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My Diet-Friendly Freezer, and Other Things I’m Thinking About (1-6-15)

Having diet-friendly options in the freezer can really help when you’re trying to stay on track!

One of my goals for the new year is to be more consistent about sharing these Things I’m Thinking About on Tuesday posts, so I’m kicking off 2015 with something I should have shared long ago!  Above is a shot of my diet-friendly freezer, which is so helpful when I need a few days or weeks of more carb-conscious eating.  I always have heat-and-eat dinners in the freezer, and I love having labeled bins of leftovers that I’ve labeled for Phase One (lowest-carb) or Phase Two (carb-conscious but less strictly low-carb).

Of course if you’re a food blogger it’s probably easier to keep the freezer stocked up like this, but cooking on the weekends and freezing things is how I started out on South Beach (back in 2004!) and it still works well for me.  (You can use the photo index page for Can Freeze if you’d like to know what recipes on this site will freeze well.)

Now here are a few more things I’ve been thinking about this week . . .

I love the high-fiber, low-carb tortillas and pita bread from Joseph’s Bakery and they’re 20% off until January 14! If you’re interested, visit JosephsBaker.com and use the code NEWYEARS when you order.  (As always, Joseph’s Bakery has no idea I’m sharing this here and they’ve never sent me free stuff or paid me to promote their products.)

It’s true that sometimes people are intimidated about inviting you for dinner if they know you’re a food blogger.  Maybe this food writer’s pledge can help?

My friend Lydia loves Poufs, and I understand why!

The internet is full of photos of amazing places, but this collection of 22 Astonishing Places is worth taking a look. 

What do you think of this list of Eight Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read?

And finally, from The Salt:  Cutting Back on Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead to More Weight Loss.

(That’s all for today, but you can use the label Things I’m Thinking About to see more round-ups like this one.)  What have you been thinking about this week?  Please share in the comments, and if you’re spotted something especially interesting, links are welcome.

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    13 Comments on “My Diet-Friendly Freezer, and Other Things I’m Thinking About (1-6-15)”

  1. Hi Merisi,
    Glad you like my freezer organizing method. As for the lists like this one, yes we can certainly ignore them at will. I was just surprised at some of the books that this person felt *everyone intelligent person* should read. Not sure I agreed with too much of the list myself.

  2. Love the exemplary organisation of your diet-friendly freezer, Kalyn! Something to aspire to, thank you.

    The list of books leaves me wondering about the author's intent. This list seems even more arbitrary than others. I love Brainpickings, but this was one's not among my favorite articles. Anyway, we are free to ignore this lists, aren't we?

  3. I’m just starting on phase one , so I would love to know what are in the containers. I have no problems with breakfast and lunch ideas but I am having a hard time figuring out what to have for dinner. I also love your freezer organization!

    • Cindy, there's an entire index of Phase One Recipes on the site so there are plenty of options. You can also choose photo for Phase One in the section for Low-Carb Recipes. Those will almost all be phase one.

  4. I have freezer envy.

  5. That is possibly the most organized freezer I have ever seen! I am impressed. 🙂 My freezer leftovers are nicely labeled, but that's about it. Maybe I should experiment with a bin system…

    • Eileen, I like this because I don't get tempted with other stuff if I'm looking for something that's Phase One!

  6. That's a beautifully organizer freezer. I need to clean mine out and restock it with heat-and-eat meals too.

  7. I've added a link to your post and copy of your picture to my Less of Me Blog. Is that okay with you? If not, I'll delete it.

    • Don't know why I didn't see this, must have published those comments from my phone. That's fine to add a link and copy of the photo, thanks!

  8. Thanks for posting this. I've been looking for freezer friendly recipes. Great post. Happy New Year to you – love your blog.