11 ways to meal prep when you have a small freezer

If you wish to meal prep however have VERY LITTLE freezer area, it’s important to get artistic!

A lot of our meal prep queens on our Wholesome Mummy Food Lovers Facebook Page appear to make a number of meals to pop within the freezer. However when you don’t have a giant (or second) freezer, you might need thought it’s not for you.

Nicely suppose once more! Listed below are 11 useful suggestions for these of us with small freezers that received’t match many containers of pre-made meals inside.

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11 methods to meal prep when you have got a small freezer

1. Make salads to final every week


Christine Jones shares her recommendation on making salad for the week – simply hold something ‘moist’ out of it and add it when able to serve.

“I do salads in bulk for the week, I make about seven and put them in separate containers. No tomato and no dressing and they’d final the complete week, simply hold them behind the fridge.”

2. Get breakfast sorted in a single session 


We regularly don’t consider meal prepping for breakfast, but when mornings are busy it may be actually useful to make sure you don’t miss a meal.

Strive making a batch of Choc Berry Chia Pudding or a some of the Gluten Free Breakfast Granola (pictured above) to maintain available for the week.

3. Meal prep lunch for the week and retailer within the fridge


Ebony Featherstone does this, and doesn’t it look tasty? You can make one meal for the week, or two and blend it up.

Ebony says, “That is hen with brown rice cooked in coconut oil with steamed broccoli. The highest is yoghurt combined with cumin, paprika and curry powder.”

4. Meal prep snacks for the week and retailer within the fridge

Chocolate Berry Peanut Bliss Cups

Samantha Lee Gaskin says, “I make Zucchini and Bacon Slice (recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge) for my kids’s lunch bins for the week.”

And Stacey Beale agrees and says,  “‪I’ve discovered among the Wholesome Mummy recipes hold very well within the fridge, such because the wholesome chocolate Weet-Bix Slice (pictured above) and the chocolate berry peanut bliss cups – these don’t take up a lot room.”

5. Meal prep your dry smoothie substances


Cassy Browne is aware of the way to make her Wholesome Mummy Smoothie even sooner.

“I make up ziplock luggage of all my dry substances for my smoothies (smoothie combine, protein powder, nuts, chia seeds, coconut and so on.) so that every one I’ve to do within the mornings is empty it into my blender, then add the milk and fruit/veg.”

6. Prep and squash your mince earlier than freezing it


Cassy Browne has shared this nice tip. Somewhat than freezing packets of mince, she takes the meat out of the container first.

‘”I make forward the combination for burger patties, pop them in a ziplock bag and flatten it out earlier than popping it within the freezer to avoid wasting area. ‪And this has the added bonus of defrosting faster too.”

This burger is a recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

7. Use glass jars within the freezer door for rice

greek beans and rice

Utilise ALL the area in your freezer, together with the door! Cassy Browne does this by cooking up rice after which freezing in particular person parts in a jar.

Then you may simply defrost within the microwave and reheat till steaming to serve.

8. Flatten your leftovers in ziplock luggage

Red Fish Curry

Michelle Scowen all the time makes double of her household meals in order that she will freeze one to make use of later. However as a substitute of utilizing cumbersome containers that received’t slot in a small freezer,

Michelle says, “I freeze the second in a labelled ziplock bag, ensuring it freezes flat so it stacks simply. I by no means use the plastic containers as you have got all of the wasted “air” area in every one, plus they’re dearer than luggage.”

That is the Pink Fish Curry from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

9. Chop up your meat able to go earlier than freezing


As a substitute of freezing the cumbersome packs of steak or hen breast, do this.

Thea Gibb says, “I minimize up all my meat in parts for meals and place them in labelled plastic ziplock luggage. Not solely does it save time on the evening, however I don’t have to scrub a chopping board that has had uncooked meat on it each evening. 

“Then you may simply seize a bag of chopped up hen able to make your wholesome stir fry.”

This one is a Lemon Hen Stir Fry from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

10. Simply cook dinner and freeze the principle element of the meal

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Haven’t bought area to freeze an entire meal? Why not simply make and freeze the principle factor of it? Shayla Kuczer does this when she’s making issues like hen schnitzels which might be frozen.

“Then they simply must be partly defrosted and positioned straight into the oven for 30 minutes or till cooked via, eat with fast salad or steamed veggies.”

Strive our Homemade Chicken Nuggets for this tip.

11. Make a triple batch of 1 key meal element


Us mums love an excellent bolognese (particularly with all these hidden veggies), and it’s so versatile to show into different meals. Strive making an enormous portion of bolognese (the gradual cooker is nice for this) like Stacey Beale does.

Stacey says, “I make a kilo of mince into bolognese with a number of veggies and tomatoes and that’s sufficient for 3 meals for two adults and a pair of children. 

“We’ve got it with pasta one evening, then subsequent time I add peas and make a pumpkin and candy potato mash to make it a shepherd’s pie. One other time I’ll use it as the bottom for a lasagne (including some kidney beans to stretch it if wanted) or it will also be made right into a pasta bake.”

As if this isn’t sufficient concepts on your bolognese, we’ve bought extra HERE.

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