20 Healthy Freezer Meals to Save Time & Energy

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Healthy freezer meals are the essence of cook once, eat multiple times. Make ahead during a meal prep day or just double your batch and freeze half so that you have meals ready to eat when time is tight.

Whether you’re cooking for your whole family or just for yourself, there’s a lot to love about a freezer meal. I’m not talking about meals from the frozen section of the grocery store. I’m talking about cooking up something that freezes well and saves the day when life gets hectic. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve let out a big sigh of relief when I open up my freezer and have a meal basically ready-to-go.

Meals like soups and chilis are some of the best to freeze, but those are obvious, and I like to have lots of different options. Below, I’ve rounded up some recipes for all meal occasions with the help of some of my fellow registered dietitians. If you’re looking for more soups or chilis, you can find those in this freezer meal post or in the soup section of my recipes!

Breakfasts for the Freezer

high protein baked oatmeal with blueberries in white dish and tan twel

Easy Make Ahead High Protein Oatmeal from Sarah Gold Nutrition

Make ahead breakfast burritos from Fannetastic Food (sub chicken for the eggs and make lunch or dinner, too!)

Make Ahead freezer breakfast sandwiches from the Foodie Dietitian

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal from Sarah Gold Nutrition

stack of breakfast cookies

Giant Oatmeal Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies from Sarah Gold Nutrition

Make ahead freezer vegan breakfast burritos from Jessica Spiro Nutrition

Lunch & Dinner for the Freezer

greek turkey meatballs in cast iron pan with spoon and small plate of bread

Meal Prep Greek Turkey Meatballs from Sarah Gold Nutrition

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken and Vegetable Curry from Sarah Gold Nutrition

quinoa and mushroom blended burger on plate with pickle

Quinoa Mushroom Blended Burgers from Sarah Gold Nutrition

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls from Snacking in Sneakers

Stewed Chicken and Tomatoes with Capers from The Baby Steps Dietitian

overhead shot of meatball platter with dips and veggies on white background

The easiest Greek Turkey Meatball Souvlaki Plate from Sarah Gold Nutrition

Rib Sticking Meatloaf Makeover from Liz’s Healthy Table

Vegetarian & vegan options

Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole from Colleen Christensen Nutrition

Stuffed Peppers with Butternut Squash and Quinoa from Melissa Traub

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas from Rebecca Bitzer & Associates

Dahl Makhani (Lentil Coconut Curry) from Shahzadi Uzma Devje Registered Dietitian

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas from Fueling Movement

Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato from The Oregon Dietitian

Easy Veggie Pasta Bake from Bucket list Tummy

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