Mar 26, 2022
Arrival of your baby coming soon? Starting to plan what you can make ahead of time to make postpartum easier? I am currently 33 weeks pregnant with my third child and looking to start prepping my freezer meals.
I have chosen to do meal prep before each of my babies' arrival and very thankful I did. One of the last things you want to do when you are sleep deprived it slave over a kitchen. But you still always craved good food. Freezer meals are the way to go!
I have split up my freezer meals into two categories, breakfast and dinner. Not only do I want to prep myself some yummy meals for minimal work, but I have two toddlers at home now I have to think about. And well that husband of mine! Although he does help with the cooking.
This breakfast meal is a staple in Australian and New Zealand and are described as baby pancakes. Banana Pikelets are quick and easy, healthy and great for everyone. They contain no sugar except natural fruit and easy to freeze. Just reheat and pair with your favorite maple syrup!
Blueberries are a super food and packed with nutrients. Pair that with other powerhouse nutrients found in oats, almonds and flax seeds and you will see why Blueberry Oatmeal Bar recipe is perfect. Once cooked all you have to do is wrap each bar and place in the freezer. Move to the refrigerator the night before and enjoy the next morning once heated.
Looking for a nice morning muffin that also will double to boost your milk supply? These Banana Oat Lactation Muffins are great and don't include brewers yeast like most lactation options. They are a great healthy option that are low in sugar and moist. Perfect for mornings are midnight snack after nursing your baby.
Prepare this delicious fresh blueberry pancake casserole and freeze for after baby. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Casserole can serve your whole family breakfast and your other children will love them. If you prefer another fruit you can add it to the casserole or replace the blueberries, up to you!
I am a huge sucker for anything pumpkin! But add pumpkin with all the fall spices and oats and you have a delicious breakfast. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal takes about 30 minutes to make, once made you can freeze and heat up when you need. This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Cheese, Spinach and mushrooms in a breakfast casserole, what more could you want for breakfast? This Casserole is gluten-free, meatless and great for breakfast or brunch if you have company over visiting your new baby. This casserole can freeze up to 6 months, just defrost the night before.
Tacos for breakfast? Yes please. This freezer friendly breakfast taco recipe can be made ahead and makes for a great meal no matter what time it is. These take a bit more prep work than other recipes, but will make between 32-38 breakfast tacos to use once you have your baby. A great source of protein and leaves you thinking tacos are definitely a breakfast food.
This delicious Chicken Cacciatore dish only takes 15 minutes to put together then you let your crock pot do the rest! You can enjoy a serving immediately and freeze everything else. When freezing do not freeze with pasta or rice; make fresh when reheating the meal in the future and serve the cacciatore on top.
Steak burritos that you can reheat in the microwave in 3 minutes or oven for 15 is pure bliss. This easy recipe is guaranteed to please your future self when you are looking for something yummy to eat quickly. I love how versatile the recipe is, allowing you to adjust for your favorite ingredients.
I am a sucker for lasagna. A go to for me when I am prepping a freezer meal for after having a baby is lasagna. This lasagna recipe is designed to be frozen and can easily be altered to be doubled or even tripled if you like. It is recommended to be used within 3 months of making.
Another great versatile recipe full of all different type of goodness. Who doesn't love chicken with cheese and a whole bunch of vegetables and spices mixed together in a delicious buttery sauce? Simple compile this Chicken Tortilla Casserole and pop in the freezer to bake once your little one has arrived.
Chili is a great comfort food and this recipe isn't only comforting but also healthy! Jackfruit Chili Con Carne is gluten free, vegetarian and made with great wholesome ingredients that your body will be needing postpartum. Instead of meat jackfruit is used which is a brilliant delicious meat substitute with protein and fiber!
Nothing warms the soul like a good cup of soup! This minestrone soup recipe is vegan and hearty, almost like a stew. Minestrone means "thick soup" in Italian. It is easy to create a large batch and freeze for later. The ingredients, lots of fresh vegetables and herbs, will leave you feeling great about your choices and recharged to look after your little one.
This soup has a chili like consistency and is packed with vegetables, exactly what you need after going through labor! Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup should be made as instructed and freeze once it cools down. A nice healthy comfort food that will leave you feeling great afterwards.
Looking for a juicy and tender chicken casserole with broccoli, this dish will be your go to. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is made in three parts, casserole, mushroom sauce and breadcrumb topping and can be altered for your favorite ingredients. Not only will you be thankful you prepped this meal, but so will your family.
I personally love a good curry and a nice vegetarian curry leaves you feeling energized and full. This Sweet Potato Chickpea Spinach Curry is delicious and easy to freeze for after baby comes. The recipe is versatile and makes it easy to adjust for taste preference or different vegetables. All you have to do is pair with fresh rice and enjoy.
Low Carb healthy option that will leave you wanting more, also my toddlers will eat it. This Salmon Patty recipe is great for salmon lovers and source of protein. It uses fresh herbs, simple to make and freezes great. They are gluten-free and pair great with a salad.
Living in England for 3 years made me a huge Shepherds Pie fan. This recipe is super simple and tastes just as good reheated as it did the first day you made it. You can easily double or triple the recipe and freeze several at once. Great on a nice cold night or a rainy day and can feed the whole family.
Chicken Enchiladas are a warm delicious comfort food. Won't only feed you but also can feed your family or guests visiting your newest little one. Cooking the chicken in an instant pot ensures the chicken is flavorful and moist with minimal work! Make ahead, freeze and bake when you are ready.
This turkey chili is made to be frozen and delicious. You can either freeze before you cook or after just know the toppings should be fresh. This recipe is everything you want in a meat chili and perfect feel good food. You can freeze up to 3 months.
Hope all this recipe help you prep for your newest arrival! I am currently 33 weeks pregnant and excited to start my meal prep!
Love to hear what your favorite recipe is!
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