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Jan 20 2016
1 year ago
8:57 AM MDT

5 Low Carb Slow Cooker Freezer Bag Meals

Jan 20, 2016 @ 8:57 AM MDT
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5 Low Carb Recipes for Slow Cooker Freezer Meals Hip2Save.com

If you love the convenience of a slow cooker meal on busy weeknights and you are looking for some low carb and gluten-free options, check out these five healthy and tasty make-ahead meal ideas that can be frozen and dumped in the slow cooker at a later date.

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Beef Fajitas Freezer Bag Meal Hip2Save.com

Low Carb Flank Steak Beef Fajitas

Adapted from MamaAndBabyLove.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

2 lb. flank steak (or similar cut like a brisket)
1 onion, sliced
3 bell peppers, sliced
1 – 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped

Spices: {1 Tablespoon Cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon Coriander 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper}

Serve with: Lettuce cups, Lime juice, and Avocado

To Cook:  Dump defrosted bag of ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours until meat shreds easily. Drain liquid and serve on lettuce cups with avocado and lime juice if desired. Serves 4-6.

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Low Carb Hearty Beef Stew Hip2Save.com

Low Carb Hearty Vegetable Beef Stew

Adapted from PeaceLoveAndLowCarb.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

2 lbs. beef stew meat
1 onion, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stocks, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz. package sliced mushrooms (I used Bellinis)
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos

Spices: 1 teaspoon Salt, 3/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon Onion Powder, 1 teaspoon Oregano

16 oz. beef broth —-> store in pantry

To Cook:  Dump defrosted contents in slow cooker along with broth from pantry and cook covered for 8 hours on low until meat is tender. Serves 4-6.

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Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Hip2Save.com

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from TheSweetsLife.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

2-3 large chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
1 cup buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank’s)
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
2 celery stocks, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

16 oz. chicken broth—–> Store in pantry

Serve with: butter or iceberg lettuce and blue cheese crumbles

To Cook: Dump defrosted contents of bag along in slow cooker with chicken broth and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Shred, drain liquid and serve on lettuce with blue cheese crumbles if desired. Serves 4-6.

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Low Carb Carnitas Nachos in the slow cooker Hip2Save.com
Low Carb Carnitas “Nachos”

Adapted from SlenderKitchen.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

2 pound pork loin roast or lean pork shoulder roast
1 onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce
6 oz. chicken broth

Spices: 1 Tablespoon cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon oregano

Serve with: One bag of mini bell peppers, cheese, and cilantro

To Cook:   Dump defrosted contents of bag in slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours. If desired, serve on mini bell peppers cut in half. Place in oven and melt cheese on top. Garnish with cilantro. Serves 4-6.

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Low Carb Easy Chicken Bacon Chowder Freezer Meal

Low Carb Chicken Bacon Chowder

Adapted from PeaceLoveAndLowCarb.com

Fill a Freezer Bag with:

2-3 large chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
12 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 leek, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, chopped
1- 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 cup heavy cream

Spices: 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon oregano

16 ounces chicken broth —-> store in pantry

Garnish: 1 pound cooked bacon day of cooking and Parmesan cheese if desired

To Cook: Dump defrosted contents of bag in slow cooker along with chicken broth and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Serve with crumbled cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese. Serves 4-6.

Low Carb Freezer meals Hip2Save.com

Notes/Tips

*The Green Hands- Free Storage Bag Holders pictured at the top of post are super handy and can be found on Amazon.com – they are like an extra set of hands!

*I like to start out by writing the name of each meal, the date the meal was prepared, and cooking directions with a sharpie on the freezer bags. Then I start chopping produce and compiling each meal.

* Don’t forget your carb-loving family members! Many of these meals would be delicious when also paired with taco shells, tortillas etc so be sure to add these items to your grocery list based on your family’s preference.

*Season to your liking – add and subtract the spices that your family enjoys.

*To defrost a meal, simply move it to the fridge from the freezer the day before you plan to place it in the slow cooker.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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