Freeze it and reheat it. This collection of make-ahead, freezable meals makes weeknight dinners a breeze!
As the holiday season ramps up, even the most dedicated meal planners find it hard to cook every day. So here’s our gift to you: 4 freezer recipes to make in advance, giving you a stash of nutritious food (and peace of mind) for those busy nights ahead.
Our version of coconut shrimp has a crunchy coating of fiber-rich coconut flour with unsweetened coconut flakes and toasty whole-wheat panko bread crumbs. Breading and freezing the shrimp raw ensures they will be perfectly cooked inside with a crispy crust.
Move over cupcakes, healthy donuts are the new sweet treat in town. You won’t believe how delicious and healthy these baked donuts are. Made with coconut flour and coconut sugar and iced with a creamy chocolate cashew frosting, these will be a crowd pleaser at kids’ birthday parties and dinner parties.
Standard lasagna noodles made from refined white flour can be energy zappers. Here, we swap them for nutrient-dense thinly sliced sweet potatoes and top them with energy-packed ingredients such as iron-rich tofu and spinach, and nutritional yeast, which contains B vitamins.
Pinto beans lend body while also adding a dose of satiating protein and fiber to this spicy soup. Adapt the toppings to your taste — we love it with tangy pickled onions (see recipe below), but they are completely optional. Avocado, cilantro, jalapeños and radishes all make great toppers as well.
A high-quality bone broth in place of traditional broth not only makes this dish Whole30-compliant, but it also helps boost your immune system, treat leaky gut and improve joint health, thanks to the collagen it contains. This soup tastes even better the next day, so it makes a perfect weekday lunch.
Bright tomato sauce with a splash of vodka gets simmered with juicy meatballs — and it can all be made in advance and ready to cook in the Instant Pot. We like to serve them with steamed green beans or broccoli, but you can also enjoy with crusty bread to soak up the sauce.