This month's recipe redux theme is freezer meals. So today, I'm here to share with you a few of my favorite meals for stocking the freezer as well as a new snack or breakfast bar created by my student intern and I. Keep reading, and you'll find even more healthy eating freezer meal ideas from dietitians across the nation. Put it all together and you've got one awesome resource for menu planning!
Share your tips and tricks for making one – or more freezer meals. It’s the end of the gardening season for some of us; let’s store away that produce in heat-and-eat-from-the-freezer-meals. Show how convenient healthy freezer breakfast, lunches or dinners can be!
Kristen's Favorite Freezer Meals
Here are my top 8 favorite recipes for stocking the freezer and eating well on the busiest of days:
Fruit n' Granola Yogurt Bars
Thanks to the awesome idea of Adrienne, my Virginia Tech student intern, we played around with some ingredients to create these easy and portable frozen yogurt bars just for you all. This National Breakfast Month inspired recipe combines all your favorite ingredients from a fruit and yogurt parfait into a simple, easy to carry, no excuses breakfast bar. As a mix between a yogurt parfait and a snack bar, these beauties are a lovely combination of crunchy crust and soft, berry-sweetened filling. Simply throw in your bag, allow to thaw for 5-10 minutes and they soften to the perfect consistency without the hassle of handling a yogurt cup, messy granola and more.
While we originally came up with these with idea of offering a freezer friendly, grab n' go breakfast option, but truly these would make for a delicious snack or healthy dessert option too!
Now your turn: What's your favorite meal or recipe to stock the freezer with?
Be sure to check out the additional Recipe Redux ideas below!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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