Reviewed by Hannah Jastram, registered dietitian — Center for Family Development
On these cold winter days, hot, hearty meals are just the thing to warm you up! One-pot recipes are a great option any time of year, but they’re especially welcome during winter when you come in from the cold and dark and don’t want to spend a lot of time making the evening meal. What’s more, you can plan ahead and freeze one-pot meals for later use.
- Different vegetables to change up texture and taste.
- Beans or lean meat to provide protein.
- A variety of fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables to add fiber (as well as nutrients).
Freezing individual portions is a snap when you place them in zipper storage bags or small, portable containers. You can then take these portions with you for lunch at work. Or, if you’re looking for a quick dinner, take individual portions out of the freezer to thaw in the refrigerator before you leave in the morning for work.
Goals for this Month:
- Choose one of the one-pot recipes below to try.
- Freeze individual portions of leftovers.
Baked Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Curry Brown Rice Casserole (235 K PDF)
Chicken Wild Rice Hot Dish
Easy Macaroni Goulash
Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup (229 K PDF)
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (236 K PDF
Macaroni and Chickpea Soup (310 K PDF)
Make Your Own Casserole
Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup (236 K PDF)
Shepherd's Pie (293 K PDF)
Skillet Lasagna (307 K PDF)
Vegetable Chili (316 K PDF)