Freezer Meal Recipes and Tips

Freezer meal recipes and tips, using real, healthy ingredients!

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Freezer meals are a great way to save time. They can also save you money by helping you avoid eating out on busy days. Many freezer meal recipes you will find use not the best ingredients. However, there are many great options out there using real food ingredients. Here are a few to get you started.

Freezer Meal Recipes

Freezer Meal Tips

  • Use glass containers whenever possible. Especially when making acidic foods that can cause plastic to leach more.
  • When making a meal that freezes well double it. Use one for dinner and freeze the other. It’s a very simple way to build up your freezer meal stock.
  • Avoid canned ingredients and choose fresh, glass jars, or tetra-packs instead.
  • Another great item to freeze is cookie dough. When making cookies go ahead and scoop the dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Stick the dough in the freezer for about an hour or until the dough is frozen, place dough into a container and bake only what you need. This is also great for portion control!
  • Be sure to safely freeze and thaw food! Check out the FDA’s website for more information.
  • Label your food! Sure you know what it is now but you may not when you need it. Being in a hurry and not being sure what the meals in your freezer are, isn’t helpful! Click here for some free printable labels.

Do you freeze meals? What are your favorite recipes or tips? Share in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Don’t forget to come back every Monday for more tips on eating Real Food on a Budget. And follow me on Pinterest for more frugal living tips

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6 Holiday Cookie Recipes

I love baking all year, I started baking around 2 years old. During the holidays I enjoy baking even more and take cookies to most holiday events. Cookies were the first thing I started baking and still a favorite. They are also a great thing to take to parties and to give as gifts! These are a few of my favorite cookie recipes.



Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosted Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Iced Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing


Sunflower Butter Cookies

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Hidden Mint Cookies

Hidden Mint Cookies



Don’t forget to check back for more holiday tips this month. And feel free to share your favorite holiday cookie recipes in the comments!

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Homemade Cheddar Biscuits

There are a lot of mixes out there for making cheddar biscuits but the ingredients aren’t so great. Making your own from scratch is very easy and delicious. These biscuits are a favorite in my home.

Homemade Cheddar Biscuits

Makes 6 Biscuits


  • 1 cup of homemade baking mix (this recipe has disappeared, working to recreate it)
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (plus a little extra for the top of the biscuits)


  1. Mix baking mix with garlic powder, parsley and cheese.
  2. Add in milk. Mix well.
  3. Top with extra cheese.
  4. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes.

Many recipes call for making garlic butter for the top but I find skipping this step and just putting butter on the finished biscuits is easier. I love to make up a large batch of the homemade baking mix to keep in the fridge, it makes this recipe super simple.



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Happy National Coffee Day! (includes recipes!)

Today is National Coffee Day but you don’t have to rush out to the local coffee shop. Making your own tasty coffee drinks at home is easy and can reduce a lot of waste. Here are some of my favorite recipes.

cafe au lait

Mint Blended Coffee

cookie dough coffee

caramel coffee

black forest coffee

What is your favorite way to drink coffee? Share in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook.

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Black Forest Blended Coffee

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The other night I was making German sausage with onions and spaetzle, and wanted a German inspired dessert that was easy and not very heavy. Black Forest Cake is a great German dessert but not easy or light, so I made a blended coffee version.

Black Forest Blended Coffee

Makes 3-4 servings

Black Forest Blended Coffee



Mix all of the ingredients, other than the whipped cream and cherries, in the blender until smooth. If desired, top with whipped cream and a cherry or two. And don’t forget to serve it with a glass straw and in a cute glass.

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