Productive Mama’s Freezer Meal Club Guide & Success Course: A Review

By Melissa Batai

Have you tried freezer cooking (sometimes called once a month cooking) before? Having a freezer cooking day can be a great way to stock the freezer with healthy, homemade meals without a lot of ingredients you don’t want. Then, if you’re going to have a busy day, you simply pull a meal out of the freezer the night before, and when dinner time rolls around, viola, your food is ready.

While the benefits of freezer cooking are obvious, many people choose not to freezer cook because, let’s be honest, spending all day, even if it is only one full day, in the kitchen is kind of a drag.

There’s a huge mess to clean up, and you may be exhausted at the end of the day, which can diminish your excitement at having a freezer full of meals for the month.

If you’d like to make freezer cooking more fun, one way to do that is to get together with a group of friends and cook freezer meals together or exchange the meals you make. If you’re thinking of doing this, one excellent guide is Amylee Udell’s e-course, Freezer Meal Club Guide & Success Course: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run a Successful Freezer Meal Club.

About the Freezer Meal Club Guide & Success Course

This course contains over 2.5 hours of lessons. The lessons are as follows:
1. Course Contents
2. Freezer Meals Are Awesome
3. Why a Club?
4. General Club Considerations
5. Types of Freezer Meal Clubs
6. The Cooking Club
7. The Exchange Club
8. The Dinner Club
9. Handling Money
10. Handling Food
11. Handling Challenges
12. The Blessing Meals
13. Conclusion and Objections
14. Bonus Materials

This course includes many extras to make the process of organizing a freezer meal club so much easier. The extras include:
  • Freezer Meal Club Benefits (one page)
  • Getting Started Worksheet
  • Cooking Club Procedure Guide (to help you prepare for your very first cooking club session)
  • Exchange Club Procedure Guide
  • Dinner Club Procedure Guide
  • Assessment to help you determine which type of club you’d like best
  • Flexible Meal Planner Guide
  • Freezer Meal Club Benefits Hand Out
  • Sample Cooking/Assembly Day Recipes, shopping list, and recipe cards

What You Will Learn from This Course

There are so many things you’ll learn in this course! Udell describes the three different types of freezer meal clubs as well as explaining how to set a group up and how to handle problems when they occur.

I’ve been freezer cooking for over 10 years now, but never as part of a group. This course taught me many things I didn’t know about freezer cooking groups. In addition, I originally thought that I didn’t really know of anyone who would want to form a freezer cooking group, but Udell lists so many possible groups to consider when looking for freezer meal cooking club members, I now feel quite certain I could find some people to do this with me.

A freezer cooking club can take the drudgery out of spending a boring day all by yourself in the kitchen making meals. Plus, since there are other people making different meals that you exchange, you’ll get more variety every month in the meals that are stocked in your freezer, and who wouldn’t like that?

This course probably isn’t best for you if you’re brand new to freezer cooking, but if you have some experience and would like to ramp up your freezer cooking efforts, have some fun with friends, and get a variety of meals to eat during the month with the least amount of effort (don’t we all want that?!), then this course may be right for you.