Making frozen meals at home is gaining popularity, and with good reason. It’s a great way to ensure your family is eating wholesome meals without turning to fast food. Since you’re not eating out, and are taking advantage of seasonal offers in the grocery store, you also save money. Not to mention time in the kitchen on those busy days and crazy afternoons spent shuttling your kids to different afterschool activities.
But best of all, preparing your own frozen food helps you plan ahead and make your family’s favorite meals. I simply double our favorite recipes, such as this spicy chicken chili with salsa verde, corn, zucchini and beans. Once completely cooled, I divide the chili into batches in airtight containers and store in the freezer. Now, I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to prepare on those hectic days because I know that when I get home all I have to do thaw out a meal I’ve already prepared.