15 Healthy Make-Ahead Freezer Meals

Happy New Year! If this is the year you plan to incorporate more healthy food into your diets, this post is for you! My freezer is empty and I need more healthy make-ahead freezer meals. Here are 15 recipes I either have tried, or am excited to try!
Healthy make-ahead freezer meals

Having prepared meals in my freezer saves me more often than I can tell you. When I don’t have meals in the freezer, take-out pizza and other unhealthy options rule. Take a few extra minutes when preparing a meal and double the recipe. Put one in the freezer, and voila! Another meal for a busy day with minimal effort = drive through avoided!

Unfortunately, even thought I KNOW that freezer meals save me big, I’ve gotten off the bandwagon in the last year and have been pretty lazy in the kitchen. This January, I’m taking it back. Staring this week, I will double at least ONE recipe and put at least ONE meal a week into my freezer. Here are the recipes I’m considering this first week in January.

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Freezer Meals

Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Stuffed Taco Shells – Shugary Sweets

Healthy Homemade Hot Pockets – Happy Money Saver

Quick & Healthy Bean Burritos {for the freezer} – Wallflower Kitchen

Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Freezer Friendly Baked Ziti – I Wash You Dry

Spinach Mozzarella Meatloaf – Simplify Live Love

Chicken, Broccoli, Bacon & Potato Bake – Kylee Cooks

Healthy Hearty Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Our Favorite Taco Meat – make a large batch perfect for the freezer – Simplify Live Love

Three Bean Chili – Cadry’s Kitchen

Ground Beef Stroganoff – Simplify Live Love

Healthy Chicken Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Freezer Crispy Cheddar Chicken – Mommy Savers

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie – Meal Planning Magic

Chicken Parmesan Casserole Recipe {An Easy Freezer Meal} – Thriving Home

Healthy Make Ahead Casseroles for the Freezer

Three-Cheese Penne – Skinny Mom

Make Ahead Lasagna Recipe with Cottage Cheese & Secret Veggies  – Simplify Live Love

Easy Taco Casserole Recipe – Eating on a Dime

What are you waiting for? Check out these recipes and start cooking for your freezer! If you want more freezer friendly recipes, I’ve got a whole category of tried and true freezer friendly recipes!

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Get your healthy eating back on track with this collection of 5 make ahead healthy freezer meals! Make one for dinner and another to freeze. A quick and easy way to fill your freezer.

Healthy make-ahead freezer meals
Healthy make-ahead freezer meals

Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Easy Recipe to Double for the Freezer from SimplifyLiveLove.com

I first got the inspiration for Parmesan Garlic Chicken in one of my favorite cookbooks Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer: A Second Helping of Tasty Meals You Can Make Ahead. I really like this cookbook not only because there are very tasty, freezer friendly recipes included in it, but it also calculates the amounts necessary if you were to make the recipe time x3, x6, or x9 for freezer meals. My basic math skills aren’t too shabby, but having the figures pre-calculated for tripling a recipe is really handy. That’s my plug for the cookbook Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer if you’re into freezer cooking!

Regardless of if you like freezer meals, you need to serve up this parmesan garlic chicken for dinner tonight! It’s a huge hit with both kids and adults. It’s so easy to make – yet looks fancier than it is. And it’s sure to be a hit at any family meal or dinner party. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that freezes well and tastes just as good after it’s frozen, I highly recommend this easy and delicious parmesan garlic chicken.

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June Menu Plan & 7, 30 Minute Tasks for Filling the Freezer

It’s June and time for another meal plan! Here’s another month’s worth of recipe ideas plus seven more 30-minute tasks for filling the freezer! I hope you are enjoying these posts. I know they are really helping me stay on track.

June Menu Plan & 7, 30 Minute Tasks for Filling the Freezer

Monthly Menu Plan & 7, 30 Minute Tasks for Filling the Freezer

Recap from May –

In May I didn’t share a menu plan at all because I just never wrote one! I did well with my April Plan, so we had a lot of food to eat from the freezer in May. I also traveled to Springfield, Missouri and didn’t cook for the week we were gone.  When we were home, I didn’t enjoy not having a plan. Even thought I don’t follow my menu plans exactly every month, they do help keep me on task. I’m glad to make another plan this month as we’re so busy on the ball fields with four kids playing ball, that I need something to work from or we don’t end up eating well at all.

Monthly Menu Ideas

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April Menu Plan & 7, 30 Minute Tasks for Filling the Freezer

It’s April and time for another meal plan! Here’s another month’s worth of recipe ideas plus seven more 30-minute tasks for filling the freezer! I hope you are enjoying these posts. I know they are really helping me stay on track.

April Menu Plan & 7, 30 Minute Tasks for Filling the Freezer

Monthly Meal Plan & 7, 30 Minute Tasks for Filling the Freezer

Recap from March’s Plan:

I did really great with my meal plan early in the month of March. I added three gallon ziplock bags of spaghetti sauce to the freezer and a bunch of  ground beef stroganoff, too. I also froze breakfast scone mixes and kept fresh bread in the freezer most of the month as well. But later in the month, my menu plan sort of feel by the way side. The weather turned nicer and we were outside a lot. I helped my husband on the passive house some, and we traveled a bit too. So we ate up most of what I had in the freezer and I’ve only got one bag of spaghetti sauce left now. But honestly, that’s why I freezer cook! So we have something homemade to eat when the plan goes south!

Monthly Menu Ideas

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