I'm about to graduate college and I know my daily schedule is going to be changing soon. I don't want all the added stress to lead to a decline in my eating habits, so I'm thinking about preparing more meals ahead and then freezing them. In the past I have separated things out into separate freezer bags for portion control- but I've never done it with complete meals- like including portioned out veggies and everything. These past few weeks I know I haven't been eating nearly enough vegetables, so I would like to buy a bunch of frozen veggies and portion them out into freezer bags and make myself eat vegetables with each meal!
Anyway- sometimes I find it difficult to buy food and not have it go to waste because I buy just for myself. It's really hard to get a variety, and still be able to eat everything before it goes bad.
I was looking on this personaltrainerfood.com website, and it was appealing to me the way you could choose from soooo many different meals, and have a huge variety! Then they only took like 3 minutes to cook! Unfortunately even with the amazon coupon it's still just a little bit out of my price range (not to mention the fact that my small fridge/freezer wouldn't even fit all that food!)
I'd like to come up with some meals similar to what they have on that site- clean & quick.
What have you guys had success with freezing AFTER cooking, and then just reheating right up from frozen, without thawing it out?
This morning I cooked up a 100 calorie patty of turkey sausage and a slice of bacon- and had them on a mini bagel with a thin slice of cheese and a teaspoon of pancake syrup. It was under 300 calories and SO delicious and satisfying!
I'm kind of wondering if that sort of thing can be pre-cooked, and then frozen together as a sandwich and just microwaved? Brands like Jimmy Dean seem to make it work- but I'm not sure if they add extra crap to make it heat more evenly?
I'm also wondering if I could grill some chicken breasts- and then freeze them? And if they would be able to be microwaved straight from frozen?
Or if I could pre-cook my frozen salmon patties and then freeze them and warm them up without thawing them out?
Some of this is just going to take some experimentation- but any time-saving advice anyone has would be great!
I don't plan on doing 100% of my meals this way but just having simple stuff to warm up for meals when I don't have the time or energy to cook would be so helpful!
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