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#1 of 5 Old 10-13-2008, 02:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I know this thread may be redundant, but I'm new to "freezer meals" and I have a couple questions.

I have some surgery scheduled for early November and I want to make sure I have some meals on hand that will be easy to prepare if I'm tired/hurting or if DH has to do it. I don't have a chest freezer, just a small frig with a freezer (that has very little room). So I need some space-saving freezer meals. Or hints for storing meals compactly.

The other thing is that I have to eat extremely low-fat meals after my surgery, so things like lasagna (which is my usual freezer meal) are probably out. I need some recipes to inspire me to get cooking!

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Soups, stews, curries, chili, rice, baked oatmeal, quiche, muffins, corn bread.....all these freeze great. We are not a "low-fat" family so I am not sure my recipes will work for you.

But also...things like dump chicken....almost any chicken + marinade freezes great...easy to throw in a crockpot. Add in some rice or quinoa in a rice cooker...easy peasy.
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Forgot to say for storing...many many things can be added into ziploca bags (get high quality) and frozen flat on cookie sheets...then stacked up like a record. This works great with chili's, stews and even you can mix up eggs and ingredients for quiche, and freeze this way. Defrost...pour in pie pan and bake. This is a great way to take advantage of good sales on eggs too.
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Black bean Chili (use lean ground turkey instead of beef) and Chicken gumbo (I use breasts) are favorites around here for low fat freezer meals.

A lot of your regular meals will work if you sub lean ground turkey in place of beef and skip the dairy.

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Soups, stews, curries, chili, rice, baked oatmeal, quiche, muffins, corn bread.....all these freeze great. We are not a "low-fat" family so I am not sure my recipes will work for you.

But also...things like dump chicken....almost any chicken + marinade freezes great...easy to throw in a crockpot. Add in some rice or quinoa in a rice cooker...easy peasy.
what is baked oatmeal?
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