Need some easy freezer meals? Grab this FREE plan that makes 10 freezer meals using only Aldi ingredients. And NO cooking involved!
When you hear the phrase “freezer meals”, what comes to mind?
Is it a full day of cooking where you have a whole month’s worth of meals and a full kitchen to clean?
That’s one way to go about it, but as a busy mom, I need something easy and less time-consuming.
What if you could spend less than an hour in the kitchen and meal prep 10 meals ready to go in your slow cooker?
I did just that, the easy way, using all ingredients from Aldi! In just under an hour, I filled 10 freezer meal bags with slow cooker dump meals that will save my sanity on a busy night. This is the simple dinner solution you need!
Click here to get the FREE freezer meal plan, and keep reading to get all the details!
Do I have to get all the ingredients from Aldi?
You can honestly find all these ingredients anywhere. Aldi is my favorite store because it has great prices and I can get just about all of my shopping done there. As busy moms, we need that one-stop shop!
However: If you don’t have an Aldi store nearby or prefer to shop somewhere else, you can certainly get all of this elsewhere.
How much money does this cost?
The total cost will vary greatly, depending on where you live and what’s on sale.
My total cost for the food was $65.36.
If you divide that by 10 meals, that makes each meal $6.53 each, or about $1.63 per serving if it serves 4.
Compare that to going out to eat, and that’s a ton of money saved in your food budget!
Also note that you may need other random ingredients, like toppings, extra seasonings, etc. I used what I had at home.
What kind of meat is best?
I recommend either boneless chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs. The chicken thighs were on sale at my Aldi, so I grabbed those.
You could PROBABLY buy bone-in meat, as it’s cheaper. But it’ll take a little longer to shred the meat off the bone once you’ve cooked the meals.
The chicken thighs I used were really small. And with 3 packs, I put 3 chicken thighs in each bag which equaled one pound per meal. If you use large chicken breasts, you may need to cut them to make them close to one pound.
How long do the frozen meals last?
Meals like this typically stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. They’re still safe to eat after that. But the longer they stay in the freezer, the more risk they have of getting freezer burn. The last thing you want is to have all of your hard work ruined!
These are all easy recipes and you can even use them outside of freezer meals. To make things simple, I used 5 recipes and doubled each one.
Here is the list of recipes:
- Teriyaki Chicken x2
- Chicken Taco Soup x2
- Salsa Chicken x2
- Hawaiian BBQ Chicken x2
- Chicken Cacciatore x2
What’s included in the plan
I make everything as simple as possible for you to follow! Here’s what’s in this free PDF:
- Full recipes
- Grocery list
- Assembly instructions
This is also included in the PDF, but here are some non-food supplies that will be SUPER helpful:
- Large cutting board for the vegetables
- Sharp knife
- Bag holder to keep the freezer bags upright
- Ziploc gallon-sized freezer bags
- Permanent marker
Sneak peek at the recipes
This easy version of chicken teriyaki is perfect for busy nights! Just cook some rice (white rice or brown rice) the day of and serve this meal on top.
Chicken Taco Soup
This soup has a mixture of black beans, pinto beans, corn, and tomatoes. After cooking, you can add favorite toppings like sour cream, cheese, or tortilla strips!
It’s a great meal to just throw in the slow cooker and come home to something delicious.
This recipe is good for any kind of Mexican-inspired meal. I made chicken tacos out of these, but they’d also be good in enchiladas or burrito bowls.
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
This has simple ingredients but amazing flavor! It tastes amazing on sweet Hawaiian rolls as sliders, but regular hamburger buns work as well.
I added a bunch of vegetables in this for extra nutrition, and it’s very saucy which is how I like it. I served this on top of spaghetti along with some shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese!
Having a bunch of meals in my freezer helps keep my sanity! This doesn’t take a ton of time, and you’re going to feel SO much better knowing you’ve got 10 meals to feed your family with just a little bit of effort.
These are easy meals and I know you’re going to LOVE them! Grab your free download below:
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.