The best way to be successful when eating Keto is by planning ahead and being prepared for the various challenges you may face along the way. And, one of the best ways to be prepared on keto is by having some delicious low carb frozen meals on hand. When you are well-stocked with keto frozen meals, you have something great to eat anytime you need it. For example, you can pop them in the slow cooker when you know you’ll be late getting home. Or, you can cook up extra batches of keto freezer meals as a way to prep for lunch at work. No matter how you do it, when it comes to staying on plan, these recipes are one of the most important tools you can have. Even though this post includes lots of recipes, I share a few options for low carb frozen meals that you can buy at the store.
Why make low carb frozen meals?
Sticking to an eating plan can be a real challenge. No matter how much you enjoy the keto diet, there always comes a day when temptation strikes. Maybe the kids stayed too late after school, or you had to work a double shift. But suddenly, you’re hungry and grabbing a fast-food sandwich would be so easy – unless you are prepared.
Low carb frozen meals are one of the best ways to be prepared. When you plan your menus with a nice assortment of freezer meals, it’s easier to stay on track – and you save money, too! Don’t believe it? Give some of these a try!
How to make keto freezer meals?
Making keto freezer meals is easy.
Simply cook your food as you usually do, allow it to cool, and then store in a freezer-safe container like these.
One great way to make low carb frozen meals at home is to simply cook double batches of your meals and freeze half of the food you make.
However, keep in mind that not all foods are freezer friendly. So, I tend to stick to roasts, Italian-style low carb dishes, and things like keto casseroles and bakes. For me, the sauce, fats, and cooking liquids allow you to reheat the food without it drying out.
Can you buy low carb frozen meals?
Yes, but not all low carb frozen meals are keto-friendly
This post includes recipes that you can make ahead. But, if you’re looking for keto frozen meals to buy at the store, then you should know that there are limited options.
Most of the frozen meal options are low carb. This meals that they usually have about 20g net carbs per meal. Since most people following keto have 20g net carbs per day, this makes buying keto freezer meals a bit challenging.
Besides, the carb count, if you look at the labels, you’ll also notice that many low carb frozen meals are packed with long lists of ingredients. So, if you’re “strict keto”, you might want to avoid these.
Keto-friendly frozen meal options at the store are mostly from pizza brands
Of the keto-friendly options, I’ve noticed that most of them are pizza or made by companies whose main product is keto pizza.
One product line that is available online and at Walmart is Real Good Foods. This brand has Pizza, enchiladas, breakfast sandwiches, and new Italian-style entrees.
All of their products are made of real food ingredients and do not have added sugar.
Another ready-made option is the new frozen pizza line from Cali’flour Foods. These pizzas have cauliflower crusts.
My absolute favorite is the Artisan Margherita. One tip when making them though: I find that I need to cook them longer than suggested so just keep an eye on them. I only take mine out of the own when the edges have fully browned.
Low Carb Frozen Meals Recipes
Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Roast – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
This easy roast is one of my favorite meals to freeze. Just add portions of the meat and a few ladles of the cooking liquid to a freezer-safe bowl or bag before freezing. When ready, warm the meat and pair it with my cauliflower rice risotto.
Baked Mexican Frittata – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
My Baked Mexican Frittata is enjoyable for every meal, but it’s really perfect for brunch. It also freezes well, so whip up a double batch for a handy meal some night when you’re too busy to cook.
Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
When you have a craving for Chinese food, this Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl is incredibly satisfying. Pack it into single-serving containers for delicious lunches that your coworkers will envy.
Low Carb Parmesan Chicken – Baking Outside The Box
This Low Carb Parmesan Chicken is total comfort food for dinner. It would also be great reheated for lunch with a nice side salad.
Coconut Curry Chicken Freezer Meal – Twin Dragonfly Designs
This delicious Coconut Curry Chicken is chopped up and stored away in freezer bags before cooking. All you have to do to make it is dump everything in your slow cooker and let it do the work. What a lifesaver on a busy day!
Keto Short Rib Chili – All Day I Dream About Food
Chili is one of those foods that we often miss on Keto since so many chili recipes involve beans. But this Short Rib Chili is completely keto-friendly, and freezes wonderfully for a second meal or lunch portions, too!
Parmesan Crusted Freezer-Friendly Baked Chicken Breasts – Sugar Free Mom
Another great “make-ahead” meal, these Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts happily wait in the freezer until you are ready to cook them. Serve them up with a salad or steamed veggies for an easy-to-prepare meal on a busy night.
Keto Italian Beef – Fit Mom Journey
This Keto Italian Beef cooks up easily in your slow cooker and is wonderfully flavorful. Make a big batch and freeze in individual portions for amazing lunches that will brighten your day.
Keto Meatball Casserole – The Hungry Elephant
This Keto Meatball Casserole looks simply amazing. Serve it up with some spiralized zucchini or baked spaghetti squash – and freeze some to enjoy later, too!
Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms – Peace, Love, and Low Carb
Chicken and mushrooms are simply amazing together, especially when flavored with the right combination of herbs. This dish also reheats nicely, so be sure to freeze some to take for lunch or enjoy for a quick meal some evening.
Oven-Fried Stuffed Olives-Low Carb and Paleo – Beauty and the Foodie
These Oven Fried Stuffed Olives look like a snack, but they are filled with sausage to make a great meal. I’d consider making a double batch of these to store away for lunches you can enjoy on the go.
The Best Low Carb Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps – Keto Diet Mom
When you cook up a slow cooker full of delicious pulled pork, there are so many ways you can use it. Serve it in lettuce wraps, mix the meat in with steamed veggies, or simply use it to top a large salad!
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken 2 Ways (Spicy and Plain) – Recipes From a Pantry
This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken sounds delicious – whether you make it plain or spicy. Freeze some to have on hand when you need a quick, easy, flexible meal!
Low-Carb Crustless Taco Pie Recipe – Simply So Healthy
This Crustless Taco Pie is one of those wonderfully comforting keto-friendly casseroles that I find hard to resist. The fact that it would also freeze beautifully makes it one of those “must-have” recipes for your keto way of eating.
Easy Instant Pot Keto Meatballs from Fresh or Frozen – Recipes From a Pantry
I don’t know about you, but I can never get enough meatballs, These Keto Meatballs are made in your Instant Pot, cook up wonderfully – and reheat even better.
If you love Brussel Sprouts, this casserole is one great way to enjoy them. Combined with bacon and chicken, this casserole is so good, you’ll want to make extra servings to freeze for lunchtime meals, too!
Easy Taco Pie – All Day I Dream About Food
Another version of taco pie, this casserole is fast and simple to make. So simple, in fact, that you can easily double the recipe and freeze some, making your meal planning just a little easier.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole – Joy Filled Eats
If you love jalapeno poppers, this casserole may be just what you’re looking for. Filled with chicken and wonderful flavors, this makes a great meal and freezes nicely for lunch portions, too.
Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole – Sugar Free Mom
This Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole looks like the ultimate comfort food. And when you freeze some to reheat, you’ll see how easy it is to enjoy that comforting feeling any time you want!
Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Casserole – Peace, Love, and Low Carb
If you love smoked sausage, this is one amazing way to enjoy it. This recipe sounds so good, I’d make extra to pack away for tasty and filling lunches.
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken – Fit Foodie Finds
Another version of Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken, this recipe includes delicious slices of bell pepper. This yummy recipe is pure temptation any time of the day or night.