12 comments already!

65 Freezer Friendly Clean Eating Dinner Recipes - 30 and 60 minutes or less soups, casseroles, slow cooker clean eating freezer meals. Only those that taste delicious and fresh when defrosted are included. | ifoodreal.com

When we began Clean Eating lifestyle about 4 years ago, deli meats and frozen pre-made dinners quickly disappeared from our grocery receipts. I realized making large meals or doubling the recipe will save me tomorrow with leftovers. Further, I realized I could be freezing those leftovers to make my own convenient “pre-packaged” dinners.

I have a rule though – any frozen meal has to taste good and fresh when defrosted and reheated. Because guess what?! You can freeze anything (including bread and cheese) but it doesn’t mean it will taste good (bread and cheese are exceptions. Shocking, right?!). I have included clean eating freezer meals that fit that criteria. Enjoy!

30 Minutes or Less

clean eating freezer meals

Broccoli and Spinach Burritos

Mushroom Stroganoff

Alphagetti

Thai Chicken Bites

Harissa Chicken Zucchini Meatballs

30 Minute Chicken and Cauliflower Yellow Curry

Pesto Tomato and Broccoli Pasta

30 Minute Thai Shrimp and Squash Curry

One Pan Penne with Broccoli

Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Quinoa

Peanut Chicken Soba Noodles

30 Minute Broccolini, Turkey and Baby Potatoes

Chicken Abruzzi

Baked Cajun Chicken

Simple Baked Dijon Chicken

Skillet Greek Sausage Corkscrew Toss

30 Minute Clean Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Baked Roasted Almond Chicken Strips

Chicken, Beans and Cauliflower Rice

 

60 Minutes or Less

clean eating freezer meals

Lazy Cabbage Rolls Skillet

Baked Zucchini Fritters

Chicken Patties

Quinoa Chili

Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Quinoa Cakes

Oven Fried Coconut Chicken Tenders

Clean Eating Beef Quinoa Stew

Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

White Bean, Turkey and Kale Stew

One Pan Chicken Chili Quinoa

 

Casseroles

clean eating freezer meals

When it comes to casseroles, you have a few options:

  1. Do not bake at all. Just freeze assembled in a baking dish. Bake frozen 15 minutes longer than the original recipe calls for.
  2. Under bake by 15 minutes and freeze cooled. Reheat in the oven at 375 for 15 mins (whole, assembled).
  3. Bake, cut, freeze in individual portions and then reheat.

Cauliflower, Tomato and Chicken Sausage Quinoa Gratin

Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Kale

Quinoa Chicken Pot Pie

Santa Fe Chicken and Lentil Casserole

Clean Eating Shepherd’s Pie

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Cheese Bake

Light Turkey and Kale Pasta Bake

Chili Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Casserole

Cabbage Rolls Casserole

Crustless Zucchini Enchilada Quiche

Tex Mex Bean Quinoa Casserole

Turkey and Spinach Quinoa Casserole

 

Soups

clean eating freezer meals

Real Ukrainian Borscht

Spinach Quinoa Soup

Lime Quinoa and Chicken Soup

Turkey Meatball and Pasta Soup

Hearty Mushroom and Bean Soup

Split Pea Soup

Spinach Lentil Soup

Rice Minestrone Soup

 

Slow Cooker

clean eating freezer meals

Taco Soup

Chicken, Rice and Mushroom Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup with Kale

Chicken and Spaghetti

Teriyaki Chicken

Butter Chicken

Italian Zucchini Meatloaf

Pulled Pork

The Biggest Loser Turkey Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Quinoa Chicken Stew with Pumpkin & Artichokes

5 Ingredients Green Lentil Curry

Chicken Chili Con Queso

5 Ingredient Crock Pot Rice Meatballs

Chicken Marinara

This post may contain affiliate links. When you buy a product I make a small commission without any extra cost to you. In return, you can enjoy free recipes as well as savings on your favourite products. I also shared Clean Eating Ingredients I Buy and Kitchen Appliances +Tools I Use. Please buy local, organic and fair trade whenever feasible.

12 Comments

    • Olena

      Yes. I freeze fresh store bought bread and it tastes fresh. I also freeze shredded cheese because I buy big bag from Costco. I froze any kind of cheese and it was fine. Now we barely eat cheese so no need to.:)

      Reply
  1. Cookin Canuck

    We always make double or triple batches of recipes so that we can have leftovers for the next day or for freezing. There are so many fantastic recipe ideas here!

    Reply
    • Olena

      Well, with all of you guys running and 3 boys in the house no wonder. I started doing the same because I can’t keep up. No matter how much I cook we eat it all unless I double or triple recipes.

      Reply
  2. Deanna

    How long can you freeze these recipes for? I know somethings you can freeze up to a year and other things is only a month or so. These recipes sound so tasty

    Reply
    • Olena

      My rule of thumb is 3 months for veggie dishes and up to 6 months for meat dishes. Never lasted more than that, we eat it lol. I include freezing time suggestion at the bottom of each recipe.

      Reply
  3. Mariah

    Saved so many of these recipes! And i have a feeling I will be back to your website A LOT! Just so you know… the links for Chicken Marinara & Real Ukrainian Borscht in this article are dead. I was able to track down the Borscht but not the Chicken Marinara. Thanks for the new recipes to spice up our dinners!

    Reply
  4. Teisha

    Hi! I love that you have info on how to freeze it and what to freeze it in on the bottom of each recipe, but my question is how do you defrost it and reheat it to eat it? Wouldn’t it be different for each recipe? Thanks! This is hands down the best freezer meals I have found 🙂

    Reply
    • Olena

      Hi Teisha. Awesome!:) I do not own or use microwave plus all microwaves’ differ in terms of power. To defrost, my rule of thumb is to stick dish in the oven at 375 and check on it periodically. I just use my eye to judge if it is warm through. If that was a cooked dish. If baking uncooked from frozen follow recipe’s instructions and increase baking time by 15 minutes or so. Soup goes on a stovetop in a pot on low heat. I grew up in Ukraine where our recipes were just eyeballed ingredients and barely any instructions. Not for baking of course. Always worked.:) You will be fine.

      Reply
  5. Jennifer

    Thank you so much for posting these. My body has recently decided that it HATES processed foods and so I am having to completely change the way that I have always cooked. It’s not that I used a ton of processed stuff but enough (cream soups, rice mixes, seasoning mixes, etc) that I have really had to search for recipes that don’t use those ingredients. Thank you! Your meals look incredible!

    Reply
    • Olena

      Hi Jennifer. Your body is smart.:) I always think how majority of people do use processed foods at a certain level. Even I do in a form of emergency Costco cheese pizza for the kids. Yes, processed foods are everywhere but it is up to us to reduce their impact on our health to a minimum. Totally doable. Enjoy!

      Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1.  50 Clean Eating Recipes -

Leave a Comment

  • (will not be published)