Reclaim dinner time with these 30+ healthy freezer meals {gluten-free slow cooker recipes, soups, stews, and chili} you can make ahead of time for a quick, easy, and nourishing weeknight meal!

Two bags of frozen food with text overlay: 30+ Healthy Freezer Meals

Today I’m throwing you a party!

And, we’re celebrating all fall and winter long, with a delicious round-up of gluten-free healthy freezer meals from my food blogger and dietitian friends.

Together, we’re bringing you 30+ deliciously healthy freezer meals to help you reclaim dinner time, and de-stress over the busy holiday season.

What could be better than coming home from a long day of work, or shuttling the kids to and from sports and after-school-activities, to a piping hot bowl of chili, or a cup of luscious lentil soup?

Maybe a foot massage from your significant other??? Hint, hint if you’re reading this Mr. Spicy!

This can be your reality when you defrost one of these healthy freezer meals, and pair it with my super easy “Best Rolls Ever” aka “Pao de Quejo” aka “Brazilain Cheese Puffs” aka “Gluten-Free Crack Rolls” {Yes, they are THAT good.}, and some fresh fruit on the side.

BEST ever Brazilian Cheese Bread!!!

Dinner is served!

Note: I’ve divided the recipes into slow cooker soups, slow cooker stew/meat/chili, non-slow cooker soup, non-slow cooker stew/meat/chili, and I have also indicated vegetarian recipes with “veg” and vegan recipe with “V” so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.





P.S. Grab my guide to Time Saving Kitchen Tips for Healthy Make-Ahead Freezer Meals for ideas on what containers to freeze meals in, tips for freezing meals, tips for thawing and reheating meals, and more!

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  1. Jessica @ The Real Food Dietitians says:

    Love, love, love this roundup! Even though it’s still too warm to go all out on soups and chilis (sigh…) I plan to start making 1-2 new recipes a week to fill the freezer for ski season so we can come home to plenty of reheat and eat options.

    Thanks for including our Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde recipe!!

  2. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says:

    What an amazing roundup EA! So many recipes I want to try – I love making recipes I can freeze (much to my husband’s chagrin – he’s not as much of a fan!). First up I still need to make those Pao de Quejo of yours! Thanks for including my corn tortilla soup with black beans!

  3. Elizabeth Shaw says:

    Such a great roundup and perfect timing EA! Too bad the SoCal weather hasn’t let up a bit though lol! Thanks for including me Smoked Paprika Chili!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Liz! Your chili recipe looks fabulous-can’t wait for the weather to cool down again so I can make it! 🙂

  4. Jennifer @SimplePureWhole Wellness says:

    Thank you so much for including my Vegan Cauliflower Apple Walnut Soup w/ Turmeric in this wonderful round-up! I am pinning and sharing to keep me stocked with healthy, delicious meals all season long.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I’m so happy to share your recipe Jennifer! I love all the ingredients, especially the addition of turmeric!

  5. Thank you for including my slow cooker pork recipe. Sharing all around 🙂

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      So happy to share your recipe Sandi! My son loves pulled pork-can’t wait to make this!

  6. What a delicious round-up! All those chilis are calling to me… Thank you for sharing my veggie lentil soup!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Raia! And, I love your veggie lentil soup~any recipe with “quick and easy” in the name, sounds perfect to me! Have a wonderful week!