Budget Freezer Meals for the Slow Cooker & Oven! Healthy Dinner Recipes – Mind Over Munch

Budget Freezer Meals for the Slow Cooker & Oven! Healthy Dinner Recipes – Mind Over Munch


When life gets crazy, chill out! Grab a freezer meal. Hey munchies! Welcome to the channel if you’re new! I’m Alyssia. I have done freezer meals before and have
had LOADS of requests for more since then, and why not? They’re convenient and easy, and when healthy
is convenient and easy, it’s much more fun. First up is my Freezer Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups. Here are the ingredients you will need. First, I mix together ricotta, mozzarella,
parmesan, spinach, parsley, basil, garlic, and salt and pep. Set aside. I cooked my lasagna noodles al dente, according
to package directions, and put them on a cookie sheet. I can now divide my ricotta mixture onto each
noodle, as well as a bit of sauce. Roll it up to create your roll-up! To assemble the dish, spread tomato sauce
on the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking dish, enough to cover. Add in your roll-ups, and top with additional
sauce. Top it off with grated mozzarella and parmesan! Now the meal is ready to bake, OR freeze! Bake for 30 minutes when fresh, or add 45
minutes to the cook time if it’s frozen and cover with foil. Easy to make and DELICIOUS to taste! I love keeping this in my freezer! Next up is my Corn Chowder, which is actually
completely vegan. Here are the ingredients you will need. Sauté up some garlic and onion in a bit of
olive oil, and season with salt and pep. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Cook until the potatoes have softened, around
5 minutes. Add coconut milk, broth, frozen corn, paprika,
and thyme. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about
15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Use your handy-dandy immersion blender (or
whatever blender you prefer) and blend until smooth, adjusting seasonings to taste. You can enjoy it as is, OR allow to cool before
storing in freezer-safe containers. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw them out
in the fridge the day before and reheat over medium-low heat on the stove. This is one HEARTY soup! It’s so satisfying and packed with nutritious
ingredients! If you’re enjoying these freezer meals,
be sure to subscribe and hit the bell so you’re notified every week of new videos! Finally, we’re onto my Cilantro Lime Chicken. I get more requests for slow-cooker meals
than ANYTHING else, so here you go! Here are the ingredients you will need. This is the EASIEST one yet, because all you
do is simply add all of the ingredients into a freezer-safe bag, close it up without any
air, and freeze it! Thaw it out the day before you want to cook
it, and then simply dump the entire thing into the slow cooker and cook on low for 4
to 6 hours. Or, if you’re in a time pinch, you could
cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. Serve as a bowl with rice, or even with tortillas
or on a salad! The slow cooker is a great way to add TONS
of flavor without the work, and this meal is proof! Thumbs up for EASE of freezer meals! I hope you enjoyed this episode, if you did,
I would appreciate it if you’d share it, and comment below and let me know which one
is your favorite! I will see you next week for a brand new episode,
and remember, it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch!

51 comments

  1. Just made the corn chowder. Love it! I added some leek because we had some in the fridge. I also added curry spice seasoning and it made it so delicious! Awesome recipe!!

  2. Alyssia, please make another 'What I eat in a day', I really enjoyed them. Especially the old school style ones ☺?

  3. Three freezer recipes that I can see myself making….and then actually eating them later!!! Love all of the different flavors and variety in the meals!

  4. TFS. That opening though….Was awesome!! At my house, it would be kids running around causing havoc. I love freezer meals. I try to meal prep for a month. SO convenient.

  5. Could you make a video about sauces without tomatoes sometime? I am changing my diet to be healthy, but all the sauces I see contain them — and I can't eat them. It would be great to not have to eat dry food haha.

  6. easiest crock pot meal for me is just chucking a whole chicken in there for 4-6 hours on high. then i just add seasoning/sauces that match with the meal i want to make. and whole chickens are much cheaper per pound than chicken pieces

  7. Loved the intro !! how ironic Im watching your video and wearing a red shirt similar to the one your wearing on video and this video was posted on my Birthday April 6 lol !!

  8. Happy to report I am enjoying my pre-portioned frozen lasagna roll, after leaving work at 8pm.
    You are pretty much a best friend I never met.

  9. Chilli con carne is also a really good one for the freezer, and it's cheap. You can even make the rice beforehand, just add a bit of water if you heat the rice in the microwave, because otherwise it gets kinda dry. I usually take my lump of frozen rice and "rinse" it so that it's wet when I dump it in the microwave.

  10. Hi I am looking for smoothie recipes that can be blended and frozen that will thaw and be safe to drink. I like smoothies for lunch but don't have a blender at work. Hope you can help.

  11. the intro looks like my house coming home with 3 daughters and they all want me to "look at this!" while "I listen to this"! was that you on the counter too?! Great editing!

  12. I really wish I could smell those Spinach Lasagna Roll ups through the screen! # Drooling! Much quicker than a standard Lasagna too and already portioned!

  13. Now that corn chowder looks so savory! I never thought about packing the fresh ingredients like that. That truly can come in handy. Thanks girl I will try that! i am going to be at the grocery store all day!

  14. Not sure if anyone has asked this question, but how did you make the salt and pepper into the Yin Yang circle? It looks so cool!!! ✨

  15. Enjoyed this video a lot! FYI, the image showing all of the ingredients for Cilantro-Lime Chicken has the cilantro labeled as "parsley".

  16. These are awesome! I'm sad I'm so new to discovering your channel. Looks like I've got a lot of catching up to do

  17. hi mind over munch I love your videos. as far as the the lasagna recipe do have another one with ground beef or turkey

  18. That corn chowder is the absolute best. It's helped my brother who has defacia (a digestive disorder that won't let you process fibrous foods like most veggies) incorporate more veggies into his diet. And it's great for budget meals when things are tight.

  19. Could you freeze the lasagna rolls in separate containers, and heat it up it the microwave? #imthelaziest

  20. Love that 2 of these are veggie/vegan friendly, especially like the roll ups! More veggie freezer meals please!!! 🙂

  21. As I don’t have a slow-cooker I would love it if those meals were to be seperate because they seem yummy and I can’t make it ?
    I love the roll-up lasagna idea, I’m gonna make that one! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Could you do the corn chowder in a crock pot. Just sauté the garlic and onions and then add to slow cooker?

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