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These 29 Recipes Are Just Perfect For Make-Ahead Meals. Set That Crockpot Already!

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If you’re anything like me, then you’ll agree that you’ve always dreamed of finding a simpler way of making meals. That means that you would be surely happy to find out the fact that you can actually prepare some cool make-ahead meals and preserve them for later consumption. Sounds good? Great!

The trick is to make and freeze the meal. In fact, with this method, you can make many meals with your Crockpot and keep them frozen so you can grab out any of them whenever you wish. It’s also a relief to learn that this allows you to make meals even to last a whole week!

So, which are the perfect recipes for this kind of thing? This video is all about that. In fact, you’ll be impressed by the fact that all these recipes provided here are healthy. That’s good. We found this list of recipes from New Leaf Wellness, and we also went ahead and dug up some more on the internet. That’s great too!

Check out the clip here and get the list of 29 cool recipes fit for this Crockpot hack. Please SHARE this with all!

      This sweet-and-savory recipe includes sweet potatoes for an extra dose of nutrients. PLUS, it’s gluten-free, and even Paleo!

For this recipe from The Chaos and the Clutter, all you need are chicken, garlic, olive oil, parsley, lemon juice and pepper. Simple and delicious!

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      like it should be healthy, but don’t fear! All the flavor in these shredded boneless and skinless breasts comes from smart spice use, not fat. You can prep it, freeze it, and use it for everything from sandwiches to soup to enchiladas.

Chili doesn’t have to be fattening, either! Pair the whole ingredients in this recipe with some skim-or-low-fat cheese – or skip it entirely! – and adapt the spices for your family’s tastes.

      Throw away your menus! This “healthified” version of the Chinese-take-out standby has had a huge reduction in sugar and sodium to turn into a dish that has only 290 calories per serving.

Need some vegetarian options? Try this simple and delicious dish that’s almost like a soup . . .

      . . . or this one, so good that you won’t miss the meat


      the extra calories!

You know you can make stuffed peppers in the crock pot, but did you know you can freeze them ahead of time? It’s true! These ones are stuffed with ground turkey and topped with your favorite tomato sauce.

      This one sounds like it should be labor-intensive, expensive, and fancy. Instead, it only takes four ingredients, almost zero prep, cooks in a crock pot and freezes!

Cheesesteak? Healthy? In the crock pot? It’s totally possible! This recipe swaps in chicken instead of fattier meats, and fills in the rest with whole ingredients.

      The Sunday dinner classic transforms into an easy meal for busy weeknights. What stays the same? The satisfying, good-for-you taste!

While it’s always great to see how you can make classic recipes using the convenience of the freezer and the crock pot, don’t miss out on the opportunity to try something new! This stew combines mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion, tomatoes and barley for an easy vegetarian dish.

      Italian wedding soup meets garden vegetable soup for a one-of-a-kind creation the whole family will love.

Crock pot curry? Let’s do it— AND make it vegetarian!

      Turkey is obviously a fantastic meat choice for anybody looking to eat healthily, so incorporate it into your freezer crock pot recipes with this soup . . .

. . . or this one . . .

      . . . or this chili, full of savory and spicy goodness!

Who would have thought you could make meatloaf in a slow cooker AND have it be healthy? This one has a very general list of ingredients you can adapt for any dietary needs. It also has us thinking that any meatloaf recipe you love will work with this freezer prep and crock pot cook method!

      This recipe is so simple, using only five ingredients for super-easy prep. You can serve it over spaghetti if you want, or keep it gluten-free and eat it straight.

We’re looking forward to spring and peach season already with this creative recipe that also uses red onion, brown sugar, Tamari and coriander for a taste palette like nothing else.

      You know when you’ll really want these freezer meals on hand? When you’re sick. And we all know what we need when we’re sick: chicken soup! Try this more classic, vegetable-heavy version . . .

. . . or this one incorporating traditional Mexican seasonings.

      This recipe will be your go-to when you want to make something special and “fancy,” but have neither the time nor the energy.

We know this list is full of chicken, but can you blame us when there are recipes like this one? It’s a great way to keep things healthy but also tasty— and full of protein!

      Just ONE more chicken recipe, we promise! This one’s a little more adventurous.

No chicken here— and no meat of any other kind, either! Instead, this stew is totally VEGAN.

      This soup? It’s vegan too!

Not vegan but still vegetarian? Try this recipe, which tastes super-indulgent.

    Missing the meat? Let’s close out with this recipe that makes every day taste like a barbecue, WITHOUT sweating it out over the grill.

Convenient, organized, easy and delicious. Does it get any better? Be sure to check out New Leaf Wellness’ original post where there are, believe it or not, even MORE recipes. Which one will you be trying first? Are you somebody who does a lot of prep for the week over the weekends?



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