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31 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals

By January 3, 2016Freezer Prep Session

Do you want to eat healthier this year?  Stock your freezer with healthy crockpot meals!  After trying hundreds of freezer crockpot meals last year, I decided to compile a list of my 31 favorites that are healthy, delicious, and budget-friendly too.

31 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals

If you’re new to freezer crockpot meals, here’s why I love them: 

  1. They’re super easy to make.  (Simply combine the raw meat, vegetables, and spices in plastic baggies and freeze.)
  2. They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers at all. Yay!
  3. I can prep a bunch at once and save a ton of money at the grocery store.

Since I’ve made hundreds of freezer crockpot meals, I decided to compile a list of my 31 favorites that are perfect for the new year.  These are all healthy meals that I feel good serving my family.

31 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals

I know some people aren’t used to mixing raw meat and vegetables, but it’s safe in the freezer.  I did a lot of research when I was writing my Complete Freezer Cooking Bundle and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service explains that freezing to 0 °F inactivates any microbes present in food (such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds).  That means it’s perfectly safe to freeze these meals and cook them later in your crockpot.

I’ve tried every single one of these recipes myself and can vouch that they’re healthy, delicious, and easy to make.  Enjoy, Friends!

31 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals

  1. Zuppa Toscana with Sweet Potatoes
  2. Beef Barley Stew from Live Simply
  3. Turkey Black Bean Chili
  4. Chicken Tikka Masala (from my Crockpot Chicken Freezer Meals eBook and shared for free below)
  5. Mississippi Pot Roast
  6. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  7. Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
  8. Sweet and Sour BBQ Meatballs
  9. Chicken Curry
  10. Cranberry Pork Roast
  11. Hot Pepper Pork and Butternut Squash (from my Whole Foods Freezer post)
  12. Stuffed Peppers
  13. Sausage Spinach Tomato Soup
  14. French Dip Sandwiches
  15. Mushroom Spinach Stroganoff (vegetarian)
  16. Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies from Damn Delicious
  17. Pineapple Beef Teriyaki from Once a Month Meals 
  18. Beef Fajitas
  19. Meatball Vegetable Soup
  20. Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
  21. Thai Pineapple Curry
  22. Greens & Beans
  23. Mexican Stuffed Peppers (from my Meat-Free Slow Cooker eBook and shared for free below)
  24. Cilantro-Lime Chicken from Pip and Ebby
  25. Italian Pork Sandwiches
  26. Cabbage Casserole
  27. Beef Roast and Carrots
  28. Ginger-Peach Chicken
  29. Honey Bourbon Chicken from Once a Month Meals
  30. Honey Dijon Pork with Green Beans
  31. Italian Chicken (from my Organic Costco Freezer Meals post)

If you want to prep all 31 at once, I typed up exactly how I freeze and cook each one in this printer-friendly PDF (It even includes a full grocery list!):

CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE RECIPES AND GROCERY LIST

You can also find tons of freezer recipes, tips, and nutrition info in my freezer eCookbooks.

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can. 

15 Comments

  • Jocelyn says:

    Hi Kelly,

    If you forget (or don’t have) an ingredient when preparing freezer meals, is it okay to add them when you put the meal in the crockpot to cook? (Like an onion or beans?)

    Thanks!

    • Lori Scelza says:

      Hi Jocelyn, I have done it before! I don’t care for how potato comes out when frozen, so I just add them in the morning.

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  • Emily says:

    Do you know the estimated cost for these 31 crockpot meals?

    • Kelly says:

      When I made 28 freezer crockpot meals with my mom it worked out to $8.60 per meal (6 servings each). If these are the same the total cost would be $266.60.

  • Whitney says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We used the grocery list and recipes and prepped all the meals on Saturday. We loved the Sweet and Sour BBQ Meatballs. The Cilantro Lime Chicken as a taco filling was delicious! Although we are just getting started, I know these meals will completely change our eating habits for the better. No more asking what’s for dinner and ordering a pizza or running through a fast food joint.

    THANK YOU!

  • Whitney says:

    Kelly,

    I just purchased your ebook and I’m so excited! Yippee!

    I have seen two different meatball recipes. One where the recipe says to add 8 cups chicken broth and one where it doesn’t. Do you know which is the correct one?

    • Kelly says:

      I’m not sure which recipes you’re talking about, but I always add broth to my soups (or bullion + water).

      • Christine Ridley says:

        I am currently making the Sweet and Sour BBQ Meatballs recipe. The instructions from this post say to add 8 cups of chicken broth. I did. I’m pretty sure that is a typo that needs to be fixed because I just totally ruined the recipe by adding the chicken broth.

        • Kelly says:

          Oh no! I’m so sorry about that. I’ll fix it now. Sometimes the directions are copied and pasted from one recipe to the next to save time when writing them and that must have slipped through the cracks. Sorry for not catching it sooner!!

  • Deanna says:

    I’ve done numerous week meal preps, but my weekends are starting to get busy and I want to try one of your 31 meal preps. When prepping this many meals at one time how do you place them in the freezer to make sure they all get frozen. I worry that filling my freezer full of raw food won’t guarantee that it actually freezes.

  • Pauline Hamel says:

    I am new to this site and I see there are a few questions that were posted in January but I don’t see any replies. I also would like answers to these good questions.

  • Holli says:

    Can these meals be cooked somehow other than a slow cooker? I leave for work in the morning & if I cook something all day it comes out very dry.

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