50+ Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Healthy freezable meals you can make for cheap

Healthy Freezer Meals on a Budget

When you’re living frugally, freezer meals are going to be one of your best friends. They’ll save you time, they’ll make sure you have less food waste, and they’re just all-around convenient. They’ll also save you a lot of money if you stock up on foods and use coupons (check out these other ways to save at the grocery store without coupons too.)

However, there are definitely different types of freezer meals. There are the ones you can buy at the grocery store, which aren’t so cheap OR healthy. And then, there are the homemade freezer meals. The latter is what we want because they’re healthy, and they’re also quite cheap to make if you go about it the right way.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of freezer meal cooking ourselves, and we’ve had some great recipes and some not so good ones. Here are some of our favorite make-ahead freezer meal recipes for eating healthy on a budget!

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1. Creamy Chicken Taquitos

The best chicken taquitos

Have you ever had those frozen taquitos you can buy at the grocery store before? They’re not bad, but they’re definitely not the best. These homemade chicken taquitos take only 30-minutes to make and they’re a whole lot more flavorful and healthy!

2. Crock-Pot Beef and Mushrooms

This healthy crock-pot beef and mushrooms recipe is just delicious. It does take a bit longer to prep (30 minutes) but then you can just throw it in the slow cooker! Easy.

3. Skillet Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey lime tilapia on plate

Another very healthy freezer meal recipe here. This one is going to take a bit more time out of your day but it will definitely be worth it! This meal is super nutritious, high in protein, and so flavorful.

4. Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes

Stack of whole wheat pancakes with syrup drizzled on

When you think of healthy freezer meals you may not think of pancakes but it’s one of my favorite freezer meals to make! Breakfast can be a super busy and rushed time so having some healthy pancake batter ready to go is wonderful.

5. Honey Sesame Chicken

Shredded honey sesame chicken on rice

I really love it when freezer meals collide with the slow cooker or instant pot because it just makes for such an EASY meal. And get this: this honey sesame chicken clocks in at just 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle points!

6. Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Shredded honey teriyaki chicken on rice in a bowl

If you like the honey sesame chicken above, you’re probably going to enjoy this honey teriyaki chicken as well. It’s in the same shredded style but with a nice sweet honey teriyaki sauce. Oh yeah, and this one is only 5 Weight Watchers points! It works in the slow cooker or instant pot too.

7. Pasta e Fagioli Olive Garden Copycat

Two bowls of Pasta fagioli

If you love a good soup recipe, you really can’t go wrong with this Olive Garden copycat. It honestly tastes almost exactly like the real thing. Plus, it’s quick to prepare and  of course, it’s nice and healthy.

8. Honey Garlic Meatballs

Bowl of honey garlic meatballs

Meatballs are versatile while also being extremely delicious all on their own, and these honey garlic meatballs are some of the best. Only 5 minutes to prep, cookable in a slow cooker or instant pot, and only 6 weight watchers points!

9. Biscuits

These aren’t quite a full meal but they do make for a quick and easy breakfast or side! I love having some frozen biscuits on hand just in case.

10. Breakfast Smoothie

Two glasses of smoothie next to fruits

You can really almost turn any smoothie recipe into a freezer meal, but this breakfast smoothie is one of my favorites. It’s under 200 calories and it’s packed with foods that will give you lasting energy.

11. Zupas Copycat Yucatan Chicken Tortilla Soup

Bowl of zupas soup

This is another amazing soup recipe that is healthy and absolutely delicious. It only takes about 10 minutes to prep as well!

12. Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro lime chicken tacos

This freezable cilantro lime chicken is quick to prepare and easily cooked in the slow cooker. Put it in a tortilla and you’ve got a meal!

13. Garlic Pork Stir-Fry

Garlic pork stir-fry served on rice

I love a good stir-fry – especially one that is easy to make! This garlic pork can be prepared and ready to serve in about 30 minutes total and it’s delicious served over rice.

14. Keto Taco Bites

Plate of keto taco bites

If you’re on or just starting the keto diet, you know how vital it is to have keto-friendly snacks on hand for when you get hungry. These keto taco bites are perfect for that. Super delicious and you can simply heat them from frozen!

15. Chicken Curry

Bowl of chicken curry with rice

This recipe isn’t the healthiest but I’m still including it with the other healthy freezer meals on this list because it’s not necessarily unhealthy either. It packs a lot of protein!

Chicken Freezer Meal Recipes:

  1. BBQ Chicken Pizza
  2. Breaded Smothered Chicken
  3. Chicken and Beef Fajitas
  4. Chicken Crescent Rolls
  5. Chicken Enchiladas
  6. Chicken Pot Pie
  7. Chicken Ole
  8. Crispy Southwest Chicken Wontons
  9. Cream Cheese Chicken
  10. Garlic Ranch Chicken
  11. Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken
  12. Hot Chicken Salad
  13. Parmesan Chicken
  14. Pineapple Pepper Chicken
  15. Simple Chicken Enchiladas
  16. Southwest Chicken Chili
  17. Southwest Chicken Wraps
  18. Shish Kabobs
  19. Chicken and Okra Gumbo

 Beef Freezer Meals:

  1. Crock Pot BBQ Beef
  2. Beef and Bean Burrito
  3. Cheesy Spinach Burgers
  4. Cross-Rib Roast
  5. French Dip Sandwiches
  6. Meatloaf Minis
  7. Navajo Tacos
  8. Taco Rice Salad
  9. Taco Braid
  10. Tater Tot Casserole
  11. Sassy Sloppy Joes
  12. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
  13. Honey Lime Enchiladas
  14. Steak Fajitas

Pork Freezer Meal Recipes:

  1. Baked Potato Casserole
  2. Breakfast Burrito’s
  3. Cafe Rio Style Burritos
  4. Ham and Cheese Braid (a hit!)
  5. Italian Pork Chops
  6. Pizza Calzones
  7. Sausage Hash
  8. Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
  9. Pork Spare Ribs

Check out our Pinterest board for lots of other Make-Ahead Freezer Meal Recipes

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Enjoy These 50+ Make-Ahead Freezer Meals!

If you’re new to freezer meal cooking, this list should keep you occupied for quite a while! Hopefully, you enjoy freezer meals as much as we do because they’re so nice and convenient. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below!

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Categories: Meat and Poultry, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal

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