General Diet Plans and Questions - Freezing Healthy Meals for Quick Meals




Call Me Stephanie
01-19-2011, 01:39 AM
So... I've been falling way too much off the wagon because I just don't want to cook, I just want something quick. So I thought, maybe I can cook a big meal, divide it into smaller portions, and freeze them. Then, I can just reheat for my meal.

But, I'm not at all sure if this is safe to do. Could I freeze previously cooked things like a small steak, chili, hamburgers, boiled chicken, etc and have it be safe to eat reheated?


ANewCreation
01-19-2011, 02:50 AM
You absolutely can freeze cooked foods. Wrap tightly to prevent freezer burn. I do it all the time. It's a huge time saver!

Call Me Stephanie
01-19-2011, 04:13 AM
Oh gawds, that's so fricken awesome. Thanks so much! This is a huge help!!! Now I know I can do it this time! *cheers self on* haha


astrophe
01-19-2011, 09:08 AM
Yes, of course.

How else would those frozen meals people buy get made? Those are also "precooked." :)

Google "freezing guide" and that will help with tips.

There's also ways to assemble dishes to "finish off" in the oven and cookbooks devoted to the freezing ahead method.

GL!
A.

Prism21
01-19-2011, 03:55 PM
Oh yes, I started doing this so my dh will have home cooked meals to take to work.

Nola Celeste
01-19-2011, 04:23 PM
I do this all the time. At any moment, I could pretty much serve an entire buffet from my fridge and freezer. :D

Call Me Stephanie
01-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Thanks everyone! This gives me new hope! *dances with excitement*

Aclai4067
01-20-2011, 09:35 PM
I do this a fair bit. I hate cooking and it has saved me many times!