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Prep ahead! Freezer-friendly healthy meal ideas

Want home-cooked meals at the ‘ping’ of a microwave? Batch cooking offers this convenience, and is great for the grocery budget too.

Try these freezer-friendly meal ideas, full of healthy vegetables, hunger-busting protein and fibre-filled whole grains, then freeze
in single-serve containers.

● Chilli con carne Add veg and four-bean mix to lean beef mince, then serve with brown rice or flatbreads. Chilli con carne with avocado salsa

Chilli con carne with avocado salsa

● Vegetable soup Blitz up veg leftover in your crisper drawer, toss in protein-rich canned or dried legumes and serve with crusty bread. Vegetable barley soup

Vegetable barley soup

● Bolognese sauce Add grated carrot and zucchini to boost your daily veg. Freezer-friendly bolognese sauce

Freezer-friendly bolognese sauce

● Lasagne Add a layer of spinach or pumpkin mash for extra veg and taste! Quick bolognese lasagne


First published: Jul 2022