82 Freezer Meal Prep Low Carb Keto Tips and Recipes Simple tips for a stocked freezer to make meal prep and healthy eating easy!

82 Freezer Meal Prep Low Carb Keto Tips and Recipes; Simple tips for a stocked freezer to make meal prep and healthy eating easy!

Don’t those freezers full of meals stacked neatly and ready to go look amazing? They are! It can be overwhelming to think of being the one to stock the freezer with ready to go meals but it sure sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? It CAN be overwhelming and it CAN be a huge job. But it doesn’t have to be! Making freezer meals does not have to be a gigantic, full day ordeal. Just do a little at a time. It will add up! With 82 Freezer Meal Prep Low Carb Keto Tips and Recipes, you have all you need to succeed. You can do this!

First, some tips:

Do chicken one day, beef and pork other days. Maybe do one soup with each meat group. If you work a few hours once a week, you will have a freezer full in no time!

Do what is on sale. Are there good chicken sales this week? It is the week for stocking up on chicken meals!

You want freezer Ziploc bags, not storage ones. They do make a difference in the freshness of your meal.

Some things call for 2 bags. Put both of them in a larger gallon Ziploc and label the outer bag.

When wrapping casseroles, first wrap in plastic wrap and then foil. The plastic keeps tomato based things from eating through the foil and the foil is easier to write on (BEFORE it is hot or cold). Also, 2 layers is always better for freezing.

Label before you even get your food out or start cooking. It does take a little bit of time and it is good to have done before food is out, your hands are dirty, etc. Sit at the table, get a cup of coffee even if you like and get all of that labeling done. You don’t want to try to write on hot, cold or wet Ziploc bags or foil either; it does not work.

To freeze without tying up a baking dish the whole time; line your baking dish with plastic wrap, add food as usual (not too hot), cover and freeze. When it is frozen, lift the food out of the baking dish, wrap in foil and label. Your dish is available to use while the food is in the freezer. To reheat the food, remove the plastic and put the frozen chunk of food back into the baking dish. Thaw and cook as usual.

When freezing, always make sure the food is thoroughly cooled before putting in the freezer. This reduces condensation and freezer burn.

Frozen individual servings are great to have on hand when the family is ordering something you don’t want to eat or it is just simpler to give them a carbier meal you don’t want.

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Breakfast

Tips

Egg based casseroles and muffins freeze fine. The consistency will be a little different. Some mind this and some don’t.  You will have to experiment to see if you are one that minds or not. That will decide if you freeze them. Any time I am not sure it will work or we will like it, I just freeze a small single portion or one muffin. Let it be frozen a week or so and then pull it out and try it. That is the only way to tell. It does seem to help if they are not frozen for too long; like a month or less.

When freezing egg dishes, make sure the eggs are totally set (not runny) and then completely cooled before freezing. Wrap them well. Casseroles can be frozen whole or in individual portions.

Pancakes freeze well. I just put a serving in a Ziploc sandwich bag and freeze. If you want to pull out one at a time, freeze them individually on a baking sheet and then transfer to bags or a container.

Recipes

Scrambled Egg Muffins

Scrambled Egg Muffins

Homemade Italian Sausage

Homemade Italian Sausage

Low Carb Egg Cauliflower Casserole

Low Carb Egg Cauliflower Casserole

Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Broccoli Ham and Cheese Egg Muffin Cups by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche by Intoxicated on Life 

Keto Breakfast Biscuits by How To This and That

LCHF Spinach and Feta Pie by Ditch the Carbs

Low Carb Gluten Free Sausage Balls

Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pie by I Breathe I’m Hungry (Note that the cooking time may be more than stated in the recipe)

Cream Cheese Pancake by I Breathe I’m Hungry

Low Carb Pancakes by The Novice Chef Blog

Gluten Free coconut Flour Pancakes by Low Carb Yum

Coconut Flour Belgian Waffles by Low Carb Yum

The Only Keto Pancake Waffle Recipe I Need by Try Keto With Me

Almond Flour Pancakes by Low Carb Yum

Low Carb Cloud Bread French Toast by Sugar Free Mom

 

Soups

Tips

Soups are so easy to make a huge batch of and freeze. Freeze them in a large container for a family meal or in individual sized containers. I just love having my freezer full of different soups to pull out. Most soups freeze just fine. A cheese or cream based soup may separate some when thawed but I have had no problem just giving it a good stir and warming it back up to blend it together again. They still taste great but the consistency may be undesirable to some. If you are not sure of a certain kind, freeze just one portion to see if you like it.

Recipes

Low Carb Beefy Cabbage Soup

Low Carb Beefy Cabbage Soup

Low Carb Crock Pot Chili

Low Carb Crock Pot Chili

Low Carb White Chicken Chili

Low Carb White Chicken Chili

Healthy Pork Curry Vegetable Soup

Healthy Pork Curry Vegetable Soup

Crock Pot Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Crock Pot Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Sausage Zucchini Soup

Sausage Zucchini Soup

Keto Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Soup by Homespun Threads

Slow Cooker Beef and Pepper Soup by Paleo Leap

Low Carb Taco Soup by Beyer Beware

Olive Garden low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup by Genius Kitchen or Gal on a Mission

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Soup by Low Carb Yum 

Easy Green Chicken Enchilada Soup by I Breathe I’m Hungry 

Keto Buffalo Ranch Chicken Soup by Keto Size Me 

How to Make Beef Bone Broth by Health Starts in the Kitchen 

Low Carb Hot and Sour Soup by Low Carb-ology 

Low Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup by Kalyn’s Kitchen 

Cauliflower Leftover Ham Soup by I Breathe I’m Hungry 

 

 

Beef

Tips

When cooking a pound of ground beef or sausage for a dish, cook as many pounds as you have and can fit in your pan. You can get 5 pounds of cooked meat for pulling the pan out and washing it one time instead of five times! Score! The remaining meat can be frozen in 1 pound containers for dumping into a recipe later; so easy! I also do this with taco meat; cook a bunch and freeze in small portions. I love to cook ground beef, wipe out the pan, cook sausage, wipe out the pan and cook taco meat; 5 pounds at a time in my electric skillet and now I have 15 pounds of ready to go meat! Woo-Hoo!!  I do it in that order so my sausage and ground meat doesn’t taste like taco meat.

I have ground beef cooked and ready to dump into Low Carb Crock Pot Chili, Low Carb Stuffed PeppersFreezer Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce, Low Carb Hamburger Pie or Low Carb Beefy Cabbage Soup.

Taco meat ready to go makes taco night, Low Carb Taco Salad or Low Carb Taco Pie so easy!

See the Pork section for sausage ideas.

Meats freeze well. If it calls for any marinating, that is the perfect spot to freeze instead of just putting it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Freezing and thawing in the marinade makes the meat even more tender.

Shredded meat in a liquid freezes well.

Some main dishes are better cooked and then frozen and some are better frozen before cooking. Those marked with ** are frozen raw. It is easy to choose several of these to put together at the same time to stock up your freezer with ready to cook meals. They are very quick to assemble and pop into the freezer. When I make the ones that are best frozen after cooking, it is easy to make a big batch for dinner and then freeze the rest.

Recipes

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers

Paleo Meatloaf

Low Carb Crock Pot Meatballs

Low Carb Crock Pot Meatballs

Freezer Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce

Freezer Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce

Low Carb Taco Pie

Low Carb Taco Pie

Low Carb Hamburger Pie

Freezer Crock Pot Beef Roast

**Freezer Crock Pot Beef Roast

Marinated Steaks Freezer Meal

**Marinated Steaks Freezer Meal

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli Freezer Meal

**Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli Freezer Meal

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

**Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

**The Easiest and Most Delicious Crock Pot Beef Ever by Delicious Obsessions

Sunday Slow Cooker: Eggplant Bolognese by Slender Kitchen

Mexican Meatloaf by Your Light Side

** Crock Pot Roast Green Beans by New Leaf Wellness

Fire Roasted Bacon Meatloaf by Civilized Caveman Cooking

Cabbage Lasagna by Low Carb Yum

 

 

Chicken

Tips

I also love to cook chicken ahead. I love to do it this way so I have broth too. It freezes or cans beautifully and is wonderful to pull out for recipes, soups or just sipping. Cooked chicken is great to dump into Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Low Carb White Chicken Chili or Chicken Salad; anything you need cooked chicken for!

Meats freeze well. If it calls for any marinating, that is the perfect spot to freeze instead of just putting it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Freezing and thawing in the marinade makes the meat even more tender.

Shredded meat in a liquid freezes well.

Some main dishes are better cooked and then frozen and some are better frozen before cooking. Those marked with ** are frozen raw. It is easy to choose several of these to put together at the same time to stock up your freezer with ready to cook meals. They are very quick to assemble and pop into the freezer. When I make the ones that are best frozen after cooking, it is easy to make a big batch for dinner and then freeze the rest.

Recipes

Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips

Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips

Crock Pot Garlic Herb Chicken

Crock Pot Garlic Herb Chicken

cooked chicken ready for freezerjars of canned chicken broth

How to Make Chicken Broth and Have Cooked Chicken for the Freezer

COCONUT BUTTERMILK SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN

**Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

Balsamic Grilled Chicken

**Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Freezer Chicken Cacciatore

**Freezer Chicken Cacciatore

Parmesan Ranch Chicken Freezer Meal

**Parmesan Ranch Chicken Freezer Meal

Karen's BBQ Chicken Freezer Meal

**Karen’s BBQ Chicken Freezer Meal

**Slow Cooker Paleo Thai Chicken by Once A Month Meals

Slow Cooker Indian Curry Chicken by In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Grilled Taco and Lime Chicken for Tacos by Picky Palate

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas by Make Ahead Meal Mom

Slow Cooker Lemon Pesto Chicken by The Magical Slow Cooker

** Slow Cooker Crack Chicken by New Leaf Wellness (a clean version of crack chicken)

** Tahini Marinated Chicken by Paleo Hacks

 

Pork

 Tips

Some main dishes are better cooked and then frozen and some are better frozen before cooking. Those marked with ** are frozen raw. It is easy to choose several of these to put together at the same time to stock up your freezer with ready to cook meals. They are very quick to assemble and pop into the freezer. When I make the ones that are best frozen after cooking, it is easy to make a big batch for dinner and then freeze the rest.

Recipes

Homemade Italian Sausage

Homemade Italian Sausage Have this cooked up and on hand to pull out and warm up next to eggs in the morning or to pop into recipes like Sausage Zucchini Soup, Low Carb Egg Cauliflower Casserole, or Sausage Mushroom Frittata.

Easy Tender Pulled Pork

Easy Tender Pulled Pork This one is great to have in the freezer to pull out for Healthy Pork Curry Vegetable Soup. Add a bit of BBQ Sauce for pulled pork sandwiches.

Crock Pot Cooked Fresh Ham

Crock Pot Cooked Fresh Ham

** Low Carb Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops by 730 Sage Street (Freeze instead of marinating overnight)

Kale and Mushroom Sausage Patties by Paleo Hacks

** Slow Cooker Garlic Mint Pork Loin by New Leaf Wellness

** Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Shredded Pork by 365 Days of Crockpot

 

 

Breads, Biscuits, Pizza Crust

Tips

Most breads and muffins will freeze well. Bake, cool and then freeze. If you are not sure of a certain recipe, freeze just one slice or muffin and try it without having a whole loaf or batch of muffins that you don’t like.

Recipes

Low Carb Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Low Carb Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Low Carb Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits

Low Carb Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits

3 Ingredient Mini Paleo Pizza Crusts by The Big Mans World 

Low Carb Biscuits by Snap Guide

The Best Keto Bread by Keto Connect

Low Carb Zucchini Bread by Low Carb Yum

Keto Fathead Rolls by How To This and That

Pumpkin Bread by Kasey Trenum

 

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