As we continue to quarantine and try to avoid crowds (like at the grocery store) during the coronavirus pandemic, The Doctors are happy to share three of their favorite meals you can prep at the beginning of the week and then have ready in the freezer.
For each of these meals, all you will need to do is re-heat the dinner and a stress-free meal will be ready in just minutes.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork loves to make a baked chicken and broccoli casserole, and he suggests to line the casserole dish with foil which will allow you to quickly freeze the meal and then remove from the dish (and it will retain its shape), so you can continue to use the dish for other meals.
OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry is a fan of red lentil soup, which is packed with protein and fiber and she says it will last for up to 3 months. When storing the soup in the freezer, she suggests putting it in a gallon plastic bag and writing the name and date, so you will know how long to enjoy it. When making soups with dairy, seafood or potatoes, she warns that freezing can affect the taste of the dish.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon suggests prepping turkey chili, great for the fall season and the big game. He loves using ground turkey, garlic, onion, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and any additional spice you enjoy. To prevent freezer burn she suggests removing as much air as possible in the plastic bag when storing.
*Stay informed on the latest information on the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization and learn about prevention methods and what to do if you are infected.