16 Healthy Freezer Meals To Help You Survive The Week

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Just when you think life couldn’t get any busier, the work week rolls around, and you’re left trying to figure out what to make for dinner or, perhaps, what to order for takeout when you’re too tired to cook. If this sounds familiar, then freezer meals can really come in handy. Stop making meals from scratch every night and simply heat up one of these sixteen healthy options for a quick dinner.

1. Homemade Lasagna

A final slice of this Homemade Lasagna Recipe on a white plate, ready to serve.
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If having lasagna for dinner sounds like a lot of work, make a big batch of this Homemade Lasagna on the weekend and freeze it unbaked until your cravings hit. Once you’re ready to enjoy some, just pop it in the oven for a delicious meal without the sweat.

2. Cheesy Baked Meatballs

Overhead view looking down into a white casserole dish filled with this Cheesy Baked Meatballs Recipe.
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Cheesy Baked Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food when you’re in real need of a delicious and filling meal. Cook some rice or pasta to go with it, and you’re good for the day.

3. Bean Chowder

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Bean Chowder is a delicious, fiber-filled chowder that can be enjoyed with a side of cornbread or garlic bread. You can also serve this over rice, quinoa, or pasta.

4. Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Carnitas are some of the best, most authentic carnitas you can make at home, and you don’t even have to stand over a stove.

5. Spaghetti Pie

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Spaghetti Pie is one of those easy meals that you can rely on for any busy weeknight. All the better if you already have it ready to go in the freezer. Serve with a green salad and some garlic bread.

6. Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl

A closeup of a white bowl filled with turkey pineapple rice.
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Rice bowls are a convenient meal both for lunch and dinner. This Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl is easy to put together, and you can thaw it in the fridge overnight to pop it in the microwave the next day.

7. Curried Lentils

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Curried Lentils are never a bad idea, especially when all you have to do is warm them up. They make a delicious and very nutritious meal any day of the week.

8. Mushroom & Brown Rice Casserole

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Mushroom & Brown Rice Casserole is delicious with all that parmesan cheese. It’s quick to make and full of great flavor, even if it doesn’t look like much.

9. Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers are a fun twist on a homestyle classic. This Mexican-inspired version has all the spices you would expect from Mexican flavors, and it’s really filling.

10. Turkey Chili

A white crock filled with turkey chili and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Turkey Chili is wonderful for making ahead of time. Cook this and then portion it out into single-serving containers for easy grab-n-go meals any time you want or need one.

11. Slow Cooker Southwestern 2 Bean Chicken

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Slow Cooker Southwestern 2 Bean Chicken is incredible stuff. Eat it as is, or serve it over brown rice. You can even mix it into cooked pasta for a creative way to use up leftovers.

12. Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde in a white bowl.
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This Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde is perfect to have frozen in portions so you can make yourself a quick taco or burrito any time you need it. It’s fast, healthy, and you can’t beat the salsa verde flavors.

13. Slow Cooker Meatloaf

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Slow Cooker Meatloaf isn’t something you would immediately associate with a freezer meal, but it’s a delicious option and actually freezes super well.

14. Black Bean Mexican Chicken

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Black Bean Mexican Chicken is great by itself or in salads, burritos, tacos, and more. Freeze in single portions so you never have to wait long for them to defrost.

15. Taquitos

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Everyone loves Taquitos. But the store-bought stuff is so full of chemicals and preservatives that you have to wonder if it’s even real food. This recipe changes all that.

16. Vegetarian Lasagna

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If you love a good Vegetarian Lasagna, this one uses TVP (texturized vegetable protein) instead of meat. But if you prefer meat, you can easily swap the two.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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