70+ Healthy Freezer Meals

By Rachel Tiemeyer

Freezer meal cooking can be the key to eating healthier for the whole family. Here are 70+ of our favorite healthy freezer meals that all ages will love.

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As working moms with three kids each at home, Polly and I know the life of a busy parent and the struggle to feed everyone healthy, homemade meals. It’s easy to slip into fixing the family unhealthy convenience foods. Let’s face it.  Making dinner with a whiny toddler on your leg or while breaking up fights between the kids isn’t exactly fun. That’s where healthy freezer meals come in.

Baked Peach Oatmeal from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order your copy today at www.FromFreezerToTable.com.

After freezer cooking for over a decade now, we jokingly refer to ourselves as “freezer meal evangelists” these days. Not only have we seen the benefits in our own homes, but after blogging about it for years, writing a cookbook called From Freezer to Table, and leading numerous freezer cooking seminars now, we’ve had the joy of hearing story after story of others who have successfully made dinnertime less stressful, healthier, and more enjoyable. 

Rachel and Polly with cookbook

Why should I make freezer meals?

Freezer cooking has transformed the way we grocery shop, cook, and eat over the past 10+ years. Preparing healthy freezer meals has so many benefits:

  • Saves money by buying in bulk and avoiding eating out.
  • Cuts down on time in the kitchen by prepping meals with the same ingredients at one time. Browning ground beef? Chopping veggies? Making soup? Why not double or triple it and then utilize the freezer? You save time on prep and clean up. 
  • Helps you eat wholesome, delicious meals at home regularly. 
  • Reduces dinnertime stress while bringing your family together around the table. This is what freezer cooking is really all about! 
Freezer bags with freezer meals

What is a healthy freezer meal?

In these 70+ healthy freezer meal recipes below, you’ll see our real food philosophy represented. We aren’t about diets, eating low-fat foods, or cutting out food groups. We are about cooking tasty, homemade food and eating all things in moderation. We’re also about cooking with as many unprocessed, organic and/or local ingredients as possible and including a variety of:

  • vegetables and fruit
  • whole grains
  • local, organic, and/or grass-fed meats (that’s why we’re big fans of Butcher Box*)
  • healthy fats (i.e. EVOO, avocado oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and organic dairy)

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fresh ingredients, vegetables, whole grains

By simply making homemade meals for your family, you are cutting out loads of sodium, sugar, simple carbs, and harmful trans-fats that come from fast food and store-bought convenience foods. You control what goes in your food. Plus, you’ll be motivated to grab what’s on hand rather than going out to eat.

How do I make and store healthy freezer meals?

Check out these popular freezer cooking posts to get started right with freezer cooking:

70+ Healthy Freezer Meals

We are pumped to share our 70+ favorite healthy freezer meal recipes in one post. Freezing instructions are included at the end of each recipe.  Please share your successes, tips, or questions in the comments. We’re here to help (and genuinely love to)!

Breakfast Freezer Meals

easy breakfast casserole muffins

Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins

Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Blueberry Avocado Muffins with Lemon Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Banana Muffins or Bread

Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Breakfast Cookies

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Double Chocolate Zucchini Waffles

Whole Wheat Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Apple Sauce Bread

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

Beef Freezer Meals

Freezer Friendly Baked Italian Meatballs

Baked Italian Meatballs

Pesto Burgers

Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Baked Beef Ravioli

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

Grilled Sirloin Steak Kabobs

Baked Penne Pasta 

Burrito Pie

Meatball Subs

Mini Italian Pub Burgers

No Peek Stew

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Super Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Chicken Freezer Meals

Freezer friendly Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos (or try the Instant Pot  version)

Chicken Piccata

Cheesy Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole 

Grilled Balsamic Herb Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Chimichangas

Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Simple Baked Chicken Parmesan

Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls

Honey-Garlic Chicken Kabob Marinade

Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Pork Freezer Meals

This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Mexican Pulled Pork

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

Holiday Ham with Cranberry-Orange Glaze

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Homemade Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Soup Freezer Meals

Tomato Bisque from "From Freezer to Table" Cookbook.

Tomato Bisque

Mini Meatball Soup

The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Cancer Fighting Soup

Crowd-Pleaser Mexican Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

No Peek Stew

Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

Freezer friendly Chicken parmesan sliders sandwiches from the cookbook, From Freezer to Table

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos 

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili and Sweet Potato and Black Beans

Whole Chicken and Root Veggies

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Instant Pot Freezer Meals

Freezer friendly chicken and cheese taquitos.

Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal Cups

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Seafood Freezer Meals

Freezer friendly citrus shrimp

Mediterranean Shrimp Skewers

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Firecracker Asian Salmon

Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet and Savory Salmon in Foil

Pasta and Pizza Freezer Meals

Freezer Friendly English Muffin Pizzas from the cookbook, From Freezer to Table

English Muffins Pizzas

4 Cheese Baked Penne Pasta

Baked Beef Ravioli

Hearty Baked Penne Pasta

Cheesy Baked Spinach Tortellini

Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potato

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Whole Wheat Calzones

Vegetarian Freezer Meals

Freezer friendly Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps

4 Cheese Baked Penne Pasta

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce

Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potato 

Pumpkin Chili

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Tomato Bisque

If you like these healthy freezer meal recipes, we know you’ll love our debut cookbook, From Freezer to Table. Grab a copy of From Freezer to Table at your local bookstore or on Amazon and other online book outlets here.

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6 replies
  1. Mattie says:

    I’ve been following y’all for around 7 years? More than any other site—you’re recipes are my favorite. They always turn out great and I regularly have at least two of your meals in my weekly rotation. Just made the pumpkin chili tonight and it was amazing! I would have NEVER made this but so glad I trusted you guys and tried it!!

  2. Erin says:

    Your site was recommended from a friend and MAN am I glad she did! I just ordered your cookbook!

    I do have a question, do you have any freezer meals that you recommend for freezer to grill?

    Thanks so much!

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Erin. Nice to have you here! Yes, we have a whole post about freezer meals for the grill at the link below. I’d also suggest several from the cookbook including our Cheddar Chive Burgers, Chicken and Broccoli Foil Packs, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, and the Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwiches. I hope that gives you a good start. Let me know if I can help in any other ways. Happy Freezer Cooking! https://thrivinghomeblog.com/30-real-food-grilling-ideas/