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31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

Do you want to eat healthy dinners without having to slave away in the kitchen?  Healthy crockpot freezer meals are your answer!!  Here are 31 delicious recipes that you can eat every day of the month.

31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

First, let me explain what I consider to be “healthy.”  The recipes below contain:

  • Vegetables
  • As little processed foods as possible
  • Simple ingredients that your family will love

They do NOT contain:

  • Condensed soups
  • Added sugar
  • Expensive ingredients or anything that is hard to find

I’m a big fan of eating everything in moderation, but if I can feed my family healthier options that still taste great, everyone wins.

31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

The best part is that these crockpot recipes can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time.  I’ve settled into a routine where I spend an hour assembling meals on the weekend, and that’s all the cooking that I need to do for the week.

If you’re nervous about mixing raw meat and vegetables, don’t be.  I did a lot of research when I was writing my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook and, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, freezing to 0 °F inactivates any microbes present in food (such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds).  That means freezing raw meat with vegetables, sauces, and spices is perfectly safe. (You can find more info on food safety here.)

Here are 31 healthy crockpot freezer recipes that I’ve tried myself.  They’re all absolutely delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.

31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

  1. Honey Dijon Chicken
  2. Chicken Chili
  3. Chicken Curry
  4. Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
  5. Spring Chicken Soup (with dill. YUM.)
  6. White Wine Chicken with Artichokes
  7. Ginger Garlic Chicken (from my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook)
  8. Red Pepper Chicken
  9. Chicken Fajitas
  10. Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
  11. Cranberry Chicken
  12. Italian Chicken
  13. Chicken Teriyaki
  14. Beef Roast and Carrots (our favorite!)
  15. Beef Fajitas
  16. Spicy Pepper Beef
  17. Beef, Lime, and Cilantro Chili
  18. Pot Roast with Green Beans
  19. Garden Veggie Soup with Ground Beef
  20. Beef and Barley Stew (from Live Simply)
  21. Mushroom Spinach Stroganoff
  22. Greens & Beans
  23. Meatball Veggie Soup
  24. Stuffed Peppers
  25. Sausage Spinach Tomato Soup
  26. Cranberry Pork Roast
  27. Party Pork Roast
  28. Lime Shredded Pork
  29. Tomato, Turkey, and Vegetable Soup
  30. Turkey, White Bean, and Kale Soup
  31. Turkey and Black Bean Chili

If the recipe doesn’t contain freezer directions, simply combine all of the ingredients in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.  (I used to brown my ground meat before freezing, but now I even freeze those meals raw.)

When you’re ready to eat, thaw the bag in your refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of cold water.  Cook according to the recipes instructions and add 1-2 hours if the meal isn’t totally thawed.  Enjoy!

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you. 


  • Kristin Mohr says:

    Thank you for sharing…These recipes look amazing and I was just getting ready to do a big freezer meal prep day! I can’t wait to try these! Perfect dinners for busy evenings!

  • Julia says:


    I’m sure II have purchased some of the freezer to slow cooker meals but can’t find them. Can you advise where I might find them

    Apologies for sounding so stupid lol

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Julia! Are you talking about my eBooks? I just did a quick search through my records and it looks like you bought them in February. I can email new copies to the email address that you submitted with your order and the one that you submitted with this comment. Thank you for your purchase and let me know if I can help with anything else!

  • Tracie G. says:

    What is that contraption you have the line of bags standing up on? That looks amazing for freezer cooking!

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks for sharing! Will you please tell me about the gadgets holding the bags open? It sounds like some genius has solved a problem for me, but this belle is late to the ball.

  • Laurie says:

    Can you tell me where you found those amazing bag holders? Thanks!

  • Please add me to your email sight and send me the freezer labels. Love the recipes for slow cooker.

  • Lori Y. says:

    Omg Kelly, I wish I found your site sooner. I am 27, married and living with the in-laws. I find myself always scrambling for dinner recipes at least once a week. Pinterest has been very helpful in that, but your PDF files are so easy to comprehend that I feel better about the foods of the future.

    It’s my first night trying your “chicken soup with Mexican seasoning” and the simplicity of it amazed me. Although I thought it was a lil too spicy for me at first hot-off-the-pot, it really was enjoyable at a much cooler temperature. Delicious without trying too hard.

    I feel empowered with your help. Not only will I have a plan, I won’t have to waste time finding inspiration and your blogs are so much fun to read too. I love that you try to reply to everyone’s questions and comments. It shows how dedicated you are. You ARE the Wilson to my Tim of Home Improvement when it comes to cooking–you will save the guts of my marriage!

    Thank you!!!

    • Kelly says:

      Thanks, Lori. Your support. means the world to me. I love hearing that other people love the same recipes and methods to me. Very encouraging!

  • Amanda says:

    What size crockpot do you use?

    • Kelly says:

      I have a couple of them, but use my 6-qt most often because it has a timer. I think all of these meals will work in a 4-qt too. If you’re making a soup, just decrease the amount of broth by a cup.

  • Denise says:

    Oh my goodness! I have about 25 of your meals in my freezer right now and I’m loving it!!!! We had cranberry chicken tonite—YUM!!!!! Oh what. Lifesaver for busy summer days!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • Lindsay says:

    This looks great! But where is the honey dijon chicken recipe? I can’t find it on the page that one links to.

  • Joi says:

    Hi Kelly I purchased ebooks from you within the last couple months and can not locate them. Is there any way to help me find a them. I am having a hard time finding alot lot as I did an upgrade on my email and it’s not the greatest. Looking forward to hearing from you and making your freezer meals. I believe it was for 2 ebooks I purchased. Had trouble downloading them if I remember correctly. Thanks Kelly ~ Joi

  • Shelby says:

    Just wanted to say that you have truly transformed my approach to cooking for my family! Thank you so much for these free and amazing recipes. xx Shelby, From Alberta, Canada.

  • Laurie says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am SO tired of seeing recipes for crockpot meals with condensed soup. I hate the stuff and can’t tolerate the MSG. I look forward to putting these meals together. Thank you to Money Saving Mom for the link to your site!

  • Nitu says:

    Can we freeze raw cut onions mixed with raw vegetables ? is it safe?

    Many Thanks

  • rdolton says:

    How do I Sign up get your e mail and get free labels too? Thx

  • Judy R says:

    Can you please add me to your email list? Thank you!

  • Belle says:

    Sounds good EXCEPT I can’t cook with onion, garlic, wine or similar, egg, peanuts, and a few other things. You have to be an expert to cook for two 78-yr olds with food allergies and intolerances. Would love to peek at some of your recipes and see what is in them but won’t buy anything that I can’t use. I get so frustrated trying to cook for us.

    • Kelly says:

      Sorry, Belle. I’m sure that must be frustrating. Do you think the Beef Roast and Carrots would work? You could use regular white vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.

  • Michelle says:

    A friend posted this on FB and I’m excited to try them…this actually feels like I could handle this kind of meal planning. Would you add me to your email list? Thanks!

  • Tina says:

    when I click on the 1st recipe it gives me a grocery list and recipes for the 1st eight recipes…can’t figure out how to get the same for the other 23?

  • Laurie says:

    Terrific ideas! Do you have a collection of vegetarian options?

  • Donna says:

    So a freezer has to go down to 0 degrees F in order to kill the microbes? I will have to get a thermometer to check mine, since it doesn’t show the actual temperature.

    • Kelly says:

      Yes. I believe 0 degrees F is the standard freezer temp in the United States because it is safe to store frozen meat and other food at that temperature.

  • maggie says:

    I would love to know how to start of useing your recipe s , is there a shopping list ,i dont know i just want to learn to cook and what your saying and showing sounds great,so head me innthe right direction please.

  • Tiffany says:

    Hi. These recipes are amazing. Thank you for posting these. I’m a newly single mom and I have a one year old son. If I cut these recipes in half do I cut the cooking time in half?….sorry if this is a silly question. ….. I’m really new at cooking. Also once cooked how long will the left overs stay fresh in the fridge?

    Thank you in advance!!

    • Kelly says:

      No such thing as a silly question, Tiffany. I would keep the cooking time as-is. You might want to consider a smaller crockpot, for example 3-4 quarts, because crockpots work best when they’re 1/3-2/3 full. The leftovers should be good in the fridge for a week.

      Happy to answer any other questions that you have!

  • Sherry Holdge says:

    Kelly, do you have a Pinterest account? Thanks

  • Mangala Denduluri says:

    Hi Maggie!
    This sounds like such a wonderful idea! Do you have any vegetarian recipes? Or can we substitute the chicken with tofu or something? If so, I’m in love! I’ve been struggling to quickly prepare meals on weeknights ( I just started working as well).

  • Shannan says:

    What is typical serving size for the meals. I have 5 ppl to feed, 4 adults and 1 child. Would your typical recipe serve that many or should I double it. Thx!!

    • Kelly says:

      I think the average number of servings is 4-6 per meal. If you want to increase the number of servings, an easy way to do that is to add more meat to the dish.

  • Kelly, you are a life saver and I could hug you. I’m going to be working about 50 hrs a week starting next week and was looking for some simple meals to put in the crock pot in the mornings and this will be perfect for just the two of us. Thank you-Thank you!!


  • Judy says:

    Hi Kelly, just wondering, do you leave the bags open in the freezer, is that why you have the holders.

    Thanks Judy

    • Kelly says:

      No, the clips are for holding the bags open when filling. I seal them before freezing and stack them flat in my freezer.

  • Denise says:

    Hi, Kelly. I’m new to using a slow cooker and this looks like a great way to start. I have a few questions.

    First, do you use a liner for the crockpot?

    Second, regarding the “party pork recipe,” are you saying that you can prepare as directed and then freeze it? Just like that? lol Seems to easy.

    Third, I assume you take the food out of the freezer bag before cooking. You wouldn’t cook it in the bag, correct?

    Thanks in advance for your time and reply!

    • Kelly says:

      1) I don’t use liners, but I’ve heard they’re great.
      2) Yep. It IS easy. 🙂
      3) Yes, thaw the meal in the bag and then dump the food into the slow cooker.

  • Stephanie says:

    How many people do the meals feed?

  • Desiree says:

    Why don’t you precook the hamburger anymore? I thought you had to. I always do when I make chili in my slow cooker. Can I stop?

    • Kelly says:

      Yes. I found it was unnecessary and took extra time.

      • Kim Malizia says:

        Hi Kelly,

        I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! I have a few in my freezer but tonight I’m making the Monster Burgers. I didn’t freeze it first … just making it fresh. I AM concerned about how this will turn out (does it turn out really greasy even after draining the fat at the end of cooking?) And what about recipes where the raw ground meat is cooking in with all the other ingredients and you don’t have the option to drain the fat? I buy 88% or 90% meat but I’d think that that would add a lot of unwanted fat consumption! Thanks for your thoughts on this matter!

        Kim M.

        • Kelly says:

          They’re not greasy, but if you need to limit your fat intake you might want to brown the meat first.

  • Laura says:

    I just discovered this page from a friend’s FB post. Do you create Pressure Cooker recipes too? I switched to one after my kids were complaining that the meat was “falling apart.” I have a combo pressure cooker that lets me saute the meat and veggies first, then pressure cook. I’m guessing I can adapt a lot of these recipes to pressure cooking but didn’t know if you already have.

  • Brenda says:

    The timing couldn’t be better. I’m just putting together the next meal plan and preparing to cook the first two weeks of August to put meals in the freezer for my plan through the Holiday season. I teach nursing full time and drive nearly three hours a day to and from work, the freezer meals save me. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. Can’t wait to try some of these.

  • Robin says:

    I’m glad I ran into this article again!! My family is desperate for more organization re: what’s for dinner and I think many of these recipes can help reduce the use of that dreaded question!! Can’t wait to try!!

  • Trina says:

    The recipes look great and I love freezer cooking so I’m sure I will try some if not all of them, but I have to know where you got the bag holders from? Those are amazing!!!

  • Eileen says:

    How can I purchase the 31 healthy crockpot freezer meals book? Is it part of the Cookbook eBook bundle? It doesn’t seem to be.

  • Becky says:

    I just got done prepping 5 of your freezer meals. I can’t wait to try them all. Do you have nutrition information on each of your recipes? I’m calorie counting and need to know.

    • Kelly says:

      Unfortunately, no. At this time I’m only able to calculate the nutritional info for the recipes in my eCookbooks.

  • Jo says:

    These are just what I need in the coming week. My youngest son is in a week long tennis tournament so these will allow me to set up dinner for each evening and know it won’t spoil if we are later than expected.
    Are you happy that I link to you from my blog when I write this up in a couple of weeks time (need to get the tournament completed before heading back to my blog!)?

  • Donna says:

    This might be a silly question, but when the recipe calls for milk, do you add the milk in with the recipe and freeze it, or do you wait and add it in when you are ready to use it?

  • Sarah says:


    When you say a lb of chicken, how many chicken breasts are you calling for?

  • Michele says:

    Your recipes look outstanding! I had one of the original “Rival” crockpots in 1970! I think it was 1 1/2 qts. In looking at your great recipes I want to get back into using a slow cooker again. What size do you think I should get? I’d love it to be on the smaller size but also I don’t want to be too limited on what I can make. We are a household of 2! Thanks, Michele

    • Kelly says:

      I think all of my recipes will work in 4-7 quart slow cookers. If you want to cut them in half, I would buy a 2-3 quart one.

  • Laura says:

    These sound so good! Thanks for the list

  • Joy says:

    These recipes look amazing. Thanks for sharing! I am wondering if I can put a meal in the crockpot frozen and if I did that, how much longer it would take to cook. My ideal cooking time is about 9 hours so just wondering if that could work. :). Thanks!

  • Lisa says:

    I would love to see more vegetarian/pescatarian options! Any tips for adapting these recipes?

    • Kelly says:

      You can definitely substitute beans for the meat. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, lentils, and quinoa might work too. I’m currently working on a meat-free mini eCookbook that will be for sale in October. 🙂

  • ankita says:

    Do you also have any veg freezer recipes?

  • Dorothy says:

    Great recipes, thanks for sharing. I’m in Australia, can you tell me what is Escarole? I’ve never heard of it… and does the coconut milk split when cooked in the slow cooker. Many thanks.

    • Kelly says:

      Escarole is a type of leafy green. It looks similar to lettuce. And, no, the coconut milk works great in the slow cooker.

  • Jacquelyn says:

    Do you have the nutrition facts available for any of your recipes? Thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      Only the ones in my eCookbooks. They take FOREVER to calculate so I’m not able to provide them for the recipes on my blog at this time.

  • Alice says:

    Kelly you are a lifesaver. Came across you on pinterest while looking for healthy quick meals for our ambulance base. This works out perfect for us! No more eating on the run.

  • Felita says:

    I just found your site today. I’m a busy single gal so a lot of recipes make too much- and I try to freeze things to same a meal for later. But I love to cook on the weekends. So these look great. I’m drooling over the stroganoff recipe. When they say something like… add X ingredient after the others… then I need to leave that out of the freezing process? Or do you just lump everything in together regardless? I was thinking I’d have to write on the bag what else I needed for the complete recipe if it’s not all in there already? Thanks for your help.

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  • Luann says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these. I am a single mom and I work until 6 every night. This is such a fantastic find and a great alternative to eating out, delivery or microwave meals.

  • Marty says:

    Does chicken need to be cooked before putting into the freezer bag?

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  • Wendi says:

    I absolutely love everything about making freezer meals and so far the meals I have tried are excellent!

    My question is this, on some of the recipes I find I have to much liquid. I know I can use cornstartch at the end, but during cooking time could I use Chia Seeds? Could u recommend how much to use?

  • D.Kliev says:

    Well, Im hoping this will help, I am a mother to 3 girls and a wife to one lucky man, but I’ve always hated cooking and getting meals together – yeah I know I shouldn’t be – lol but I am……………..so I am hoping that this will help me to at least have some what of a love to cook!

    I will comment when I have started these, thanks for your help meals!

  • Diana says:

    have they a lot of calorie in these meals. Trying to lose weight.

  • KB says:

    Very disappointed in you! I specifically spent time on your site saving your recipes because you state that your crockpot meals DO NOT contain added sugar, yet the 4th ingredient in your Orange Shredded Beef is “2 tablespoons white sugar”. For a wellness blog you should know better! Sugar, especially refined sugar, is food for cancer cells and causes a host of other issues for our bodies. Your “research” for your book obviously cannot be trusted – who knows if anything else in there might not be good for us. I don’t feel I can trust you any longer. That also goes for adding tater tots to your Chicken Pot Pie recipe…mashed potatoes can be frozen or just add a homemade (premade) pie crust on top when done. If you are serious about offering 31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals, then please make sure they are indeed healthy.

    • Kelly says:

      Seriously? These are all free recipes. If you don’t like them, don’t make them.

    • Stevie says:

      Well, you did say “no added sugar,” so technically KB is right. That being said, we’re talking 2 TBS of sugar for a recipe that feeds, what–4-6 people? Hardly worth having a hissy over. And she never once said her “research” had anything to do with sugar, just freezer temps. If it bothers you that much, swap it out for unrefined turbinado sugar, honey, agave, or a fruit juice concentrate.

    • Nana B says:

      KB :If you don’t want added sugar, don’t ADD the sugar.

      Kelly: Thank you for your dedication and hard work. I have just found your site and I am thrilled!

  • Sarah says:

    Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for these recipes and shopping lists! Had to make a few tweaks to satisfy some very picky eaters but truly amazing meals! Silly question, but what kind of tape do you use to get your labels to stick to the freezer bags? The tape I used unstuck!! Also, what brand/type of freezer bags work best? Thanks in advance!!

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  • Kelly says:

    Any chance I can find the nutrientional information for the recipes?

    • Kelly says:

      At this time I’m only able to calculate the nutritional info for recipes in my eCookbooks. It takes me forever to calculate it!

  • Kay says:

    Kelly, my daughter and I made 15 meals over the weekend that I think will be a lifesaver for her, since she suffers with morning sickness. However, we thought these would be much quicker. I think the kid friendly set was supposed to take 75 or 85 min. It took us 3 hours! What do you mean by the time suggestion? What are you doing in that time period? That being said, they enjoyed their first meal tonight, so thank you so much for these recipes! we’ll try more, for sure, but are curious about what you mean when you say they can be done in a certain amount of time. Thank you so much!

    • Kelly says:

      The time refers to how much time it took me to assemble the meals and clean up the kitchen. If this was your first time making slow cooker freezer meals I can assure you that they will only get quicker and easier over time. 🙂

  • Jenna says:

    Out of 31 meals I only see 2 vegetarian recipes, and only one of those is vegan, if you leave off the parmesan. With so many people trying to reduce meat/poultry/fish and move more toward a plant based diet (proven health benefits), I would think you would offer more of those. If you plan to, I’ll subscribe, otherwise, it’s not worth it to my family.

  • Gabrielle says:

    So, I did it and I am pretty proud of myself. I did use the freezer bag stands and next time I will print out the labels. This morning I have made Chicken Curry, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Cranberry Orange Chicken, and Ginger Peach chicken, Butternut Squash and Lentil Stew and Honey Sesame chicken. I made two of each and It will be about 2.5 weeknights of meals. All John will need to do is make rice or get some tortillas and make a salad or a vegetable and VOILA! Operation “dinner is in the crock pot” is served! I was able to buy a lot of chicken breasts at $1.79 per lbs. I had a lot of the canned items, staples, bags and spices already. It was actually a lot of fun.

  • Rebecca says:

    Kelly, you are like my fairy godmother! I recently started working full-time and have been struggling to prepare dinners for my family (I have 3 young children). I’ve been wanting to make crockpot meals, but didn’t know where to start. This is amazing!! Thank you so much!!

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  • Mai says:

    Kelly, I’m excited to try this out. My husband are super busy business owners & are never home. I think this will help us from not spending hundreds of dollars eating out everyday. Do you have all of these recipes in printable material? I would like to put a grocery list of all 31 meals together.

  • faYe says:

    I can’t wait to start making these. I was gonna ask you for more vegetarian recipes, but I saw that someone already did and you provided a link. I do have another question, however. Let’s take the mushroom-spinach stroganoff. There are a couple of ingredients that you do not cook until that last half hour. So, would I put those in a smaller, separate bag and put that bag in the bigger bag with everything else? Also, if you don’t defrost in the fridge overnight, how long do you soak the bag in cold water?

    Thanks so much!!

    • Kelly says:

      If a recipe has an ingredient that is only added at the end of the cooking time, I normally skip freezing it and add it fresh the day of cooking. I put the bag in water for 10-15 minutes or until it defrosts enough to break apart. Just make sure to use good bags because many of them leak.

  • faYe says:

    This recipe doesn’t have freezer instructions. Do you put the egg noodles in the slow cooker?

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  • Jennifer says:


    Thank you for all of the free recipes! This should be a tremendous help to me as I tend to have trouble with meal planning during the week. I hope you don’t mind a general crock pot question. I work 8-10 hour shifts. If a recipe is supposed to cook for say 6 hours on high, would the taste be affected much if my crock goes to warm for the remaining 2-4 hours until I get home?


  • Tanya says:

    These look amazing! I’m usually gone for 10+ hours between when I leave for work and when I get home. Do you know if these recipes will withstand that long in the slow cooker without drying out?

    • Kelly says:

      They might be OK in a 4-quart slow cooker. If you have a bigger one, I would try recipes that do well with a longer cooking time, like roasts and soups.

  • Dana says:

    Hi Kelly! My sister and I have set aside a day to do this before her baby arrives and we’re so excited! I bought your cookbook bundle and I was just curious if 4 medium stalks of celery means four whole bags of celery or just four pieces of celery. I tried to Google it and got mixed results! Also, is it 2 ounces of baby spinach or 20 ounces? 2 doesn’t seem like enough! We’re doing the CROCK’D recipes. Thank you so much!

  • Zach says:


    Love this website! quick question: how do you measure out your servings?

    Thanks in advance!

  • CKG says:

    Quick question…..as I am gone from the house on a workday close to 9hours….can you put the frozen items in the crockpot to cook instead of thawing in the fridge the night before?

  • Rachel says:

    It would be so amazing if you would include a pdf with the shopping list and recipes in case someone wanted to do these as a food prep instead of individually. A lot of other sites are offering this anytime they post crockpot or freezer meals and it would’ve much appreciated if you would help your readers by offering that

  • Leanne says:

    Hi there I am wondering if you can put the food directly into crockpot without thawing. And cook longer?
    Thanks, Leanne

  • April says:

    My husband doesn’t love chicken. I could get away with 5-6 of them, but could I replace a few of the chicken recipes with steak?

  • Cassie says:

    So there’s only me and sometimes my boyfriend is here and I work night shift at the hospital so these meals will be perfect for me. What is the serving size for these meals?

    Thank you!

  • Nataleigh Cromwell says:

    Love love love your planning. My only issue is that a lot of them say to cook on low for 3-4 hours. My idea of crockpot cooking is putting it on before leaving for work so it’s ready when I get home…closer to 8 or 9 hours. I’ve tried a few recipes on my low (6 or 8 hour setting) and they end up over cooked. Any ideas?

  • Mira says:

    Hi Kelly,
    I’m on week 2 of frozen crockpot meals. Week 1 was great. I’m trying to rid my kids of the idea that dinner only comes from drive through restaurants. I’ve been wanting to use my crockpot to get dinner on the table faster but prep time continued to be an issue. Your recipes have given me an easy solution. Thank you.

    Any thoughts/recipes for fish (specifically salmon)?

    • Kelly says:

      I’m leaning toward freezing fish and seafood to cook on the stovetop because I’m not crazy about the thought of how it will make my house smell if it cooks all day. Let me do some experimenting!

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  • Debbie says:

    I have paid the $18.99 for the 4 ebooks. Now how do I get them?

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Debbie! You should have been immediately redirected to a new page to download and emailed copies as well. I’m not sure why that didn’t happen, but I apologize! I just emailed new copies to the gmail address that you submitted with this comment as well as the hotmail address that you submitted with your order. Thank you for your purchase and I apologize for the inconvenience.

  • E says:

    Your website and your recipes have been a lifesaver! With a very busy schedule and a busy family, your freezer crockpot recipes have really saved us! After being a stay-at home mom, I began working last year and boy, we had a tough time with dinners and activities. Now, everyone eats when they can and I don’t have to worry about dinners during the week. We also love all of the recipes that we have tried so far! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

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  • Aimee says:

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  • Vince says:

    Do you have nutrition facts for any of the meals? it may have already been posted but I didn’t see it. I am very particular when it comes getting healthy and try to make sure I consume the proper amount carbs, fats, proteins.

    • Kelly says:

      Only for the recipes in my cookbook eBooks. It takes me a LONG time to calculate that info, so I’m not able to do it for all of the free recipes on my site.

  • Lori Nunn says:

    I work 10 hour shifts and was wondering if you have any suggestions for that extra time. We have a light timer from christmas. Would it be safe to cook from frozen? Or start the timer later and then stop it earlier? Just don’t want to make us all sick.
    Thanks, Lori

    • Kelly says:

      I think you could turn it off 2 hours before you get home, but the meal might be cold by then. I’d probably turn it off 1 hour before getting home and focus on recipes that do well with a longer cooking time, like roasts, soups, and chilis.

  • Kristin Atkins says:

    I didn’t read through all the comments, so sorry if this is a duplicate question. Can you put these in the crock pot frozen? I am usually away from home for a really long day, and the crock pot would be an easy solution, but I am always afraid it will be cooked too long. So I thought this may be a solution. Thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends thawing food first, but I know many people add them frozen anyway. If you go that route, I wouldn’t stack them in the freezer. It’s impossible to fit a frozen square block in an oval crockpot.

  • Patti says:

    Can you freeze a meal in the crockpot liner and then take it out of the freezer and plug it in to begin cooking?

    • Kelly says:

      You would have to freeze it in the crockpot so it was the right shape. And you would probably want another layer to protect it from the freezer (another bag, pan, foil, etc.).

  • Nicole Moore says:

    Just want to say thanks for not having any canned soups or packaged things in your recipes. 2 reason, one so much better with out them and two I live in Europe so can never find them anyways.

    I just got a slowcooker this week and can’t wait to try some of these!

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  • Hope says:

    How long can I store the prepped meals in the freezer for? Thanks for the recipes!

  • Joyce Lasher says:

    I’m new to this site & find it extremely helpful & encouraging.
    Perhaps I’ve missed it, but how many servings are in each meal? I’m usually only cooking for myself, so how can I convert recipes to 2 serving meals? Also, I have a programmable 3.8 qt cooker, is this appropriate size for what I want to do?
    Again you’re doing a great job with this site, and your very generous to provide so much free & downloadable information.

    Thank you!!

  • Bernadette says:

    This is just amazing! How do you reduce the size of the meals if it is only for 2 people?

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  • karen says:

    I use these for camping. I freeze them up & stack them in the cooler in the order I’m going to use them. So when we’re out all day I don’t have to wait to come home & have the fire start just to make dinner. Sometimes I do precooked & freeze them but cook in boiling water

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  • Gail says:

    How can I make these recipes using frozen chicken breasts? I buy my chicken already frozen. Thank you for your help!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am looking for your homemade meatball recipe to go with the Meatball Veggie Soup. I just purchased your cookbooks and can’t find it. Thanks!

  • Staci says:

    Hello! I’m doing a freezer meal party for the Fall and I love your recipes! Do you have anything that is Meatless and instead using something like portabella mushrooms or something? Trying to find a healthy meatless option. Thanks!

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  • Jane Ayres says:

    Hi I live in Virginia and am having a hard time finding McCormick mesquite and chipotle seasoning. the only thing I found was a mesquite marinade. Do you have any suggestions as to what would be comparable for the Beef and Carrots. It sounds yum but I don’t know what to use since I can’t find the McCormick seasoning, Thanks Jane

    • Kelly says:

      I’ve used taco seasoning before and it’s delicious. Both homemade taco seasoning and store-bought packets of it.

  • Meredith says:

    You’re my new hero. 😉 Thanks for making my life simpler. I am a homeschooling mom with special needs children and, man, any second thst I can save is a big deal.

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  • Joy Wolfe says:

    Kelly, I was so happy to find your healthy crockpot freezer meals a couple of weeks ago! I lost 32 pounds from the end of 2014 until mid 2015, so I have been trying hard to find great healthy meals to fix to keep the weight off permanently. I ran across some great sales on meat at my local grocery store and fixed six freezer meals from your list. Tonight my husband and I had the Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup. It was delicious!! Even my meat and tater loving husband thought it was delicious…and to top it off, I forgot to add the water to it when I put it in the crockpot this morning:) It was rich but good. I will add water to the leftovers to tone down the richness of the pasta sauce. Thanks again for these great recipes! I look forward to trying out the other frozen meals and adding more to my freezer in the future!!

  • Tara says:

    A lot of these links require me to go through other links to find the damn recipes. Just link all the recipes in one tidy place instead of leaving a hot mess that people have to sift through.

  • Deb says:

    So, after reading the comments, it’s preferred that the meat is thawed overnight before cooking. Like many others, I’m gone 10+ hours. I have a crock pot with a timer that reverts to “Keep Warm” once it’s done. Has anyone tried this to check for overcooking?

  • Kelly says:

    How many servings are the recipes in your books? I have a large family and the issue I’ve seen with most of these books is that they are only 4 servings. I have prepared freezer meals before and I love them! I am just looking for something a little less processed and of course something new!

  • Debbie says:

    Can I just toss already frozen chicken breasts and already frozen vegetables into a freezer bag with sauces?

  • Elizabeth says:

    Hello kelly and Jill, Thank you for these wonderful recipes! And great job answering all the comments on this blog! This is a long shot, but I was wondering if you know how I should tweak these to cook them in a dutch oven, like at what temp and how long in the oven? It’s ok if ever you don’t have the answer, I will simply try a few things until it’s perfect. I just thought I would ask. Thank you!

    • Elizabeth, thanks for the compliments! Unfortunately, I do not know the exact time and temperatures for a dutch oven. I would recommend low & slow as to not burn the bottom and to make sure that any of the meat is cooked through. Let me know how it goes!

  • Misha Eads says:

    Can you explain how you use raw ground beef in your slow cooker recipes? Do you have to continue to chop it while it cooks in the slow cooker?

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  • Sandra says:

    I have 10 hours between the time I leave in the morning and the time I return home. Am I better off to put the meals in the slow cooker frozen?

  • Hillary A Graham says:

    i cant wait to try these recipes. trying to move towards healthier eating but with 5 kids its kinda hard sometimes. thank you for the recipes i wll come back after i try some of these

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  • Brittany Parker says:

    Hello! I am so happy i found your site. My husband and I have been trying to do meal prep on the weekends but it isn’t working out for us. We both work full time while he takes classes and come fall wth us both being students these meals will help so much! I was wondering if the cooking time changes if I were to half the recipe since we are only cooking for the two of us? Thank you!

  • brittany nickles says:

    I printed a grocery list for 8 of these dinners. I only spent $81.00 at the store, I have saved SO much time when it comes to dinner. The dinners are great amounts and with just myself and two kiddos one of these meals last us at least 2-3 days. I am hooked and haven’t used my stove/oven all week!

  • Stephanie says:

    do you add water to the recipes (Like the chicken Fajitas) when you place them in the crockpot?

  • Kristine Perea says:

    So you had stated, that you put raw ground beef in your freezer bags. So there is no need to worry about putting raw ground beef in the crock pot? I’ve never done that but it was always a frustration to me when most crock pot recipes tell you to brown the beef first, what’s the point of a easy put together crock pot meal if you have to cook the meat first.

  • Tink says:

    These would be awesome meals if my husband ate chicken …… he hates chicken ….. so meals around here are so hard and boring I am over it already

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