30+ Great Pre-Baby Freezer Meals

by Ivy B
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Making meals and stuffing them in the freezer before my 2nd baby was born was one of THE smartest things I did during my second pregnancy.  I’m sharing more than 30 postpartum freezer meals for new moms.  Make-ahead meals to make while pregnant to save time preparing food when your baby arrives!

Endless diaper changes and learning new schedules.

Sleepless nights.

Sore nipples from trying to breastfeed.

If I’m honest, I didn’t get to nap much during the day either as my daughter took many 20 minute naps, instead of fewer long stints.  Just as she’d begun to sleep, I’d lay down.  Before I could get fully settled, she was awake again.

Dishes were piling up.

But diaper blowouts and spit-up meant laundry was always running!

I didn’t get much help after my first baby was born.

As new parents, we were clueless about just how much work a baby was.

And, I naively assumed grandparents would be knocking at the door to help.  I mean, I’d always heard the stories about so-and-so’s mom or mother in law coming to cook dinner for the family to help everyone settle in.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

I spent the first several months learning out how to care for a high need baby who cried non-stop, except for her 15- to 20-minute naps.  Finding the time to cook, much less clean up after, was difficult.

My parents stayed with us to help the first night, then they were gone.

And my mother-in-law never once asked if she could help us.

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We suffered through and figured it all out.  My first is now 10, so we survived.  But I vowed not to be in that situation again when I got pregnant with my second baby.

I spent the last couple of weeks of my second pregnancy preparing freezer meals.

Guys, I prepped nearly 30 freezer meals!

In my final days of pregnancy and 13 days past due, I finished up the last few meals hunched over in pain.  The exhaustion was beyond unbearable.  But, the reward was worth it.

That first month with a second baby was insane as I learned how to parent two kids.

Living with the sleep deprivation for the second time was … well, more than a little exhausting.

But, I didn’t have to worry about not feeling up to cooking.  My hard work preparing freezer meals before baby arrived saved us most nights in the first month.  And, that’s why I say planning and preparing freezer meals is one of the smartest things you can do while you’re still pregnant.

Aside from pregnancy, preparing freezer meals for your family is a huge time saver.  And, in the case of an emergency, or sheer laziness, you’d be really happy you took a chunk of a day or two to prepare these on occasion.

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What I didn’t initially have was a list of good freezer meals to try.  So, I thought I’d round up a few tasty-sounding freezer meals for you.  Pin or save as many as sound interesting to you.   Stash these if you’re about to have a baby or if you’re looking for a little extra organization getting ready for school!

Let me know your favorites!

Freezer Meals For New Moms That Save The Day!

Looking forward to actually relaxing a bit after your new baby arrives?  Well, you won’t be doing it unless you work on these pre-baby freezer meals.

I promise, the effort you but in now will be worth it.

How to Start Freezer Meal Planning

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If you’re like me, you may be clueless about how to start freezer meal planning.  Here are a few tips and tricks I can give from my experience:

  1. Get those awesome things that hold your Ziploc bags upright.  I use these: Jokari Hands-Free Baggy Rack Clip Food Storage Bag Holder
  2. Pick several meals with the same ingredients so you can prep similar items at the same time.
  3. Double-up on your favorite meals to increase your supply, but spend less time working.

Must Have Mom offers tons of fabulous tips to help you get started freezer cooking!

Making freezer meals during your last month of pregnancy can be exhausting, but you’ll be glad you did, so you can spend time with your baby.  Check out the free lying in plan from Earth Mama, by clicking the following image:

Earth Mama® Postpartum Lying-in Plan

Breakfast Freezer Meals

Easy Mini Omelets from Must Have Mom

Bacon Avocado Ranch Egg Muffins from The Pinning Mama

Crustless Quiche from Thrifty NW Mom

Scrambled Egg Muffins with Broccoli, Cheese, and Ham from  Walking on Sunshine

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches from Must Have Mom

Dinner Freezer Meals

Crockpot Green Chili Pork Stew from Who Needs a Cape?

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (Gluten Free) from Wholesome Yum

Sloppy Joes Freezer Meal from The Chaos and the Clutter

Fajita Freezer Meal Recipe from Must Have Mom

Stuffed Peppers Recipe from Having Fun Saving & Cooking

Freeze Ahead Mediterranean Shepherd’s Pie from Rainy Day Mum

Cranberry Chicken from Dukes and Duchesses

Freezer Meal Stuffed Shells from A Mom’s Take

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Crockpot Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks from Who Needs a Cape?

Pesto Chicken Bake with Cauliflower (Gluten Free) from Wholesome Yum

Beef and Corn Casserole Gluten Free Freezer Meal from The Chaos and the Clutter

Beef Stew with Stock Vegetables from Divine Lifestyle

Creamy Burritos from Architecture of a Mom

Easy Freezer Chicken Soup from The Soccer Mom Blog

Italian Meatloaf Freezer Meal from Must Have Mom

Garlic Honey Chicken from Having Fun Saving & Cooking

Tuna Casserole from Creative Homemaking

Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy from Who Needs a Cape?

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Low Carb Cauliflower Casserole with Beef Marinara (Gluten Free) from Wholesome Yum

Crock Pot Freezer Meal Pizza Casserole from The Chaos and the Clutter

Crock-Pot BBQ Pork Ribs from Crock-Pot Ladies

Easy Freeze Ahead Taco Casserole from Almost Supermom

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Chili from Who Needs a Cape?

Spanish Rice Casserole from The Chaos and the Clutter

Apricot Chicken Recipe from Having Fun Saving & Cooking

 

Pepperoni Pizza Braid from Must Have Mom

Cheesy Pasta Bake from Thrifty NW Mom

Gluten Free Stuffed Peppers from The Chaos and the Clutter

Freezer Chicken Enchiladas from Creative Homemaking

Crockpot Applesauce BBQ Chicken from Who Needs a Cape?

Chicken Taco Casserole from The Chaos and the Clutter

If you like this list, check out 10 Awesome Recipes that Freeze Well from my friends at Groom and Style.


Did you like this list of freezer meals for new moms?

If you spent any amount of time fixing up these freezer meals, you can just envision sitting back holding your new baby longer because you have very little work to do at night to have dinner ready!!
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More than 30 fabulous freezer meals for new moms.  Make these freezer meals before baby arrives. Get your bulk shopping down and plan some pre baby freezer meals and spend more time enjoying postpartum life with your new baby

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Tracy August 16, 2017 - 11:22 am

Having meals ready to go anytime – but especially before the baby comes is essential! It really does make life easier.

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Mary Leigh August 16, 2017 - 4:11 pm

This is exellent! I am always wondering what to cook (and frankly what to even ask for when we’re in the situation) This round up is really helpful!

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Anesa Doyle August 16, 2017 - 5:51 pm

What a fantastic resource! I am always looking for quick and easy meal preps (especially for nights where I have to teach lecture). Thanks for sharing :).

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Bri Adams August 18, 2017 - 4:14 am

First of all I am actually hurting for you that you were 13 days PAST due. That’s just cruel and unusual! Secondly, super impressed! I prepped a little bit for my 2nd but not nearly enough. I think this is a perfect list for back to school so my family doesn’t starve to death while we’re all trying to find our new groove!
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Joyce Brewer August 18, 2017 - 9:36 am

I wish I’d done this before our son was born or I should have asked my Mom to pre-make meals when she visits.
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Freezer meals are so helpful on busy nights (or days)! I love having more ideas for them. Thanks for including a couple of my recipes.

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Ivy,
Thanks for being so candid about the lack of help. I adore freezer cooking and you have an amazing compilation here. Thanks!

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