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8 Freezer-Friendly Meals for When You’re Practicing Social Distancing


Looking for freezer-friendly meals to have prepared for when you’re practicing social distancing due to coronavirus (COVID-19)? I’ve got you covered.

While we’re all realizing we might want to stock up on some extra foods for the days (and weeks) ahead due to the concerns as it relates to COVID-19, it doesn’t mean we have to resort to the junk. Many of my clients are requesting extended hours during meal prep sessions this week, and I’m happy to help stock their freezer with goods!

Here are the top 8 freezer-friendly meals to prep for when you’re practicing social distancing.

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Black Bean & Spinach Enchiladas

These Gluten-Free Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas are your ticket to satisfying your craving while also sticking to healthy habits. By including extra vegetables, a healthier tortilla swap and smothering of sauce, these enchiladas have become a fan favorite around here. 

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Roasted Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup

The sweetness from the butternut squash is a fantastic way to naturally satisfy sugar cravings. Combine the naturally sweet flavor with silky smooth texture after it’s pureed in the blender and you’ll be reaching for bowl after bowl!

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Mushroom Walnut Bolognese

The comforts of a hearty bowl of pasta with a few nutritious swaps makes this mushroom walnut vegan bolognese the perfect Meatless Monday staple. The combination of hearty mushrooms, decadent walnuts and noodle-like strands of spaghetti squash is close enough to the real Italian deal while still being light enough for a balanced meal. 

White Bean Chili

Chili is often referred to as a “stick to your bones” kind of meal, meaning that it’s both hearty and satisfying. Traditionally made with some kind of ground meat and bean combination, it’s a meal that is a general crowd pleaser no matter who your audience is.


Moroccan-Spiced Cauliflower Quinoa Burgers

The key to a good veggie burger is one that is full of flavor, moist and doesn’t crumble in your hands. This recipe for Moroccan-spiced quinoa cauliflower burgers hits all three requirements and more. And they make hearty freezer-friendly meals, too!

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Superfood Chunky Monkey Banana Bread Muffins

There’s nothing better than a moist slice of banana bread in the morning to start your day! However, most banana bread recipes aren’t exactly the healthiest. I’ve made over one of my favorite comfort foods using nutritious ingredients to create a decadent, gluten-free and vegan banana bread that is filled with superfoods!

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie Muffins (low-carb, vegan, gluten-free)

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. Imagine a decadent, fudgy brownie that is deceptively indulgent, but secretly filled with nutritious ingredients. Yes, my friends, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with this recipe for double chocolate sweet potato brownie muffins!

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Lemon Ginger Energy Bites

Right now, it’s especially important to focus on healthy habits to keep your immune system strong, which includes making sure your snack game is in tip top shape! These immune-boosting lemon ginger energy bites are easy to make, full of protein and the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.

And if you’re looking to boost your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to check out my previous post where I round up my top immune-boosting recipes.

Eating a well-balanced diet that emphasizes plant-based foods is one of the best things you can do in the coming weeks to ensure a variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals as we all try to stay healthy amidst the Coronavirus.

-Carly Paige

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