If you’re trying to lose weight, it might be difficult to keep up with your diet. If you’re busy or lazy, you end up constantly snacking and piling on the pounds.
But did you know that you can still lose weight without needing to cook constantly? Yes, with high protein freezer meals.
That’s because of all the macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbs), protein is the most filling.
And eating protein helps boost your metabolism too. So, you end up losing weight.
By making those high protein meals into freezer meals, you also save time in the kitchen.
So, you can use that time to do other things. Like watching that workout video, you’ve been meaning to watch.
Today, I’m sharing 20 high protein freezer meals. They’re not only healthy but delicious as well.
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1. Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowl
Are you craving Tex-Mex? I have just the right dish for you!
You have tender chicken breasts, and a medley of vegetables; red, green and yellow bell peppers, and Brussels sprouts.
And it tastes amazing. That’s because you use a blend of spices to stir-fry the chicken and vegetables.
The lemon juice adds a nice acidity to the dish. While the veggies add freshness and color.
Besides being delicious, this meal prep bowl is nutritious. The chicken is a great source of protein, and contains B vitamins, which are good for your brain.
The veggies add tons of fiber and vitamin C to boot. So, it’s a great meal to build up your immune system.
Now this recipe makes 2 servings, but you can easily double it too. And since it takes only 30 minutes, you won’t be spending time slaving in the kitchen.
- Calories: 592
- Fats: 32g
- Protein: 59g
- Carbs: 3g
- Fiber: 6g
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2. Spicy Curried Chicken Meal Prep Bowl
Longing for the tastes of India? Then try out my Spiced Curried Chicken Meal Prep Bowl.
The chicken breasts are super juicy and bursting with flavor. That’s because you marinate your chicken breasts in a blend of spices and garlic for 4 hours in order to allow the flavors to develop.
The broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are lightly seasoned and roasted. By roasting them, you get a nice caramelization and sweetness.
To get the most flavor from the chicken marinade, make sure you use a garlic press to crush your garlic cloves.
Now you could mince your garlic cloves with a knife, but the flavor will not be as good. Here’s a pretty budget-friendly garlic press that I recommend.
This dish is great on its own. Or you can serve it with cauliflower rice, or brown rice.
Check out more high protein meal prep ideas like this one here.
- Calories: 474
- Fats: 26g
- Protein: 44g
- Carbs: 19g
- Fiber: 9g
3. Super Simple Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Do you love all things spicy? Then, you’ll love this dish.
The chicken is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The chipotle powder adds a nice smokiness, while the Salsa Verde adds some heat.
Meanwhile, the chicken bone broth amps up the flavor.
And it doesn’t take a lot of time to make. In fact, it takes only 15 minutes from start to finish.
Yet, it tastes just like it’s been cooking for hours. That’s because you use an Instant Pot.
Instant Pots are great at saving you time in the kitchen. If you don’t have one yet, there’s a great deal on this one right now.
Serve on lettuce wraps or corn tortillas.
- Calories: 132
- Fats: 2.5g
- Protein: 23.6g
- Carbs: 13.4g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Sugar: 1.9g
4. Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Wishing you were lying on a beach in Mexico? This soup is sure to transport your senses.
What can be better than tender chicken? All in a Mexican-inspired soup brimming with flavor.
The fire-roasted tomatoes add smokiness. And the chipotles in adobo sauce add a nice heat.
Thanks to your slow cooker, your house will be filled with a beautiful aroma. So, make sure you have one. If not, here is a good quality and low budget one I recommend.
Top with avocado, sour cream, and some tasty tortilla strips.
- Calories: 252
- Fats: 12g
- Protein: 18g
- Carbs: 20g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 6g
5. Keto Teriyaki Chicken With Sesame Seeds
Craving Japanese food that is keto-friendly? I’ve got you covered!
Now, your typical Teriyaki chicken is covered with sugar or honey. So, it’s a no-no on the keto diet.
My Keto Teriyaki Chicken tastes just as good as the original. As a bonus, one serving contains only 4.4g of net carbs.
It is sweet and has a nice umami flavor. The crunchy sesame seeds are the perfect contrast to the juicy chicken pieces.
And it takes only 21 minutes to make them. Less time than it takes for takeout.
Serve with some cauliflower fried rice or green vegetables. Check out more high protein lunches here.
- Calories: 434
- Fats: 26g
- Protein: 47g
- Carbs: 5.9
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Sugar: 0.4g
6. Indian Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs
Chicken breasts are a great source of protein. But they don’t have a lot of fat.
So, they can taste like cardboard. And no-one likes eating cardboard.
That’s why I prefer thighs. Because they have more fat, they’re packed with flavor.
As a bonus, they’re cheaper as well. So, they’re easier on your wallet.
These chicken thighs are brimming with flavour-Indian style. And they’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
The key to them being so flavourful is the rub. For the rub, you’ll be using 6 different spices.
To measure the spices, make sure you have a good set of measuring spoons. I like these measuring spoons here because they don’t rust or get stained.
Serve with some curried rice and get more chicken meal prep ideas here.
- Calories: 288
- Fats: 7g
- Protein: 18g
- Carbs: 2g
7. Instant Pot Mexican Beef Stew
Beef stews are so comforting. They are like your momma giving you a big hug.
This Mexican Beef stew is just as comforting. And it tastes amazing.
It is hearty and packed full of tenderly cooked beef. The diced green chiles and chipotle powder add heat and smokiness.
While the bone broth amps up the flavor. Besides adding flavor, bone broth is good for you too.
As an added bonus, this beef stew has only 3.5 grams of net carbs. So, it’s perfect if you’re on a low carb diet.
Now, this stew contains beef, which has a high carbon footprint. So to reduce your carbon footprint, you may want to eat it less often.
Serve with regular noodles or zucchini noodles.
- Calories: 393
- Fats: 24g
- Protein: 29g
- Carbs: 4.5g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 2g
8. Brazilian Black Bean Stew Recipe
Do you love pork, pork, and more pork? Then, you’re in for a treat!
This stew has, count it, 3 different types of pork. Smoked bacon, smoked sausage, and Pork baby back ribs, so you’ll be in pork heaven.
With the beans, you get a nice hearty stew. And tons of fiber too… A whopping 56% of your daily fiber needs.
This meal is pretty heavy. So, make sure you have time for a siesta after.
Serve with rice and sautéed collard greens. Yum!
- Calories: 846
- Fats: 47g
- Protein: 47g
- Carbs: 60g
- Fiber: 14g
- Sugar: 3g
9. Cast Iron Keto Ranch Chicken Thighs
Love your chicken? Here’s another chicken thigh recipe for you!
These chicken thighs are juicy and have a nice sear on the outside. And they’re bursting with bold flavors.
The garlic adds a lot of flavors, and you’ll be using a lot of it. So bring out those mints.
To give your chicken the perfect sear, you’ll be using a cast-iron skillet. Once you’ve seared your chicken, you’ll be placing your skillet in the oven so your chicken can finish cooking.
If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, make sure you have an oven-safe skillet. You don’t want your skillet catching fire.
Serve with a Garden or low carb salad.
- Calories: 367
- Fats: 29g
- Protein: 24g
- Carbs: 1g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 1g
10. Freezer Friendly Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowl
Are you getting tired of making breakfast every single day? Then, give this breakfast bowl a try.
It’s filled with classic breakfast foods like eggs, cheddar cheese, ground turkey sausage, potatoes, peppers, and onions. And who doesn’t love those?
They’re also low in carbs. Perfect if you’re on a low carb diet.
This recipe makes 12 servings. So you have plenty of food prepped for the week.
They’re freezer friendly too. They last up to 6 months in the freezer.
So, get on your feet and get cooking. You’ll be glad that you did.
- Calories: 266
- Fats: 16g
- Protein: 22g
- Carbs: 7g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 0g
11. Chicken, Broccoli, Bacon & Potato Bake
Here’s a chicken and potatoes bake with bacon. After all, everything tastes better with bacon, right?
This bake is packed with flavor. You have rustic red potatoes, fresh broccoli, crispy bacon, heavy cream, and melted cheese.
It’s so good… even your picky eaters will love it.
For the cheese, you’ll be using cheddar cheese. But if you like it spicy, feel free to use Pepper Jack cheese instead.
It’s really easy to make. Just cook your bacon. Then assemble your ingredients in layers.
Just make sure you don’t put the potatoes on top. This is, so they don’t turn black in the freezer.
Once you’re done, place in the freezer until you’re ready to cook it.
It’s that easy. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
- Calories: 399
- Fats: 29g
- Protein: 22g
- Carbs: 10g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 1g
12. Slow Cooker Minestrone Freezer Meal
Are you vegan or simply trying to add more plant-based meals to your diet? This high protein soup is for you!
The pasta is nicely cooked, and the soup is brimming with vegetables. You have corn, celery, zucchini, and diced tomatoes.
The kidney beans and cannellini beans add tons of protein, making it a great source of plant-based protein.
The diced tomatoes add a nice acidity and are chock full of vitamin C. Perfect for helping you absorb all that plant-based iron. Serve with rustic Italian bread.
Don’t own a slow cooker? Here is a low budget one I recommend.
- Calories: 234
- Fats: 1.5g
- Protein: 12.3g
- Carbs: 38g
- Fiber: 12.1g
- Sugar: 7.6g
13. Honey Balsamic Chicken Veggies
I’m a big fan of chicken, as I’m sure many of you are too. But after a while, it can get boring.
This chicken is anything but boring. It is juicy and so yummy.
Honey adds sweetness, while garlic powder adds savory notes. Meanwhile, the balsamic vinegar gives acidity, and the Dijon mustard gives a bit of heat… It’s a party in your mouth.
The secret to the chicken being so flavourful is that you marinate your chicken overnight.
This allows the chicken to develop tons of flavors. Make sure you use a good marinating bag; you don’t want anything leaking. These ones here are leak proof.
The next day, just place your chicken, veggies, and sauce on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then, let your oven do the baking.
Check out more healthy sheet pan recipes for meal prepping here.
- Calories: 164
- Fats: 6g
- Protein: 150g
- Carbs: 89g
14. Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
Love chicken? Here’s another chicken dish that is sure to wow you!
The chicken is tender, and the flavors are bang on. You have lots of Mexican flavor going on here.
What with the black corn, green chilies, salsa, and jalapeno pepper. The fresh lime juice adds acidity and freshness.
All it takes is 10 minutes of prep time. Then, you place everything in your freezer.
When you’re ready to cook it, simply thaw it and let it cook in your slow cooker.
Top with sour cream and serve with brown rice.
- Calories: 242
- Fats: 5g
- Protein: 24g
- Carbs: 26g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 4g
15. Lemon Basil Freezer Meal Pork Chops
Tired of chicken? Give these pork chops a try!
They are juicy and sizzling with flavor. The blend of olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic cloves, and basil add a nice Mediterranean touch.
You’ll be placing the pork chops in the marinade before freezing it. So, you have tons of time to let the flavors develop.
These pork chops are great on the grill, but you can make them any time of the year.
Just make sure you have a grill pan like this handy, so you don’t have to fire up the grill in the winter.
Serve with some grilled veggies.
- Calories: 396
- Fats: 24.2
- Protein: 40.6
- Carbs: 1.9g
- Fiber: 0.3g
- Sugar: 0.3g
16. Keto Instant Pot Sesame Orange Chicken
Craving Chinese takeout, but on a keto diet? This one is for you.
Now, your typical Orange Chicken is loaded with carbs. That’s because you use orange juice and brown sugar to make it.
This Orange chicken is juicy, sweet, and bursting with orange flavor. You won’t believe it’s keto.
But it is. At only 9.3 grams of net carbs, it fits into your keto lifestyle.
The key to keeping it low carb is that you use Lakanto monkfruit sweetener instead of honey. This an all-natural sweetener that doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes. You can find some here.
And instead of orange juice, you use orange essential oil. This gives the chicken an intense orange flavor without all the carbs.
Serve with some cauliflower fried rice.
- Calories: 218
- Fats: 7g
- Protein: 27g
- Carbs: 10g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Sugar: 0.7g
17. Keto Italian Meatballs Freezer Meal
Want to enjoy meatballs without getting off your keto diet? Then, give these a try!
They’re moist and full of Italian flavors. Just as if an Italian grandmother made them.
The secret to them being so low carb? You don’t use breadcrumbs to add moisture.
Instead, you use mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. These add tons of moisture and flavor.
The dried basil and garlic powder add extra flavor. You’ll want to eat the whole batch.
Serve with zucchini noodles. To make zucchini noodles, you’ll need a spiralizer like this one here.
- Calories: 599
- Fats: 38.2
- Protein: 45.5
- Carbs: 6.3g
18. Instant Pot Kalua Pork
Wishing you were enjoying the waves in Hawaii? Enjoy this Kalua Pork instead!
It’s tender, juicy, shredded pork. And it tastes like it’s been in a smoker for hours, but it hasn’t.
The key to the smoky taste is liquid smoke. Liquid smoke is a great way to add a smoky flavor to your meat.
Besides using it in meat, you can use it to add smokiness to grilled veggies, and even veggie burgers. If you’d like to give some a try, you can get some here.
Serve with coleslaw.
- Calories: 158
- Fats: 7g
- Protein: 20g
- Carbs: 3.75g
19. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
Want to cook chicken Parmesan without slaving away in the kitchen? Then give this a try!
You have moist chicken breasts in a tasty tomato sauce. Covered in freshly grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
All lightly seasoned with basil and oregano for some extra Italian flare.
All you have to do is cut your chicken breasts in half. This will help your chicken breast cook faster.
Then place all your ingredients (except for the cheese) in a 1-gallon freezer bag, and place in the freezer.
Once you’re ready to cook, simply dump your frozen ingredients in your slow cooker. No thawing required.
Then, let your slow cooker do the cooking. Now, that’s my kind of meal.
Serve with pasta or zucchini noodles.
- Calories: 386
- Fats: 21.9
- Protein: 33.5g
- Carbs: 17.3
- Fiber: 4.2g
- Sugar: 7.3g
20. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With Homemade BBQ Sauce
Looking for a dish that your whole family will love? This is it!
This pulled pork is tender, juicy, and packed with flavor. What makes it special is the homemade barbecue sauce.
The maple syrup adds a nice sweetness. And the Dijon mustard adds the perfect amount of heat.
While the tamari sauce adds umami, and the apple cider vinegar adds tang. No artificial ingredients in this barbecue sauce… So you feel much better eating it.
Once your pork is done cooking, you’ll need to shred it. To make it easier, you can just use some meat shredder claws.
Serve with coleslaw, or on a bun.
- Calories: 241
- Fats: 9g
- Protein: 24g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 11g
Which one of these freezer meals is your favorite? Share them with your friends and family!