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5 Easy, Freezable Lunches for Busy Weekdays

I've started fancying myself a bit of a Weekend Warrior Princess, with a little help from our weekly Sunday Strategist posts. Basically anything that can help me #WintheWeek and get ahead is well worth a few hours of planning and plotting in the kitchen on Sunday. That's why I love learning how to make these easy homemade freezer pockets, based on our recipe for Sausage and Vegetable Calzones (learn how to make them perfectly freezable here):

 

These lil'cuties have inspired me to gather and share a few more of our freezable single-serve lunches so that you, too, can win your week. And while you're at it, check out our #WintheWeek Instagram contest for a chance to win $100 worth of groceries!

Individual White Chicken Pizzas: Pizza for lunch that's not greasy or sad? Sign me up. These are so good, and you can switch up the toppings to suit your preferences.

When I made these pizzas, I went ahead and gave my friend and her husband one each for their lunches, and then I froze the rest for later. These were a big hit!

Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew:  Make as directed, cool, then pour into zip-top baggies or individual containers to thaw and reheat during the week.

Smokey Turkey Almond Mole: Serve over brown rice or quinoa for a filling lunch.

Huevos Rancheros Burritos: This one was developed with breakfast in mind, but I love the idea of it as a protein-packed lunch. You can wrap them individually and store in the freezer for up to three months.

Chicken Tikka Masala: The chicken thighs in this recipe have a natural moistness that helps them hold up well to freezing and re-heating.

Smoky Slow-Cooked Chili: This is a crockpot superstar, so it's doubly easy: Hands off for cooking, then cool and freeze into individual portions.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers: These bad boys contain ground sirloin, but you could easily omit if you're going meatless.

 

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