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How To Freezer Cook Series Part 2

How To Freezer Cook Series Part 2. When you plan your weekly or monthly menu you should plan healthy meals. Use Myplate.gov to help guide you. We suggest filling 1/2 your plate with fruits and vegetables and the other half with grain and protein.

How to freezer Cook - Planning Your Meals

By using a less expensive protein like dry beans you can really reduce the cost of your budget. Read this post on stretching your budget with dried beans.  Also, considering purchasing your meat on manager’s special.  This is a great way to reduce the overall cost of your family budget.

How To Freezer Cook Series – Planning Your Meals:

Every day departments mark down items that are nearing expiration. You can often find great markdowns on meat, dairy and produce, bread and bakery/deli. At most stores you can use a coupon with a Manager’s Special often time making the item free or near free. We also love when a manager’s special matches with a rebate.  Our tip is to shop early to get the best deal on manager’s specials. You can often ask your butcher what time he makes his manager’s special reductions.  Check out this post: Stockpiling 101 – FoodSaver and Stockpiling for tips on how to extend the life of your Manager’s Specials.

You should add dairy sparingly to your meals.  Dairy should be consumed in small quantities and can often be high in fat and cholesterol.  It is good to consume in moderation and should be be a focal point of your meal.  For example if you are drinking milk at dinner that is enough dairy.  By using these tips you can figure out what you should be feeding your family.  Next, find the recipes that your family will enjoy eating.

You may enjoy these freezer meal plans:

15 Back to School Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours

20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan (not all slow cooker meals)

10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours Plan

20 Healthy Freezer Meals For Your Slow Cooker in 3 Hours Plan

20 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan


If you are new to the concept of monthly menu planning this post will help you get started:

Tips for Monthly Menu Planning

If you are new (or even experienced) to freezer cooking:

Part 1 – Sample Menu and Getting Started

Part 2 – Why Does Freezer Cooking Work

Part 3 – Planning Your Meals

Part 4 – Tips and Tricks for Freezer Efficiency

Part 5 – What Can You Freeze?

Part 6 – Freezer Storage

Part 7 – Tips for Thawing Your Meals

Part 8 – Make Your Own Freezer Pancakes

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