These Whole30 freezer meals create hands-off cooking for busy lifestyles.
As you might imagine, the Whole30 diet is all about whole foods. The beauty of the plan is in its simplicity – when you change your lifestyle and begin to eat real foods, you’ll also lose weight. Yes, it’s true that dairy, added sugar, and alcohol are all off limits during your 30-day transformation, but there are so many good foods to be had on this diet. On the other hand, a lot of those foods require preparation, so you might be concerned about how this weight-loss plan will affect your time. Whole30 freezer meals make meal planning easy, and they’re a great way to get through the month without stress.
Whole30 Freezer Meals Make Meal Planning Easy
When taking on the Whole30 diet, you’ll slash out foods you may love. This includes grains and legumes, as well as anything containing carrageenan, MSG, soy, and sulfites. The hope is that you’ll learn if certain foods create triggers for your body. Does milk make you break out? Maybe soy causes excess phlegm in your throat? Or, does your belly bloat after eating cheese? After the Whole30 elimination reveals the ingredients that cause your symptoms, you can reintroduce any foods that don’t cause issues.
Maybe you’re the type of person who stays late at work and hits the drive-thru on the way home. Or, perhaps you don’t find joy in cooking every night even if you have the time. These Whole30 freezer meals make meal planning easy, so they’re great for anyone with a busy lifestyle or those looking for hands-off cooking methods.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you keep it simple, healthy, and Whole30-friendly. This egg stuffed baked Portobello mushroom recipe creates a rich and creamy filling for juicy, earthy mushrooms. Not to mention that they’re filled with a rich and decadent yolk! Olive oil, Kosher salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder are all Whole30-approved ingredients that round out the dish (but, you’ll need to skip the suggested sprinkle of Parmesan cheese).
All you need are sweet potatoes and eggs to make this easy-peasy recipe. Make a big batch of it to stick in the freezer so you can enjoy it at your leisure. These sweet potato pancakes are a great way to enjoy an indulgent breakfast any day of the week – all without any guilt!
Combine our favorite skinny breakfast sausage with eggs and sweet potatoes to create a no-fuss breakfast for any day of the week. The recipe calls for one-pound of lean ground turkey (or, ground chicken) along with garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, dried sage, crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano, and sea salt. It’s the perfect introduction to the ease, deliciousness, and simplicity of making healthy sausage at home. After whipping up a batch, you’ll never need the processed, store-bought kind again!
Curb your Whole30 carb cravings with this hearty and filling one-skillet recipe (just be sure to swap in Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce to make it Whole30 compliant). This is one of our favorite meal planning menus because it requires so few ingredients and it freezes so well. After all, not all freezer meals have to be casseroles! This one-skillet meal minimizes cleanup and is ready to eat in about 15 minutes. Whip up a batch on Monday night and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week. If you still have any left, freeze them to enjoy later.
This Italian chicken and sweet potato dish is another wonderful slow cooker sensation. It’s loaded with nutrients, flavor, and depth. The recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, cremini mushrooms, sweet potatoes, fresh lemon juice, chicken broth, olive oil, dried oregano, dried parsley, dried basil, sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic cloves. Yum!
Did you know that you can freeze baked sweet potatoes for up to a year? They’ll still maintain their sweet flavor and meaty texture, but it will take a fraction of the time to whip them up for lunch or dinner. Simply follow our easy Instant Pot recipe, stuff the potatoes, and wrap them in aluminum foil. Pop ’em into the freezer until you’re ready to eat. The best way to reheat them is to thaw overnight in the fridge and warm them in the microwave (without the foil, of course).
This thick and chunky beef stew is a no-fuss meal that can be made in large batches, so make extras and freeze them for a rainy day. The slow cooker concoction consists of lean chuck beef, flour, extra-virgin olive oil, celery, carrots, shelled snap peas, potatoes, red bell pepper, yellow onion, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, beef broth, flat parsley, and tomato paste. Clean, simple, and tasty!
It doesn’t get better than a soup that only has 5 ingredients and is ready to eat in 2o minutes! Oh wait, it does: this soup is also easy to make in bulk and freezes exceptionally well. Since it thaws so quickly, it’s also a great last-minute option when you forgot to plan lunch or dinner. In addition to being quick-and-easy, this recipe is also filled with nutrient-dense broccoli and creamy coconut milk. Need I say more?
This chicken stew combines your favorite sweet and savory flavors. Along with the main ingredients, the recipe is filled with antioxidant-rich spices, so you can eat it up while also nourishing your body. You’ll provide your system with anti-inflammatory goodness for your weight loss goals, too.
This chicken pot roast is the ultimate comfort-food dish. It fills the house up with sensational smells! Using a slow cooker is a wonderful way to make this a no-fuss recipe, and you can freeze the leftovers for nights when cooking from scratch just isn’t in the cards.
11. Slow Cooker Everything Beef with a side of Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Complement savory, slow cooker beef by serving it with a side of richly-roasted carrots. Talk about a Whole30 meal that feels as indulgent as it is healthy! The beef is cooked with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, sea salt, pepper, and beef broth, while the carrots are flavored with balsamic vinegar, sunflower seeds, and fresh thyme.
This frittata is overflowing with incredible ingredients, but it takes just a few minutes to cook! It’s not only beautiful to look at, but it’s also rich in taste and freezer-friendly. That makes this recipe a winner.
Don’t let the fear of the Whole30 elimination diet keep you from trying it! These Whole30 freezer meals make meal planning easy, so you can take the thinking, prepping, and cooking out of the equation. You’ll be left with delicious food that help you get to know your body better.
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