9 Tips for Easy Freezer Meals

Find out how to freeze your meals easily and efficiently.

9 Tips for Easy Freezer Meals

By Toni Gasparis

If you’re really busy throughout the day, the last thing you want to do when you come home is cook dinner. Freezing your meals can be the solution you’ve been looking for! Guests Belinda and Cindy shared some of their favorite freezer meal tips on The Dr. Oz Show to help make your prep work quick and easy. Get more healthy tips and tricks by downloading the Dr. Oz app.

Always Have Meals On-Hand

Making freezer meals in advance is not only beneficial because it makes your daily life easier, it’s also great for when you have company and need something quick to whip up. Store at least two freezer meals at all times to be prepared for any situation thrown your way.

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Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

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This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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