How to prepare Meals From Your Pantry During the COVID-19 outbreak

Today we are sharing some very basic meals you can make mostly from staples you would have in your pantry already. Included below is a list of all the staples we would suggest having on hand at any time, in case you are planning a trip to the store to stock your pantry.

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FREE Freezer Meal Workshop February 2020

Last month we started a Monthly Freezer Meals Workshop, offered here for Free. Recipes, Shopping List and Live Video (on our Facebook page) One of the ways I like to stay on track with family meals, instead of eating out or making completely unhealthy choices, is by preparing Freezer Meals. By creating a monthly freezer meal workshop, we are not prepping EVERY meal for the month, but we are starting a prepped meal stock in our freezer. We invite you to join in and prep along with us or do it at a later date.

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Free Freezer Meal Workshop January 2020

New Year! It’s time for a new homecooked meal strategy (or implementing one I know has worked for us in the past!). One of the ways I like to stay on track with family meals, instead of eating out or making completely unhealthy choices, is by preparing Freezer Meals. By creating a monthly freezer meal workshop, we are not prepping EVERY meal for the month, but we are starting a prepped meal stock in our freezer. We invite you to join in and prep along with us or do it at a later date. 

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40+ Family Meal Plans for $25

In September of 2017, the first $25 Meal Plan was posted here on the blog. Today we have compiled them all into one list with the meals listed next to the dates, allowing you the opportunity to go back through and use them to plan your meals now based on current prices and sales.

Check all of the past meal plans for only $25 or less!

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Frugal Family Meal Plan – 7 day plan

Inside: 7 day Family Meal Plan based on the Atlantic Canadian Sales Flyer for most major retailers.

We asked on our Facebook page last week if you want a $25 menu with 5 supper meals, or a 7 day menu with Suppers and ideas for lunch and breakfast as well. So here we go, our first 7 day meal plan based on the current sales in Atlantic Canada. 

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Garlic Marinated Pork Roast or Chops – Freezer Friendly

 

Prepping freezer meals is such a time saver and in the summer it is life-changing. In the summer months, we tend to get off schedule more with fewer routines in place, and that is when popping into the grocery store or fast-food restaurant happens. If you take a little time once a month, to prep 15-20 freezer meals, you can not only save time but also money!

Most of the freezer meals we prep for the summer are either slow cooker/instant pot friendly or BBQ friendly. This pork recipe is super easy and can be prepared in the Instant Pot / Slow cooker if a roast, or on the BBQ as well, if chops.

Some other freezer meal favourites of ours are:

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Chicken & Bacon Chowder – Keto / Low Carb Freezer Meal

Chicken & Bacon Chowder – Keto / Low Carb Freezer Meal

Prepping meals, especially freezer meals, keeps me on track with eating home-cooked meals and meals that fit our lifestyle. No running to the frozen food at the grocery store to pick up a pizza, or grabbing fast food. 

This recipe is a slow cooker recipe, it could be done in the instant pot for 15 min if you forgot to take it out of the freezer, but I prefer it in the slow cooker. Stir is well to combine if doing in an instant pot.

In this video, I prepped this recipe for Chicken & Bacon Chowder, as well as an easy taco bake.

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Fajita Kits – Freezer Meal

Having a variety of meals prepped in the freezer is a fabulous way to save time and avoid stress during busy week nights. Heading into the summer, I also enjoy having meals prepped to just pull out and have ready. Less hassle and much cooler to prepare in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Chicken Fajitas are a family favourite and so easy to prep ahead. We often have all the extra ingredients on hand to make these up. in addition to the ingredients to make up the freezer meals you will need tortillas, sour cream, salsa, or any other toppings you enjoy. 
Here is a video with this recipe as well as a Cheesy Chicken Penne and Twice Baked Enchilada Sweet Potatoes.


Chicken Fajita Kits

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Cheesy Chicken Penne – Freezer Meal

Pasta dishes are comfort food for me. Having meals like this ready to pop in the oven or slow cooker is always nice any time of the year.
Here is a video with this recipe as well as a Chicken Fajita Kits and Twice Baked Enchilada Sweet Potatoes.

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Twice Baked Enchilada Sweet Potatoes

When preparing meals ahead to freeze we often think of meat, stews, pasta or soups. One of my favourite foods to have prepped is twice baked potatoes. This recipe for Twice Baked Enchilada Sweet Potatoes is even better. It can be served as the main course, or as a side to other veggies or meat.  … Read more