Want to try out the idea of freezer meals, but not sure how? There are several ways you can enjoy the convenience of freezer meals. You could put aside one day to make freezer meals for the whole month and just worry about vegetables for your meals, or spend a couple of hours per week to make freezer meals for the whole week. If you just want a few freezer meals on hand for nights you don’t feel like cooking or extra busy days, you could make these dishes for dinner and make double or triple and then freeze the rest.
Tilapia is such a great fish — it’s economical and it has a simple taste that allows you to pair pretty much anything with it. And it’s quick to cook! Whip up these lemon caper tilapia packets and cook a couple for dinner. Freeze the rest in your freezer for another day.
2. Chelo Kebabs
Pair these chelo kebabs with cauliflower rice and an easy cucumber yogurt salad for a light dinner or lunch. Again, you could make a whole bunch of kebabs, eat some, and freeze the rest.
This is an useful freezer paleo recipe to have, especially if you have kids. These baked sweet potato tots are great for snacks and are very kid-friendly. They could work very well for a side dish for your dinners as well. This recipe includes cheese, so it’s more of a primal recipe than a paleo one.
Dump everything in a plastic storage bag and freeze. It’s that easy. Then you can either thaw the bag in the refrigerator the night before and cook the lemon garlic chicken on the day of your dinner. You could even throw the frozen meal in a slow cooker if you didn’t have the time to thaw it.
Double or triple this slow cooker paleo freezer recipe and you’ll have several meals in the freezer ready for anytime! The apple and sweet potato combination is perfect for cooler days! To make it paleo, swap out the brown sugar for honey or coconut sugar.
There are only four ingredients for this paleo freezer recipe! Put them all in a freezer bag and stick it in your refrigerator. To save even more time, try making a few freezer bags of the slow cooker beef brisket and freezing them all. Thaw overnight and then put the ingredients in a slow cooker for a hearty dinner.
Cook a batch of meatballs and freeze them in single servings. Meatballs are easy to heat up and will go with any vegetable side. They could also work great as a quick snack! This delicious meatball recipe includes cheese, so if you don’t eat dairy, just eliminate that from the freezer recipe.
This great breakfast casserole doesn’t have to be eaten for breakfast, although facing busy mornings will definitely be easier if you have this stocked in your freezer. Try this paleo freezer recipe for lunch or dinner. You could also cut up the casserole into individual servings in small freezer bags for even more convenience.
Mashed garlic cauliflower is a great vegetable side dish that will go great with practically any meat dish. It’s easy to thaw in the refrigerator and heat up in a saucepan, so this paleo freezer recipe is perfect to grab out of the freezer when you’re all out of vegetables. Plus, it’s easy to make in the first place since the slow cooker does most of the work for you.
Love the classic combination of sausages and peppers? You’ll enjoy this paleo freezer recipe that’s easy to prepare and even easier on the tongue. Pair it with mashed cauliflower for a great dinner!
A good marinade can easily make a great freezer meal. This marinade goes well with beef – simply cut up your beef, marinate the beef overnight, and then thread them on bamboo skewers and freeze in freezer bags! This link also takes you to five more marinade recipes that are perfect for paleo freezer recipes.
12. BBQ Stud Muffins
Ground beef muffins are easy to mix, cook, and freeze. Just reheat when you want to eat! If you have more than one muffin pan, you could make a whole bunch of these beef muffins and nosh on them for a quick lunch or dinner.
Do you have a favorite salsa? Dump it in the slow cooker with chicken to make shredded salsa chicken that’s flavorful and will go great with almost anything. Enjoy your chicken in paleo tortillas, lettuce wraps, salads, and soups.
14. Primal Meatloaf
A very simple meatloaf recipe that’s tasty and perfect for the freezer. Cook a loaf (or two), slice, and then freeze. Go to the link for the recipe and you’ll also find lots of good advice for paleo freezer meals (don’t miss the comments) and links to some more great recipes.
Whip up a large batch of this marinara sauce, freeze in freezer bags, and thaw as needed. You’ll like this recipe if you want to avoid the jarred sauces that might contain too much sugar and/or salt.
Cooked shredded chicken is an excellent meat to have on hand at all times in your freezer. You can throw it in soups, tacos, salads, and many more easy dishes. This paleo freezer recipe is similar to the salsa chicken recipe above, but it’s great for people who don’t like spicy food or want a simpler taste for more flexibility in how they use shredded chicken in meals.
Throw all the ingredients of the beef roast in a plastic freezer bag and freeze it. Thaw it overnight and dump everything in a slow cooker. So easy. This paleo freezer recipe is a good one to try because it includes a vegetable side (carrots) so you’ll have a complete meal with one recipe. If you want another vegetable side, how about a fresh salad?
If you see chicken thighs on sale, grab them and make this great and easy freezer paleo recipe. Chicken thighs are economical, juicy, and just plain tastier than the ever-popular chicken breast.
Instead of breading on the chicken, this freezer chicken cordon bleu recipe uses smashed pork rinds! The recipe includes cheese, so it’s more primal than paleo, but this is a great spin on a very familiar dish. Cook completely and then freeze for later.
Roasted vegetables are easy to cook, but they can take some time to prepare and cut up, especially if you include hard-to-cut vegetables such as butternut squash. Take some time to cut a whole bunch of vegetables, freeze them in one layer on a large baking sheet, and then divide them into freezer bags and freeze. When it’s time to eat, simply mix them with your choice of fat and seasonings and roast them!
If lemon and green olives sound like a great combination to you, try this Mediterranean-style paleo freezer recipe! This recipe makes 8 servings, so you could cook it all in one evening and freeze half, or double or triple the recipe for even more freezer meals.
22. Spaghetti Squash
You could roast several spaghetti squashes all at once and freeze a batch for future recipes. So easy!
This is a great way to get a great breakfast in even when your mornings are always rushed. The formula is pretty basic: cook up shredded vegetables and a meat and then pack them in plastic freezer bags. Take one out, heat it up, add eggs, and you’ve got a great and filling breakfast in minutes.
The addition of dried figs to this freezer paleo recipe makes it extra-special!
Pulled pork is so versatile – you can put them into tacos, on top of rice or cauliflower rice, in a salad, or in an egg scramble. The options are limitless! A note: this recipe uses four pounds of pork, so if that’s too much for you to cook all at once, you could split this up into two freezer bags or even four freezer bags, depending on how many servings you need for your meals.
Here’s a clever tip to save space: freeze your food in parchment-lined glass containers. Once frozen, pull out the food and put it in a freezer bag. Put the glass container back in your cabinets and you’re done! See more instructions in this video.
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