Dairy Free and 15 Meals in My Freezer

So far in this venture I have given up coffee, only to add it back the next week, and dairy. I know some people would argue that dairy is, in fact good for you. I am not interested in arguing. What I do know is that I have given up dairy twice in my life, once while I was vegan in my twenties and once when N was still nursing and had a cow’s milk intolerance. Both times  my skin and sinuses were clearer; and I felt overall better.

So I’m giving it a go again. Unlike when I was vegan, I don’t plan on dreaming about gelato at night (I literally did.) and constantly thinking about the the tablespoon of real cream I want to put in my coffee. If I really want it I’ll have it. But overall I’m going to try to cut it out. This, along with my plan to add more veggies , led me to Pinterest last night and the grocery store today where I got all of this edible goodness for just $210.

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I cooked for at least four hours. And now there are fifteen freezer meals in my freezer not counting the taco soup we had for dinner! I’ve only done freezer cooking one other time (when N was getting ready to make her world debut). It feels really really good to know that there is a freezer full of meals in my kitchen and that I won’t have to worry about cooking dinner for several weeks. I love that all of the meals are relatively goood for us too. That I saved a ton of money from buying in bulk and not letting anything go bad before I had a chance to cook it is an added bonus.

Here are the recipes I used. I doubled most of them to make two meals for the freezer.

Chicken Barbeque Roast

Red Beans and Rice

I used turkey instead of beef in the next three recipes.

Taco Soup

Chili

Sloppy Joes

Vegetable Soup

Red Lentil Curry

Cilantro Lime Chicken

I’ll let you know how they come out. ❤

 

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