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100 make ahead freezer meals that are paleo and gluten free! Lots of low carb and whole30 options too. Make them when you have time and stock your freezer for quick and easy future breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and dessert!

In the 15 minutes between when I found out I was pregnant and when the morning sickness hit, I started putting together a Pinterest board of recipes to make in the weeks leading up to my son’s birth. Ask me how many I’ve made so far. No seriously, ask.

The answer: zero.

After a reader in a similar predicament asked me for some suggestions, I shared my board with her, and also realized how much I had neglected it. Time to start over, only this time I am skipping the Pinterest board, and going straight to the kitchen. 

Now that I am on maternity leave and this baby, despite my, let’s say, strong encouragement (aka begging), seems to be totally unwilling to face the big, bad world until it is absolutely necessary (who can blame him?), I’m playing catch up and stocking my little mini freezer with all of the meals that I can possibly fit.

With that in mind, I’ve been compiling recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and sweets (inevitably to become 3am snacks) to keep us well fed and prevent us from turning into walking encyclopedias of neighborhood takeout options while we get the hang of this parenting thing.

So here is what is on my list of make ahead freezer meals:

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Recipes

1. Paleola (grain-free granola)

2. Fauxt-meal (grain free hot cereal)

3. Zucchini bread waffles

4. Hazelnut Pancakes (or plain pancakes; Simple Mills pancakes freeze very well!)

5. Almond Butter Waffles

6. French toast casserole

7. Apple coffee cake

8. Pumpkin French Toast sticks

9. Blueberry banana muffins

10. Grain free banana bread

11. Cinnamon raisin swirl bread

12. Chocolate chip zucchini bread

13. 2-Minute English Muffins

14. Bagels

15. Breakfast cookies

16. Sweet potato, sausage and kale breakfast casserole

17. Chicken apple sausage

18. Tortillas

19. Ginger Scones

20. Blueberry Scones

21. Sausage sweet potato casserole

22. Sandwich bread (for quick sandwiches or French toast)

23. Savory zucchini pancakes

24. Sweet potato hash with apples and bacon


Make Ahead Freezer Lunch Ideas

25. Grain free quiche

26. Kale, potato and onion frittata

27. Mini veggie frittatas

28. Zucchini Bruschetta Boats

29. Babaganoush

30. Chipotle lime cauliflower hummus (bean-free!)

31. Pesto (option 1 | 2 |  3 – make it in big batches and use it to quickly flavor pasta, spaghetti squash, chicken, etc)

32. Sausage and kale stuffed acorn squash

33. Chicken romano stuffed squash

34. Chicken Fingers (freeze the dipping sauce separately)

35. Lettuce wraps (freeze the filling only, not the lettuce)

36. Japanese chicken and egg


Freezer Friendly Dinners

37. Turkey burgers

38. Cheesy beef-stuffed poblano peppers with tomato chili sauce

39. BBQ chicken casserole

40. Eggplant lasagna rollatini

41. Asian salmon burgers

42. Lamb burgers with dairy-free tzatziki

43. Chicken thyme burgers

44. Chicken pot pie

45. Spaghetti squash alfredo with chicken and caramelized onions

46. Meatballs (freeze with the sauce, or freeze the sauce separately)

47. Roasted chicken with sausage and potatoes

48. Pork and cranberry stuffed bell peppers

49. Maple cinnamon glazed acorn squash, brussels sprouts and bacon

50. Pulled BBQ chicken (or pork)

51. Chicken fajitas (filling only; freeze the tortillas separately)

52. Enchiladas (sauce here, tortillas here)

53. One pot turmeric chicken and rice

54. Kedjenou chicken (African braised chicken stew)

55. Shepard’s Pie

56. Moussaka

57. Shakshuka (freeze everything but the eggs; defrost and poach the eggs in the sauce right before serving. An even easier version is Mina’s jarred shakshuka sauce)

58. Pizza Crust (Alternative: Capello’s)

59. Chicken piccata

60. Italian meatloaf

61. One pan honey garlic chicken

62. Mexican beef skewers

63. Southwest stuffed sweet potatoes

64. Roasted red pepper and mozzarella stuffed chicken breast

65. Thai basil noodles with beef

66. Pineapple teriyaki pork

67. Cashew chicken

68. Chimichurri shrimp

69. Noodle-free veggie lasagna

70. Butternut squash and spinach lasagne (use gluten free or Capello’s grain free noodles)

71. Creamy and cheesy chicken and rice

72. Crockpot chicken broth/bone broth

73. Chicken Posole (Posole Verde) (contains corn/hominy, but you can leave it out)

74. African Cashew Stew (you can use almond or peanut butter instead of cashew butter)

75. Crockpot beef pumpkin chili

76. Harvest spiced chicken stew

77. Chorizo and vegetable stew

78. Roasted poblano and pumpkin chili

79. Crockpot chicken and vegetable soup

80. Tom Kha Gai (Thai coconut) soup

81. Quick chili

82. Pumpkin sage soup

83. Vegan cream of tomato soup

84. Chicken, artichoke and kale soup

85. Chicken Tortilla soup


Freezer Friendly Desserts & Sweets

86. Chocolate chip cookies

87. Peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice) cookies

88. Deep dish chocolate cake with almond butter swirl

89. Classic Chocolate Walnut Brownies

90. Toasted Coconut and Caramel Samoa Brownies

91. Olive oil and sea salt brownies

92. Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

93. Fudgy 3-ingredient detox cookies

94. Cranberry galette

95. Fudgesicles

96. Olive oil blondies

97. Baked apples

98. Chocolate almond macaroon tart

99. Cranberry orange shortbread bars

100. Brookies