12 Freezer Friendly Meals to Save Time & Money

We all know the struggle. It’s the end of a long day, the fridge looks bare and the delivery app icons on your phone practically scream your name. But what if you had a stash of delicious, healthy meals ready to pop in the oven (or microwave)? Enter the magic of freezer friendly cooking!

These 10 meals are not only easy to prepare in advance, but they’re also packed with nutrients to keep you feeling energised. Plus, they’ll save you serious cash compared to takeout menus.

Extra bonus points if you whip one of these up and deliver it to a neighbour, friend, or family member who could use a helping hand. A delicious, home cooked meal can brighten their day and give you a warm fuzzy feeling too!

Chicken Pot Pie

Warm and comforting, chicken pot pie is a freezer staple.  Homemade versions are typically lower in sodium than store bought varieties, and you can control the quality of ingredients. This means more protein from chicken and lots of veggies all covered in a delicious pastry crust.

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Baked Ziti

This classic pasta bake is a comfort food win. Layers of pasta, ricotta cheese, and marinara sauce provide a satisfying mix of protein, carbs, and veggies. Plus, it’s easily customisable with your favourite vegetables.

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Cottage Pie

A hearty cottage pie when you feel like a comforting meal. To make it even healthier, feel free to add grated vegetables to bulk up the dish! Bring together your supportive friends and family to share the meal together. Just remember – potatoes are healthy! They are rich in vitamin C, one of the nutrients responsible for your heart and muscle health. 

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Beef and Lentil Lasagne

This protein powered lasagna gets a boost from lentils, adding a surge of fibre, iron, and antioxidants without compromising on flavour.

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Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse, offering lots of protein and fibre. This casserole combines it with chicken and vegetables for a balanced and satisfying meal.

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Beef Massaman Curry

This fragrant Thai curry is bursting with flavour and can be made even better with lean cuts of beef. It’s a great source of protein and healthy fats, along with the vitamins and minerals from vegetables and spices.

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Chicken and Veggie Soup

This classic comfort food is a freezer must have. It’s packed with protein and vitamins from chicken and vegetables, making it a great option for when you’re feeling under the weather or just need a light meal.

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Beef Casserole

A traditional braised beef casserole with thick, rich gravy and chunky veg. An easy, one-pan dish to serve at your next dinner party. Also a hearty Winter meal to keep you feeling full and satisfied. 

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This Indian lentil stew is a vegetarian champion. Lentils are a fantastic source of plant-based protein and fibre, while the addition of spices like turmeric adds anti-inflammatory benefits.

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Immunity Bean & Veggie Soup

This soup lives up to its name! Packed with immune strengthening vegetables and protein rich beans, it’s a delicious way to stay healthy during cold and flu season.

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Chickpea Curry 

Another vegetarian winner, chickpea curry offers a unique twist on the classic dish. Chickpeas are a fantastic source of plant-based protein and fibre, while the curry spices add a depth of flavour.

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Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

A one-pot dish made within 30 minutes! Higher in protein than your standard pumpkin soup with the addition of lentils. There are many mood-boosting properties in this soup (see our most recent blog to learn more). You can also use the leftovers to freeze for meals, you can freeze the portions for up to 3 months. 

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So there you have it. Forget the takeout menus and say goodbye to last-minute grocery runs! These 10 freezer-friendly meals are your secret weapon for saving time and money. Prepare them in advance on a weekend afternoon, and enjoy the peace of mind knowing you have healthy, delicious options readily available all week long. Your wallet and your taste buds will thank you!

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