Vegetarian Freezer Meals that will Make Future You Happy
Vegetarian freezer meals are a little work up front, but very useful down the road. Let’s say you know you’ll be busy sometime in the next couple months, and cooking is going to be more difficult. Or maybe you know someone who is about to undergo a medical treatment or surgery that will keep them from being able to prepare meals. Or maybe you just have time to cook one weekend, and want to make your life easier in the next several weeks. Now for me, with a baby on the way, I knew some freezer meals would be a necessity. But why just vegetarian meals you may ask? Well as more people try to follow a plant-based way of eating, we thought having a round up of our favorite vegetarian freezer meals would come in handy!
Before we dive into the recipes, let’s talk logistics. Now most foods last about 3-6 months in the freezer, and it definitely depends on how you store it. So for us, baby due in April, we made our freezer meals in March, to ensure they would still be perfectly delicious when we reheated them. I also stocked up on gallon-size freezer zip top bags, heavy duty aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and disposable aluminum pans. A gadget that can definitely be useful for freezing food is the Food Saver, which helps remove more air to keep your foods from getting freezer burned.
Now that we have what we need to store the food, let’s talk recipes.
Double Chocolate Kodiak Muffins
Roasted Vegetable Quiche
Black Bean Enchiladas
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
Thai-Inspired Pumpkin Soup
Creamy Vegetarian Tortellini Soup
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.