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Quick & Healthy Freezer Meals for the Family after Dance Class

Are you a mom who’s always on the go? After a long day of work and getting the kids to their activities, the last thing you feel like doing is cooking dinner. But you don’t want to order pizza again! Are you looking for quick and healthy freezer meals that your family will love after dance class?

In this post, I’ll share with you a round up of some of the best recipes for easy freezer meals that are perfect for busy families. And best of all, your family will love them!


1. Turkey Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

These turkey and mushroom meatballs with tomato sauce are a quick and easy freezer meal that can save you time on those busy evenings. You can even double or triple this recipe for several make-ahead meals, if your freezer has room for it! Check it out at In The Kitch


2. Freezer Friendly Chicken Taquitos Recipe

These oven baked Chicken Taquitos freeze like a dream! Make them for dinner one night and then freeze the rest for when you know you won’t have time to cook!

They only take 10-15minutes in the oven to reheat and so they will be ready by the time everyone has unpacked and cleaned up after dance class!

Check out the receipt at the Salty Canary.


3. Simple Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds Pie was a no-brainer to put onto this list. When made ahead of time it can be frozen and just needs to be reheated.

If you remember to thaw it in the fridge during the day, cooking time is quick and you will have dinner on the table in not time for everyone!

This is one meal that always tastes as good after it is frozen and reheated if now better!

Check out Christina’s Cucina for the recipe!


4. Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

This creamy, cheesy broccoli rice casserole is vegan, dairy-free, and made with whole food ingredients!

It’s also incredibly easy to make—just dump and bake!

It is perfect for freezing, just thaw in the fridge in the morning and throw in the oven or microwave to reheat! This is a recipe the whole family will love!

For the recipe head to Health My Lifestyle.


5. Bone Broth Recipe you can Freeze!

Restorative and nourishing, Bone Broth is everywhere these days- and understandably so!

It’s affordable, packed with age-defying collagen, and easy to make right at home in either your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or in a stockpot on the stove.

Learn How to Make Beef Bone Broth with easy-to-follow instructions, tips, and answers to all your bone broth frequently asked questions like how to freeze it.

You can check out the recipe at The Forked Spoon. But to use it at home after dance heat it up and add rice noodles, greens and some protein like chicken and you have a healthy after dance meal!


6. Slow Cooker Vegan Chili!

This slow cooker vegan chili recipe will delight your taste buds. It’s not only wholesome but delicious and easy to make. A vegan twist on this classic comfort food makes for a healthy dinner packed with nutrients brimming with flavor!

An added bonus is that this vegan chili freezes really well!

Double or triple the recipe and store what you don’t eat in the freezer, then you will have a bunch of quick and easy meals ready at your fingertips. Check the recipe out at Happy Kitchen


7. Easy Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

Our Easy Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies are a perfect solution for busy, on-the-go nights!

Bursting with flavorful veggies and tender chicken, all wrapped in a thyme-accented crust … they’ve got all the comforting, homestyle goodness of traditional chicken pot pies, but are more nutritious and totally portable.

Plus, they freeze great, too, so you can stock the freezer with your own healthy, homemade “Hot Pockets”!

You can check this recipe out at Two Healthy Kitchens here!


8. Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe {Crock Pot}

Oven-Baked Fish Sticks are crunchy on the outside and tender and moist on the inside!

The great thing about these is that once frozen you don’t even have to thaw them!! Just throw them straight into the oven as soon as you get home.

Let everyone unpack from dance class and clean up or even get ready for bed and by that time, you will have delicious crunchy fish sticks ready for everyone to eat!

Learn how to make these at home with this easy recipe at Sweet and Savoury Meals here!


9. Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe {Crock Pot}

This chicken tortilla soup is packed with protein and fibre for a balanced and satisfying meal.

It’s perfect for freezing in individual portions for a quick weeknight option!

Just add some tortilla strips, sour cream, avocado and cilantro and it will be like you spent all afternoon cooking instead of sitting in the car waiting for dance lessons to finish!

You can check this recipe out at Haute and Healthy Living.


10. Air Fried Crab Cakes

These air fryer crab cakes are easy to make and are a real crowd-pleaser with kids and families, especially when you are just getting home and no one really wants to sit down and eat a full meal! Everyone can just grab as many as they feel like to nibble on.

Air Fryer Crab Cakes are easily frozen for easy prep later on. Thick, flakey crab cakes bursting with flavor.

You can check this recipe out at Chunky in Kentucky


11. Quiche Florentine with Fresh Spinach

Quiche Florentine is a simple, classic French dish, made with eggs, cream, fresh spinach, and cheese baked in a flakey pie crust.

It’s easy to make and perfect for a light dinner when you know you are going to bed really soon after a late night out at dance rehearsals.

Quiche freezes really well but it does take some time to reheat from frozen, so you might want to do this one on a night someone is home and who can simply turn the oven on for you to heat it up!

Visit Living Lou for the instructions and on how to make and freeze this quiche.


12. Freezer-Friendly Blueberry Banana Oatmeal

Breakfast for dinner anyone?

This freezer-rriendly blueberry banana oatmeal has three simple ingredients.

Cook the oatmeal in advance and freeze it in muffin tins, then turn into ziplock bags. You can then use it for breakfast or even dinner!

I know after a long night of dance classes your appetite can be a bit funny, so this may just be what your dancer is craving before bed!

Check out the full instructions at Salty Canary.


13. Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

You will never go back to buying store-bought processed chicken nuggets after making these delicious air fryer chicken nuggets!

These easy nuggets are made with boneless skinless chicken breasts and only a few other basic ingredients.

Once cooked, they freeze really well. You just need to wait for them to cool down before placing them in a container.

Visit Nibble and Dine for the recipe!


14. Healthy Crock-Pot Turkey Chili

This recipe does double-duty for busy families!

You can throw it together in the slow cooker, and freeze all (or some) of it for dinners later, too

(HINT: make a big, double or triple batch)!

You can check this recipe out at Two Healthy Kitchens here!


15. Freezer Friendly Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is such a versatile recipe! It can be served on rice, pasta or even polenta or any other base really!

It freezes really well and reheats quickly so you and your family will be sitting down for dinner in next to no time after a late evening at the dance or ballet studio.

Check out the recipe at Two Pink Peonies.


16. Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Gluten free, vegan sweet potato and lentil soup is a healthy and tasty meal that will satisfy both your hunger and your tastebuds.

This delicious vegetable soup is smooth and filling as well as simple to make.

Sweet potato and lentil soup comes out creamy, savory, and decadent thanks to ingredients that not only taste amazing, but are nourishing for your body as well.

To take a look at the recipe and freezing instructions head to Happy Kitchen


17. Italian Meatloaf with Chicken or Turkey

You’ll love this Italian Meatloaf with Chicken or Turkey! It tastes like a meatball!

It includes spinach and uses rolled oats as a filler instead of bread crumbs, for a healthier option. It will also make sure your dancer is nice and full after an evening in dance or ballet classes!

To take a look at the recipe check out Cooking with Mamma C


18. Chicken Pot Hand Pies

Chicken Pot Hand Pies are puff pastry pockets filled with rotisserie chicken, mixed vegetables, and a creamy filling wrapped in a flaky crust.

They’re perfect for on-the-go families or easy dinners at home and great to freeze

Go to Quiche My Grits for the recipe.


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