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Juggling 3 kids, a blog and running a home are not easy feats. And there are days I’m either too busy or just too dog-tired to shop for ingredients or heat up the oven, let alone prep an entire meal from scratch.
Fortunately, I have a secret weapon: freezer recipes.
Freezer recipes and meal prep go hand in hand. If you’re new to meal prepping, check out our guide.
In this modern day world in can be so easy to to turn to highly processed, but undeniably convenient, convenience foods. But to avoid temptation, I ensure I always have meals pre-made and stocked in the freezer so that all I need to do is pop it into the oven or just heat it up on the stove.
On those crazy busy night I don’t have to stress about dinner- I know I have something wholesome and nutritious waiting in the wings.
There are a variety of recipes you can make and freeze including breakfast, snacks for the lunch boxes or dinner meals, never fear, I’ve got you covered with freezer recipes.
Here is a list of 21 Clean Eating Freezer Recipes:
Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal
Recipe found on Thriving Home
This recipe is perfect for breakfast as it includes a healthy breakfast staple: Oatmeal. With the addition of the dynamic duo, Peanut Butter and Banana, this delightfully baked goodness will leave you satisfied for hours and it can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To make it a vegan recipe, just substitute the regular milk with your favorite plant-based milk.
7-Ingredient Tuscan White Bean Soup
Recipe found on Gimmesomeoven
Bean soups are a favorite of mine because they are very filling and also versatile. This creamy, quick soup is perfect for lunch or dinner. The bacon can be replaced with tempeh slices to make it suitable for vegan eaters.
Serve it with a crusty Italian bread for added deliciousness.
3-Cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
Recipe found on Skinny Taste
This meatless recipe is so cheesy and really delicious. The zucchini gives it texture but keeps it lighter than its meaty counterpart. It’s quite easy to cook these up and lasagna is always a great comfort food to have on hand.
Black Bean Burgers
Recipe found on Dr Axe
Everyone in my house loves burgers and when the cravings strike, it’s nice to have these babies in the freezer. I totally dig these healthy, fiber packed, 100% plant-based burgers (true secret: I like them better than beef burgers- not all the carnivores in my house agree, but they all love them!).
These can be made and frozen for a few months and when it’s time to use them, just reheat and serve with a sauce or between buns.
Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
Recipe found on Eatgoodforlife
This casserole recipe is cheesy and savory, and really easy to make. Even better, you don’t have to pre-cook the quinoa. Don’t worry, it doesn’t stay crunchy and turns out quite well in the dish.
Coconut Chicken Thai Curry
Recipe found on Tastes Lovely
This curry brings the flavor of Thailand to your meals with a combo of coconut, Thai curry paste, and loads of veggies. It’s only a mildly spicy dish so for those looking to kick things up, you can top it off with pepper flakes.
Cremini and Chard Stuffed Shells
Recipe found on OhMyVeggies
The filling of the shells is flavorful and adding the vegetables to the ricotta cheese made this dish quite filling as well. Perfect dinner recipe for a snowed in day.
Easy Green Minestrone
Recipe found on TheKitchn
There are cool evenings when you need a hot bowl of soup to warm your body from the inside out. Well, look no further than this potato and veggie combo that freezes well for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, warm up and pour over cooked pasta. Simple and tasty.
Gluten Free Buckwheat Waffles
Recipe found on Cookie and Kate
Kiss your Eggo’s goodbye! Instead keep these whole grain, gluten free and super yummy waffles in your freezer for a quick breakfast on those days that cereal just won’t do.
Get creative with your toppings from fresh fruit to maple syrup to nut butters, theses freezer friendly waffles are sturdy enough to take it all. Pop the frozen waffles in a toaster and serve hot with a topping of your choice.
Green Baked Ziti
Recipe found on MyRecipes
The Greeks sure know how to whip up a culinary storm. This baked ziti is based on the Greek pastitsio dish and has wonderful flavors. To make this meal suitable for vegetarians or vegans, you can substitute the beef with tofu.
Make-Ahead Freezable Breakfast Burritos
Recipe found on Produceforkids
Some mornings I wake up and literally drag myself out of bed with little or no energy to rustle up breakfast. That’s why I have these frozen and ready to serve to my kids with some reheating. Perfect filling meals for either breakfast or even school lunches.
Moroccan Meatloaf Cup
Recipe found on Sweet Peas and Saffron
The ras el hanout spice blend makes these delightful balls of richness so aromatic and full of great taste. And the pistachio-mint pesto as a topping is a perfect partner to this exotic recipe
Recipe found on Real Mom Nutrition
This recipe is just pizza, only that it’s rolled up like a bun, which makes it so much more fun. Put your families unique spin on it by loading it with your favorite toppings…er.. fillings.
Pumpkin Cranberry Granola Bars
Recipe found on Once a Month Meals
These chewy mouth watering granola bars are just perfect as snacks after playtime or as a midnight snack. The pumpkin and cranberries make the recipe taste so good, you’ll never believe they are as healthy as they are.
Eat them immediately or prepare them for freezing.
Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken
Recipe found on New Leaf Wellness
This recipe has just 5 ingredients, one of which is canned salsa verde; However, you can invest in the organic versions usually packaged in BPA-free cans, which is what I do when I really need to use such ingredients. It’s easy and very tasty, trust me.
Savory Pumpkin Lentil Tacos
Recipe found on Strength and Sunshine
The family loves taco night and in order to not be hassled into cooking all the time, I just make a big batch of the filling and store in the freezer for up to a month. And the lentils can be replaced with red beans and navy beans as well. This recipe is spicy and really tasty.
Simple Beef Stew
Recipe found on Savory Nothings
This basic but tasty recipe is my go-to on cold rainy days. Cook a large batch of this soup and freeze for up to 3 months. Serve it with a crusty bread.
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
Recipe found on The Recipe Rebel
I love Spaghetti and so do my kids. So I always have this delicious spaghetti sauce stored in the freezer awaiting any spaghetti dinner. It is loaded with loads of veggies and is a favorite for all of us.
Slow Cooker Zesty White Chicken Chili
Recipe found on Mariah’s Pleasing Plates
This chili is savory, spicy and filled with loads of protein which is great for growing kids. You can top this off with limes or avocados. The jalapeno peppers give this meal a great kick.
Sweet Potato Sage Pancakes
Recipe found on Living Loving Paleo
This recipe is so ingenious and very healthy. Quick and easier than pie. Using coconut flour and sweet potatoes as the base of the batter makes it quite nutritious. These pancakes are great for not just breakfast but dinner as well.
Three Sisters Empanadas
Recipe found on The Kitchn
This wholewheat pocket stuffed with meatless flavorful filling is ideal as a snack or lunch meal. It can be frozen either baked or unbaked. Can be served with sour cream and salsa.