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12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make in May

Are you looking for new recipes to try this month? I’ve got you covered. I came up with a list of 12 crockpot recipes that are super easy to throw together in the morning. If you’re motivated, you can even prep and freeze all of them this weekend (free shopping list below!).

12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make in May

Click here for the free printable recipes, shopping list, and meal planning calendar:


This meal plan includes 12 healthy crockpot freezer recipes that are approved by my family of seven:

  1. Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup
  2. Shredded BBQ Chicken
  3. Chicken Fajitas from Thirty Handmade Days
  4. Turkey Black Bean Chili (yum)
  5. Sloppy Joes
  6. Honey Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  7. Kale and Chorizo Soup (only 5 ingredients)
  8. Italian Pork
  9. Mango Pineapple Beef Barbarcoa
  10. Four-Bean White Chicken Chili
  11. Shredded Buffalo Chicken (from my best-selling freezer cookbook bundle and shared for free in the PDF)
  12. Salsa Verde Shredded Pork

Bonus Recipe: Dairy-Free Ranch Burgers!  This is my favorite hamburger recipe to freeze for the grill.

The Best-Ever Ranch Burger RecipeWhat’s so great about these recipes?

  • They’re healthy. (Most of them include spring flavors and seasonal produce like broccoli, leafy greens, mangos, etc. Serve them with chopped fresh herbs and avocados, which are also in season.)
  • They’re delicious! (I tried all of them myself.)
  • They can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time. When you’re ready to eat, thaw in your refrigerator or in the morning in water and then cook in your crockpot like normal. (They can be frozen for at least three months, so if you don’t eat all of them this month you’ll have a jumpstart on June.)

A Year's Worth of Crockpot Freezer Meal Plans...for Free!
If you look at the calendar above, you’ll see that I picked a “theme” for each day of the week and then found seasonal crockpot recipes that would match that theme.  (For example, Shredded BBQ Chicken on a “Sandwich” Monday.) I also included a variety of tastes and textures so we wouldn’t feel like we were eating the same thing everyday.

My husband, Andy, added text boxes to the calendar, so you can swap the meals to fit your schedule, delete the meals you don’t want to make, etc. Enjoy, Friends.

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you. XO, Kelly


PS. If you want to go ahead and download the entire year’s worth of  meal plans, shopping lists, and calendars click the link below. 



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  • Jeff says:

    I’ve got two freezer packs of the buffalo chicken in my freezer already and ready to go for the week. Your recipes have really helped me get more control of my eating than I’ve had in a long time. A weird schedule plus not being able to read the local language means I opt for many convenience store meals. Your recipes have saved me from that bad habit!

    I’ll definitely be making a few more of these (though nothing with turkey as there isn’t any turkey in stores here in Taiwan.)

    I’d love to see more recipes where you use Asian sauces/ingredients. I have a jar of teriyaki BBQ sauce in my pantry, but I don’t want to just throw it in the slow cooker with the chicken. Any ideas to jazz it up?

    • Kelly McNelis says:

      You could try it with meatballs and chopped bell peppers. I think that would be delicious with rice.

  • Sera says:

    Hi Kelly, I was wondering what size of crockpot to use?

  • Kim says:

    Are the meals you’ve included in the monthly series such as “12 healthy freezer crockpot meals for July” etc…
    new recipes or are they included in your cookbooks?

    • Kelly McNelis says:

      Most of them are from my blog because I try to keep the cookbook recipes exclusive to purchasers.

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