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

Call Me Stephanie
01-19-2011, 02:39 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?

01-19-2011, 03:50 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, 05:13 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

01-19-2011, 10:08 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.


01-19-2011, 04:55 PM
Oh yes, I started doing this so my dh will have home cooked meals to take to work.

Nola Celeste
01-19-2011, 05:23 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, 09:08 PM
Thanks everyone! This gives me new hope! *dances with excitement*

01-20-2011, 10:35 PM
I do this a fair bit. I hate cooking and it has saved me many times!