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3x tasty budget recipes in your freezer

By jessicachu Jessicachu in Healthy Living

You get home from a long night out and you are starving. No one is able to cook and all restaurants are closed. Panic! Isn’t it nice to have some instant food at home that is healthier than frozen pizza? You can keep almost anything in the freezer. Takeaway from a Chinese restaurant is easy, but it’s certainly not healthy to eat takeaway meals every day. I want to share my top 3 budget recipes with you, the way my grandmother makes them.

More budget recipes, less waste

Fresh products grow moldy very quickly. In the long term you will save a lot of money because you will be throwing away less food. You can find all kinds of food in the frozen food section of the supermarket. There are so many possibilities when it comes to cooking budget recipes to keep for later.

Not everything is freezable

There are a couple of things that do not freeze well. Lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts and raw potatoes will become mushy when you defrost them. Hard boiled eggs will become rubbery and a lot of dairy products such as yoghurt, curd and cheese will become watered down when you defrost them again. Dishes that contain cream or curd can be frozen, however.

Tip section:

Preserve food. Always have a good, airtight container to prevent your meals from freezing and drying out. You can get cheap plastic storage containers and aluminum at Amazon.

Easy cheesy chicken recipe

Recept: Parmesan chicken

An easy recipe that is fun to serve. It looks more expensive than it actually is, but of course you should buy the ingredients for your budget recipes in a cheap supermarket. If you want, you can fill 2 bowls and bake them at the same time so you have more to freeze.

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This is what you need

Kitchenware

  • glass oven dish

Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken marinade
  • Parmesan cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • olive oil
  • fresh herbs
  • salt and pepper
  • croutons

This is how you prepare it

  1. Preheat the oven at 220 degrees Celsius and grease the oven dish with cooking spray.
  2. Fill the bottom with chicken and thoroughly mix it with the marinade.
  3. Next, cover the chicken with a layer of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, until you can’t see the chicken anymore.
  4. Mix the croutons, olive oil, herbs with a tablespoon of pepper and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Spread the bowl with the herb mixture over the oven dish. Let the dish bake on 220 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes. Can you hear the sound of baked cheese?

Sweeter than soy sauce

Recept: Japanese salmon

Salmon with an Eastern touch. Anyone who gets a lot of Chinese takeaway food will be very pleased with this budget recipe: most Asian wok dishes are prepared with teriyaki sauce. The food will remain tasty for a long time, even after freezing and defrosting.

This is what you need

Kitchenware

  • aluminum foil
  • frying pan
  • stockpot

Ingrediënten

  • salmon fillet
  • eggplant
  • broccoli
  • rice (cook following the instructions)
  • garlic
  • teriyaki sauce

This is how you prepare it

  1. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Put every salmon fillet on a piece of aluminum foil and sprinkle the salmon with pepper and salt. Crush the cloves of garlic above the salmon and cover it in the teriyaki sauce. Fold the foil over the salmon and make sure it is sealed off (like packages).
  2. Let the salmon fillets bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes. In the meantime, cook the vegetables in a pan.
  3. Heat a little bit of oil with pieces of garlic and teriyaki sauce in a frying pan.
  4. Get the vegetables out of the water and stir-fry them in the frying pan. As soon as the vegetables are brought to their preferred taste and the salmon is ready, you can divide the dish into portions.

Creamy budget recipe

Shrimp with curry

If you think about the word pasta you are probably picturing some long strings in tomato sauce. Today you are going to experience an Eastern version of pasta! Curry is one of my favourite tastes in the world. I will tell you how you can make your curry sauce even creamier and more delicious, using grandma’s recipe.

This is what you need

Kitchenware

  • frying pan
  • stockpot

Ingrediënten

  • shrimp
  • eggplant
  • broccoli
  • pasta (cook following the instructions)
  • 1 can of coconut milk (400 ml)
  • 5 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 25 grams of butter
  • curcuma root
  • pepper and salt

This is how you prepare it

  1. Fry the defrosted shrimp with a little bit of oil in the frying pan. Put the pan with the shrimp somewhere else while you prepare the curry sauce.
  2. Let the butter melt in a small pan.
  3. Add the curry powder and the curcuma root and stir everything well. Make sure the spices do not burn.
  4. Calmly add the coconut milk while you keep stirring well. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes smooth. Turn the fire low and let the sauce cook softly for another five minutes.
  5. Get the curry sauce to the preferred taste with pepper and salt, and add the shrimp to the sauce. Feel free to add more or less curry powder if you like it.

Restaurant in your fridge

You can survive for at least 2 weeks without cooking or buying groceries, but always remember in advance which things cannot be frozen. These budget recipes that you would normally order for takeaway at a Chinese restaurant will be healthier as a daily meal and can be stored for a long time.

Restaurant in your fridge

You can survive for at least 2 weeks without cooking or buying groceries, but always remember in advance which things cannot be frozen. These budget recipes that you would normally order for takeaway at a Chinese restaurant will be healthier as a daily meal and can be stored for a long time.

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