8 Clean Eating Freezer Meals in Less Than 2 Hours ($65 Total)

8 Clean Eating Freeze Meals

My afternoon of freezer meals was a last minute event that came about after I found 8 packages of ground turkey (1 pound each) marked down at the grocery store.  At $3 off each, I wound up getting the meat for $1.59/lb!  So I grabbed it all and knew I had to freezer it or prepare it right away.  So I wound up making these three recipes and it took less than 2 hours:

The grocery list looks like this:

  • 8 lbs of ground turkey
  • 1 medium bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1, 8oz package of mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 package of shredded cheddar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4, 29 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 4, 14.5 oz cans of fire roasted tomatoes (Muir Glen Organic)
  • container of panic bread crumbs
  • 1 bottle of red cooking wine
  • 1 bottle of Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • sea salt
  1. First I got all of my ingredients out and ready.  I got mixing bowls, pots, and measuring spoons out.  I also chopped up all of the vegetables so they were ready to go.
  2. Second, I made the meat sauce in a HUGE pot, the biggest that I own.
  3. While that was simmering, preheated the oven and  combined ingredients to form my meatballs.   *At this point you either put your meatballs in the freezer or bake them.  I chose to cook them now so I put the meatballs in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes.
  4. Then I gave my sauce a stir and mixed everything together to make my meatloaf.  I formed the loaves and had them ready for the freezer by the time the meatballs were done.
  5. I took the pot of sauce off the stove to let it cool a bit.  I also let the meatballs cool.

After about an hour, I came back and put the meatballs into 2 freezer bags and into the freezer they went.  I then scooped the meat sauce into 4 bags *IMPORTANT:  Don’t put the sauce in plastic bags while hot or you will melt the bag! I let the sauce cool the rest of the way before letting it join the meatloaf and meatballs in the freezer.

It’s nice to know I at least have the bulk of 2 meals a week already done and out of the way! Even if I hadn’t found that really AWESOME deal on the ground turkey, I figured that just by catching a good sale I could have made all of these meals for around $65 simply from shopping at my regular chain grocery store.

 

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