I found this great blog with a bunch of Freezer Meals (Gluten Free at that) and I decided today is a good day to give it a whirl. Jaima at Ring Around the Rosies has put together a great list of freezer meals that look great and are super easy (will let you know for sure when I am done!).
I feel like it is a constant battle to come up with healthy meal that all of us will be happy to eat. With Luke having a gluten intolerance, I feel like we are very limited in our choices and I am sick of the foods we have been eating. I picked several of the meal ideas from Ring Around the Rosies and set out for Walmart early this morning to get all the ingredients. $110 later, I have all the ingredients to make a HUGE mess in my kitchen!
Today I will be making:
Medium – Large bag of carrots
Red Onion into Large Chunks
2 large cans pineapple (undrained)
4 Garlic Cloves
4 Chicken Breasts
1 cup teriyaki sauce
Follow directions above, and split everything into two gallon freezer bags. shake it up, seal, label and put in the freezer. Instructions for Bag: Add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to crock pot, Cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. Serve over hot rice
Lazy Day Stew
4lb cubed stewing beef
4 cups baby carrots
4 cups baby red potatoes (cut in half)
2 medium onions, chopped
10 oz package dried lima beans (optional)
2 cups celery, chopped
4 tsp quck-cooking tapioca
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (1/2 in each bag)
2 cup water
2 Tbs brown sugar
Follow directions above, and put everything into two one gallon freezer bags, shake it up, seal, label and put in the freezer. Instructions for Bag: Cook on low 8 hours, Eat as a soup, or serve over hot noodles or rice. I add a li’l bit of shredded cheddar or mozzarella.
Sausage & Peppers
6 Italian Sausage (or chicken sausage)
2 green peppers
1 red pepper
1 large red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans italian diced tomatoes
drizzle olive oil
1 Tbs Italian seasoning
Follow directions above, and put everything into two gallon freezer bags, shake it up, seal, label and put in the freezer. Instructions for Bag: Cook on low 8 hours, or grill. After cooking, serve over hot pasta or on hollowed out, buttered crusty bread.
Mini Gluten Free Pizza Cups (20)
Gluten Free Bisquick
Your favorite tomato sauce
Mini Pepperonis (I know, these have nitrates in them, but we have them so rarely that I didn’t mind using them)
Prepare biscuits according to Bisquick directions, double the batch to make 20, or use canned biscuits if you do not have a gluten intolerance.
Place in muffin tins, top with sauce, cheese, then pepperoni.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Mini Meatloaf Cups
2lb ground beef (I like to use 93%)
1/2 of a large bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of a large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 1 cup of milk
3 shakes of worshechire sauce
1.5-2 cups of gf breadcrumbs (make your own if you can’t find them)
1 can your favorite tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
mix all ingredients together (except only use 1/2 can tomato sauce). scoop into muffin tins, create a little well with your fingers, top w/ remaining sauce. bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Now keep in mind, I have never made any of these meals before so I cannot guarantee how tasty they will be, but I will keep you posted in the future! Hopefully they are amazing and I can keep making these freezer meals. If this can help eliminate the dull meals at our house, I will be very grateful!!