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Confession: I totally failed at meal planning last week.  I scrambled for dinner every night, made multiple trips to the grocery store, and even gave up on Thursday and ordered pizza.

By Friday I had enough and decided to prep six healthy freezer crock pot meals for the coming week.  Here’s what I made, including my recipes and grocery list!

6 Healthy Freezer Crock Pot Meals in 45 Minutes

Here are the six healthy freezer crock pot meals that I made:

  1. Chicken Fajitas
  2. Cranberry Chicken (inspired by a recipe from my ALDI freezer meals)
  3. Ginger-Peach Chicken with Green Beans
  4. Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with Butternut Squash (inspired by a recipe from my Whole Foods freezer meals)
  5. Meatball Vegetable Soup
  6. Chipotle Pot Roast with Carrots


Since I’m nine months pregnant, I decided to focus on healthy recipes that would be very easy to make.  I got inspired by this list of simple crock pot freezer meals and picked six recipes with six ingredients or less!  These are all recipes that we’ve tried before and know taste good.

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Here’s how I made these meals quickly:

  • I used frozen diced onions instead of fresh ones.
  • I bought pre-peeled and diced butternut squash.
  • I used fresh carrots that I had previously peeled and frozen.
  • I bought seasoning packets instead of making my own mixes.

With these shortcuts, I was able to make all six meals in less than 30 minutes.  I’m rounding up to 45 minutes in the title of this post because I’m sure some people won’t want to make their meals this way.  If you’re brand-new to freezer crock pot meals I would give yourself 60-90 minutes and take your time.

6 Healthy Freezer Crock Pot Meals in 45 Minutes

(I use these baggy clips to hold my bags while filling them.)

Now we’re set with meals for this week. Yay!  If my baby decides to arrive before we eat all of them I’ll add the to my freezer stash.  More info coming soon with how I stocked it with 40+ homemade freezer meals.

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Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from you. 

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8 years ago

Well, you ARE 9 months pregnant, so maybe give yourself a bit of a break! 🙂 Take care of yourself, Mama! 🙂 PS I’m OBSESSED with your vegetarian freezer meals. 😀


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Missy Brownfield
Missy Brownfield
8 years ago

Congratulations on your precious baby! I can’t believe you live in Pittsburgh. So do I. We live in the Fox Chapel area and I love your blog! Thank you for sharing recipes and your family news!

8 years ago

Congrats on your little bundle. I have a 1 year old and looking forward to using your recipes to make meal time for him easy peasy for this working mom!!

8 years ago

Congrats, your baby looks precious.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts

I just received your email and had to drop by to say congratulations!! He is adorable!

Linda Kostecki
Linda Kostecki
8 years ago

Congratulations on your little man!!! He is a cutie pie and someone Im sure the girls will have a ball with!! Now-crazy Momma, Thank you but give it a rest-I mean you rest! Relax and enjoy him or take a nap and enjoy your stockpiled freezer. The rest of us should have a stash or can get by on repeats for awhile!!!!!!!!!!! LOL