We're talking all about Instant Pot Freezer Meal Menu Plans today and I couldn't be more excited! Get ready to discover my life-saving hack for how to eat wholesome food, save time, and spend more memorable moments with the ones you love. Did I mention all new Menu Plans and Shopping lists every month? Dinner time freedom coming your way!
Do I ever have such a treat for you today!
I am bouncing-in-my-chair, heart-fluttering-in-my-chest, chills-up-to-the-top-of-my-head, EXCITED to tell you all about an incredible project I've been working on!
First, a little background:
(As you read, enjoy some photos of recipes that will be on the menu):
(Psst, if you'd like to skip my roller coaster story, jump to the section titled INSTAFREEZE MEALS ONLINE or leave your email here to receive a FREE Sneak Peek of our InstaFreeze Meals Menu Plan)
MY NURSING CAREER
In 2004, I set off to save the world after graduating from nursing school, determined that I was going to inspire hundreds, maybe even thousands to be healthier, eat better, and exercise every day of their lives.
It didn't take long to discover that the few short days I cared for patients in a hospital setting really didn't make a huge difference in people's lives.
I decided to go back to school to earn my Nurse Practitioner degree so that I might be able to work more closely with patients and REALLY “make a difference.” People will surely think I know what I'm talking about if I have “NP” in my title, right!?
Well, life has a funny way of teaching you things. More specifically, life has a great way of teaching you that the books you read and the statistics you preach don't always equate to you knowing everything without a solid “walk in someone else's shoes” type of lesson.
I ran myself into the ground during those years. Literally, I ran and ran and ran thinking that running 50-60 miles a week and being able to run a marathon somehow meant I was healthy.
My “healthy” diet was hardly nourishing and along with all this came health problems, infertility, depression, etc.
A MOTHERHOOD SWITCHBACK
Amidst these rocky years, I was blessed to have my wonderful daughter. Being a mom forces you to stop thinking about yourself day in and day out, and it was because of her that my road to healing started.
When you're suddenly directly in charge of another little human's health, there is an intense need to “GET IT RIGHT“!
I spent many, many hours in study, trying to figure out the perfect way to do things, the perfect things to feed her and myself, the perfect amount of activity, the perfect way to live life . . . then life decided I wasn't quite getting it so . . .
“Marci, you're having twins.”
That pregnancy and first 2 years of twin life is a whole other story that I could talk about for days about but in short, it forced me to get VERY uncomfortable and discover once and for all, THERE IS NO PERFECT, MARCI. LET IT GO.
DEFINING HEALTHY LIVING
Now to say that I'm a completely different person and that I have everything figured out now would be an enormous lie.
I still like things as close to perfect as I can get them, I still oftentimes forget to look around and enjoy the view, I still feel anxious when I don't get to have full control of my environment, and my husband still has to remind me that sometimes eating at Taco Bell at midnight in a scary, dark town is okay and actually tastes amazing.
And amidst all the ups and downs, I've learned to love life; I've learned to sometimes let utter chaos just happen; I've learned to stop striving for perfection and forgive and love myself every road bump along the way.
To summarize, I feel like I'm a few steps closer to understanding what “Healthy Living” actually means.
To wake up each day with hope amidst whatever is going on around me. To feel love for myself and everyone around me no matter what happened the day before. To realize that I'm perfectly imperfect and get as many chances to figure things out as I need . . . Now that is what healthy living means to me.
With that new definition, my view of food, exercise, and meditation has evolved significantly.
I believe wholesome food was put on this earth to bring us joy and nourishment. Our bodies were meant to move AND rest. Our minds and thoughts are to be cared for with love and forgiveness. And loved ones around us are meant to be cherished above all other distractions this life might bring.
“Perhaps, a part of my life purpose is to share that message,” I thought.
WELCOME TO THE INTERNET!
And so began my blogging life, full of unexpected twists and turns, opportunities and roadblocks, accomplishments and failures. IT HAS BEEN A RIDE, to say the least.
After blogging for a few years, sharing my recipes, and telling my stories, I suddenly felt like my road was about to take a sharp turn.
And so it did.
My younger sister Maegan approached me over a year ago with the idea of offering local Instant Pot freezer meal classes where we would provide a space for people to come and prepare freezer meals for their Instant Pot.
So we did it! And my goodness, was that ever an uphill battle. We learned more in this past year than we ever realized we needed to learn about running a business.
It was confirmed to us many times, often at the most discouraging of moments, that we were on the journey God wanted us to be on, and that we needed to keep going. And so, with my little sis by my side . . .
INSTAFREEZE MEALS WAS BORN!
In the summer of 2019, we started holding our InstaFreeze Meals class locally and prayed that it would do well.
In the beginning, sales were slow. We were texting friends, begging family, and handing out free classes just to get a sale. With every sale (which would happen maybe three times a week) we would call each other, cheer, and get ridiculously excited.
In the past 8 months, we've finally stopped texting each other with every sale we make because those sales have now equated to multiple a day!
While we are still giddy and grateful for every single one, we've agreed to get some work done instead of proclaiming a need to celebrate each and every sale.
With the growth of our local classes came many emails from others asking how they could participate from Texas, California, Australia, Hungary, etc.
So we dove in to figure out the answer, and that is precisely what I want to present to you today:
To reach the masses we have now created an online version of our InstaFreeze Meals class so that anyone in the world can participate in the exact menu we are preparing in our local towns.
Sadly, we couldn't think of how to do all of your shopping, chopping, and cleaning up for you (sorry!), but what we have done is the next best thing.
With an InstaFreeze Meals Online subscription, you will have access to our menu every month. That means you will be provided with everything you need to create and freeze the meals from your own home. Included in the monthly packet:
- Recipe cards to all 15 Instant Pot freezer meals for that month with easy and clear instructions on how to properly assemble, freeze, and cook your dinner.
- A perfectly organized shopping list to make online ordering or a trip to the grocery store a breeze – Bonus! We created a 3-4 serving shopping list as well as a 6-8 serving list!
- A step by step checklist to make the assembly process as efficient as possible
- Tips and tricks on how to flawlessly incorporate this pressure cooker freezer meal technique into your life
- Printable Monthly Calendar for you to schedule in your InstaFreeze Meals
- Printable Weekly Calendar to more specifically plan out your menu for the week with room to add the perishable groceries you might need
Each month features a new seasonal menu to keep dinner time exciting and add variety to your life.
Along with the above packet, we have also created an upgrade bundle for anyone who wants to take their Instant Pot and freezer meal love a little further. Included in the bundle is:
- My digital copy of Master the Electric Pressure Cooker cookbook which includes over 100 Instant Pot recipes that to this day are some of our most favorite and frequently made recipes
- My go-to printable timesheets for cooking many varieties of Dried Beans and Oats to perfection
- An illustrated and foolproof printable for how to make perfect Instant Pot Yogurt every single time
- My best tips and tricks for how you can save mega time and money just by owning an Instant Pot
- Video tutorials on how to cut your meat for freezing, tips and tricks for how to efficiently prepare hard to cut vegetables, how to have your frozen meal dinner cooking with less than a minute of prep, how to prepare easy roasted side dishes from the frozen food aisle, and more!
The upgrade bundle is a one time purchase and is yours forever! Plus, as it grows and evolves, you will continue to have access to all of the new content.
DREAM BIG, THEN DREAM BIGGER
Like a little 9-year-old girl, I lay awake at night dreaming about each one of you discovering the magic and freedom of this style of cooking. It has drastically decreased my dinner time stress level, MASSIVELY decreased the amount of after dinner clean up, and most important of all, it has allowed me to be more present with my family and soak up every bit of their after school stories.
We hear similar stories from our class members time and time again and with each story, my sister and I call each other and celebrate with a heart full of gratitude that we are actually making a small difference in this world, and sparking a positive change in the family home.
It has been such a blessing to serve you all so far, and I am elated at the thought that we can reach even more of you!
We are now offering this program at a low price of $14.99 a month with the hopes that many can afford to reap the rewards it has to offer. I promise you that for that price, you will, without a doubt:
- Save time and money,
- Eat nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying food
- Have more freedom, enjoyment, and cherished memories at your dinner table
This sale price ends on February 15th, so jump on this offer quick!
If you would like a sneak peek before you purchase, you can grab three of our freezer meals for FREE! Included are the recipe cards, shopping lists, and step by step checklist for creating your meals. This will give you an idea of how organized and easy this system is and I hope that it will have you excited for more! Sign up here to get the packet sent straight to your inbox!
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
If you know of anyone who might be interested in our InstaFreeze Meals menu plans, will you take a second and share a link to this page with them? Think of new moms, busy families, empty nesters, single parents, or basically anyone that enjoys a rock star status meal any night of the week!
FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS . . .
Thank you for your wonderful feedback so far, We are honored that you would trust us and let us into your homes each night at dinner time and we promise to work hard to continue to create new and exciting menus every single month for you to cherish and joyfully devour!
I invite you to consider what healthy living means to you! It will look different to every individual and that's exactly how it's supposed to be!
On your journey to discovery, I would like to suggest that good food, less stress, and lots of family dinners together might help you discover the true meaning for you, very soon.
XO Marci and Maegan