More than 38 healthy freezer meal prep dinners that are perfect for new moms. Whether you’re stocking your own freezer, or prepping for a friend or family member, these recipes will keep dinnertime as easy as possible for new moms.
Want to see me prep 5 freezer slow cooker meals LIVE? Check out this post to watch and get a printable shopping list & prep list, and then check out this post on how exactly I stocked my freezer pre-baby!
When your doctor tells you it’s time for weekly prenatal check-ups, things suddenly get real. Baby. Here. Soon.
And while my freezer is stocked full of odds and ends from testing various recipes for this blog, it’s not exactly baby-ready. I remember after Kai was born, dinner was pretty much a nightmare. This time around, I hope to have lots and lots of dinner options. I’m less worried about lunch, because dinner recipes are so often enjoyable as lunch the next day.
Today I thought it would be fun to share my favorite healthy freezer meal prep dinners from around the web.
Freezer meals mean a lot of different things to different people…there are assemble ahead freezer crock pot meals, meals that you can assemble ahead and cook up completely from frozen, meals that you can assemble ahead but thaw before baking, and meals that you fully cook ahead before freezing. For convenience, I’ve broken down these healthy freezer meal prep dinners into these four categories.
Looking for freezer-friendly breakfast recipes? Check out this round-up of 28 Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas. Many of them are freezable!
I hope to prep a few from each category. Shall we check these healthy freezer meal prep dinners out?
Freezer to Slow Cooker
Toss all the ingredients in a heavy duty freezer bag and freeze. When you’re ready to cook up, thaw, dump everything in the slow cooker, push ‘on’ and walk away. So so easy.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Freezer Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Breast from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Shortcut Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde Soup from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Freezer to Oven, Grill or Stovetop
These meals can all be stashed in the freezer and either baked or grilled from frozen! No need to remember to thaw.
Southwestern Grilled Turkey Burgers from Sweet Peas & Saffron
20 Minute Tuscan Chicken Pasta (Freezer Meal) from Six Sisters Stuff
One Pan Tuscan Chicken Pasta Bake from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Freezer to Oven) from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Freezer to Oven Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Easy Freezer to Oven Chicken Parmesan from New Leaf Wellness
Freezer to Grill Chicken Fajita Skewers from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Shrimp Stir Fry Freezer Pack from Damn Delicious
Turkey Zucchini Noodle Lasagna from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Turkey Meatball & Tortellini Soup from The Seasoned Mom
Healthy Homemade Frozen Chicken Strips from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Freezer Meals (thaw first)
These meals can be assembled ahead and frozen. Thaw completely before baking.
Baked Turkey Meatballs (7 Flavors) from Sweet Peas & Saffron
note: these can be frozen raw (for best flavor) or after baking
Healthy Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese from Savory Nothings
One Pot Black Bean Fajita Pasta from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Assemble ahead & freeze. Thaw completely and cook up with 2 cups pasta, 1 cup vegetable stock.
Crispy Baked Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos from She Likes Food
Make Ahead Butternut Squash Chickpea Fajitas from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Assemble ahead & freeze. Thaw completely and bake up on a sheet pan as indicated.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole from Thriving Home
7 Chicken Marinades You Can Freeze from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Herb Roasted Chicken & Veggies from The Seasoned Mom
Cook Ahead and Freeze
Cook or bake these recipes ahead, then freeze. Thaw completely before re-heating.
Cauliflower Rice Freezer Burritos from Sweet Peas & Saffron
30 Minute Coconut Curry Chicken and Vegetables from Flavor the Moments
Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Prep the filling ahead and freeze for up to 3 months
Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos from Kristine’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken Stew from Sweet Peas & Saffron
One Pot Coconut Curry Quinoa & Lentil Sweet Potatoes from She Likes Food
Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas from Flavor The Moments
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Beef from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Santa Fe Chicken & Lentil Casserole from iFOODreal
Bake as indicated. Cool and freeze.
Slow Cooker Ethiopian Chicken & Lentil Stew from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Caribbean Sweet Potato Soup from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper Chili from Sweet Peas & Saffron