Nourishing Foundations’ Best Ever Stir-Fry Freezer Meal

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This delicious meal is super versatile and easily adapted to meet a variety of dietary needs depending on the type of vegetables, protein and rice used. Enjoy!

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NF Stir Fry Freezer Meal

This recipe can easily be adapted to accommodate a variety of diets (GAPS, Paleo, vegetarian, Whole 30 etc.) <br> <br>

Course: Main Course

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP Sesame seed oil
  • 1 TBSP Nut Butter of choice
  • 2 tsp ginger freshly grated or Dorot frozen cubes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or 1 cube Dorot frozen garlic
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 12 cup Soy sauce/Bragg liquid aminos or coconut aminoes Use coconut aminos if gluten free
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp Esther’s Gourmet salt or 1 tsp sea salt
  • 12 onion chopped
  • 1 lb Protein of Choice (chicken, beef, Tofu, Tempeh) Cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2-4 cups mixed veggies Use frozen stir fry veggies or mix/match whatever you have on hand
  • 14 cup water
  • 16 oz Rice of choice (white, brown rice or riced cauliflower

Directions

  1. In freezer bag (or blender) combine oil, nut butter, ginger, honey, ACV, Soy Sauce/Coconut Aminos & spices.
  2. Cut protein of choice into 1″ cubes
  3. Combine all ingredients in freezer bag.
  4. To Cook:
  5. Leave frozen stir fry MEAT bag (vegetable bag can stay frozen) in refrigerator for the day to thaw. To speed up the process, place frozen meat bag in a bowl of cold water. Meal does not have to be completely thawed before cooking.
  6. Heat oil (we suggest sesame seed oil, if you have it) in large skillet or medium sized pot over medium heat.
  7. Add thawed meat & sauce mixture to the pan and cook for approx. 5-10 minutes, until meat is cooked to your liking. (FYI: It’s best to undercook grass fed beef a bit.)
  8. Add frozen vegetable bag along with 1/4 cup of water. Allow all ingredients to simmer for approx. 5 minutes over low-med heat.
  9. Once vegetable/meat mixture is thoroughly heated (take care not to overcook the vegetables), add extra sauce and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  10. Serve meal over rice of choice (white, brown or riced cauliflower). Increase the amount of rice used to stretch this dish!

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Nourishing Foundations’ Caribbean Chili Freezer Meal

 

This makes a GREAT freezer meal! Feedback from my beta team included a 5 star rating and this comment: “We thoroughly enjoyed this meal; it was perfect!!!!” 

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Caribbean Chili Freezer Meal

This classic dish can easily be adapted to fit many different dietary needs! Esther’s unique seasonings add a special touch, but you can improvise if you don’t have her amazing spices handy. 🙂

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground beef, chicken, turkey or buffalo Unless you prefer the vegetarian version, in which case, omit!
  • 3 TBSP Esther’s Caribbean Chili or chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Esther’s Red Hot Pepper or hot pepper of choice
  • 2 tsp Esther’s West Indian Pepper or black pepper
  • 1 TBSP Esther’s G.O.G. or Garlic
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 14 oz Mirepoix or chop 1 small onion, 2 stalks celery, 2 carrots
  • 1 TBSP Chicken or Vegetable base Organic Better than Bullion works well
  • 2 TBSP Olive oil or avocado oil
  • 14 cup Water or chicken broth
  • 2 cups Beans of Choice, cooked Replace with sweet potato if following Paleo/Whole 30 diet
  • 2 cups Cooked sweet potato cut into bite sized chunks
  • 24 oz Tomato Sauce High quality, no sugar added, whole ingredients (we recommend (Victoria’s or Rao’s)
  • 28 oz Diced tomatoes Organic is best!
  • 12-16 oz Frozen sweet corn Omit if following Paleo/Whole 30 diet

Directions

  1. Combine meat, seasonings, garlic, mirepoix & chicken/vegetable base in freezer bag #1 and mix well.
  2. Combine beans, sweet potato, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce in freezer bag #2.
  3. To make on Stovetop:
  4. Leave frozen meal in refrigerator for the day to thaw. To speed up the process, place frozen meal bag(s) in a bowl of cold water.
  5. Heat 1 TBSP oil (coconut, avocado or olive oil recommended) in a pot over medium-high heat.
  6. Cook thawed meat mixture completely (~5 min). Add 1/4 cup water & allow to simmer for approx. 5 minutes.
  7. Combine meat with bag #2 (beans, sweet potatoes, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes). Allow to simmer, stirring frequently, for approx. 10 min.
  8. Mix in frozen corn (does not have to be defrosted).
  9. Serve over white rice, brown rice, or riced cauliflower and toppings of choice (cheese, avocado, sour cream etc.)
  10. Slow Cooker:
  11. 1. Heat oil in frying pan. Cook thawed meat mixture completely (~5 min)
  12. 2. Combine cooked meat mixture with all other ingredients EXCEPT for corn. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
  13. 3. Add frozen corn.
  14. To Cook in Instant Pot:
  15. 1. Using the sauté function on your Instant Pot, brown the ground beef mixture.
  16. 2. Add all other ingredients EXCEPT for corn.
  17. 3. Add lid and set Instant Pot to 40 minutes on manual.
  18. Allow for natural pressure release
  19. 3. Add corn at end.
  20. Serve with cheese, avacado, sour cream etc.

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