Budget with your freezer

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The misconception about freezer meals is that you have to make 31 different meals in order to feed your family for 31 meals.

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Not true. Just pick of your favorite go-to meals, double (or quadruple!) the recipe, and freeze them in individual or meal-sized portions so you can pull out what you need, when you need it.

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Decide what you can buy (Usually bills/housing/medical emergencies, sometimes a small amount for needed groceries after you eat through your pantry and freezer) Talk to your family and commit to this.

Decide on a length of time. (I recommend two weeks- no longer than a month). Don’t spend money on anything except the things agreed. Next, make a list of where your money is going.

I use two online budgeting tools to track my spending (Mint and Personal Capital), so all I had to do was log in to see a list of my major expenses. Don’t worry about separating fixed and variable expenses for this step.

Just jot down your budget. Or, use these excellent freezer tips to help make the most of your food budget. Do you have a favorite make-ahead freezer meal. Why not share with us in the comments. Oh, and remember to follow Smart Money, Simple Life on Pinterest and Facebook.

Deep freezers are really hard to keep organized, but if you can’t find your food, it’s not saving you any money. Here’s some deep freezer organization ideas.

Have a deep freezer inventory. Write down everything you have in your deep freeze, and cross off items when you use them up. Your freezer can be a great storage space for bulk items such as meat, frozen vegetables, and bread, as well as leftovers such as soup, chili, casseroles, and baked goods.

To get the most use of limit freezer space, stack items neatly and use bins to keep food organized. Because your freezer is probably relatively small, you need to plan and. Another good use for a second freezer is to freeze that mondo load of bread you can get at the bread outlet store for $1 a loaf.

I have been known to get 20 loaves at a time (which is a savings of $ each time, depending on the type of bread) and then they all go in the freezer. Here on TBM®, I provide you with simple, easy-to-follow solutions to help you budget your money, pay off debt, save more, and crush your financial goals.

But more than that, I give you the tools to start doing the things that matter most to you, on a budget that actually works. Easy weeknight dinners are the focus of this "one pot" plan, where all of your proteins, vegetables, and carbs are cooked in one pot for maximum flavor with minimum effort.

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Organize Your Kitchen (1) Organize your chest freezer with dollar store bins; they’re easy to lift up so you can get at everything in the freezer, and you can use the different colors to help sort out your frozen foods. (2) Organize box mixes in your pantry (3) Organize stuff on shelves in your kitchen; the handle makes these bins super easy to grab even when they’re up high.

Freezer-friendly recipes are a must-have in your recipe box. Freezing food is not only a great way to preserve it for longer storage, but by strategically preparing meals and meal components to freeze, you can also save yourself a lot of time and effort.

Make a double (or triple!) batch and store the extras in the freezer for another time. Start a price book. You can save a lot Do you need some help with your grocery budget TODAY. I created a resource to help you start saving money on groceries NOW. Although where we live it is common to have meat stored in your freezer from the butcher, So we have 1/4 cow and 1/2 pig to go through before we have to go completely meatless.

Hey party people. Thanks so much for hanging out with me while I share with you my Breakfast Freezer Meal Prep. This is the second Freezer Meal Breakfast vid. Budget Freezer Meals.

Article from Easy Freezer Meals for a Frugal Budget | Smart Money, Simple Life. These easy freezer meals are guaranteed to become fast family favourites. 21 recipes that are easy to make, freeze and reheat when you need them.

Keep a freezer inventory: If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to keep track of what is buried in the back of your freezer so I created a free printable freezer inventory sheet to stay organized. Print it out and post it on the side of your fridge or in a cupboard nearby.

Then, as you make meals or add ingredients to your freezer, add. Would you like to purchase this awesome book for yourself or someone you know. You can find Seriously Good Freezer Meals: Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity on for only $ Make your life easier with this awesome time and money saving book.

A Word on Choosing a Chest Freezer. Maybe you can find a used chest freezer locally, or you don’t want to go with the one recommended in the list above for other reasons. In that case, a quick word on some things to look out for when choosing a chest freezer.

Picking the right freezer size for your cold tub setup is very important. Make a rental car reservation for an affordable price.

Book online and reserve your rental car today. The Avis reservation process is fast and simple. How to Make Your Budget Binder: As I’ve mentioned, our free Budget Binder printables are a great way to get your finances organized. Use the included worksheets to track your budget, grow your savings, pay off your debt and more.

Let’s start with a list of supplies you may want to use to help you better organize your budget and your printables. I have put together a list of 15 Must Have Freezer Meal Cookbooks to help you get started on your once a month cooking journey.

I want you to consider investing in one (or two) of them as you start out on your freezer cooking journey (or even if you need to add some inspiration to your.

Get Supplies that Seriously Improve Your Freezer Space. To make the most of your freezer, you’ll definitely need freezer bags. Regular baggies won’t prevent freezer burn. Plus, Ziploc bags are easy to label, see-through and organize. I recommend the gallon size, but you may also want to get some larger and smaller bags, depending on your.

Make ahead freezer meals can save you time and money and reduce food waste. Our Top 10 Freezer Meal recipe book includes bonus tips and tricks for insuring that your meals freeze and reheat perfectly every time, as well as healthy, homemade freezer meal recipes that will get you through any busy period of life.

As I was rummaging through the freezer, I found a frozen Lasagna that I had made a month ago. Instant meal.

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Even if you only come up with two or three meal ideas during your inventory check, grab your favorite recipe book, and start brainstorming some more. Having that. Meal planning, and especially freezer meal cooking, is about to become your BBF (best budget friend).

Look at your budget. Food is most likely your #2 biggest expense, and I’m sure you’ve heard that eating in and planning your meals is THE way to go if you want to cut costs quickly. My freezer not only saves me time in allowing me to batch-cook in advance, but it also saves me money, holding my stash of grocery items that I buy in bulk or on sale to help lower our food budget and still eat well.

Bonus: It allows me to accommodate the food preferences of my ginormous — and sometimes picky — family. Organize your freezer space You should have a variety of foods in your freezer. To save trips to the grocery store this winter, make sure to have a selection of healthy staple items — chicken, fish, frozen vegetables and fruits, and maybe even a few healthy frozen meals in a pinch.

Buy eight or 12 sticks and put the extra in your freezer. That way, when you need to make cookies for Valentine’s Day, you won’t be stuck paying full price for butter. You can take your savings to ninja level by combining the sales with a coupon with an app, such as Ibotta.

When budget freezer cooking, first consider what type of containers you use. If you prefer disposable containers (i.e. zipper freezer bags, foil pans, etc.) your best bet is to stock up when there is a sale.

First, your freezer bags are reusable, so don’t toss them unless they’re torn or they touched raw meat. Use soap and warm water to wash them out if needed, and let them dry inside out. You can even hang them with a clothespin to keep them out of the way.“But your payoff is, you never have to defrost your freezer.” Even still, if your prime interest is longevity, Greer says, avoid the additional components of a frost-free freezer.