Looking for recommendations for freezer-friendly recipes with lots of vegetables and less grains/carbs.
So, I love to have a freezer full of quick meals I can grab and take to work or heat up at the end of a long day. But I find that a lot of the vegetarian recipes I freeze (e.g. lasagna, burritos, stuffed peppers) tend to be light on the actual veggies and/or heavy on the carbs, which I'd just as soon minimize.
I'm not strictly low-carb/anti-grain, so I don't care if there's some of that in the recipe. I am also not a vegetarian, so recipes with a little bacon, chorizo, chicken broth, or whatever are fine, I just prefer to let a little meat go a long way and have vegetables (and usually legumes) play a larger role in the recipe. Cheese and other dairy are also A-OK, assuming everything freezes well. Soy is not a problem.
Some things I'm already doing:
- Lentil soup with carrots, onions, and tomato
- Bean-based chili with tomato
- Tomato soup
- So much soup
Some things I would especially love to have more of:
- Recipes where the veggies dominate and taste awesome
- Recipes that are not too complicated and/or can easily be made in big batches
- Dishes that are hearty enough to serve as lunch on their own
- But I'd also love less-filling vegetable-centric dishes that could be paired up with something heartier
- Things that can be heated up at work in the microwave (easiest) or toaster oven (still doable) are best
Lay it on me! What are the curries, gratins, casseroles and stews I'm missing?