You'll save hours every week by chopping, prepping, and washing dishes only once.
Our prep sessions aren’t just for the freezer.While every recipe is freezer-friendly, you have the flexibility to eat the meals fresh within 2-3 days, too!
Your family will eat healthier. Not only will having meals prepped and on hand curb the temptation to eat out, but our recipes are made with primarily whole food ingredients.
Feed the whole family.Our prep sessions are made with the family in mind. While many prep sessions on the market offer single-serving meals for the week, our recipes will feed the whole family (4-6 people).
You will have a variety of meals to choose from every week.After only using a few of our prep sessions, you’ll be amazed at how many family dinner options you’ll have in your freezer to select from. It’s incredibly freeing to know you have choices on hand!
MORE ABOUT THE RECIPES YOU'LL BE MAKING
EVERY RECIPE IN OUR PREP SESSIONS MUST BE:
Made mostly from whole food, real ingredients. It’s impossible to find that in the freezer aisle!
Simple, approachable, and doable for the average cook. No complex instructions or ingredients.
Can be made fresh or frozen for later. Directions for both methods are included in every recipe.
Delicious! We only put recipes in our prep sessions that we personally love and that have been through rigorous taste testing (i.e. picky kids and husbands).
What You'll Make in Prep Session 13
Description: “Dump and go” is the mantra of this prep session. For each meal, you’ll toss seasoned meat into your cooker of choice, press a button to cook, then shred, and use in these diverse recipes. Melinda M. from our testing team said, “I like having the main protein prepped for our meals, as it seems to be easier for me to throw together sides on the fly.” Bonus: This session is fast!
Both picky and adventurous eaters go for this Mediterranean spin on pulled pork. The toppings make this dish a party in your mouth! However, if you have finicky eaters, they’ll still enjoy the pulled pork and cheese wrapped in a warm pita.
BBQ CHICKEN SLIDERS (X2)
Making delicious BBQ just got easier (and healthier) with these mini sammies. The perfectly seasoned, shredded chicken breasts are served on mini buns and topped with BBQ Sauce to make an easy weeknight meal.
SHREDDED BEEF NACHOS (X2)
Tender, seasoned shredded beef is served on a bed of tortilla chips with melty cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings.
Description: Hands down, this is one of our favorite prep sessions. Not only is it painless to prepare for the freezer, but it’s also pretty darn cheap! Tester Lucy K. said, “Allows me to give my kids a quick, nutritious breakfast without much thought when I’m still half asleep in the mornings.” Amen to that!
These no bake cookies made with all real food ingredients are perfect for a filling, grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Good fuel for athletes, too. Careful, it’s hard to stop at just one or two!
BLUEBERRY MUFFIN SMOOTHIE PACKS (X2)
Kids and adults alike enjoy this super nutritious smoothie that’s reminiscent of a comforting blueberry muffin. The spinach provides a tasteless, invisible health boost! You’ll prep individual smoothie packs for the freezer that you can dump in the blender with a little milk anytime.
BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL (X2)
This baked oatmeal recipe has it all. It’s healthy, easy, freezable, and delicious. It’s also gluten-free & dairy-free! You can feel good about filling your family’s tummies with this first thing in the morning.
Description:Some shared ingredients plus quite the variety of recipes (pork tenderloin, a baked casserole, and a form of pizza!) make this prep session affordable, easy to prep, and interesting. All these meals come together quickly on the other end of their freezer stay, making them great for busy nights.
With just the right balance of sweet, tangy, and umami flavors, this main dish hits all the right spots on the palette. Easy, kid-friendly, yet impressive!
BAKED CHEESY TORTELLINI WITH SPINACH (X2)
This oh-so-cheesy baked pasta is a great way to sneak in a little extra veggie. It’s easy to add in other ingredients (see ideas below), but we kept it pretty basic for quick assembly. Omit the pepperoni to make this vegetarian.
PIZZA BREAD (X2)
You select the toppings, and we’ll guide you through prepping this fun (and far easier) take on pizza. When ready to enjoy it, either bake it thawed or from frozen in no time.
Description:This prep session is all about versatility and a trip around the culinary world. Steak or chicken fajitas? Chicken or turkey mini burgers? Asian-marinated salmon or chicken? You choose the protein your family loves best and leave the rest of the mouthwatering flavors to us!
"ABSOLUTELY loved it! From the easy to understand instructions, the beautiful labels, the grocery list – it made everything flow so smoothly. I can’t say enough good things about the 1 Hour Freezer Prep Sessions!" - Kelli
"The food was a hit with the family and makes meal planning easier." - Jocelyn
"I have seriously tried about 10 different freezer plans and cookbooks over the years, but what you ladies are doing is hands down the only one that WORKED." - Meredith
"Thank you for creating meals that are easy to fix and taste great." - Heather
"I loved cooking along with you using the video tutorials. The printout of instructions was easy and straightforward. Everything went great. I’m so thankful!" - Kendra
"I just want to say thank you for creating the best freezer meals and recipes I have ever used!" - Amber
"The meals are absolutely phenomenal. My whole family, even my skeptic freezer meal hating husband, LOVES everything I've made. You've changed dinnertime for us." - Kristin
"I feel ridiculously proud of all of the healthy meals that I've prepped for my family." - Melinda
MEET THE FREEZER COOKING EXPERTS
Our mission is to help your home thrive, one delicious meal at a time.
For the past 10 years, we've developed and published freezer-friendly recipes on ThrivingHome.org, our site with over 6 million page views a year. We've also published two popular freezer meal cookbooks, From Freezer to Table and From Freezer to Cooker. Most importantly, we're both moms of three kids each who have to get dinner on the table every night for the people we love.
In our years of experience, we've learned how to use our time efficiently in the kitchen and churn out delicious freezer meals that taste like fresh meals. We love helping others do the same!
Rest assured, we've spent countless hours testing and perfecting each prep session, with the help of our amazing testing team. We are confident that 1 Hour Freezer Prep will be a game-changer in your kitchen.
-Polly Conner & Rachel Tiemeyer
COOK WITH POLLY & RACHEL
Every prep session comes with a FREE video tutorial.
You'll learn so much AND have a lot of fun!
WHAT MAKES 1 HOUR FREEZER PREP DIFFERENT THAN OTHER MEAL PREP SERVICES?
We are the only service that provides high quality, FREE video tutorials for every prep session.
WELL TESTED RECIPES
Every recipe is DELICIOUS.They have been tested multiple times by us and a recipe testing team.
SUPER SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
Our Freezer Foodies Facebook Group is a great place to ask questions, share recipe ideas, and learn from others.
SO MANY OPTIONS
We have a growing library of prep sessions for you to pick and choose from. We also provide ways to mix up the recipes!
Each prep session is a 13+ page digital download to use directly on your device or to print.
Here is a close-up look at all of the features in a prep session.
How do I get all of these products after purchase?
You will be immediately emailed the 1 Hour Freezer Prep digital files in a PDF formatthat you can save to your device and print. Use it directly on your tablet, phone, laptop, or desktop as an interactive PDF file and/or print it off. Some of our customers suggest laminating the prep sessions and placing them in a binder to have on hand.
In a follow up email, you will receive an invite to our "Freezer Foodies" Facebook group and a link to download the Freezer Cooking Quick Start Guide e-book.
Do you have an affiliate program?
Yes! If you are interested in becoming an affiliate, please hop over to the link below to learn more about our Affiliate Program.
A lot! But, don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Forbes.com says about your savings, “It is almost five timesmore expensive to order delivery from a restaurant than it is to cook at home. And if you’re using a meal kit service as a shortcut to a home cooked meal, it’s a bit more affordable, but still almost three times as expensive as cooking from scratch.”
When you have a meal prepped and ready to go, you’ll find yourself opting to eat at home more than ever! Not only that, you’ll buy ingredients in bulk and look for ones on sale, saving you even more.
Are the recipes healthy?
These meals are much healthier for your family than eating out or buying prepackaged food at the store. That’s because:
We strive to cook with as many whole food ingredients as possible. This means, for the most part, we cut out processed junk that includes yucky preservatives, additives, excess sodium, and excess sugar.
A John Hopkins study shows that people who cook their own food and eat at home regularly consume fewer calories, fat, and sugar than those who don’t. Without changing anything other than cooking at home from scratch, you WILL be eating a healthier diet!
When you cook at home, you’re in charge of what goes into your food. Feel free to cut back on fat, sugar, or sodium if you want.
Do you provide gluten-free or dairy-free options?
You bet. We have included options on every recipe possible (with just a few exceptions) to make them either gluten-free or dairy-free, if they aren’t already.
How many servings are in each freezer meal I prepare?
Each freezer meal yields 4-6 servings and sometimes more. It’s easy to increase the number of servings if you add some extra veggies or meat, though.
Do the recipes actually taste good after freezing?
The recipes in our prep plans are our “best of the best” and ones that all ages enjoy.
After freezer cooking for over a decade each, we have a high standard of what a great freezer meal is. These meals aren’t just good; they TASTE FRESH. We have personally created, taste tested, and tweaked hundreds of freezer meals over the years. This collection of recipes are delicious enough to make again and again.
Do the meals have to be frozen or can I eat them right after I prep them?
Every meal can be frozen for later or enjoyed fresh now!
If you want to eat a meal fresh (rather than freeze it), you’ll find the cooking instructions in the individual recipes. We also made a note of fresh ingredients you’ll need on hand, so you know how to cook it from fresh.
So, feel free to throw several in the refrigerator to use in the next few days and the rest in the freezer for a later date.
Do I have to print it out or will the prep session work from my phone/computer?
It’s totally up to you! We personally find it easier to have the session printed out, but it’s definitely not required. If you want to save on printing, you could just print the labels and use your device for everything else.
We’ve also designed this in a way that it works fine for a black and white printer.
How are the prep sessions different than what you share in your cookbooks and website?
Nowhere else do we have a resource like this--one that includes step-by-step instructions to stock your freezer with multiple meals at once, a complete shopping list for all recipes, and completed printable freezer labels. Everything is neatly designed for you to print and use again and again.
We’ve also had a testing team meticulously work through our sessions to make sure every step makes sense and that we’ve organized all of the information in the best way possible.
What kitchen equipment do I need to make these meals?
Every prep session has a specific equipment list, but here are some of the frequently asked questions we get.
What cooking methods do you use? You'll cook most of your meals on the stovetop or in the oven. However, we do have some recipes specifically for the slow cooker or a grill. For slow cooker recipes, we always link to an Instant Pot version and sometimes a stove/oven option. For grilling recipes, we link to a stove/oven option.
What do I store the meals in? For freezer meal storage, we mainly recommend using BPA-free, snap top (NOT zip top) 1 gallon freezer bags . For some recipes, you'll need glass or metal 8x8 or 9x9 inch square casserole dishes. You can see all our equipment recommendations in our Amazon Store here.
Do I need a deep freezer? You do not need a deep freezer for these prep sessions, although it's helpful to invest in a secondary freezer eventually if you want to stockpile meals for your family. A deep freezer will keep meals frozen solid longer, which means your meals will last longer in the freezer (6+ months). A regular freezer works fine (up to 3 months is optimal storage time) as long as you keep it at 0°F and store your meals in the back.
HAPPY BELLIES GUARANTEED!
We're so confident you'll love our prep plans that we'll refund your money if you aren't satisfied.
There's no reason not to try!
Start stocking your freezer with delicious meals today!
Prep Sessions 13-16 ($4.99/prep session)
Makes 24 Meals
Access to our private “Freezer Foodies” Facebook group