no. 29 – The Freezer Meals Episode

When confronted with the question "What's for dinner?" do you have a plan? Hear how batch cooking and filling your freezer may be the simplest solution to easy weeknight meals.

 

If you’ve ever found yourself at 4 pm staring in your ‘fridge wondering “What’s for dinner tonight,” today’s episode is the podcast you never knew you needed. Featuring one woman’s well planned and expertly executed batch cooking system, we’re covering a new way to maximize output in the kitchen (and into your freezer) and minimize the stress of weekly dinner prep.

In this episode I interview Mickela Mitchell — a fellow registered dietitian and mom to two year-round athletes. Inspired by a post on Mickela’s personal Facebook account, I knew immediately I wanted to learn more about how she cooks enough food at one time to get her family through three month’s worth of freezer meals. In this episode we discuss how freezer meals help her: 

  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Reduce decision fatigue

Mickela also shares how she chooses which recipes to freeze, her tips for storing recipes properly in the freezer and why she thinks actually adding your meal plan to your calendar is a crucial step in the process.

To close out the show, I share how I’ve started implementing batch cooking and freezer meals in my own home, including the following two recipes that I easily assemble after I’ve done a portion of batch cooking:

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Lasagna

Chicken Florentine Lasagna

How to Improve Store-bought Alfredo Sauce

I’m also sharing a quick clip from fan of the show, Megan, who has her own helpful take on freezer meal prep.

If these recommendations resonate with you OR if you have your own meal prep strategy you think other listeners of the show would benefit from, I’d love to hear from you! You can always Find Me On Instagram, Tweet Me @ReganJonesRD, leave me a voicemail, join the This Unmillennial Life Facebook Group OR submit a show idea here

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Until next time,

~Regan

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This week’s episode is sponsored by @V8 — visit v8drinksome.com/ for more information and a coupon for $1.50 off any V8 100% vegetable juice.

Musical support provided by Ben Williams at Kudzu Studio. Website support provided by Katy Widrick at MakeMediaOver.com. Additional support provided by Robin Plotkin of RobinsBite.com.

3 Comments

  1. CG on March 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Have enjoyed all the episodes, but the Cannabis Episode is my favorite thus far. Very informative!

  2. Rebecca on August 12, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Hello Regan…
    Thank you So So much for this podcast on Freezer Meals! As a busy wife + mum of two little ones, (not to mention daughter/granddaughter/sister/friend etc!), I have lots of ppl I love to cook for, but never enough time! So I have been researching meal prepping and freezer meals for the last few weeks. But I still didn’t feel quite like I knew how or where to start…. Then I found this podcast and BOOM! I’m away! I am Soo grateful to both you and Mickela for this down to earth, outstanding episode.
    All the very best,
    Rebecca (Aussie)

    • thisunmillenniallife on August 12, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Rebecca,

      I’m SO glad it was helpful and that you enjoyed it! Glad you found the podcast. Thanks for introducing yourself!

      Regan

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