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Freezer Meals
by Jennifer Pierce

  • Content Focus:
  • Food/Beverages/Gourmet,
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  • Recipe

Dinner  time is often a challenge.    Deciding on what meal to serve, making  sure you have all the ingredients, and then taking the time to prepare ingredients and cook.    It's exhausting!  Then cross your fingers and hope your family actually eats whatever you decided to make.  Ha!    

 

How do you think your family would react if you said "We're having CHOCOLATE for dinner!"?   Shock and delight?   Read on to see how you can have chocolate in a healthy dinner for your family, and it's easier than you think!

 

The Cocoa Exchange has introduced a Freezer Meal Set   that includes 11 of their cocoa-infused products and a recipe book to make dozens of simple, delicious meals for your family!  Recently, I invited a couple friends over for a Freezer Meal Workshop!   Check out this clip from the event: 

In addition to these Turkey Spinach Meatballs, we also prepped  4 other meals!  In fact, all these meals were low carb and low sugar!   Yes!  It's chocolate and it's low sugar!  Wow!    This was perfect for my family, because we have been trying the low carb Keto Diet.  Of course, not all the recipes are low carb, so there is something for everyone.  The recipe book includes 17 freezer meal recipes and you can find even more recipes on the  Cocoa Exchange Recipe Blog www.tcerecipes.com 

So far, everything that we have made has been delicious!!  YUM!   Here are the recipes...

 

Mushroom Marsala Meatloaf

1.5 lbs Ground Beef

8 mushrooms, sliced

1/4 cup diced onion

1/2 cup TCE Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Mix together.  Form into loaf.  Freeze.  When ready, defrost and bake at 350* for 45 minutes.

 

Mexican Chicken Fajitas

3 peppers, sliced

1 onion, sliced

2 Tbs TCE Sweet n Spicy Cocoa Rub

2 chicken breasts, cut into strips

1/3 cup TCE Mexican Simmer Sauce

Add all ingredients in freezer bag.  Freeze.  When ready to cook, dump  ingredients into frying pan and saute until desired doneness.  Serve on rice or tortillas.  

Zucchini Lasagna

2 zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch lengthwise slices

1 lb Ground Beef

10 oz Bella Mushrooms, sliced

1/2 onion, diced

15 oz jar Tomato Sauce

3/4 cup TCE Mushroom Marsala Sauce

15oz Ricotta Cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesean

1/4 cup Basil leaves, chopped

8 oz Mozzarella, shredded

Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat.  When cooked, drain fat. Saute olive oil, mushrooms, and onions for 5 minutes, then add Marsala Sauce and Tomato Sauce.  Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.  In a bowl, combine ricotta , parmesean, basil and salt and pepper.  To assemble, ladle meat sauce on bottom of 8 x 8 disposable pan.  Next, add a single layer of zucchini followed by meat sauce, a layer of ricotta mix, and a layer of mozzarella.  Repeat these layerss and end with mozzarella on top.  Freeze.  When ready, defrost.  Bake for 20-25 mins at 350* F until bubbly and browned.  

Beef and Veggie Meatloaf with Bacon & BBQ Glaze

1 lb Ground Beef

1 egg white

1/2 cup breadcrumbs or almond flour

1/8 cup TCE Carolina BBQ Sauce

2 shakes soy sauce

1/4 cup onion, diced

1/2 zucchini , grated (squeeze liquid out)

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

2 slices Bacon, cut in half

1/2 cup TCE Carolina BBQ Sauce, for basting

In a bowl, combine all ingredients except bacon.  Mix well and form a loaf.  Lay bacon slices on top.  Freeze.  When ready, defrost and glaze with Carolina BBQ Sauce.  Bake at 400*  for 15 minutes.  Baste with more sauce and bake an additional 15 minutes.  Slice and enjoy. 

 

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.    Click HERE to get the Freezer Meal Set at  20% OFF!   

To purchase these and other delicious chocolate products, visit www.QueenOfCocoa.com  or contact Jenn Pierce, The Cocoa Queen, at 240-821-3009 or MyCocoaExperience@gmail.com

 

About the Contributor

Jennifer Pierce / Cocoa Queen

The Cocoa Exchange Hagerstown, MD

Hi! I'm Jenn, the Cocoa Queen! I have a blast sharing chocolate with new friends at in-home tasting parties! From Chocolate Martinis to Chocolate Hot Sauce, there is truly something for everyone. This benefits of this company are endless: free luxury vacations, one of the best compensation plans in the industry, backed by billion-dollar Mars, Inc., and tons of support. Is it work if you are having this much fun?
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