10 Easy Meals You Can Cook and Freeze for Later

As if being a mom isn't enough, you know how exhausting it can be to whip up a dinner for the family night after night, especially when you've got a household of picky eaters on your hands! If you find yourself short on time, why not give some of these simple, tasty and totally freezable recipes a shot? Next time you are running late or can't seem to find the energy to prepare a full-on banquet, you can just reach in your freezer and grab one of these mouthwatering creations!

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Crock Pot® Pulled Pork Tacos: Talk about a Taco Tuesday reboot! This recipe is packed full of flavorful protein and warm spices that will really make those taste buds dance! The best part? Just throw the ingredients in a slow cooker for a couple hours and voila! You will find yourself with the perfect freezer-ready meal. (via Weelicious)

Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes: A Saturday morning pancake breakfast sounds good in theory, but wouldn't you rather laze around in bed for another hour or two instead of hitting the kitchen? Just whip up this tasty, heart-healthy recipe in advance and toss the batter in the freezer for the perfect weekend treat! (via Cooking Light)

Easy Chicken Nuggets: Sure, those boxed chicken nuggets at the supermarket are super cheap and convenient, but they are often packed full of chemicals and antibiotics! Why not give this healthier alternative a go? The simple, nutritious ingredients will provide your kiddos with the ingredients they need to fuel their endless energy! Check out our Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets recipe here! (via Weelicious)

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Grilled Pepper, Onion, and Sausage Calzones: Next time you are craving some good old Italian comfort food, skip those greasy takeout places and opt for this crazy delicious recipe instead! You can throw together the ingredients and dough in no time and tuck them in your freezer until you are ready to indulge! (via Cooking Light)

Crock Pot® Meaty Pasta Sauce: Searching for a recipe that is bound to impress both the kiddos and your man? Look no further! This recipe takes only seconds to defrost, and the lean ground beef and Italian herbs will provide your family with a dinner that is overflowing with protein and warm, delectable flavors! (via Weelicious)

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>>Check out these 15 Healthy Pasta Recipes to Mix it Up at Dinnertime!

Brownie Baked Oatmeal: It looks like a dessert... It sounds like a dessert... but there is nothing unhealthy about this succulent breakfast treat! This recipe is overflowing with healthy protein from the oatmeal and flaxseed, and with honey and dark chocolate as a natural sweetener, no one in the family will be able to resist just one more mouthful! Learn how to dress up your morning oatmeal by clicking here! (via Thriving Home)

Mexican Muffins: For the perfect on-the-go lunch or after-school snack for the kids, why not give this sumptuous recipe a shot? At only 170 calories a pop, these babies will satisfy all those intense Mexican food cravings without ruining your weight loss aspirations! Just grab a handful out of the freezer when you are short on time, toss them in the microwave, and you will have the perfect meal! (via Weelicious)

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Oven-Baked Fish Sticks: Nothing beats that flaky, crunchy texture of fried fish sticks, but are they really worth the guilt? Keep your kids healthy and satisfied with this baked alternative! With only six ingredients, this recipe can be thrown together in no time and stowed in the freezer for a nutritious dinner that is sure to impress. Check out our Skinny Fish Sticks recipe by clicking here. (via Real Simple)

Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potato: For those kids who just can't seem to squeeze in enough veggies, this recipe is the perfect solution! It is overflowing with whole grains, rich cheesy flavor, a sprinkling of bread crumbs, and a serving of vegetables your picky eaters will never be able to detect! (via Thriving Home)

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Ziti and Meatballs: Not only does this recipe really pack in that zesty Italian flavor your family loves, but it also boasts a full serving of veggies as well! Hidden within a freezer-friendly casserole of whole-wheat pasta and protein-packed lean beef are carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, and onions for the perfect centerpiece to your dinner table! (via Real Simple)

>> Want to try our favorites? Click here to see Skinny Mom's Favorite 14 Freezer-Friendly Meals!