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What are some paleo foods or recipes that freeze and reheat well?

Answered on January 16, 2014
Created January 14, 2014 at 7:31 AM

And are there any existing prepackaged frozen food brands that you guys use for reliable paleo eating?

I want to use frozen foods so that I will always have some paleo food that is easy to make or reheat in the fridge. Thanks!

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I don't think so, but they are relatively easy to prep up quickly. For instance in the case of spaghetti squash: half it, scrape out the stringy middle and seeds, throw in the microwave for 8 minutes, let cool, and scrape the noodles out.

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Does cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, spaghetti squash also freeze well?

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on January 16, 2014
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surprised no one mentioned it, but bone broth freezes well. I make it 5 gallons at a time. so do chili type dishes (anything ground meat), and meat stews.

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on January 14, 2014
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You can buy frozen organic veggies. Also frozen burgers are available grass fed an organic. Salmon fillets and other fish. One of our supermarkets has a freezer filled with cuts of beef that generally don't sell as well like oxtail, beef ribs, lamb parts, etc. Easy crockpot or sous vide for those items makes for a fine meal.

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on January 14, 2014
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Mass produced and marketed frozen meals are going to be full of preservatives and stabilizers that are the antithesis of real, whole food. It's always a compromise and you don't have control of the ingredients.

Why not make your own convenience foods? The book "Well Fed" has a variety of cook ahead components that are frozen and then can be quickly heated with fresh vegetables and spices to become fast, delicious meals. there are menu plans that give you a week's with of meals from a few hours of shopping and cooking on the weekends.

Then there's super quick grab and go meals: jerky, hard boiled eggs, canned fish, wash up lettuce and veggies and tear/cut in bite-sized pieces, olive oil and lemon. You can pack "salads in a jar" for a whole week this way. The ultimate fast food!

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on January 14, 2014
at 03:31 PM

"prepackaged frozen foods" does not sound appetizing or paleo to me at all. Simple answer is to buy REAL food and cook it when you need it. Most will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week and be very easy to heat up. To me, when I put something in the freezer, it's a cop out, a lazy move and it will likely stay in the freezer forever.

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on January 14, 2014
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meatballs are something that can be prepared in large quantities, and the variations can be endless. Cook up, freeze, and when ready dethaw and serve with some cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, sauteed cabbage, spaghetti squash, etc.

the Well Fed books have alot of good meatball prep variations.

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Does cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, spaghetti squash also freeze well?

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on January 14, 2014
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I moved a month ago and had to eat a freezer full of

Frozen razor clams

Halibut

Smoked salmon

Smoked beef roast

Frozen berries

Frozen green hazelnuts

I pack clams and fish in water to avoid freezer burn.

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on January 14, 2014
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I've had success freezing most cooked foods with the exception of plain squash and potatoes, which can change texture. The foods least prone to freezer burn are soups, stews, and sauces. I always keep some spaghetti sauce frozen, and often chili, gumbo, and split pea soup. Burgers are quick and easy to reheat.

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