If you've made prepping your meals in advance one of your health goals for the year, let us fill you in on a little secret – your freezer is your friend.
Spend a morning off making one (or more) of these tasty batch meals, then simply freeze them for later. You'll never order takeout because there's 'nothing to eat' again!
Freeze this after you've cooked the meatballs and sauce. When it's dinner time, defrost it, cheese it, grill it and go.
Pasta cooks in no time, so if you have the bolognese ready then this becomes an easy, filling dinner in mere minutes.
These can stay on ice for almost 2 months, if you freeze them before cooking. For a speedier salad, replace haloumi with feta.
Curries are the best (and easiest) of the batch recipes, and this one gets extra points for being a perfect stand-alone – no need to make the rice.
You can add the pasta before or after freezing, but swirl the pesto and parmesan in fresh.
Freeze the soup and cooked ham hock separately, then defrost and combine for an easy-peasy lunch.
Healthy, hearty and perfect for freezing. What more could a lazy home chef want?
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