Amazon has some pretty great Freezer Meal Containers available that make meal prep so much easier!
Freezing is a great way to preserve food from the garden, or when you were able to get a deal at the local farmers market, or the grocery store that was just too good to pass up.
Often I end up freezing the raw produce or meat, but my favorite way to preserve things when it comes to the freezer is to cook and freeze entire meals. It makes dinner time go much easier and even makes for quick and easy take and heat lunches.
The key to successful freezer cooking is having containers that will preserve your meals and make it easy to reheat them.
That’s where these freezer meal containers come in handy.
They are safe to use in the freezer, microwave, dishwasher and even the oven. They are inexpensive and can be used a few times before disposing of them in the recycle bin.
According to the manufacturer, you’re supposed to dispose them after one use in the oven. Personally, I find I can safely use them a couple of times, but use your own judgment.
The containers are large enough to hold a freezer meal for one person.
That means I can make my favorite freezer meals, portion them out and stack them up in the freezer. When I need a healthy, homemade lunch to take to work, I grab one container. If it’s time for dinner, I pick as many containers as I’m feeding people.
This is perfect when your kids are getting older and aren’t always home for dinner.
As an added bonus this makes it easy when family members have different dietary needs, or are simply in the mood for different food. You can grab one container of chicken, green beans and rice, and another one with chili.
Defrost and heat them both at the same time and custom made dinner is done.
The clear lid allows you to see what’s in it.
That being said, I still recommend that you label your containers. I find masking tape across the lid or even a piece of paper taped down works well. You can even include reheating instructions if you know you won’t be there to reheat the food.
Since these portable freezer containers are so inexpensive, they are perfect for taking food to someone recovering from illness of loss in the family.
Instead of sharing your best Pyrex dishes or making a big batch of a freezer casserole, you can take a few homemade, proportioned meals to them that are sure to be appreciated. Perfect for new moms too while they recover from giving birth and caring for a newborn.