Alright my friends,
I now have the utmost respect for those of you who shop for weeks or for a month at a time.
This is not how I grocery shop…
all the power and props to those of you who do it this way.
I’m such a rookie, as I prefer to shop a week at a time.
I’ve found it’s the best way for me to keep my food budget in check.
But with everything going on in the world right now,
hubs and I decided to buckle down and be prepared for a few weeks.
Our pantry, refrigerator, and freezer were at their typical end-of-pay-period empty,
so it was definitely time to shop, anyways.
I just added on another week or two of menu planning.
And I got a lot of frozen food to last us through.
I thought we could chat dairy-free frozen food today.
Maybe it can help you stock up, too.
And these are foods my kids like, as well.
I stocked up, ladies. I did not hoard, ok?
I mean, one of everything isn’t hoarding, right?
Kidding…I got the basics. So let’s take a look.
And if you are stocking up with me,
here’s our dairy-free canned foods…
Now here’s the frozen goods.
Always check labels for yourself as ingredients can change.
DAIRY-FREE FROZEN FOOD
You may know we are huge fans of cooking whole chickens.
And these freeze well.
So I bought two.
Usually I buy smaller chickens, but this time I went for the mainstream brand.
For our family of four, we get two meals out of a roasted chicken….
plus 8-10 cups of chicken broth (so good for homemade soup).
In the same vein,
I grabbed a turkey breast.
The brand we like for Thanksgiving.
If it was a whole turkey with bones,
we would make turkey broth just like we make chicken broth.
But this is boneless…so no turkey broth this time.
Chicken broth is better, anyways.
This will sit in the freezer for later.
It will go well with the big bag of potatoes I bought…baked or mashed with turkey!
Frozen beef burger is another easy idea.
You can buy it already frozen so it will last awhile until you need it.
Or you can buy it fresh and freeze it yourself.
We are doing a little of both.
If we need something a little faster,
or a lot faster,
we are hitting up these dairy-free frozen chicken nuggets.
I know you’ll want the ingredients so here they are!
Need some breakfast protein?
If eggs don’t work with your allergies,
we love this brand of frozen sausage links.
It’s the only sausage we used for years.
You can get it in small boxes,
but this big bag from Walmart is the way to go!
We use these for breakfast sandwiches.
Here are the sausage ingredients for you.
Double check labels, as always.
Now for some of my favorites,
the fruits and vegetables.
And you can get them frozen…even in bulk, too!
I normally like to get frozen berries organic at Aldi and Walmart.
But with my emergency shopping, I grabbed the best bulk I could find.
They just keep better than apples, oranges, and bananas.
Great for vegan blueberry muffins.
For frozen vegetables,
be sure to check labels, as well.
Some seriously say they are processed with milk.
How in the world that happens, is beyond me.
Here are some store brand veggies I grabbed.
They are big bags that we can close up, kept frozen, and use for days.
Great for delicious vegetable soup.
While my kids love frozen peas, corn, carrots, etc…
frozen fries are more my style.
Especially sweet potato.
And I love this dairy-free brand.
We even made these in our air fryer….so gooooooood.
More of a white potato person?
Got ya covered.
We’ve been using these frozen fries forever.
Check labels, of course.
But there are several varieties that work for our allergies.
This was a huge bag that should last awhile.
Lastly, we decided to freeze some bread.
Because as you know, milk allergy families can’t just eat any old brand.
When we find a dairy-free and allergy-friendly bread,
it’s a slight miracle.
I grabbed three loaves and froze two of this store brand.
Albeit, thawed bread isn’t as good as fresh.
But it will work in a pinch, if milk-free bread is hard to find later.
And I think that’s all for now,
in this edition of my dairy-free frozen stock-up food.
Hope you all are staying safe and have dairy-free, allergy-friendly food on hand, as well.
I am so glad we are working on stocking our food and emergency supplies together.
You’ve all motivated me a ton.
And if you’d like even more help with your food allergy emergency kit, be sure to join me and 200 amazing allergy families in our membership.
There, we can really tackle projects like this together with lots of help, hope, and fun.
Together, we can do this!