Freezing Food for Budget Meals and Snacks

Part of the Frugal Living For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A great money-saver is cooking your meals ahead of time and popping them in the freezer. By having your meals ready you cut down on runs to fast-food restaurants, ordering pizzas and add convenience and budget-friendly alternatives. Try these easy food ideas to keep on hand in the freezer:

  • Breakfast items: Muffins; breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and casseroles; waffles; pancakes; French toast

  • Lunch: Meat and cheese sandwiches, single-serving desserts, soup, chili, slices of pizza

  • Snacks: Frozen pops, fruit, candy

  • Dinner: Main dish casseroles, meats in marinade, rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, premade hamburger patties

  • Desserts: Cake, brownies, cookies, dessert breads

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