- The last option is a food vacuum system. If you own a vacuum system you can truly maximize the shelf life of your freezer meals. It does cost a bit more money but if you buy the bags on sale it could be beneficial.
Are Freezer Meals Healthy
It is up to you on the type of freezer meals you create. You can make lower sugar based recipes full of vegetables and protein. Or you can reach for a simple and quick recipe like a pasta based dish.
So it is up to you on the choices of what recipes you make. You will find tons of recipes from easy chicken recipes to beef and all things in between.
Different Ways to Reheat Freezer Meals
Depending on the recipe you pick will depend on how you reheat. You will find all kinds of recipes listed below.
Just follow the cooking directions for that particular recipe. Many can be made on the stovetop, slow cooker, or even an electric pressure cooker.
I love to mix it up to give my family variety and keep things interesting in the kitchen.
How To Make Freezer Meals To Start
You can take a morning and carve out some time to meal prep a handful of freezer meals. Or if that feels overwhelming to you, then do one at a time.
You can cook a double batch of a recipe and meal prep one and cook one for dinner that night. No matter how you choose all you have to do is take the initiative and get started.