If you’re like the average family, there’s at least one or two nights each week when you’re too tired to cook.  The natural options are to either order pricey takeout or feed your family a meal that was purchased from an unhealthy drive-thru menu. These options are not only unhealthy, but quite expensive as well. If a family of four spends an  average of $40 for pizza on Tuesday night and $25 on fast food on Friday night that comes to a total cost of $65 per  week or $260 just on takeout each month. Safeguard yourself against the takeout effect by preparing healthy dinners  ahead of time and simply reheating them on the nights that you are too tired to cook a full meal.

Below is a list of three healthy recipes that will thrive in the freezer and defrost quickly for your family to eat on a busy night. Each recipe is intended to feed a family of four.

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  • -1lb of ground turkey
  • -1/2 cup of salsa
  • -1 cup of cooked brown rice
  • -1 large onion
  • -1 package of taco seasoning
  • -1 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • -8 large, soft whole wheat tortillas
  • -1 15oz can of re-fried beans


  1. Cook the brown rice according to the package directions. Dice the onion and place in a skillet to brown with the turkey. Allow the onions and ground turkey to brown, then drain. Add the cooked rice and taco seasonings to the turkey and continue to heat for a few more minutes according to the taco seasoning instructions.
  2. Lay out your tortillas and spread an even layer of re-fried beans onto the center of the tortillas. Spoon a generous amount of the turkey mixture onto the tortilla and add a layer of salsa and mozzarella cheese to each. Seal the ends and roll your burritos. Wrap each in a layer of aluminum foil and place into freezer-safe bags and store in the freezer. To reheat, unwrap each burrito, place them on a microwave safe plate and microwave for two minutes.


Calories: 1746 cal
Carbohydrates: 274 g
Fat: 38 g
Sodium: 3886 g
Cholesterol: 92 g
Protein: 79 g
Fiber: 34 g
Author Bio
Ron Thompson is an avid blogger who loves to camp and writes for Del-Immune V® immune system supplements, a unique pro-biotic supplement made
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