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The Ultimate Whole30 Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan

By March 21, 2017Freezer Prep Session

A lot of people have asked me for Whole30 slow cooker freezer meals, so I decided to put together the ultimate Whole30 slow cooker freezer meal plan. Below, you’ll find 30 free delicious slow cooker recipes that can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time, a printable shopping list, a filled out meal planning calendar, printable freezer meal labels, and more.  This is Whole30 made easy, Friends!

Whole30 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

Click here for the free printable recipes, shopping list, labels, and meal planning calendar:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE PDF. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

This meal plan includes 30 delicious slow cooker freezer recipes:

  1. Spiced Butternut Squash Soup from my Clean Eating Crockpot Freezer Meals Cookbook
  2. Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos
  3. Paleo Chili from Natasha Red
  4. Citrus Chicken
  5. Cherry Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes
  6. Stuffed Peppers
  7. Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
  8. Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce (add ground beef for extra protein)
  9. Green Chile Chicken from Maria Makes
  10. Turkey Chili (make with bell peppers instead of black beans/corn)
  11. Thai Chicken
  12. Garlic-Mint Pork Loin
  13. Steak Italiano Marinara
  14. Spicy Beef Curry Stew
  15. Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
  16. Pork Carnitas from Maria Makes
  17. Chicken Chili
  18. Red Pepper Chicken
  19. Mexican Beef Roast with Carrots
  20. Italian Lemon Chicken adapted from Money Saving Mom (You can cook in crockpot or oven)
  21. Beef and Cabbage Soup
  22. Thai Pineapple Curry (sub green beans for chickpeas)
  23. Chicken Tinga from Thirty Handmade Days (omit the brown sugar)
  24. Pulled Pork Chili from PaleOMG
  25. Lemon Pepper Chicken
  26. Banana Pepper Shredded Beef
  27. Chicken Cacciatore
  28. Beef and Vegetable Soup
  29. Curried Sweet Potato Soup
  30. Salsa Verde Shredded Pork

The Ultimate Whole30 Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan

What’s so great about these recipes?

  • There’s no cooking required ahead of time so they’re super easy to make.  Simply combine the ingredients in plastic freezer bags and freeze for up to three months.
  • They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers at all.  Yay!
  • You can save money by buying the ingredients in bulk.

If you’re intimidated by Whole30, you’re going to love this meal plan because everything is made in your SLOW COOKER.  The recipes are delicious and basically fool-proof.  I’ve made thousands of slow cooker freezer meals myself and the recipes above are easy, tasty, and healthy.

15 Things You Need To Know About No-Cook Freezer MealsMore tips for success with Whole30:

  • Plan ahead!  You can use the shopping list to buy the ingredients for all 30 meals and prep them on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Most of the recipes have 4-6 servings, so eat the leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day.
  • Supplement with easy side dishes that are Whole30-approved, like salads and cauliflower rice (buy the frozen stuff at Trader Joe’s or make your own.)

For more information, visit the Whole30 website or buy the Whole30 cookbook on Amazon.  I also thought this post on Jay’s Baking Me Crazy was helpful because it includes specific brand suggestions that are Whole30-approved.

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from you. X+O, Kelly

81 Comments

  • Ahh thanks for including my Carnitas recipe 🙂 This is a great round-up and I can’t wait to check out all the other recipes on the list!

  • brenda says:

    Wow, you went up several notches from Amazing! LOL

  • brenda says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL THIS! EVEN THE LABELS! SERIOUSLY

  • meagan says:

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try!! I wish I had a freezer big enough to fit all 30 in at once, but looking forward to breaking it up into 3 prep sessions. Thankfully that won’t be too hard because you included the recipe number next to the item on the grocery list. I’m so appreciative for that and everything else included! Thanks!

  • Amy Sableski says:

    This is absolutely amazing! How nice of you to do this for everyone. Thank you!

  • Jana Rae Ryan says:

    THANK YOU!!!! I have been wanting to try the whole 30 but do not love to cook so the whole 30 has been very intimidating to me. This makes it seem very do-able! I love using the crock pot too as I have by far more energy in the morning and usually feel such “what to make” stress in the late afternoon. This takes care of that!! So happy I found this information–thank you!

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks for this! It looks wonderful. Just wanted to let you know that I have opened the pdf 3 times now from the website (and opened a downloaded a copy) and the labels at the end were different on each one. Some were blank, others were repeated multiple times and the rest were missing. I’m guessing that each recipe is supposed to have a label, right?

    • Kelly says:

      I’m not sure what was going on, but I think I fixed it. It’s a huge file, so it’s easier to view after downloading it (instead of looking at it online). Yes, each recipe has its own label and I included some blank ones at the end in case you want to make your own (the pdf is editable). Sorry for the confusion, Sarah, and thank you for the info!

      • Kerrt says:

        This is totally amazing btw! I am SO PUMPED to start this process. Just an FYI. I Downloaded the PDF to my computer a few times (not just opened). Each times the label section has the same issues. Most of them are blank, only the first set of labels (page 39) I was able to print successfully. Not a big deal because its a very small problem and you clearly did a lot of awesome work and I appreciate it so much! Just wanted to give you heads up.

  • Angela Trial says:

    I am trying to download it and it keeps saying that there is a file error. Is there anyway it could be emailed?

    • Julie says:

      I am having the same issue, even after I downloaded:( It only prints the first 3 pages and then print a page that says error

  • Genevieve says:

    I am almost in tears of happiness reading this. I’m pretty sure I heard angels singing while I was reading this fantastic blog. I cannot thank you enough for these recipes. I have done 2 complete rounds of whole30. I probably started the 2nd round 11 times. But I did it. I also did a 3rd round up until day 17. I failed because of lack of preparation and boredom of cooking and I’m quite the cook (if I may pat my own back) I truly enjoy cooking, I usually buy a recipe book and try them all. But THIS ❤ crockpot??? OMG now I have no reason to fail 3rd round AND I will actually have time to hit the gym after work instead of cooking for an hour and clean up for 2 (because we all know how much dishes eating whole30 creates)
    I sending you a big huge virtual hug from a very grateful women in Windsor Ontario Canada.
    THANK YOU!!!!

    • Kelly says:

      Yay! Thank you for your kind encouragement. Going to the gym and avoiding dishes sounds like the perfect life to me. 🙂

  • Neil says:

    Hi – do you have any more recipes for vegetarians? We are not vegans so we eat dairy and eggs, but not meat. Any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks!

  • Cathy Sullivan says:

    Would these work in a pressure cooker on the standard cook intervals instead of a crockpot? I have both, but my pressure cooker is my new BFF lol..

  • Arlene Blum says:

    Wowsers!!!! This is the most amazing concept and I love how you thought of everything. The recipes all sound great and I love the printable labels with the recipe names, ingredients lists, instructions and use-by dates. It’s brilliant. THANK YOU so much for all the hard work you put into this. Your gift is very much appreciated.

  • Kaley says:

    what are those supports you have to hold the bags up?

  • Nicole Fenison says:

    This looks amazing! I am due with baby boy #3 in about 6 weeks and I think I am going to try and tackle this so my husband and bigger kiddos have something wonderful to eat while I’m off my feet. Can you give me any idea how long all of the prep takes?! Just curious if it’s realistic for me to try in one day or if I should try and break it up into multiple days.

  • Emily says:

    Thank you so much for this! Any idea of the overall cost?

    • Kelly says:

      I would estimate $10 per meal. If you shop sales, it could be $8-9/meal. Meat is always the most expensive ingredient, so that is where I would splurge/save.

  • Jessica Miller says:

    Thank-you for this!! I if I can’t do it with a whole 30 freezer meals, there is truly no hope. This is amazing and I am so glad to have found your site.

  • OMG THANK YOU!!! I didn’t see it in the comments sorry If I missed it…do you have an amazon link to the waterproof labels you recommend? The only one’s that I can find are pretty small. Sharing on FB! xoxoxoxo!!!

  • Becky Lawson says:

    How long to these recipes take to cook? I’m away from the house every day for about 9 hours, and don’t have a slow cooker that would automatically move it from cooking to warm.

    • Kelly says:

      The exact time depends on the size/strength of your slow cooker. I’m sure 9 hours would be fine in my 4-quart, but my 6-quart is very high powered and cooks chicken in 3 hours. You could use a basic light timer to turn yours off an hour before you come home, but if it’s off for more than that the food will get cold.

  • Kim says:

    I thought that frozen meat can’t go into the crock pot. It hates to show and promotes bad bacteria. Do these have to be thawed before cooking?

  • Becky says:

    This is so amazing! Thank you SO MUCH for gathering these recipes and for the freezer labels!!

  • Kim says:

    Just discovered this and it looks to be HOT off the presses! What an amazing resource!!! I’m nearly done my first whole 30 and am going to continue it to keep feeling good. You are absolutely the best to share this resource freely with no strings attached. Thank you so much! These are truly inspiring and look very manageable with a busy schedule.

  • Lisa says:

    Oh THANK you so much for this wonderful resource! I have done Whole 30 twice in the past three years and need to do it again starting 4/1 to get myself ready for my A race triathlon in June. This will help immensely! Less time cooking and shopping…more time to train!

  • Bridget Quinn says:

    THANK YOU! Anyone else having printing issues? It will only print the first three pages. Going to bookmark this though – thanks so much!

  • Jenna says:

    Hoping to start the Whole30 soon and looking for some recipe inspiration (my biggest downfall is not planning ahead and getting caught off-guard and hangry). Thank you for this resource! Just wanted to let you know that the photo at the top of your crockpot citrus chicken lists “honey” as an ingredient, which is non-compliant. I see that it isn’t included in the PDF recipe but you might want to change the pic in case it scares some people off before they get a chance to look at the PDF version.

  • Mary says:

    This is fantastic. Unfortunately I can only get the first three sheets of the labels to print out. All the rest are blank. Any suggestions or can you send a separate link for the labels?

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  • Heather says:

    I have a friend that tried prepping crock pot meals in the freezer and she said they came out mushy when cooked? None of these she made. I am curious if these come out mushy or nice and fresh like prepped the day of? Or tips on how to not get the mushy result?

    • Kelly says:

      They definitely won’t be mushy, but I would need more info from her to figure out what went wrong. If she’s talking about the veggies getting soft, you can wait to add them until the last 30 minutes of cooking. That way they’ll be al dente. (We like when they’re soft and filled with the taste of the dish though.)

      By the way, the texture is unrelated to freezing. It’s just a function of cooking in a slow cooker.

  • Lisa says:

    It may be in comment thread or in instructions but – how long can each stay in the freezer typically?

  • Lindsay says:

    Thank you!! We are trying to eat healthier and it is so helpful to have all these recipes organized!

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  • Amanda says:

    Hello! I cannot wait to try some of these! Thank you!! Where do you get those freezer bag stands?

  • Madison says:

    About how much does each meal cost?

  • Amber says:

    Hi Kelly and company!

    If anyone is looking for reference values on any of this information, I have the following to offer:

    In MN I spent $240 on the materials. I don’t eat Whole30 so your mileage may vary – I bought most of the meats and produce at Costco and the remaining items at HyVee. This was including red wine vinegar and spices that I did not have in my cabinet.

    I prepared everything in about 8 hours of work split between an evening and a weekend. I have no kids so few distractions – those of you with kiddos may want to see if you can have them out of the house to make things happen faster. You do not need a lot of counter space so long as you prep one type of meat at a time (eg. I did all of the chicken dishes at once, then the beef, then the pork).

    You may want extra meat and onions just in case, as I ran out of pork and chicken from the indicated amounts – I didn’t do a very good job of splitting the meat.

    I did not add any of the canned contents to the baggies as freezer space was at a premium and my 29 meals (I made one for dinner that night) took up the entirety of the freezer on a medium-size French door refrigerator. I bet you’d need at least 5cuft of chest freezer space to store everything you made if you added the cans at the same time.

    For the orange-based dinners – marination is your friend – keep these in the fridge a couple of days so the meat can marinate before you put it into the freezer.

    Hope this info helps! Thanks so much for this – I’m a household of 1 and a very busy teacher, so feeding myself well usually goes far down to the bottom of my list!

  • Melissa says:

    Holy yumminess. Tonight’s “Cool Ranch Chicken Tacos” were crazy delicious. I love this plan. I love that the stress of “what’s for dinner” has been removed. But I have to say…it is a lot of work and takes HOURS. Even so, I’m glad we discovered it. I think it will be the key to our success.

  • This is absolutely amazing! How nice of you to do this for everyone. Thank you!

  • Ruby says:

    These look amazing!!! I am so excited to try this – do you remember how long it took you for this prep session?

  • Melanie says:

    Have you converted any of these slow cooker recipes to the Insta Pot timing/function?

  • Cassandra says:

    Ok. I am super happy, excited, appreciative for all this hard work to be offered free. I have tried Whole 30 before and dinners were hard because of being tired and busy running kids around.

    To help others, I am in the D.C. area and spent $206 on these meals only shopping at Costco. I have a big spice supply so I only had to spend $6 on spices. I had steak already for the one meal and we ended up scrapping two meals because we too did not have enough meat for the pork meals even though we used a scale to weigh the meat. Other helpful tips, I used white onions for everything and I did not buy some items like adobe peppers as the recipe looks spiced enough for my family. A HUGE help is that I purchased a Costco sized container of chopped garlic. I can’t imagine how much longer it would have taken me if I had to peel or even chop garlic.

    Speaking of time, my husband drove my kids to a friend’s and came back and helped me with this task. Boy was I ever appreciative. I spent almost 2 hours on printing out labels, cutting and taping to bag. It should not have taken this long but only 8 of the recipes printed on the label sheets (the first 8). I then had to write out in short hand the remaining 22. I did not want to spend money on labels so i used more time by printing on paper and applying package tape over he label entirely as recommended.

    Actual time spent processing these foods into meals, 6 hours. But my husband helped me all but one hour. So the lady above who said it took her 8 hours, I believe her. This time did not count clean up.

    Overall my husband did not complain too much at the process and was pretty happy with most of the recipes. (I told him he couldn’t complain because I was trying to get my health back by eating this way. He was a trooper and is very supportive.)

    Ok, that is all I can think of at this time. My compost bin is happy and my freezer is full. Thank you again for allowing people to download and use your meal plan for free!!!!

    • Kelly says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience and tips, Cassandra!! I also really appreciate your kind words. 🙂

  • Cassandra says:

    Oops my email was wrong

  • Cheryl says:

    OMG ! Thank you for these Whole30 Freezer to Crockpot recipes . I have done Whole 30 in the passed and it takes a lot of prep . I work 10hr days and drive two hours round trip so there is not much time for last minute meal planning ! Thank you so much for making it easier .

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  • Traci says:

    All I can say is WOW. This is one of the best files I’ve ever seen, and you did it FOR FREE?? Thank you SO much! I picked 13 of the recipes and prepped them all on a Sunday afternoon in about 2 hours, and I’ve cooked 4 of them so far. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! Really! I hardly ever find recipes that have enough seasoning for my taste, but these are all spot on. My husband thinks I have become a gourmet chef in the last week. I am on day 33 of my Whole30, and these have made it so much easier for me. Seriously, I never comment online for ANYTHING, but I just had to come on here and say thanks. You are an angel straight from heaven!

  • Shelley says:

    Have you tried to cook these in the Instant Pot vs the crockpot? Any tips if yes?

  • Janelle says:

    Thank you! Prepped 13 chicken and pork recipes yesterday. I have the Thai pinapple (we added chicken) in the crockpot right now.

  • Janelle says:

    The Thai pineapple was amazing! We did add chicken and an extra can of coconut milk (my husband likes lots of sauce) and it was so good. Thank you for sharing.

  • Marion says:

    This is amazing and the kick in the pants I need to finally try a Whole30. Thank you for all the time and effort to share this!

  • Amy Marcoux says:

    Thank you so much for doing this! I just got all of the ingredients and my husband and I are going to prep tonight! Did you brown the ground beef, or just put it in the bag raw?

  • denise says:

    So far I have prepped the first 8 recipes and cooked #1-7. I plan to prep #9-14 this weekend.
    The best part is coming home after a long day and dinner is ready to eat. I have used the crock pot bags a couple times, to help with easy clean up.
    My family has not been too excited about the dishes so far. A couple dishes seem to be missing something, especially the Paleo Chili. My husband said it needed salt, but that would defeat the purpose of lowering sodium intake. I am going to keep trying.

  • laura says:

    I love these recipes! Thank you so much. Quick question and maybe I missed it but when you print out the labels, is there a Avery number for them? I can’t seem to find the correct label for printing on the Avery paper.

  • Ana says:

    Curious if you have an idea of how much you spent this time?

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