These healthy gluten-free freezer meals are meals that will stand up well to freezing, and you’ll look forward to pulling them out of the freezer to eat!
When I went on my self-declared maternity leave, I fell in love with freezer meals. As someone who hates mushy food, I set out to make freezer meals I’d actually want to eat. So, I stocked my pantry with over 25 meals (see 12 healthy freezer meals for new moms) and since then have tested a ton more recipes in the freezer. (Also check out what I made for my second maternity leave: 12 healthy summer freezer meals here!)
Many of the recipes below are specific freezer recipes with complete freezer instructions for optimal results. Some of the other recipes have freezer instructions in the post.
And others are kind of obvious, like freezing banana bread (wrap in saran wrap and freeze, then defrost and eat.) That being said, if you have questions on these or any other HH recipe you want to freeze, just ask!
I’m happy to help!
Here are a few tips for freezer meal success:
Typically the best advice is to reheat the same way you cooked them for the best texture results. Of course, you can always microwave, but you risk making the food mushy. Another option is the toaster to reheat waffles, etc. The exception is instant pot meals or slow cooker meals, you’ll have to reheat those on the stove.
Some foods can be frozen cooked or uncooked. I’ve read the safest way is to freeze cooked foods, then reheat after defrosting. However, I like to freeze certain things like meatloaf uncooked, defrost, and cook as usual. It’s a personal preference thing. Also, keep in mind…
Do not thaw frozen food and then freeze it again without cooking it first. This particularly applies to meat/seafood/etc. So, if you have frozen ground beef, don’t thaw it, form your meatloaf and then freeze it without cooking it. You’ll need to thoroughly cook the meatloaf and then freeze it after it’s cooled completely.
Unless noted, it’s best to defrost your food first. Do so under refrigeration for 24 hours, then cook it.
The ideal length of time cooked food can be stored in the freezer is up to 3 months. Keep in mind food in the freezer is always safe to eat (according to the FDA), however, it’s the texture that may degrade over time.
Always always always reheat food to 165F. Once it’s been cooked and cooled, all food needs to reheat to 165F.
Like I said, if you have any questions, let me know!
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55 Healthy Freezer Meals
If you are trying to stretch your trips between the store, buying extra and making freezer meals for when you run out of fresh food is a great strategy. These healthy freezer meals will keep your freezer stocked for breakfast, lunch, dinner and beyond!
Healthy Freezer Breakfast Items
Oat Flour Banana Bread
Oat flour banana bread is a hearty, delicious healthy banana bread made with just a few simple ingredients! No refined flour (oat flour only), butter, or dairy!
Cinnamon Flax Oat Flour Waffles
Freezer instructions in the post - reheat in the toaster.
IP Giveaway & Individual Freezer Meal Prep Steel Cut Oats
These individual freezer meal prep steel cut oats are the perfect way to be prepared with a healthy breakfast any morning!
Make-Ahead Power Smoothie Freezer Packs
These make-ahead power smoothie freezer packs will have breakfast ready in less than a minute to power you through your morning.
DIY Starbucks Spinach Feta Breakfast Wrap - Freezer Friendly
Did you know that Starbucks Spinach Feta Egg White Wraps are just reheated from frozen? Make your own to freeze and have them as a quick breakfast option!
Vegan Bursting Blueberry Oatmeal Bake
This Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Bake is bursting with warm sweet blueberries in every comforting bite! Plus its freezer friendly, great for meal prep, and it’s top 8 free!
Gluten Free Vegan Protein Pancakes
Gluten Free Vegan Protein Pancakes are a healthier no refined flour stack of pancakes! Thick yet fluffy pancakes bursting with sweet wild blueberries, you’d never know they are packed with 7grams of fiber and 30grams of protein per serving!
Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars
Defrost under refrigeration, eat cold 🙂
Delicious homemade peanut butter chocolate protein bars using just five ingredients you probably have laying around right now. These healthy protein bars are gluten & egg-free.
Caliente Bacon Potato Hash
This caliente breakfast potato hash is the perfect skillet filled with crispy bacon and potatoes for brunch or meal prepped breakfast with a kick!
One Bowl Honey Oat Flour Bread (with 1 Minute VIDEO)
Gluten-free honey oat flour bread made with just a few simple ingredients in only one bowl! No refined flour (oat flour only), butter or dairy!
Pork Sausage Meal Prep Bowls (Breakfast or Lunch)
These Breakfast or Lunch Sausage Meal Prep Bowls are SUPER easy to prep and are perfect just about any meal of the day! Gluten & Dairy Free
Bacon Zucchini Egg Muffins
These Bacon Zucchini Egg Muffins are an easy meal prep friendly breakfast option that will keep you full all morning long!
Coconut Flour Pancakes (with VIDEO)
Coconut Flour pancakes are made from healthy, filling, nutritious ingredients to satisfy your urge to stack, drizzle and eat without all the sugar and refined flour! Paleo, Gluten Free & Dairy Free
Original & Chocolate Coconut Flour Waffles
Coconut Flour Waffles, both plain and chocolate versions, drizzled with a peanut butter syrup that is literally to die for! Both versions of gluten and dairy free!
5 Ingredient Healthy Egg Muffins
These 5 ingredient healthy egg muffins are a cheesy healthy breakfast delight with just 85 calories and 9 grams of protein per muffin! Start your morning off right!
Bacon & Chive Drop Biscuits
These Bacon & Chive Easy Drop Biscuits are super quick to whip up and packed with flavor, the perfect compliment to gravy, chili, or naked with butter! Paleo, low carb, gluten-free
Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes (Best Version)
If you love sweet potatoes you will love these protein-packed pancakes!!! Grab a stack, a fork, and your best friend, then dig in!!!!
Healthy Freezer Dinner Ideas
Crockpot Turkey Meatballs
These turkey meatballs are tender, juicy, and so easy to make. Just mix the ingredients and place them in the slow cooker with your favorite marinara. Then, let the slow cooker do the work for you!
Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – a healthier gluten-free appetizer full of all the game day worthy flavor with fewer calories! Gluten-Free
Pizza Turkey Meatloaf
Freezer instructions included - freeze raw or cooked.
This pizza turkey meatloaf is freezer friendly, gluten-free, and super tasty! If you are sick of the same old meatloaf its time to make a pizza version!
Animal Style Paleo Meatloaf
Freeze raw once made, cook from frozen for double the cooking time. Meatloaf disguised as an animal style burger! Filled and slathered with rich caramelized onions, crunchy sweet pickles, and tangy special sauce. This meatloaf doesn’t know it’s a meatloaf!
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken
Slow cooker salsa verde chicken is the perfect shredded chicken recipe for use in tacos, taco salads, lettuce wraps, regular wraps, and bowls! Paleo, Whole 30, Gluten & Dairy Free
Sheet Pan Meal: Turkey Bacon Ranch Bowls
Turkey Bacon Ranch Bowls are a healthy sheet pan meal made with salty bacon baked to your desired crispiness, then tossed with veggies roasted to perfection and slathered with creamy ranch. Gluten Free
Mesquite Chicken Marinade
This mesquite chicken marinade is freezer friendly and packs a smokey punch that will brighten up any chicken meal! This marinade is perfect for grilling, baking, or sauteeing your chicken!
8 Freezer Friendly Paleo Chicken Marinades with Free Download
This post has 8 paleo-friendly marinade recipes that you can prep ahead of time and use when needed.
Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
These Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are juicy, slightly sweet, and very garlicky! An easy dinner meal or meal prep chicken recipe!
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Super easy sheet pan steak fajitas are a quick healthy one-dish meal made in no time with little cleanup! Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free!
Quinoa "Mac" & Cheese
Don’t be fooled, just because quinoa is swapped for traditional pasta, this is your creamy incredibly cheesy mac and cheese of your childhood dreams.
Freezer Meal: Pizza Stuffed Peppers
These Freezer Stuffed Peppers require just six ingredients, are pizza-flavored, and can be made up to 3 months ahead of time for the dinner win!
Freezer Healthy Tuna Cakes
These healthy freezer tuna cakes can be made up to 3 months ahead and are the perfect back up protein option to have in your freezer for any meal.
Make Ahead Freezer Pork Carnitas
A mouth-watering batch of pork carnitas can be made up to 3 months in advance. With these make-ahead freezer tips, they will taste just as delicious as they did when you made them fresh!
Homemade Frozen Chicken Fingers
These homemade frozen chicken fingers can be made up to 3 months in advance and are the perfect healthy freezer meal to pull out on a busy night and have ready in 30 minutes!
Meal Prep Maple Mustard Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Meal Prep Maple Mustard Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with red potatoes and baby carrots is a healthy meal prepared all in one pot with very little fuss.
Healthy Freezer Soups, Stews, & Chilis
Healthy Hamburger Soup Recipe
This veggie-loaded healthy hamburger soup recipe is a good old fashion soup that is easy to make, and everyone will love to eat!
Healthy Freezer Kielbasa Soup
This healthy freezer meal is a veggie-loaded kielbasa soup that can be prepped three months ahead then cooked in the crockpot, instant pot, or on the stovetop.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
This Instant Pot Tortilla Soup is THE BEST and can be made with fresh or rock-solid frozen chicken breasts for an easy flavor-packed dinner!
Healthy Freezer Chili
This healthy freezer chili can be made up to 3 months in advance, freeze chili fully cooked, or uncooked! Either way, it’s delicious!
Stovetop & Crockpot Gluten Free Minestrone
This Gluten Free Minestrone recipe was handed down at least three generations, it’s hearty, filling, and delicious. I included two ways to make it, on the stove top or in the crockpot. It’s also totally customizable, add in or take out whatever you like to fit your preferences/dietary needs!
Healthy Freezer Casseroles
Kung Pao Chicken Casserole
Kung Pao Chicken Casserole is BURSTING with flavor, plus it will feed a crowd or serve the best meal prep ever, plus it freezes well! (Gluten and Dairy Free)
Cauliflower Pizza Casserole
Cauliflower Pizza Casserole is a healthy pizza casserole with less mess than the cauliflower pizza crust, but even more delicious (more toppings and more cheese!) – Gluten Free
Spanakopita Turkey Casserole
This casserole is your favorite appetizer remade into a hearty and healthy dinner form. It’s dinner in one pan meal that will feed a crowd or give you lot’s of leftovers; I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
Creamy Chicken Quinoa Casserole (+ Video)
Healthy Creamy Chicken Casserole is a hearty, comforting and filling healthy meal made with A2 milk.
Leftover Turkey Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole
This Leftover Turkey Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole is what winning dinner casseroles are made of just chop, toss, bake, and eat!
Gluten Free Turkey Enchilada Bake + VIDEO
Exciting flavors of the southwest almost melt in your mouth with this delicious, healthier enchilada bake. Gluten-free
Slow Cooker Plantain & Breakfast Sausage Casserole (Egg-Free)
This plantain and breakfast sausage casserole is only THREE ingredients! An easy egg free high protein breakfast idea!
Broccoli Cheddar Oatmeal Bake + Video
Broccoli Cheddar Oatmeal Bake is a savory way to use oats that taste like a comforting bowl of broccoli cheddar soup, but it’s a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Gluten Free & Vegetarian
Healthy Freezer Side Dishes
Roasted Green Beans with Bacon
Want a healthy holiday friendly veggie side dish that everyone will love? These Roasted Green Beans with Bacon will be the first dish to disappear during any weeknight dinner or special holiday!
Spicy Quinoa Skillet
Spicy Quinoa is an easy freezable dish that, when paired with any protein, becomes a quick healthy meal, the whole family will love.
Healthy Cornbread Recipe
This healthy cornbread recipe lightly sweetened with honey is moist yet light and fluffy texture. Plus, it’s better for you because it’s made without refined flour or sugar. Perfect chili pairing or holiday side dish!
Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots
Sweet tender carrots glazed in a tangy honey mustard and roasted to perfection. The perfect gluten free side dish for any meal!
Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
Three ingredient rich and creamy slow cooker coconut green curry chicken goes well over easy and flavorful turmeric cauliflower rice.
The BEST Homemade Refried Beans
This recipe was shared by Paul’s mom and is seriously so simple (do not let the long list of directions deter you) and sooooooooooooo good. I have a confession, I never was a big fan of refried beans until I tried this recipe. I mean I would eat them (from a can on top of tostadas, for an easy/cheap meal) but I didn’t LOVE them. Homemade refried beans totally changed EVERYTHING. Now I’ll eat a big old bowl of them with melted cheese for lunch
Healthy Freezer Meals For Babies and Toddlers
Baby Meatloaf Muffins Tins
These baby meatloaf muffin tins are the perfect freezer-friendly finger food meal for the baby or your toddler. Super easy to make and they only require four ingredients!
Vegan Cinnamon Apple Baby Muffins
Delicious healthy cinnamon apple muffins for babies, toddlers, and kids! Dairy-Free & Egg-Free for those little ones with food allergies or sensitivities.
Homemade Hummus for Babies
This homemade hummus for babies and toddlers is the perfect easy, and inexpensive recipe for a healthy meal or snack. Great for baby-led weaning as well!