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6 Healthy Freezer Crock Pot Meals in 45 Minutes

By December 14, 2015Freezer Prep Session

Confession: I totally failed at meal planning last week.  I scrambled for dinner every night, made multiple trips to the grocery store, and even gave up on Thursday and ordered pizza.

By Friday I had enough and decided to prep six healthy freezer crock pot meals for the coming week.  Here’s what I made, including my recipes and grocery list!

6 Healthy Freezer Crock Pot Meals in 45 Minutes

Here are the six healthy freezer crock pot meals that I made:

  1. Chicken Fajitas
  2. Cranberry Chicken (inspired by a recipe from my ALDI freezer meals)
  3. Ginger-Peach Chicken with Green Beans
  4. Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with Butternut Squash (inspired by a recipe from my Whole Foods freezer meals)
  5. Meatball Vegetable Soup
  6. Chipotle Pot Roast with Carrots


Since I’m nine months pregnant, I decided to focus on healthy recipes that would be very easy to make.  I got inspired by this list of simple crock pot freezer meals and picked six recipes with six ingredients or less!  These are all recipes that we’ve tried before and know taste good.

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Here’s how I made these meals quickly:

  • I used frozen diced onions instead of fresh ones.
  • I bought pre-peeled and diced butternut squash.
  • I used fresh carrots that I had previously peeled and frozen.
  • I bought seasoning packets instead of making my own mixes.

With these shortcuts, I was able to make all six meals in less than 30 minutes.  I’m rounding up to 45 minutes in the title of this post because I’m sure some people won’t want to make their meals this way.  If you’re brand-new to freezer crock pot meals I would give yourself 60-90 minutes and take your time.

6 Healthy Freezer Crock Pot Meals in 45 Minutes

(I use these baggy clips to hold my bags while filling them.)

Now we’re set with meals for this week. Yay!  If my baby decides to arrive before we eat all of them I’ll add the to my freezer stash.  More info coming soon with how I stocked it with 40+ homemade freezer meals.

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


  • Cheyanne says:

    Well, you ARE 9 months pregnant, so maybe give yourself a bit of a break! 🙂 Take care of yourself, Mama! 🙂 PS I’m OBSESSED with your vegetarian freezer meals. 😀

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  • Shannon says:

    Congrats on your little bundle. I have a 1 year old and looking forward to using your recipes to make meal time for him easy peasy for this working mom!!

  • Michele says:

    Congrats, your baby looks precious.

  • I just received your email and had to drop by to say congratulations!! He is adorable!

  • Linda Kostecki says:

    Congratulations on your little man!!! He is a cutie pie and someone Im sure the girls will have a ball with!! Now-crazy Momma, Thank you but give it a rest-I mean you rest! Relax and enjoy him or take a nap and enjoy your stockpiled freezer. The rest of us should have a stash or can get by on repeats for awhile!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  • Momma Frito says:

    He’s soooo HANDSOME!!!

  • Yvette says:

    Well, Kelly congratulations you must be over the moon, so happy for you. Glad you had all your dinners made. I’m new to your site and I’m trying my second crockpot dinner today, Honey Chicken. Can’t wait.

  • Janice says:

    Yes, Jude is Adorable!! Welcome little man to our world. 🙂

  • Cathy says:

    What a precious little baby! God bless all of your family! Merry Christmas! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  • Rhoda says:

    Thank you for sharing the pic of the new little one–he’s adorable! And thank you too for all the work you do to help the rest of us eat healthy without breaking the bank or the schedule.

  • Mari says:

    Beautiful and precious ! Thanks for your newsletter, and the sweet little face.

  • Julie Heston says:

    Thank you for all you do for us! If I wanted to cook a freeezer meal using one of the new electric pressure cookers could I put it in frozen? Do you know which setting to use or how much time to cook if I don’t use a programmed setting?. The instruction booklet is not very helpful.

    Your freezer meals are a God-send for this 74-year-old!

    • Kelly says:

      I’m not sure, Julie, but I bought my cousin Jill a pressure cooker to find out. She’s going to test out some freezer crockpot meals in it and report back in the new year.

  • Dianna Belle says:

    Did you test out your food saver? Hubby got me one and it is harder to use than I thought. Congrats on the newest addition to your family, he is adorable… and you can just tell he smells like baby!! LOL
    Take care, let yourself rest and heal.

    • Kelly says:

      Thanks, Dianna! Yes, I love the FoodSaver. I’m planning to write a post about it once I figure out all the tips and tricks.

  • Brooke says:

    Hi- I love, love, love all your recipes and grocery lists! Do your book that you buy happen to have the container counts for the 21 day fix on them? Your recipes all seem to be able to be in the plan and there are not many online recipes with shopping lists that include the container counts, just thought I’d check to see if that was part of the ones you buy or no.

  • Jocelyn says:

    Hi Kelly, can already frozen meats be used in crockpot freezer meal recipes, or should all ingredients be fresh to start? Thanks!

  • Lisa says:

    Any tips as far as the freezing meals process for someone new to it so I don’t mess up & end up with freezer burn of meals lol. Like recommended best bags & or containers etc.

  • Suzanne says:

    Kelly, can’t wait to get started. Can you tell me around how many each recipe serves? We are a family of five (youngest is almost 14, so they have adult appetites). Thanks!

  • Terri says:

    I read in one of the questions above that your recipes serve 4-6. What size crockpot should I use? I don’t want to be away and have the meal burn or dry out because the crockpot is the wrong size.

    • Kelly says:

      They should work in 4-7 quarts. I use my 6-qt most often because it has a timer, but a 4-qt would be a great choice if you don’t have a timer and need to be out of the house for a long time.

  • Leigh Anne says:

    Thank you for this! All the meals look great and the shopping list is so nice making it easy to prep these meals! Question though – I have had the hardest time finding fresh cranberries. Any suggestions on where I could find them post holiday season OR a replacement option for them? Thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      You could substitute frozen cranberries. I also think frozen cherries would be delicious, but you would need less sugar because they’re naturally sweet.

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