5 Easy Crockpot Meals for New Moms

November 20, 2017

Since becoming pregnant, the biggest tip I have gotten from new moms is to start preparing and freezing meals right away. I had never thought about stocking the freezer before and as soon as I got started, it all made sense! Whether you are expecting or not, freezer meals are a great way to save time and money when you are in a hurry.

 In the last 3 months, I have prepared and frozen over 15 meals!

Here are 5 of my favorite freezer friendly recipes that I have tried to be true and they are very simple and quick to make.

Lean Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. 98% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, and oats with an electric mixer or your hands (I love doing everything by hand!).
  2. Next, add in the veggies, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Mix well.
  3. Form into a loaf using your hands and wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap. Wrap in tinfoil & freeze.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees when ready to cook.

Spicy Taco Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 98% lean ground beef (or lean turkey)
  • 1 pk. Spicy Taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can poblano peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 1 can hot enchilada sauce
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Dump all ingredients into a gallon ziplock bag and freeze.
  2. When ready to make, thaw in fridge and place soup in crockpot for 5-6 hours on low.
  3. Season to taste.

Pot Roast

Ingredients

  • 1-2lb pork roast
  • 1 small bag baby carrots, whole
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 onion soup packet mix
  • Salt/Pepper to taste when cooking

Directions

  1. Place roast, veggies, seasonings, and broth into a gallon ziplock bag and freeze.
  2. Thaw and place in crockpot for 4-5 hours on High when ready to eat.
  3. Season to taste.

White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts; cooked & shredded
  • 2 cans Great Northern beans
  • 1 can white corn
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 onion
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • Salt/pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a gallon ziplock bag and freeze.
  2. Thaw and place ingredients into a crockpot for 4-5 hours on low when ready to eat.
  3. Season to taste.

Beef & Bean Burritos

Ingredients

  • 1 pk. whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 lb. 98% lean ground beef
  • 1 can fat-free refried beans
  • 1 pk. Taco seasoning
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pk. Low-fat Mexican blend cheese

Directions

  1. Heat ground beef in a large skillet till browned; drain & return to skillet.
  2. Mix beef with refried beans and heat on low.
  3. Add in taco seasoning & onion.
  4. Assemble tacos by placing mixture on the middle of each tortilla. Sprinkle each with cheese.
  5. Fold into a burrito, wrap with plastic wrap. Then wrap each burrito with tin foil and freeze in a gallon ziplock bag.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes when ready to consume.

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