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Each time I was pregnant, during my nesting phase, I would prep easy freezer meals for after baby came home from the hospital. I ended up having two unplanned + one planned C-sections so it was super helpful to my recovery to know that I had a stash of food in the freezer so nobody would starve (baby excluded).
Of course, friends brought food + had food delivered too but this wasn’t every day of the week! Check out at least three ways you can make easy freezer meals for after baby comes home from the hospital,
Make + Freeze
Stork the freezer! There are plenty of recipes/meals/dinners you can make that are easy to freeze. Spaghetti sauce is easy to make ahead + freeze. Then all you have to do is thaw the sauce + boil the pasta.
Baked ziti is an easy recipe to make, freeze + reheat when it’s time to eat. Soups are another great food to make ahead of time, freeze + throw in the crock pot or microwave to reheat. You can add a side salad + pair it with a nice bread, if you’re so inclined.
Crock Pot Meals
I LOVE crock pot meals. There is something so satisfying + easy about throwing a bunch of ingredients into a crockpot, turning that sucker on + letting it go to work.
Sometimes, I follow a recipe. Other times, I just throw a bunch of ingredients in the crock pot that I think will make a yummy dinner + let the magic happen (or the chips fall where they may–not actual chips but proverbial chips, that it).
Do yourself a favor + buy some crock pot liners. These are life changing because it makes cleanup as easy as cooking the meal is.
Another great option is meal kits. These kits come with all or the majority of the ingredients you need to prep + freeze meals ahead of time. Some are freezer meals that come in sets of 5, so you you just go to your freezer, pull out a meal, pop it in the oven or crock pot + promptly put dinner on the table for your family the fast + easy way.
As an added bonus, you can find healthy KETO freezer meals, too.
If you’re stumped for meal plans or just want someone to do the meal planning for you, check out $5 meal plans. A professionals sends you meal plans for the week for just $5 PER MONTH! (That’s just crazy talk.)
Let’s be real. When 5 p.m. rolls around, the last thing you want to do is brave the grocery store + start cooking dinner from scratch — especially if you have a newborn, but even if you have older kids.
Don’t let every evening roll around, where you end up facing a mob of hangry family members + you’re staring at an empty fridge.
Use one or all of these options to prep + freeze meals so that you can feed yourself + your family as you ease into life with a new baby.
I’m Kristie. Mom to three girls (Yes, you read that right. And, no, we are not going to try for a boy!).
I’m the resident chaos coordinator. Sharer of recipes. Opinion giver of products + services for kids + girl moms. Content writer. Laundry doer. Boo-boo kisser.