30 Simple Freezer Meals

Every other month I prepare close to thirty meals for my freezer. I am a mom to four kids, a wife to a busy pastor, and I need dinner to be thought for and simple.

I am not a culinary wizard. All of these meals are super easy. All these meals are yummy. And my kids will eat most of these meals. My husband is also a happy camper because this way of cooking saves us money. When I have a plan for dinner, we order pizza and eat out less. I also don’t spend extra money of foods we don’t eat. We eat every meal I make over the course of six weeks. If my husband is happy and my kids are eating, I’m a happy mom.

Yesterday I did a facebook live video to show my friends how easy it is to prep these meals, and I was asked to share some of the recipes. Most of these recipes us Wildtree ingredients. Wildtree is a company that sells USDA organic, preservative free sauces and seasonings. I love Wildtree, but I do not sell Wildtree. I have a few friends that do and I’d be happy to point you in their direction.

If you don’t use Wildtree products, don’t let that stop you from making a few freezer meals. Most of these seasonings can be found in the aisles of your local grocery store. I said this in my Facebook Live video yesterday, this is about what do you already have, and what is easy to make. In January I was low on all my favorite Wildtree seasonings and I just worked with what I had in my pantry. In January, I made enough meals to stock my freezer until the end of February.

We buy all our ground beef, steaks, salmon, chicken, and pork at Costco. My husband actually does all the shopping. Realistically he spent $140 on proteins at Costco, $30 on pantry staples, and I just went to a Wildtree party to restock my favorite items, I spent $180. The Wildtree and pantry staples will last me about a year, the $180 Wildtree cost is not an every time Freezer Meal expense. Even if it was, we spent $350 dollars on dinners that will last us six weeks (conservative estimate, sometimes they last eight weeks). According to my math, it will cost us about $55.00 a week to feed my family of six dinner. That sounds pretty good. It costs us $35.00 to eat at Chick-fil-a just one time.

Recipes. I’m going to share them in the order I made them on the Facebook Live video. Here is the link to the facebook video:

 

Pork Freezer Meals:

One package of pork tenderloins from Costco, contains 4 tenderloins, cost ~$20. Eight meals.

 

Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches *feeds my family 2 nights

One tenderloin

1/2 cup frozen chopped onions

1/2 cup Asian Zing Buffalo Wild Wings Sauce

2 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Crock on low from frozen for 6-8 hours. Serve on sandwiches.

 

Mojo Pork Tacos *feeds my family 2 nights

One Tenderloin

1/2 jar of Wildtree Mojo Sauce

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Crock on low from frozen for 6-8 hours. Serve on tortillas, in burrito bowls, with taco topping of your choice.

 

Asian Pork Tenderloin *feeds us two nights, a family favorite

Two tenderloins

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil

2 Tablespoon minced garlic

2 Teaspoon lime juice

2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag, sear defrosted loin in a hot pan, bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

 

Ground beef Freezer Meals:

One package of ground beef from Costco, divided into four gallon ziplock bags. ~$20, for seven meals.

 

Not So Sloppy Sliders, feeds my family 2 nights

Ground Beef

1/2 cup chopped frozen onion

1 teaspoon mustard

3T Sloppy Joe Blend (Wildtree, can be and sloppy Joe seasoning)

1 6oz jar of tomato paste (I subbed ketchup)

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Crock on low from frozen for 6-8 hours. Serve on sandwiches or with slider buns.

 

Best Burgers Ever *feeds my family 1 night

Ground Beef

1 Tablespoon Chipotle Lime Rub (Wildtree)

1 Teaspoon Ranch Steak Rub (Wildtree)

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag, then pay ground beef to form burgers. Grill.

 

Hearty Spaghetti Sauce, feeds my family 2 nights

Ground Beef

2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic

1/2 cup chopped onions

1 can diced tomatoes

2 Tablespoons Smoked Tomato Mozzarella Blend (Wildtree)

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag. Brown seasoned ground beef in skillet. Add red spaghetti sauce of choice. Toss with pasta.

 

Hearty Meatloaf, feeds my family 2 nights

Ground Beef

1 cup of breadcrumbs

2 eggs, beaten

2 tsp garlic galore seasoning (Wildtree)

1/2 cup onion

4 Tablespoon Smoked Tomato Mozzarella Blend

1/2 cup ketchup

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Shape into a loaf pan. Bake in the oven 400 degrees, 40 minutes.

 

Salmon Freezer Meals:

purchased at Costco ~$25. Cut into 10 fillets to feed our family three nights

 

Salmon Scampi

2 Tablespoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

2 Tablespoon Wildtree Scampi Blend

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Grill salmon fillets.

 

Chipotle Ranch Salmon

2 Tablespoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

2 Tablespoons Wildtree Chipotle Ranch Seasoning

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Grill salmon fillets.

 

Wicked Good Salmon, a family favorite

Salmon Fillets

1/2 cup of Wicked Good Sauce

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Bake Salmon on a lined or greased baking sheet. 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

 

Steak Freezer Meals:

We chose Ribeyes from Costco, we get whatever is a good deal. ~30 for two meals

 

My Favorite Steak Rub

1 Tablespoon Wildtree Garlic Galore

1 Tablespoon Italian Dressing Mix

1 Tablespoon Wildtree Ranch Steak Rub

2-3 Tablespoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Grill steaks.

 

My Favorite Marinade

1/2 cup Soy Sauce.

2 TBSP olive oil.

1/2 cup brown sugar.

1/2 tsp Season All {or any type of all-purpose seasoning salt}

1/4 tsp ground ginger.

1/4 tsp black pepper.

1/4 tsp garlic powder.

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Grill steaks.

 

Chicken Freezer Meals:

we chose 24 chicken breasts from Costco, ~50 about 12 meals

 

Sweet Onion Chicken, one meal

3 chicken breasts

1/2 jar of Wildtree Sweet Onion Spread

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Bake in a preheat oven. 350 degrees, 30 minutes.

 

Ranch Chicken Chili, 2 meals, a family favorite

3 chicken breasts

1 bag frozen corn

1 can diced tomatoes

4 Tablespoons Chick Broth

1 bag of Wildtree Creamy Ranch Mix (Or 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Ranch Dip Mix)

1/2 teaspoon of Wildtree Spicy Carne Asada Seasoning

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Can put this bag in frozen, in the crock pot. In the last 30 minutes of slow cooking, stir in one block of room temperature cream cheese cut into cubes.

 

Lemon Dijon Chicken, 1 meal

3 chicken Breasts

1 Tablespoon Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

1 Tablespoon Wildtree European Dipping Oil-Balsamic

1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper

1 Tablespoon Red Bell Pepper and Garlic Seasoning

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Grill Chicken

 

Honey Balsamic Chicken, one meal, a family favorite

3 Chicken Breasts

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup Wildtree European Dipping Oil, Balsamic

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Bake in a preheat oven. 350 degrees, 30 minutes.

 

Chipotle Pineapple Chicken, one meal

3 Chicken Breasts

1/2 jar of Wildtree Chipotle Pineapple Marinade

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Grill.

 

Chicken Scampi, 2 meals, a family favorite

3 chicken breasts

3 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

3 Tablespoons Wildtree Scampi Blend

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Bake in a preheat oven. 350 degrees, 30 minutes. Add to pasta and cream sauce.

 

Zesty Lime Fajitas, 2 meals

3 Chicken Breasts

1/2 cup onion

1 teaspoon lime juice

2 Tablespoons Wing Sauce

2 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning

1 teaspoon Wildtree Ranch Steak Rub

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Or dump in crock pot from frozen. Defrosted bag can cook for 4 hours on low. Frozen bag, 6-8 hours on low.

 

Chicken Tacos, a family favorite, 2 meals

3 Chicken Breasts

1 cup chicken broth

3 Tablespoons of Taco Seasoning

Add all ingredients to a gallon ziplock, smoosh the ingredients around from outside of the bag. Double bag, label with a sharpie. When it comes time to cook. Defrost bag in fridge. Or dump in crock pot from frozen. Defrosted bag can cook for 4 hours on low. Frozen bag, 6-8 hours on low.

Happy Freezer Meal Making! 

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