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Old 06-09-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Hi,

I am trying to save money, I live alone in an apartment. My question is what food can I make that I can just freeze and then eat during the week.

I wanted to prepare food on sunday and then not have to worry about making more each day of the week because this is too time consuming. So basically wanted something easy that could save the most time/money.

Also wouldnt be totally opposed to buying freezable meals but wanted something that was generally healthy.

Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:55 PM
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You can make meals ahead that you can freeze in smaller portions. Here are some ideas.

Beef stew.

Lasagna or veggie lasagna.

Any kind of soup. Make a big pot of chicken, veggie, bean, or a combo of all and freeze in smaller portions.

Make a roast and freeze with a little gravy and put into small containers.

Make a batch of regular or vegetarian chili and freeze.


Some quick meals:

Breakfast for dinner.
Buy a Rotisserie Chicken and make sides. You will get many meals from one chicken.
Stir fry and rice.
Bean burritos.
Taco's
Pasta and sauce with a salad.

A Crockpot might also work for you. Just add everything in the morning and when you get home your meal will be ready.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Thanks that is really helpful. What may seem obvious to some is really useful to others.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:43 PM
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Thanks that is really helpful. What may seem obvious to some is really useful to others.
Your welcome. I'm sure you will get many other ideas.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Stirfry is very quick. Most of the time is spent cutting up an assortment of vegetables. You can add bits of the chicken you potted for soup on the weekend.

I love boiled chicken for its tenderness. Put a whole chicken into a large pot of water with vegetables. From this you will get a nice soup, breasts which can be sliced for sandwiches or with gravy over them, bits for chicken and biscuits, and for the above stirfry. I like lots of dill in mine. You can also add bisquick dumplings or matzo balls to the soup along with leaving some chicken bits in the soup to make it a meal.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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just due to my living conditions (barracks) and not being able to cook, I find salads work great, as no doubt you have a home you can make pasta salads.

Make a big bowl of tuna or chicken salad and eat throughout the week. You can make sandwiches, eat it with crackers, or just eat it straight.

also, you can take left over chicken or ham and mix it with pasta or mac & cheese. u can out left over beef in soups/broth. In fact any meat in soup/broth.

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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Also go to our fresh produce section get whatever you like from there to make big lettuce salads with. Bring it home and clean all the veggies put them into a Tupperware bowl or a zippie bag in your fridge. Just grabbing the salad bowl in the evenings adding some bacon bits, croutons or grated cheese plus the dressing is a filling healthy meal. On nights you have extra time pan sear a chicken breast to cut up to add to your salad.
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