Chances are you’ve heard friends talk about how much they love homemade freezer meals. Or you may have seen cookbooks devoted to the subject or even seen a Food Network chef share some of their favorite recipes. But what makes them so appealing? Personally, I think there are several reasons why freezer meals are amazing. Here are just five reasons to love homemade freezer meals.
1. Freezer Meals Save Money
Homemade freezer meals can save you money in a number of different ways. First of all, it’s less expensive to bulk up one recipe than make several using different ingredients. Another way they save money is that you use all the ingredients you purchase rather than having a bunch of leftovers. Lastly, homemade freezer meals save you money because you’re less likely to grab fast food on the way home.
2. They Taste So Much Better Than Store Bought
I’m not sure what’s happened to frozen dinners over the past few years, but many of them are tasteless. How often have you purchased a TV dinner and thought it tasted watery? You don’t have to worry about that with homemade freezer meals. You know that your dinners are flavorful. The taste will change some during the freezing process, but you won’t have tasteless dinners.
3. You’ll Save Time
Imagine the process of cooking several nights per week. Now imagine taking one Saturday or Sunday and spending the day cooking several dishes. It seems better to spend on day cooking than several, right? Even if you just make one freezer meal per week, you’re still saving time. It takes very little time to bulk up your recipes so that you have extra to put away in the freezer.
4. Your Meals Will Be Healthier
Now, I’m not saying you have to create healthy meals. However, you can guarantee that your meals will be healthier than hitting the drive thru. Why? Because you know what’s in your food. You have control over what goes into each recipe. In other words, you can feel good about what you’re going to feed your family.
5. No More Wondering What’s for Dinner
Do you often have that internal debate on what you’re going to make for dinner? Sometimes it seems like you’re at a complete loss. Instead of wondering what’s for dinner, check your freezer. You’ll be happy to see a number of options that require very little work on your part. Whether it’s meaty spaghetti sauce or chili, you’ll love being able to zap it in the microwave and have a quick meal.
These are just a few of the reasons why homemade freezer meals are so awesome. What’s your favorite thing to make and store in the freezer? Leave a comment below.