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POYEL: The Best Foods to Buy in Bulk

To celebrate the release of the new Project Organize Your Entire Life eBook – Freezy Peasy: Freezer Cooking Made Easy, and to thank you guys for being such loyal readers, I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peak.

Inside you’ll find…

  • 50 kitchen-tested freezer recipes
  • 10 menu plans complete with shopping lists
  • Printable cooking labels for each meal and a reference chart for the freezer door to help you keep track of it all.

I LOVE the labels and reference list – it helps so much in keeping things from becoming lost forever in a dark freezer corner. You’ll also find lots of tips and tricks on how to truly become a freezer cooking pro.


  • A 10-step plan for getting your freezer ready as well as tips on which containers to use for setting up the ultimate freezer kitchen.
  • Advice on how to shop, store, and defrost smart in order to eliminate waste and save money.
  • Detailed explanations of which foods freeze well, which don’t, and instructions on how to easily and efficiently throw together a whole slew of freezer meals in one sitting.

Today, I’m sharing our list of the best items to nab in bulk in order to have a well (and inexpensively) stocked kitchen…

Freezer Cooking eBook - this method of making the meals with my kids on the weekend and then heating and serving on weeknights has saved dinnertime for our family!

Here are 13 items we find are always to buy in bulk plus 5 tools of the trade you may also want to stock up on the next time you’re at Costco or Sam’s Club:

  1. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. Hamburger
  3. Sirloin steak
  4. Flank steak
  5. Pork tenderloin
  6. Pork chops
  7. Shredded Cheese
  8. Canned tomatoes
  9. Spaghetti sauce
  10. Spices
  11. Olive oil
  12. Pasta
  13. Minced garlic
  14. Large ziptop freezer bags
  15. Reusable storage containers
  16. Heavy duty aluminum foil
  17. Plastic wrap
  18. A good set of knives

Want to learn more?  Check out our Freezy Peasy: Freezer Cooking Made Easy info. page.



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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

gina March 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

Is that your frig? If it is I am so jealous! Yes, I am jealous of your refrigertaor – haha – its so pretty and organized!!


mpmk March 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

No, it’s not. But it is the fridge of our lovely contributor Jen. You can see more of her organizational fabulous at her blog here:



antonia suzanne March 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

just signed up for the newsletter! can’t wait!!


mpmk March 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Me either Antonia :)


abi March 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

As a clean eater, how do you feel about the meat and cheese from these warehouse chains? I also struggle with how to do this freezer planning (which I started a few months ago) without filling up my trash with lots of plastic and waste…what do you think? Is it just a small tradeoff in the grand scheme?


mpmk March 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Hi Abi,

Great question. I would describe myself more on the road to becoming a clean eater. What I learned from the lovely ladies at Prescribe Nutrition was really how my body feels when I fill it with whole foods. So right now my goal is to cut out sugar and processed foods as much as possible. It’s a process and I hope to keep making progress with it.

As for the waste associated with freezer planning. I try my best to use glass whenever I can but I agree, its not always ideal.


holly March 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Thanks for the information, ideas and list.. I try so hard to be organized in this area but never feel that I am accomplishing much. Good to know its not always easy for others, either, but so worth doing! :)


Natalie April 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Where r white bins from? Thx!


Christina October 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Sorry, but using containers with sloping sides likE these wastes very space.


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