Healthy Homemade Make-Ahead Meals

Learn how to freeze food and you can simplify your life.

Freezing food is the easiest method of preservation, keeps food closest to it's natural texture and flavor without needing additives and this simple technique of making meals ahead can get you eating real food with your family again.

This site is your guide to freezing food, freezer cooking and meal planning with recipes, instructions and community.

Is your kitchen table looking lonely? If you want to have more meals at home with your family even on days when you don’t have time to cook I can help.

I’m Michelle Zack, freezer cook extraordinaire, and I’ll guide you in your quest to start having homemade meals again.

Freezing food ahead allows you to save time, money and be healthier eating homemade meals with simple from scratch recipes.

It’s a bold statement, I know, but it’s absolutely true. Let’s face it; we’re all busy, we all know we need to eat better and we all know that good food and quality meals are essential to a healthy lifestyle.

Pulling a meal out of the freezer is faster than the drive through, delivery or your favorite eat in restaurant.

Homemade meals are cheaper than eating out and since you control all the recipes and ingredients you can rest assured that your family is eating healthy food.

But how can we get home cooked meals made without quitting our jobs or going insane? My solution is to prepare homemade from scratch meals when I have the time and freeze food for later when I don‘t have the time, energy or desire to cook.

So drive past the line at the drive through, put down the phone, step away from the boxed entrees in the grocery store and get a healthy homemade dinner on the table.

What Can You Find On Favorite Freezer Foods?

This site is all about freezing food and all it’s nuances. That includes meals and recipes that freeze well, cooking tips and advice and more.

Whether you’re new to freezer cooking, a seasoned OAMC (once a month cooking) veteran, looking for new recipes for a supper swap or an overwhelmed novice just learning to freeze food you’ll find what you need.

Let’s start with a quick and easy guide to help you navigate your way around.

1) Get started learning how to freeze food.
This section is your guide and reference. Learn the proper freezer temperature, how and why to keep an inventory, what foods freeze well, what containers to use, how to thaw food and a everything you need to know to start freezing meals ahead.

2) Find recipes that freeze.
I don’t believe in secret recipes, any recipe worth bragging about is worth sharing.

Every recipe on my site is freezable and has or is linked to detailed freezing, thawing or reheating instructions. Sure I could share recipes that can’t freeze but you can find those anywhere.

3) Find variations.
I do my best to include variations for those who want to try a new twist on an old favorite or are looking for gluten free substitutions and welcome your suggestions for new variations as well.

4) Join the Community
Use the forms on this site to share your best make ahead meal ideas, recipes, ask questions or help others.

Share your own freezer friendly recipes; tell us how you adapted your family’s favorite dinner into a freeze ahead meal or tempt us with your scrumptious sides.

Q & A:
Ask questions and get answers from someone who’s been there and done that. Ok, I haven’t tried everything under the sun but I’ve got resources and if I don’t know the answer to your question about how to freeze food I’ll help you find it.

This site is also being added to so if you want to know about a cooking or freezing topic I haven’t covered yet ask away. I do recommend you use the site search before asking because if it’s already covered you’ll get your answer a lot quicker.

Have a different solution or opinion than mine? Share that too, it makes us all better cooks!

Tips and Techniques:
Share the best tips and techniques you use to freeze food.

Do you double meals and share a frozen batch with your elderly parents when you visit them Sunday nights? Make an extra serving to freeze for your college kid? Freeze brown rice ahead and microwave on busy weeknights when you don’t have to time to cook it fresh?

We wanna heard all about it!

Book Reviews:
I’m an avid reader and have read nearly every book on how to freeze food that there is. In this section of the site you’ll find my
personal reviews of make ahead and freezer cookbooks.

It’s the most complete review collection online for make ahead and freezer cooks, some of these books don’t even have reviews on Amazon yet.

Leave your comments on my reviews or write your own.

Join me on
Favorite Freezer Foods Facebook Page for even more content. I like to share freezable meals from around the blog-o-sphere, food news and politics, even the occasional cooking video as I happen to stumble across them in my cyber travels.

The page is also set up so you can make posts of your own and share the freezing food techniques and recipes you come across (only available for people who like the page).

5) Freezer Meals: Recipes and More Blog
If you use an RSS reader you can add my blog feed.

If you don’t know what an RSS reader is than just know that the blog page is the one place on the site that gets updated whenever new content is added. A new book review, chicken recipe, question and answer, they’ll all show up on this one page.

So when you come back to the site you can check one page and see all the new content since you’re last visit, or at least the most recent content.

6) Favorite Freezer Foods Ezine
The monthly ezine comes out on the 4th. In it you’ll find updates on the site and a few articles with more unique tips and techniques about how to freeze food, meal plan and more.

You’ll also receive a free printable freezer inventory sheet as my gift to you when you sign up.




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