50+ Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is another amazing soup recipe that is healthy and absolutely delicious. It only takes about 10 minutes to prep as well!
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!
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
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
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:
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Breaded Smothered Chicken
- Chicken and Beef Fajitas
- Chicken Crescent Rolls
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Ole
- Crispy Southwest Chicken Wontons
- Cream Cheese Chicken
- Garlic Ranch Chicken
- Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken
- Hot Chicken Salad
- Parmesan Chicken
- Pineapple Pepper Chicken
- Simple Chicken Enchiladas
- Southwest Chicken Chili
- Southwest Chicken Wraps
- Shish Kabobs
- Chicken and Okra Gumbo
Beef Freezer Meals:
- Crock Pot BBQ Beef
- Beef and Bean Burrito
- Cheesy Spinach Burgers
- Cross-Rib Roast
- French Dip Sandwiches
- Meatloaf Minis
- Navajo Tacos
- Taco Rice Salad
- Taco Braid
- Tater Tot Casserole
- Sassy Sloppy Joes
- Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
- Honey Lime Enchiladas
- Steak Fajitas
Pork Freezer Meal Recipes:
- Baked Potato Casserole
- Breakfast Burrito’s
- Cafe Rio Style Burritos
- Ham and Cheese Braid (a hit!)
- Italian Pork Chops
- Pizza Calzones
- Sausage Hash
- Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
- Pork Spare Ribs
Check out our Pinterest board for lots of other Make-Ahead Freezer Meal Recipes
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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Learn More About Freezer Meal Cooking:
- The Ultimate Guide to Freezing and Thawing Food for Amazing Dinners on a Budget
- Freezer Meal eBook
- How to start a Freezer Meal Group
- How to Prepare Freezer Meals
- What Foods Don’t Freeze Well