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Do you want to eat healthy dinners without having to slave away in the kitchen?  Healthy freezer crockpot meals are your answer!!  Here’s how I prepped eight meals in 75 minutes (including clean-up!).

Eight healthy freezer crockpot meals in 75 minutes

Let’s start with the healthy freezer crockpot meals that I made…

For me to consider them “healthy,” my freezer crockpot meals need to include…

  • As few processed foods as possible
  • Vegetables
  • An absolutely amazing taste!  (Because who wants to eat healthy foods that don’t taste good?!)

8 healthy freezer crockpot meals

It took me 75 minutes to prep these eight freezer crockpot meals.  That’s only 10 minutes per meal (including clean-up)!  You might see people on Pinterest who can prep more meals in less time, but I am willing to bet that they aren’t including many fresh vegetables.

One of my best tricks for prepping healthy meals quickly is doubling the recipe and freezing two of each.  In my six crockpot meals in 30 minutes post, you can read all about how this strategy saves me time and money.

I also recommend using a food chopper, if you have one.  I bought one at Aldi last month and it makes dicing onions a breeze!

Eight healthy freezer crockpot meals

Here are my best tips for prepping healthy freezer crockpot meals quickly…

  1. If possible, label your freezer meals ahead of time (This is especially important for me because my handwriting gets very messy when I’m rushed.)
  2. Print your recipes so you don’t have to search for them on your phone/computer/tablet.
  3. Dive right into prepping all the veggies.  (This took me about 30 minutes, but it was totally worth it.  I can’t wait for my family to eat all of this healthy food!)
  4. Work in an assembly line to fill all the bags with vegetables and garlic.  Then, focus on one recipe at a time to add the spices, sauces, and meats.

I also recommend playing music in the background.  It might not make the process go faster, but it will certainly make it more fun!

8 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals in 75 Minutes

If you’re brand-new to crockpot freezer meals, my crockpot and freezer cookbooks also contain a bunch of great recipes and tips.

Thoughts or questions?  Leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can! 


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Erica G
8 years ago

This takes menu planning to a whole new level! I love the idea of prepping and bagging your slow cooker meals and then you are so ready to go. With this strategy I can even foresee me using the slow cooker on work days! I usually don’t since I am out of the door on my way to work by 5:30 am but if I just need to pull out a bag, add broth, and go…that is doable!

april r
april r
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

Do you precooked the hamburger before you freeze the meals?

Lisa ONeal
Lisa ONeal
6 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

It took me an hour last night JUST to scrub the six pounds of carrots for three recipes of roast beef and carrots. Than I had to chop the all. The rest went quicly, but how in the world did you get all that scrubbing and chopping carrots done quickly!? I was exhausted afterwards. Any tips on that score would be greatly appreciated!

SandiW
SandiW
5 years ago
Reply to  Lisa ONeal

A real ez way to do the carrots is to use baby carrots, already peeled. Also, just my opinion here, but I have only used baby carrots for any recipe as they are so much sweeter then the big bitter ones. I haven’t bought “regular” carrots for probably 25 years just cuz I hate the bitterness compared to the sweetness of the baby ones. They use to be so expensive, but anymore you can get them at the local dollar stores that carry fresh produce. With using the baby carrots you wouldn’t even have to chop them up cuz they… Read more »

gordon
gordon
5 years ago
Reply to  Lisa ONeal

I wash my carrots, but never scrub them or use a peeler, is there any reason why you should ?

Alisha
Alisha
4 years ago
Reply to  gordon

Norwex Veggie Scrubber is amazing!!! That’s all I use and it is super quick while taking off most of the first layer.

Caroline
Caroline
7 years ago
Reply to  Erica G

I start work at 5:30 a.m. so these freezer meals have saved my life on so many days! They are wonderful!! We’re having guests for a week and I already have super large crock pot meals in the freezer for each day so there’s no stress about how to feed everyone after a day at work 🙂

Katy
Katy
8 years ago

Do you serve w rice or another starch? What do you do day of?

Katy
Katy
8 years ago

Ah I see. Brown rice for the beef. I feel like my people will want quinoa or something w the others…wondering if I could just add the quinoa to the slow cooker. Hmmm

anne
anne
8 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

I cook with quinoa a lot. I use it to in place of ground beef. I have never frozen it. I just add it at cook time, with a little extra liquid for the quinoa to absorb.

Kara
Kara
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

I use quinoa a lot – in the crockpot I find that it cooks in about 30 minutes on high … for some reason I have never had luck with it longer on low – it just seems to get mushy. If you add it make sure the recipe has enough liquid for the quinoa to absorb!

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Ashley
Ashley
8 years ago

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Misty
Misty
8 years ago

I love the idea and the recipes. Thanks for sharing. I am going to prepare Mexican chicken soup. In the ingredients I see u have 1 tablespoon corianderor fennel seeds. Did you use the seeds or the powder? Thanks.