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Foods that tend to freeze well: Foods with high moisture content (such as soups); baked goods, burgers (sometimes uncooked will freeze better), burritos, casseroles, cooked beans, cooked grains, enchiladas, quiche, lasagna, manicotti, mashed potatoes, meatballs and meatloaf, pot pies, poultry, roasted meats, sauces, stuffed shells, taco fillings, tofu. Foods that do NOT freeze well: Egg- and cream-based sauces, instant rice, salad, stuffed poultry, hard-cooked eggs and fried foods.

Tip!

If you’re not sure a meal will freeze well, cook and freeze only a small portion the first time! If the quality is okay, then go ahead and freeze more in the future.

Group Activity: Divide participants into groups of 4-5. Give each group a sample restaurant meal (available in Session 12—Example Restaurant Meals), and ask them to think about ways to make the meal healthier (in some instances, they may just be able to point out what is unhealthy about the meal). Allow the groups 5 minutes to brainstorm , and then have the full group come together and go through each meal (each group can present its meal and thoughts to the broader group of women).

Facilitator Tip!

To do this activity with the entire group, read through a meal and allow individuals from the group to respond with thoughts about what might be unhealthy in the meal, and how to make it healthier. Go through as many meals as you have time for. It may also be helpful to pass out notecards and allow participants to write down the meal description as the facilitator describes it.

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