7 Satisfying (and Freezer-Friendly!) Dishes

freezer recipesWe all want to commit to calling for takeout less often—and cooking healthier meals at home more often.

There's just one problem: Sometimes life gets in the way.

As soon as social plans and work obligations cause us to get home late and exhausted, we push aside the idea of pulling out those pots and pans.

My solution? Turning to your freezer, where it’s easy to stow meals made at more motivated moments. When you’re rushed and ravenous, you can just defrost and eat.

Here are seven hearty, healthful favorites that you can pop into the freezer in portion sizes that make sense for your life.

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Cara Eisenpress is the editor, co-founder, and head chef of Big Girls, Small Kitchen, the award-winning home-cooking site for young professionals.

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  • karenmm58

    Can all these be frozen opnce totally prepared?

  • alicia

    How do you store these? Can you freeze a pyrex container? Are there any specific tips on freezing>