Thankfully, this past month MyFreezEasy saved me from my daily dinner dilema with a MyFreezEasy.com Freezer Meal Plan Membership. Now instead of frozen hot dogs or pizza, I have an assortment of wholesome homemade meals stocked up in my freezer to choose from. And I love it!
For my review, I received the Premium Annual Membership to MyFreezEasy. With my online subscription, each month I receive eight new freezer meal plans, along with recipes, shopping lists, and meal assembly help instructions.
With eight different meal plans you’re sure to find something that fits your family’s needs.
Meal Plans Include:
- Traditional Meal Plan
- 20 Meals Plan
- Gluten-Free Meal Plan
- All Pork Chops Meal Plan
- All Ground Beef Meal Plan
- All Chicken Meal Plan
- Clean Eats Meal Plan
- Slow Cooker Meal Plan
Each plan includes 5-10 recipes, which makes 10-20 meals. For example, I used the Clean Eats Meal Plan with my family and for the month of September I made the following recipes:
- Dutch Oven Italian Chicken and Potatoes
- Paleo Minestrone Soup
- New Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Filling)
- Beef Stew Foil Packs
- Lentil Chili
The assembly prep directions is for two meals, so I made two meals from each recipe equaling 10 meals total.
Erin Chase, the founder of MyFreezEasy, provides videos, a facebook group, and a free freezer cooking workshop for those who are new to feezer cooking. So, you’re never left feeling overwhelmed or confused. She’s provided lots of support.
One really neat feature of MyFreezEasy is that you can swap recipes on different meal plans to create your own custom meal plan that works for your family. The website is really easy to use. You just drag recipes out that you don’t want to use and drag recipes in that you do!
Thoughts and Usage
Honestly, besides being a busy overworked homeschool mom, I hate cooking. I’d rather clean bathrooms. It’s that bad. So the thought of being able to make 10 meals in one hour made my giddy. Yes, please! Let’s get this cooking thing out of the way in an hour and put 10 meals in the freezer. I’m totally in.
I started out by printing the Clean Eats Meal Plan and labelling my freezer bags. The Clean Eats Meal Plan works for those who want to follow a Paleo or Whole 30 diet. All ingredients are free of sugar and grains. I really appreciated this because it’s hard to find online meal subscription plans that work for clean eating.
Before you begin your meal assembly, Erin Chase recommends setting out all your ingredients. Doing these little things, like setting out your ingredients, will save you time in the long run. After I set out everything that I needed on my kitchen counter, I began prepping my ingredients (chopping onions, carrots, etc. and browning the ground beef).
The Clean Eats Meal Plan included a nice variety of meals – soup, stews, chili, and a wrap. All the ingredients were easy everyday grocery items. All things that I’m familiar with and buy often. So many of the meal subscriptions I’ve tried have the weirdest most obnoxious ingredients like veal scallopini, capers, jicama root, chile paste, duck, and shrimp. I’m a very simple home cook, not a wacky exotic chef with strange tastes for wild birds and sea creatures. So, thank you Erin for creating recipes for moms like me who feed their families normal easy meals with chicken and beef!
I also really appreciated that there wasn’t any lengthy ingredient list for any recipe. If a recipe ever has close to like 20 different ingredients listed, I’m not even going to attempt it because gathering those 20 ingredients will take me an hour right off the bat and ain’t nobody got time for that. Erin’s recipes are simple and easy and I so appreciate that!
Being an inexperienced freezer meal girl, it took me four hours to make my 10 meals, not an hour. But I think with practice I could get it down faster. I’m pretty slow in the kitchen anyway and even though it did take me four hours to make these meals, I think I still came out on top. I usually take a solid two hours each evening to make a meal. So if I multiply two hours by 10 meals, I get 20 hours of time in the kitchen. Four hours beats that by a lot.
I realized that using freezer meals does take some planning. I couldn’t just take a meal out of the freezer at five o’clock and assume that it would be ready to eat in an hour. Lots of the meals require 8 hours in the slow cooker or thawed first and then cooked for an hour. The thawing process takes awhile, so if I wanted to use a freezer meal on any particular day, I needed to get it out in the morning and throw it in the crock pot or let it thaw first in the refrigerator.
All in all, I’m very happy with MyFreezEasy. I already have the October Clean Eats Meal Plan all printed out and ready to go. I am looking forward to putting 10 heathy meals in my freezer again this month!