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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 11:45 AM   1
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Freezer Meals (Paleo-Friendly)


Has anyone done this in preparation before Baby comes? I am going to do this before my LO comes and was wondering if anyone had some good ideas? I am looking for paleo-friendly (low carb, high protein) meals with the occasional "carby" dinner meals to Freeze. It is only my DH and I so I don't have to make too much.

Here is what I have so far:

- Turkey Chili with Chickpea Pasta
- Turkey Meatballs
- Meat Lasagna (for when we have company)
- Some sort of Oat Blueberry Muffin for mornings

Are there any foods that I shouldn't freeze?



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 06:10 AM   2
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Hey, I'm paleo, also!

I would recommend a nice meatloaf to freeze, and some really good egg-based breakfast casseroles (there's a great one on pinterest that has bacon, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, etc. in it, and it's fabulous)...obviously you can't freeze an egg casserole, but it will be good for a week in the fridge. You could even do some batch-freezer meals of salmon, a side veggie, and cauliflower mash/rice...just lay out 4 or 5 containers, and add the fish, the veggies, and pop in the freezer. Make a large crockpot of mashed cauliflower, and freeze into individual portions. Paleo soups that use stew meat or chicken can be often frozen in gallon freezer bags, and then heated in the crockpot.

Oooh!!! Have you ever had Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken? I don't know how well this freezes after it's already been cooked, but it's TO DIE FOR, and it goes well with sweet potato fries, a salad, pretty much everything.

Anyway, happy cooking!



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 06:14 AM   3
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Oh, and my favorite, which I cannot believe I forgot, is Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes. Basically just throw 3 chicken breasts into a crockpot, with 3 T of ghee, and Frank's Red Hot (which is paleo!), and set it on low for a few hours...bake some large sweet potatoes in the oven. Shred the chicken in the crockpot, and make sure it's well tossed in the sauce, and serve the shredded chix mixture over the baked sweet potatoes...top with Paleo dump ranch, or your own homemade ranch dressing. It's amazing, and super easy!!!



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 06:49 AM   4
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I didn't do any freezer meals with my first as it was easy enough to cook when there are only one baby and two of us. One of us was with her (usually me in the early weeks) and the other one did the cooking and washing up. We also had a very small freezer and we could have just about fit two meals in it assuming we had nothing else in there!

This time around I will probably freeze a few meals because we will have a 4 year old to feed too, so I want healthy things for her but also would rather my husband not be stuck in the kitchen if he needs to do things with her while I'm with baby. We also eat paleo ish, though not exclusively, but I try to limit grains and white carbs. Chili and stews are good. Chicken soup is good. I make this chicken pot pie soup lots (the recipe is for turkey, but I use chicken unless it's after Christmas and I have loads of turkey to use up). I also don't use potatoes in it. I use a cubed turnip instead. You shouldn't freeze milk/cream (though maybe a non-dairy cream would be different, don't know, I use cream for this), but to freeze, you can make up a batch, freeze without the cream, then just add it when you reheat.

http://www.ancestral-nutrition.com/turkey-pot-pie-soup/

As are things you can put in the slow cooker, so making a freezer bag full of chopped ingredients to just dump in and leave for the day. Pinterest is great for this.

I regularly make these savoury breakfast cookies, made with ground almonds so grain-free, (actually made some this morning) and freeze the extras, which are really nice for breakfast or a snack.

http://mylifecookbook.com/2016/02/29...kies-low-carb/



 
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