So a while back I shared how easy and helpful it is to create meals to fill your freezer with to keep you out of the kitchen. It’s so helpful on busy days to go to the freezer and pull out a meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three! Well I’m here to tell you that not only can you prepare meals for the freezer, but you can also prep snacks and meals for the fridge as well.
I mostly use this trick to make meals for myself each week. As great as freezer meals are, I like to have lunches or snacks made from fresh ingredients on hand for those days when I just don’t want to make food for myself.
I use Sunday as my prep day since I’m already in the kitchen making Sunday dinner anyway. I will either prep extra portions of our Sunday meal or I will make a few extra recipes to enjoy that week. Then, in my awesome recycled takeout containers lol, I will portion out a small amount to make four or five meals.
I have had so many days where I have to ask myself “Did I eat yet?” or “When did I eat last?” So doing this has been a Godsend for me. It makes having a meal very convenient. I’m usually exhausted after lessons, outside time, feeding eight little ones and getting everyone to nap/quiet time. I don’t want to fix anything. I just want to sit, rest, and eat.
I like simple things like pasta salads, raw veggies and hummus, any soup, and the list goes on. The possibilities are endless. I just pop my food in the toaster oven (removed from the plastic container) or microwave for a few minutes and then lunch is served. It’s just that simple.
Life is busy and time is fleeting. It seems there’s more things to do and less hours to do them. Take just a few moments a week to plan and prepare a balanced, nutritious meals to enjoy throughout your week. You will be happier, healthier, and full lol. I hope you all have some meals in your fridge and your freezer to get you through those busy days.
Here’s a quick list of some other items you can prep and keep in the fridge for a weeks worth of easy meals:
spaghetti wraps pasta and veggies
tacos tuna salad casseroles
your favorite protein/veggies/rice boiled eggs
cheese slices fruit (washed and ready to eat)
*It’s ok to do seafood in your meal prep. However, I would try to eat any seafood within the first 2-3 days.
I’m most importantly a follower of Christ by who’s blood we believe there is salvation. We believe in biblical Truth only. Being led by the Spirit of God, we seek to raise our family by that Truth. I am a wife of 7 years, and mom to 8 wonderful children ages 6 years-9 months. We have been homeschooling for 2 years officially (6 if you include preschool). I enjoy music, gardening, and learning to live a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle.