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I’ve been crockpotting for awhile, but I just recently jumped on the freezer meal bandwagon and can say that I’m a huge fan.  It’s SO awesome to have meals stacked up ready to go at a moment’s notice.  Not only do they save a lot of time, but the recipes are healthy, delicious, and budget-friendly too.

7 Crockpot Freezer Meals That Even Kids Will EatMoms often ask Kelly and me how to get kids to eat crockpot freezer meals, so we put together a list of recipes that our kids love.  My kids aren’t terribly picky eaters, but it can still be hard to find meals that please every palate (and Kelly says that her kids would love to eat chicken fingers and mac ‘n cheese everyday).  Below are seven recipes that unanimously receive, “Yummy dinner, Mama!” every time.

7 Crockpot Freezer Meals That Even Kids Will Eat

  1. Slow Cooker Turkey Black Bean Chili
  2. Honey Mustard Chicken from our Crockpot Chicken Freezer Meals eBook and shared for free below
  3. Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Pesto Meatballs (can be cooked in the oven or crockpot)
  4. Slow Cooker Meatball Veggie Soup
  5. Japanese Beef Teriyaki from when Kelly made 7 meals in 30 minutes
  6. Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from this other kid-friendly freezer meal prep session
  7. Slow Cooker Spring Chicken Soup 

Since none of the recipes require any cooking ahead of time, I highly recommend setting aside an hour over the weekend to prep and freeze all seven for a complaint-free week.  Woot!


And for those nights when your kiddos grumble more than their tummies do, get them race to dessert with the Fred & Friends Dinner Winner Kids’ Dinner Tray.  My kids have them and they’re such a hit that I’m telling all of the mom-friends that I know.

dinner winner tray

With four fun designs; Dinner Winner, Pirate, Enchanted Forest, and Supper Hero, there’s a choice for for even the fussiest future foodie! OK, OK…so maybe it goes against the whole “don’t play with your food” thing, but as far as getting your kid to finish their meal, this board game style plate actually works (and this post isn’t sponsored in any way. I genuinely love this tray and will only earn a small percentage of the sale if you decide to purchase one on Amazon.).

If you have any other suggestions for kid-friendly meals, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

Jill Petrush Rogers is an artist and former bookbuyer/seller. Jill recently moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Tom, and their two energy-filled boys. Jill loves to channel her creativity by coming up with recipes as a contributing writer for New Leaf Wellness.

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7 years ago

I made the Honey Mustard Chicken today with the suggested sides plus oven fries, and my Honey’s comment was, “Honey, make this again!” ?