Clean Out Your Freezer! 20 Recipes Using Frozen Foods from the #BlogHealthy Community

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

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Today’s we want to encourage you to clean out the freezer! Here are 20 recipes from around the HLB community to add to your meal plan and help you on the quest to use the food you’ve been storing:

Use Frozen Cheeries in a Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie from Evergreen Eats // I am all for having frozen fruits, vegetables, and ready-to-heat meals waiting for me in my freezer. Not only does it mean more variety all year round, but it can be a saviour on those busy weeknights where the last thing you want to do is cook a meal from scratch.

Use Frozen Meatballs in this Easy Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer from Kroll’s Korner // Your new favorite appetizer to bring to holiday parties, football games and bbq’s! Three ingredients and tons of flavor!

Use Frozen Berries in this Berry-licious Oatmeal Breakfast Bake from Confessions of a Mother Runner // Did I mention that this nutritious breakfast has no added sugar at all and only a few real ingredients? Steel cut oatmeal, bananas, berries, eggs and milk of your choice. Throw in a dash of salt, vanilla and baking powder and you’ve got yourself a power packed Berry-licious Oatmeal Breakfast Bake.

Use Frozen Squash in a round of Vegan Raspberry Cream Smoothies from Clean Eating Kitchen // Isn’t the color perfectly scrumptious? This Vegan Raspberry Cream Smoothie includes a serving of vegetables.

Use Frozen Chicken Wings with a batch of Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings from A Girl’s Guide to Success // These spicy chicken wings will fly off the plate, and as an added bonus all healthy whole ingredients.

Use Frozen Meatballs in this #ToSoupList worthy Veggie Meatball Soup from Meg Goes Nom Nom // Clearly this soup is the ultimate Meal In A Bowl. I couldn’t ask for more on a chilly Sunday evening!

Use Frozen Veggie Spirals in this Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute from Savory Spin // This easy Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute With Green Giant Veggie Spirals would be a delicious side dish, or, if you are like my daughter, a delightful dinner all on its own!

Use Frozen Lobster Tails in a Delicious Lobster Mac gfrom A Little Like Heaven // This is definitely not a light, everyday meal but paired with some fresh greens it was a fun weekend treat.  

Use Frozen Cauliflower Crumbles in a Creamy Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese from Heather’s Dish // The reality is that macaroni and cheese isn’t hard to make, and this version is even simpler. All you really need is a good high-powered blender or food processor to make this magic happen, and then you’ll see that even for adults this comfort food classic is irresistible!

Use Frozen Broccoli in this Broccoli Cheese Soup from Gettin’ My Healthy On // Warm up with a bowl of this cheesy broccoli soup that uses frozen broccoli and two types of cheese for a creamy and flavorful meal.

Use Frozen Mashed Cauliflower in this Jalapeno Cheddar and Bacon Cauliflower Soup from Peanut Butter and Peppers // When I saw this product at my local grocery store I was so excited to try it.  I love cauliflower and I don’t cook it nearly enough.  My Husband oddly enough craves cauliflower with cheese.  I just knew that making this soup would be the perfect meal for me and my family.

Use Frozen Veggie Crumbles in these bright and beautiful Healthy Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowls from Kim’s Cravings // Healthy Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowls right at home! They’re more nutritious, easier and way tastier!

You don’t want to miss this Roasted Frozen Broccoli Healthy Cooking Hack from Eating Bird Food // Yes, you CAN roast frozen broccoli — straight from the bag, no defrosting necessary. Trust me, this healthy cooking hack for roasted frozen broccoli will save you so much time and money!

Use Frozen Riced Cauliflower in this Quick and Easy Weeknight Vegan Skillet with Black Beans and Kale from Healthy Slow Cooking // Feeling too tired to cook dinner? This skillet comes together fast with frozen riced cauliflower and sweet potato, a can of black beans, and some spices from your pantry. I used kale in mine, but any green will work wonderfully.

Use Frozen Broccoli in this Light & Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Pesto Pasta from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life // This delicious chicken and broccoli pesto pasta dish is lightened up a bit from your usual pesto and can be thrown together in NO time, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Better yet? It can easily be enjoyed by the whole family!

Use Frozen Chopped Spinach in these Easy Spinach Feta Chickpea Burgers from Sinful Nutrition // These spinach and feta chickpea burgers are super easy to make, and take just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes! A simple gluten-free and vegetarian dinner idea that’s full of flavor.

Use Frozen Veggies in a batch of Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice from Jeanette’s Healthy Living // Homemade Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice is so much better than takeout – you have to try this recipe!

Use Frozen Broccoli in a big-ole-pot of Three Bean Italian Soup from The Chic Life // Cozy up with this easy, vegetarian 3 bean italian soup recipe. Sub vegetable broth or water for the chicken broth and skip the parmesan to make this vegan/vegetarian. The parmesan adds a nice, salty flavor, so you may need to add more salt if you’re skipping it. Almost all of these ingredients are pantry/freezer safe, so you could get the ingredients now and make this the next time you don’t feel like going to the grocery store.

Use Frozen Broccoli in this Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli Casserole from The Fit Housewife // This casserole tastes great with broccoli. Even my kids like broccoli better when it’s covered in a sauce and some cheese. Oh…and let’s not forget bacon!…The leftovers from this meal freeze well and make great lunches. I hope you enjoy this casserole as much as we do!

Use Frozen Broccoli Spirals in this French Onion Chicken and Zoodles Dish from Nutritionist Reviews // French Onion Chicken and Zoodles takes just 30 minutes to make and features caramelized onions, melted Swiss cheese along with sauteed garlic zucchini noodles.

Now it’s time for you to add to the recipe collection! Find a recipe on your blog that fits this week’s theme and leave a comment with a link to your post below. We’ll share any posts you share to our social media schedule next week to help #PromoteYourBlog and share your favorite content.

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