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8 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals in 45 Minutes

By February 23, 2015 Freezer Prep Session

I decided to prep a bunch of healthy crockpot freezer meals last weekend and was able to make eight in only 45 minutes (including clean-up!).  All of the recipes were very simple and included a meat, vegetable, and homemade sauce.

8 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals in 45 Minutes

I loved the meat-veggie-sauce combo because it meant I could spend most of my grocery money on meats and vegetables and make the sauces with ingredients already in my refrigerator and pantry.

I typically double my freezer recipes and make two of each, but I decided to switch things up by focusing on recipes that work well with different types of meats.  That way, I was able to save time and money, but make eight totally different meals.  Great idea, right?!

8 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

Here’s what I made:

  • Two bags of beef fajitas (I made one with chicken)
  • Two bags of Italian chicken and veggies (I made one with beef)
  • Two bags of honey dijon chicken and red potatoes (I made one with beef)
  • Two bags of BBQ chicken and carrots (I made one with beef)

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Now we’re set with dinners for eight busy weeknights.

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Side note: I’m still loving my freezer baggy stands!  I even bought six more last week with my birthday money.  (You can read more about them in my blog post with crockpot freezer meals from Whole Foods.)

8 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals in 45 Minutes

I know everyone has a different idea about what’s “healthy.”  Personally, I’m looking for the following:

  • Vegetables
  • As few processed foods as possible
  • An absolutely delicious taste (Because who wants to eat healthy food if is doesn’t taste good?!)

8 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals in 45 Minutes

Overall, I spent $77 on ingredients and $60 of that was spent on meat.  The beef was were more expensive than the chicken, so if you’re trying to save money you might want to make all of your meals with chicken or a less expensive meat, like pork chops.

I was happy to spend that amount on eight healthy dinners.  My family of five probably couldn’t eat at McDonalds eight times for that price!

8 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals in 45 Minutes

The printable recipes above will walk you through the process step-by-step.  All of the meals are frozen without any cooking ahead of time so they couldn’t be easier to make.  If you’re new to freezer cooking, my freezer cookbooks also include a ton of great recipes and tips.

If you have any thoughts or questions, please leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you.

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Sabrina
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Love this. Think I’ll try this.

Nickolette Simpson
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Nickolette Simpson

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Kelly
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Kelly

This is the first time (or maybe second) I have visited your website- (found you through MSM) so forgive me if you have already addressed this question previously. It is my understanding that you can’t take frozen meat, thaw it and refreeze without cooking it first. Is that correct? We have loads of meat in our freezer (beef, chicken, pork chops, etc)

Jenny
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Jenny

As a butcher and farm girl, I can safely state that if you thaw it properly, you can refreeze it. Especially if you are going to crock pot it…sometimes the texture will change a bit, but it’s not unhealthy or unsafe

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amy hillian

Where do you get the labels?

Pat Weitzel
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I am curious about the frozen veggies? Don’t they get really mushy after cooking all day for 6-8 hours? I prefer my veggies with some firmness to them. I found the note about throwing the fresh potatoes into the freezer very interesting! I do plan on trying these.
They wil be a great timesaver.

Kim Jelinek
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Kim Jelinek

Where do I get directions for freezing dinners?