Make dinner stress free with make ahead freezer meal recipes your family will love!
We've all been there. It's 5:00, your family is hungry, and you have no idea what's for dinner. You scrounge in the pantry and end up with peanut butter and jelly (or ordering pizza). Sometimes the day just completely gets away from you and if you don't have a plan for dinner you end up in chaos.
Now imagine that it's 5:00 and you are sitting on the couch reading a book with your kids because dinner has been in the crock pot since morning. And it took you 2 minutes to dump it in because you prepped it weeks ago. Or maybe you grabbed a casserole from the freezer and popped it in the oven an hour ago. And tomorrow's dinner time will look the same because your freezer is stocked with healthy, homemade meals.
This is how dinner time can be when you use my favorite way to meal plan: making freezer meals. Making freezer meals is a huge sanity saver for my family, and I love to find great make ahead freezer meal recipes. Do you want to lower your meal time stress (and your takeout bill) too? Read on.
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Getting Started with Freezer Meals
If you've never made freezer meals, you have no idea how life changing it can be. Seriously, imagine spending one day cooking and not having to worry about dinner for a week, a month, or more. I've been making freezer meals since my twins were babies, and I've shared some of my tips on making freezer meals (and a few more of my favorite make ahead freezer meal recipes) here.
I've also discovered an amazing resource in Freezer Meals 101 - it's a video course complete with meal plans, printables, recipes and more. Freezer Meals 101 is perfect for anyone who is new to freezer cooking or even those of us that have been doing it for a while and need fresh ideas. Check it out here.
Once you have the basics down, you're ready to get cooking. I've pulled together a few freezer meal recipes your family is sure to love!
Crockpot Freezer Meals
Easy Crockpot Vegetarian Chili - you can easily turn our family's favorite chili into a freezer meal. Just put everything in a freezer bag and freeze, then defrost and cook according to the directions.
Crockpot Lasagna – by Twin Dragonfly Designs (she has some awesome tips here - the garbage bag trick is genius! Plus a few more meal ideas too)
Chicken Posole – by Coffee with Us 3
Slow Cooker Pot Roast – by Pink When
Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken - by Thrifty and Thriving
Cilantro Lime Chicken – by Flour on My Face
Thai Pork With Peanut Sauce – by Organize Yourself Skinny
Oven Freezer Meals
Cheesy Italian Sausage Bread – by Our Best Bites
Chicken and Stuffing Casserole – by Simple As That
Chicken Parmesan Casserole – by Thriving Home Blog
Baked Ziti Freezer Meal – by Passion for Savings
Freezer Taco Filling – by How Does She (you could use this for so many things!)
Easy Freezer Burritos – by 365ish Pins
More Freezer Meal Collections
5 Freezer Meals in One Hour – by Hip 2 Save
Easy Breakfast Freezer Meals – by One Crazy House
Freezer Meal Essentials
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