Freezer Meal Recipes for Energetic Households

It supplies the recipes talked about in my weblog:

How you can Spend Much less Time within the Kitchen with an Energetic Household.

Every of the recipes under are a success with my household and I’ve discovered them to be tremendous versatile, in addition to simple to make. Relying on how a lot meat I’ve readily available, I could double and even triple the recipe! For instance, I not too long ago made the barbacoa and pulled pork recipes and tripled them as a result of I had sufficient meat to take action. It will save me a lot time within the kitchen for future meals!

freezer bags of chicken

I put some within the fridge for that week (dinner and lunches) and the remainder goes into smaller freezer luggage within the freezer for future meals. I used to make the error of placing ALL the meat in a single big bag after which I had the issue of getting to eat all that meat in per week or toss it. I actually didn’t need to toss it and my household was so sick of it by the tip of the week that they by no means wished to see it once more! So do your self a favor and get quart sized luggage or higher but, a Meals Saver machine!

Shredded Hen

That is the simplest and most versatile of the recipes right here. You may actually use this rather than rooster in virtually any recipe you eat. My daughter really eats this simply as a snack or as her protein for a meal. No want to purchase rotisserie chickens when you will have your personal shredded rooster at dwelling!

Components:

  • 3 rooster breasts
  • Salt & pepper to style
  • 1 c. broth or use my selfmade bone broth recipe (hyperlink)

Instructions:

You can also make this in a Dutch oven, gradual cooker or instantaneous pot relying on what you will have accessible.

Dutch Oven: Preheat oven to 350 levels. Put all substances in Dutch oven and canopy with lid. Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Shred when accomplished. 

Sluggish Cooker: Put all substances in gradual cooker and activate excessive for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred when accomplished.

On the spot Pot: Put all substances in gradual cooker and switch to excessive for 10 minutes and pure launch for five minutes. Ensure that your instantaneous pot is ready to “seal” earlier than beginning to cook dinner!

shredded chicken recipe, Kristen Ziesmer, Elite Nutrition and PerformanceWhat you may make with this:

  • Placed on pizza
  • Quinoa salad with rooster on prime
  • Placed on a salad
  • Stuff in a baked potato w/broccoli & cheese
  • Put in soups
  • Hen broccoli quinoa bake (see recipe here)
  • Something you’d use rooster in…the chances are countless!

Salsa Verde Hen

Components:

  • 3 rooster breasts
  • Salt & pepper to style
  • 16 oz store-bought salsa verde
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin

Instructions:

You can also make this in a Dutch oven, gradual cooker or instantaneous pot relying on what you will have accessible.

Dutch Oven: Preheat oven to 350 levels. Put all substances in Dutch oven and canopy with lid. Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Shred when accomplished.

Sluggish Cooker: Put all substances in gradual cooker and activate excessive for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Shred when accomplished.

On the spot Pot: Put all substances in gradual cooker and switch to excessive for 10 minutes and pure launch for five minutes. Ensure that your instantaneous pot is ready to “seal” earlier than beginning to cook dinner!

salsa-verde-chicken recipe, Kristen Ziesmer, Elite Nutrition and PerformanceWhat you may make with this:

  • Eat a small bowl of it as your protein for that meal (my favourite as a result of it’s so tasty!) w/cilantro brown rice and sauteed veggies
  • Put in tacos
  • Make a burrito bowl w/sauteed peppers, onions, mushrooms and guac
  • Nachos: prime some complete grain tortilla chips with the rooster, cilantro, bell pepper, inexperienced onions and guac.
  • Taco salad

 

On the spot Pot Pulled Pork

I take advantage of this recipe for my On the spot Pot pulled pork. If I’ve the time, I’ll smoke the pork on our smoker utilizing a very completely different recipe. However let’s be trustworthy, more often than not I don’t have the time to commit to that so I take advantage of this recipe far more! It’s fairly frankly the most effective I’ve discovered and my WHOLE household loves it, which is a win-win for me!! 

What you may make with this:

  • Makes for a simple dinner w/canned inexperienced beans and both baked potato or instantaneous mashed potatoes
  • Pulled pork sandwich on Dave’s Killer Bun and aspect salad
  • Make a pulled pork bowl w/microwave brown rice, can of pinto beans, sliced avocado, inexperienced onions and chipotle in adobo sauce in the event you like slightly spice

Barbacoa

Historically you’d make barbacoa with beef however this final time I made it with venison from a deer my husband caught on the final day of the season! If you will get your palms on some venison, I extremely advocate it. It’s a fantastic lean supply of protein that’s natural! This recipe is one other WHOLE household favourite as a result of the meat is so flavorful and it’s additionally so versatile. You may get a number of meals out of this meat and nobody will know that it’s a dreaded leftover!

Components:

  • 2 lbs beef or venison roast lower into fist-sized chunks
  • 1 complete onion, quartered
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • ½ cup broth or use my selfmade bone broth (see my recipe right here)
  • 3 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T. lemon or lime juice (I by no means have lime readily available so at all times use lemon)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • Sprint of cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • When you like spice, add a can of chopped inexperienced chilis

Instructions: 

Sluggish cooker: put all substances within the gradual cooker and cook dinner on excessive for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Shred meat when accomplished.

On the spot pot: put all substances within the instantaneous pot for 60 minutes on excessive. Let it naturally launch stress when accomplished for 10 minutes and fast launch the remainder. Shred meat when accomplished.

What you may make with this:

  • Stuff in a candy potato topped w/cilantro and inexperienced onions
  • Tacos or burrito bowls
  • Enchiladas (could make this forward of time and freeze)
  • Mexican beef stew (see recipe here)
  • Barbacoa grilled cheese and tomato soup
  • Taco salad
  • Nachos

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