We provide 12 different menu types so that you can choose the best one for your dietary needs and budget!
Here is a short introduction to each menu, or you can view this post for additional details. Also, bear in mind that our members can create completely custom menus using our database of over 6,000 freezer friendly recipes and over 400 pre-made menus! You can also search by a variety of other tags in such as Nut Free, Gluten Free, AIP, Diabetic, GAPS, Vegan, and more!
The original Once a Month Meals menu, created to get people out of the drive through line and back to the table! Recipes are easy to prepare, family friendly, and include everyday ingredients.
This menu is for those who own a slow cooker, also more commonly known as a Crock-Pot! The recipes in this menu include a variety of dietary types from your mom’s home cooking to vegetarian and diet dishes! The recipes in these menus are many times very easy to assemble and make freezer cooking even faster and more efficient!
This menu is for those who own a programmable pressure cooker! Here at Once A Month Meals we like the Instant Pot in particular, but any brand will do! The recipes in this menu include a variety of dietary types, but all recipes can be cooked from FROZEN! Yes, you read that right. Try this menu out if you want to make freezer cooking even faster and more efficient!
Replaces processed convenience items with homemade or real ingredients. On this menu, we like to mix family favorites (sometimes adapted with whole grains or natural sweeteners) with a few more adventurous dishes that highlight seasonal produce or exotic spices.
A.K.A. the “caveman” or “primal” diet. Paleo features “hunter-gatherer” ingredients such as meat, eggs, seasonal produce, nuts, and natural sweeteners. What you won’t see on the paleo menu: grains, soy, dairy, legumes, sugar, or processed foods.
The guidelines for this menu are based on the Ketogenic Diet, a pattern of eating that is designed to promote a state of ketosis in the body. In general, the Keto diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrate, and moderate in protein.
Diabetes-Friendly menus include a wide variety of satisfying recipes that are carb-controlled, contain a sensible amount of sodium, and are packed with nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, non-starchy vegetables, lean protein sources, and healthy fats. Recipes follow the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.
Reduces fat, counts calories, and tallies points (Weight Watchers). This menu was designed for those who loved our Traditional freezer cooking offerings but wanted to lighten up their meals. Whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and vegetables are featured.
Intended for the typical vegetarian, including a variety of grains, beans, and seasonal produce, and the occasional meat substitute.
GLUTEN FREE DAIRY FREE
Tailored to the average individual or family who has to remove gluten and/or dairy from their diet. It uses some special gluten free baking ingredients and dairy substitutes but has a generally simple grocery list comprised of naturally GFDF ingredients.
We rotate through specialty diets intended for those with food allergies, food sensitivities, or specific medical needs. You can expect to see Autoimmune Protocol, Low Histamine, GAPS, Diabetic, Whole30, Nut Free, and others.
Mini menus are simply smaller menus that take less time to cook. Mini’s are perfect for the cook who is new to freezer cooking, short on time, short on space or just wanting to stock the fridge for a special occasion or season. They cover everything from shortened versions of the menus listed above, use of a certain seasonal or sale ingredient, special diets, side dishes, or seasonal needs like grilling or holiday fare.
BABY & TODDLER
This menu covers purees, finger foods, and even lunch box meals. These menus and recipes are a valuable resource for anyone committed to cooking homemade baby food or keeping your kiddos out of the cafeteria line this year.
(Baby/Toddler menus are not released monthly as the others but on a periodical basis.)