If it wasn’t for make-ahead dinners and freezer cooking, I’m pretty sure my family would be subsisting on peanut butter and Chipotle. And it’s even harder now that summer is here! Who wants to cut their time outside short to go inside and cook?
Stocking your freezer with healthy meals means you can skip all the time-consuming prep work, pop dinner in the oven, and go back outside until your food is heated up. So easy! And if you need a little inspiration, here are 5 healthy freezer dinners you can make now and eat later.
Lasagna is a classic freezer-friendly meal, and even the lightened up zucchini version freezes beautifully. We love this Mexican-inspired spin on it!
Mexican Zucchini Lasagna from Food Faith Fitness
Got some kale haters in your house? They’ll gobble it up in this creamy, cheesy pasta bake. Spinach or chard can be subbed in too.
Chicken Tuscan Pasta Bake from Rachel Cooks
This hearty stew is absolutely packed with veggies. Serve it with brown rice or your favorite whole grain for a complete meal.
Portuguese Pea Stew from Cocoon Cooks
If you’re cutting carbs, you’ll love this cauliflower-based version of baked ziti. All the comfort food goodness you love, without the pasta.
Cauliflower Baked Ziti from Hello Glow
Falafel bites! Make a batch of these and keep them in the freezer for easy meals and snacks. Bonus: they’re totally kid-friendly too.
Vegan Falafel Bites from Cotter Crunch