Why You Should Use Freezer Meals Instead of Hitting the Drive Thru

Why You Should Use Freezer Meals Instead of Hitting the Drive Thru

Your son’s soccer practice got out late and you’ve forgotten to take out something for dinner. It’s already 7:30, and you have no idea what in the world you’re going to feed your family. Your daughter is in the back seat complaining how hungry she is, and after a long and stressful day you’ve had enough. So you hit the drive thru and tell yourself you’ll cook something tomorrow. This scenario probably sounds all too familiar. We are all extremely busy, and takeout is so tempting when you already have so much on your plate.

The concept of freezer meals has been around for quite awhile now, and this household is no stranger to them. If you are considering freezer cooking or have ever found yourself victim to the drive thru, then I’m hoping to change your mind! In this post, I’m going to show you why you should use freezer meals instead of hitting the drive thru.

It’s just as convenient

One of the reasons fast food is so popular is the convenience factor. For a delivery fee, or a few minutes out of your way on the way home, you can have dinner on the table in minutes! You tell yourself you can’t possibly make a home cooked meal for your family and have it be this easy. Freezer meals really are just as convenient! When you decide to hit the drive thru, you have to wait in line, place your order, and then head back home. With freezer meals, you just take it out of your freezer and pop it in the oven. There are no extra trips needed, and you don’t have to do any extra work!

Freezer meals are always healthier

Fast food meals are packed with sodium, calories, and fat. You are trading healthy foods for convenience when you choose to hit the drive thru instead of cooking at home. Freezer meals take all the perks of a homemade dish and put it in a more convenient form. Your meals will have more nutritional value, and you can bet they are going to be a lot better for you and your family.

You don’t have to leave the house

So this one may be a lazy reason, but it’s true! When you decide you’re going to hit the drive thru, you have to go back out of your home to get the food! If you have to stop at the drive thru on your way home from work or errands, you are delaying your time at home. Freezer meals are located right in your freezer, and you can still enjoy a quick meal or a no mess meal by just opening up your freezer and turning on the oven or slow cooker.

You can still enjoy foods you love

While you may be craving a spaghetti casserole one night, it can be far easier to just pick something up instead. That casserole will take so much work to make, and frankly, you just don’t feel like it. One of the perks of freezer meals is that you can cater to your cravings! What are you in the mood for that night? Baked ziti? Go ahead and take it out of the freezer and put it in the oven. I know we all get fast food cravings sometimes, but you can’t beat having your favorite foods at your disposal!

Freezer meals still offer the same convenience you love about the drive thru, but without all the hassle! As you can see, there are so many reasons to skip the drive thru and hit the freezer instead. Not to mention – it’s so much cheaper to prepare your own meals!


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  1. Great tips!! Now with my Instant Pot, I can make extra and then have it ready for whenever, as well. Love these ideas – so much healthier than take out.

  2. That’s an awesome plan! I love my Instant Pot <3

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