Summer is a time for hanging out by the pool and soaking up the sun, not slaving away in the kitchen. The team at A+ Appliance has put together this list of easy summer freezer meals that will save you time and stress this season! Tweak these four freezable recipes to make them your own.
Easy, Healthy Summer Freezer Meals
for the Whole Family
#1 Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches
There’s nothing quite like BBQ on a beautiful summer day. At the top of our list of summer freezer meals is shredded beef chuck roast covered in homemade BBQ sauce. It’s quick, easy, and tasty!
To start, season the beef, place it in a freezer bag and then pour the sauce in. Remove all the air from the bag, zip it tight, and place it in the freezer for later. When you’re ready to BBQ, simply thaw the meat in the refrigerator for 24 hours and cook it in a crockpot.
#2 Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce
This is one of the best one-pan healthy summer freezer meals. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Even picky eaters love fried rice, right?
To prep this meal for freezing, cook it fully, let it cool, then seal it in an ir tight container or bag. When it’s time to eat, let it thaw completely and add a bit of water or soy sauce. Heat the rice in the microwave or on the stove. Enjoy!
#3 English Muffin Pizzas
No list of easy summer freezer meals would be complete without some form of pizza. These mini meals are perfect for a quick snack or lunchtime picnic.
Prepare the pizzas as directed without baking. Freeze the pizzas on a baking sheet for 2 hours, then place them in a freezer bag. You can separate each layer with parchment paper. When you’re hungry, just pop them in the oven for 15 minutes at 375° F.
#4 Steak & Vegetable Kabobs
Kabobs are a summer freezer meal must-have. They’re quick, easy, and healthy… not to mention delicious! Customize your kabobs with whatever meat and vegetables your family loves.
Thread your choice of meat cubes and vegetables on wooden skewers. For best results, put meat on veggies on separate skewers. Freeze the skewers on a parchment-lined baking sheet at least three hours. Transfer the skewers to freezer bags. When you’re ready to cook, just place the frozen skewers on the grill until done.
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