Meals that freeze well
I like to make a big pot of something fairly healthy on the weekend and freeze it in individual servings so that I can bring it to work for lunch throughout the following week. I am starting to run out of ideas. Any suggestions?
I like to make a potful of this vegetarian chili. It's really good, travels well, and freezes well too. Don’t be deterred by the long list of ingredients. Most of them are herbs and spices
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
2 onions, chopped
2 green & or red peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 can 19 oz red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can 19 oz chick peas, drained & rinsed
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
28 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 cup bottled salsa ( mild or medium)
1/2 cup water
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tbsp chili pepper
1 tsp basil
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp cayenne
1 tbsp cocoa ( baking cocoa, unsweetened)
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp ground cumin
Optional: 1 can drained corn niblets
Heat oil in a large pot. Sauté onions, pepper and garlic for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté 5 minutes longer. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer, covered for 25 to 30 minutes.
Here's a whole site that has a ton of make-ahead recipes that freeze well:
Check out Gourmet.com! They have a ton of recipes as part of a feature of food that freezes well!
Everyday Food magazine always has a section on "freeze it and go". I found several that were great. Stuffed chicken breasts (just make a platter of them and freeze individually). I like most italian dishes freeze well and taste better the second time around - Egglplant Parm.