Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Healthy Foods Can't Usually Be Frozen

So I've been doing a lot of "freezer" cooking... which means I've been making meals that can be frozen right now and then thawed/cooked after Baby arrives (and life is too hectic for real cooking). It's a technique sometimes referred to as OAMC, although I've adapted it a bit for my needs. Here are a few things in my freezer stash:
  • Twice baked potatoes
  • French toast sticks
  • Whole wheat pizza crusts
  • Veggie lasagna
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Stuffed shells
  • Veggie noodle soup
Not necessarily the worst foods in the world... but definitely not the healthiest. And none of them would make the BFL approved foods list. There's nothing really "clean" on that list. At best, most of those meals would be okay for a free or cheat day.

So what's a gal to do? I've been trying to come up with convenient, easy-to-prepare BFL-style meals that I'll be able to grab-and-eat even if this baby turns out to have the worst case of colic ever. So far I've come up with:
  • Hard boiled egg whites
  • Plain fruit
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Canned tuna or salmon pouches
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Oatmeal
Not exactly the tastiest menu. But I'm guessing I won't have time to make Tilapia in parchment with zucchini and carrot matchsticks... at least not for a few years. I guess we'll see how it works out.


Fatinah said...

those are some great grab & go ideas!

Anonymous said...

Freezer cooking is an incredible way to save money and time each month. The concept is very simple - you cook all of your meals for the month in one day (even diet meals). Now that may sound overwhelming but if you do it right it is very easy.

Sara Gellars said...
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Sara Gellars said...

I can't agree with you. If freezing was done quickly almost all necessary vitamints are still "alive"
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