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Maximize Your Harvest With Your Freezer

Hungry Harvest
Mini Harvest + 1 sweet potato and 1 block of cheese

If you have read other posts on my blog or social media platforms, you’re probably already aware that I’m a bit obsessed with Hungry Harvest*. Chances are that you will be (or are), too.

When chatting with friends about Hungry Harvest, whether they have subscribed to HH or not, people usually say that they love the idea of HH and support their mission. However, that awesome statement usually has a big fat BUT on the end of it. They usually say something along the lines of: I love Hungry Harvest, BUT…

  • “I don’t have enough time to cook all of it up during the week. I feel like I’m still wasting food.”
  • “I’m too busy to cook a creative dinner every night and am tired of roasting veggies.”
  • “I don’t have the patience, time or creativity to meal prep every week.”

Okay, I get it. Not everyone is as pumped about cooking as I am. But lucky for you, there is something in your house that will make your Hungry Harvest life SO much easier… your freezer! There are so many ways you can use the freezer to  your advantage when using Hungry Harvest. Sure, you still have to cook SOMETIMES, but if you take the time every now and then to make some meals, sauces, etc. for your freezer, your future self will thank you.

Not only does the freezer save you time during the week month, it’s a great way to use up those extra HH veggies. You know which veggies I’m talking about, those veggies that you forgot about for a week and a half and are now looking a little sad.

*Use the link above with the code HERO5 to get $5 OFF your first HH order! Don’t know what Hungry Harvest is? Check out my post: 5 Reasons I Love Hungry Harvest #hungryharvesthero

How I maximize my Harvest with the Freezer:

Freezer Burritos: Turkey & Black Bean
Freezer Burritos: Turkey & Black Bean Filling

Turkey & Black Bean Burritos: This is my FAVORITE freezer option. It also happens to be my most popular recipe on the blog. Seriously, these burritos are so yummy. The HH veggies I typically use in this bad boy include: tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini/yellow squash, and sometimes spinach! I always have these burritos on hand because they are an absolute lifesaver when I don’t have time to prep a lunch or dinner.

Turkey & Black Bean Burritos have lunch and dinner covered, but don’t worry, there’s a recipe for breakfast burritos too. Sweet Potato & Bacon Breakfast Burritos are a great way to use up HH sweet potatoes and eggs!

Hidden Veggies Tomato Sauce
Hidden Veggies Tomato Sauce

Hidden Veggies Tomato Sauce is another staple in my freezer. It’s great to have on hand to use on pastas, in eggplant parmesan, etc. There are many HH veggies that you can use in this, but I typically use really sad looking veggies for this recipe. Tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, parsnip, peppers, garlic and herbs are just a few of the options you can use in this. Here are a couple links to recipes on my blog that use this sauce:

 

Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas
Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas

Chicken + Veggie Enchiladas are great when you’re in a pinch for dinner! Simply throw it in the oven for half an hour and you’re good to go. Assembling these guys doesn’t take long, thanks to the help of rotisserie chicken. The HH veggies I like to use in these include: HH onion, spinach/kale, peppers, squash/zucchini, tomatoes.

 

Smoothie Cubes
Collard Greens Smoothie Cubes

Last but not least, Leafy Greens Smoothie Cubes! Do you ever find yourself with super sad kale, spinach or collard greens? Me too! Throw them in a blender with some water, freeze ’em and toss one or two in a smoothie. Don’t forget to add some Vital Proteins Collagen to your smoothies, too. I’m addicted to that stuff – it has my nails growing long and strong!

I challenge YOU!

These are some of my favorite ways to use the freezer to my advantage, but I challenge you to come up with some of your own tricks too! Half the fun of Hungry Harvest is figuring out what to do with it anyway. : ) If you’d like to share some ideas, comment below!

 

 

**I am a Hungry Harvest and Amazon affiliate. This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase something from one of the links above, I will receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you. I will only ever recommend products that I use myself and totally approve of. Thank you! <3

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8 Replies to “Maximize Your Harvest With Your Freezer”

  • the ice cube idea is brilliant! I’m going to try that out. also… I just received a hand blender for my birthday. do you think i could make tomato sauce with it? I love the idea of throwing random veggies in there!

  • […] Before accepting defeat, I decided to check my freezer to see if my past self might have prepared me for this situation. There it was, it all of it’s glory: a lone ziplock of frozen sautéd spinach! Take that universe. Whenever I have too much spinach on hand, I’ll sauté it before it goes bad, portion it into ziplock bags, and freeze it. I don’t have a blog post about it at this time, but I do have some other great freezer friendly recipes floating around here. You can check them out here: Hungry Harvest: The Freezer is Your Friend […]

  • […] Before accepting defeat, I decided to check my freezer to see if my past self might have prepared me for this situation. There it was, it all of its glory: a lone ziplock of frozen sautéd spinach! Take that universe. Whenever I have too much spinach on hand, I’ll sauté it before it goes bad, portion it into ziplock bags, and freeze it. I don’t have a blog post about it at this time, but I do have some other great freezer friendly recipes floating around here. You can check them out here: Hungry Harvest: The Freezer is Your Friend […]

  • […] Before accepting defeat, I decided to check my freezer to see if my past self might have prepared me for this situation. There it was, it all of its glory: a lone ziplock of frozen sautéd spinach! Take that universe. Whenever I have too much spinach on hand, I’ll sauté it before it goes bad, portion it into ziplock bags, and freeze it. I don’t have a blog post about it at this time, but I do have some other great freezer friendly recipes floating around here. You can check them out here: Hungry Harvest: The Freezer is Your Friend […]

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