Freezer Meal Prep

9 Easy Freezer Meals to Prep Ahead of Time

Publish Date May 30, 2024 2 Minute Read

Freezer Meal Prep Ideas

Easy meal ideas are always important, especially when your time is limited. Whether you’re juggling school schedules, long days at work or event-packed weekends, it’s important to save time in the kitchen when you can. So what’s the solution?

Chill out. That’s right – turn your delicious meals into freezer pleasers. Then they’re ready to take from the freezer to the slow cooker or instant pot when you are. Here are a few tips:

  • Slow Cooker Freezer Meals – when using a slow cooker, any meals including meat should be thawed overnight or under cool running water for 1-2 hours. You can check out more slow cooker tips here.
  • Instant Pot Freezer Meals – for instant pot meals, no thawing is necessary. Your meal can go straight into the pot. You can also take a look at other great instant pot ideas and recipes.
  • More Tips for Meal Freezing – Make sure you squeeze out any excess air, and flatten your bags (for stackable space in the freezer). Date and label your freezer bags to easily track your meal contents and freshness.

Now let’s check out 9 delicious freezer meal options the whole family will enjoy:

Now that you have some freezer meal idea inspo, you’re ready for easy microwave work meals, back to school packed lunches and even a thermos full of hearty soup on the go. For more trending ideas, check out our Fresh Lane blog and for more easy meals, visit our meal planning page for the freshest recipes.