What do I meal prep and make ahead as freezer friendly meals /snacks? Freezer-friendly baked goods are time savers to prepare snacks for kids. These are quick to heat recipes to enjoy with the hungry kids.
Generally, meal prepping ideas /recipes will include recipes for a week or a month. Here I do not intend to make a weekly meal prep or a monthly one. Any weekly meal planning can include these. I showed some of the recipes I include in my every week routine for my meal prep and planning.
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What are the frozen meals I prepped?
- Sheet pancake
- Ragi/finger millet banana cake
Idly, dosa, appam batters are the solutions to many households’ breakfast problems. We can make the regular breakfasts a little more healthy by adding little goodness of millet.
Let us start with the freezer-friendly snacks first! Make-ahead meals are the healthier choice to enjoy comfort food. We can store the Idly batter in the freezer for future use.
How to use the frozen Idly batter?
- Thaw the frozen Idly batter in refrigerator.
- Add salt when the batter is thawed out completely.
- Keep the batter outside for fermentation for 8 hours or overnight.
Normally, most people desire pancakes for a quick and tasty breakfast or snack. It earns the credit by not only the taste and flavour but the convenience it provides. Here, I made the pancake with fresh berry and cherry. But I made the pancake in a baking tray to ease up the process and reduce the cooking time. Yeah, sheet pancakes. I baked them and made them into the required size of squares and froze them in freezer bags.
- Ragi/finger millet banana cake
A banana cake made using healthy ragi/finger millet flour along with artisan flour to enjoy the nutty flavour of millets. This banana cake is moist, fluffy and tasty without the regular butter. A guilt-free,butter-free banana cake to enjoy snack time.
What did I meal prep?
Meal prep plans have their own advantage when they focus on healthy recipes. Additionally, healthy meal prep recipes are time-saving and money-saving.
Idly batter made using a healthy millet and rice combination. You can replace any millet in the Kodo millet idly batter recipe to enjoy a healthy breakfast. A healthy meal plan does not end without nutritious Idly batter.
Cooking or blanching free pickle that uses nutritious gooseberry. The normal pickling process involves blanching and pickling the gooseberries to fasten the pickling process. However, a time-consuming pickling process is used to retain the nutrients as much as possible.
I used the regular homemade masala powders to pickle the gooseberries that are conventionally used to pickle the small mangoes(vadu mango).
Multi-purpose tomato sauce
I like to make ahead of the multi-purpose tomato sauce and store it in the freezer for various recipes. Frozen tomato sauce solves the time issues associated with hurry hours and rush routine. A busy weekday routine is taken care of by this simple sauce. Check out how to make the Multi-purpose tomato sauce.
Soaked beans and peas
Soaking the beans and peas will ensure protein intake. Soaking and prepping work will help a busy schedule and work routine. Soak the beans and peas at the weekends and store them in the freezer. The protein intake and availability is guaranteed by prepping beans and peas.
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