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Freezer Meal Ideas for Expectant Moms

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Freezer Meal Ideas for Expectant Moms (& dads!) – If you or someone you know is expecting a baby, having the freezer prepped with some meals will be so helpful in the first couple months (years?!?). Below is a collection of everything from breakfast to dessert so there should be something for everyone.

A collection of freezer meal ideas for expectant moms - everything from breakfast to dessert to help stock the freezer for those busy first months. | www.persnicketyplates.com

Freezer Meal Ideas for Expectant Moms

My “to do before baby comes” list is getting pretty long. I woke up yesterday with a start at the realization that we have 9 weeks left. Single digits. Holy cow, guys, I’m having a baby.

One of our biggest tasks weighing on us is the elliptical sitting in what is going to be the baby’s room. We need to take it out to the garage but there’s over a foot of snow covering the path from our house to the garage and it just…keeps…snowing. That’s holding up pretty much everything else.

Another thing on my to do list is to prep some freezer meals.

Have I mentioned I’ve never made a freezer meal? So, I asked some blog friends to help me gather their favorites for me to try. I imagine having some food ready to go in the freezer will come in handy those first few weeks (months?).

There are some great looking recipes here – everything from breakfast, to pasta, to cookies. Now I just need to find a day to make some of these. Wish me luck.

Update 4/27/17 – we’re expecting baby #2 in the next 4-5 weeks (!!!) so I decided to give this post an update and include some more freezer meal ideas…since I never got around to making any the first time eek

Chicken Tuscan Pasta Bake from Rachel Cooks

Veggie Burgers from Wholefully

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs from The Lean Green Bean

8 Slow Cooker Meals from Hello Glow

Authentic Italian Lasagna from Living Sweet Moments

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for Tacos from Rachel Cooks

Vodka Rigatoni is creamy, comforting and easy even though it's made from scratch and it pairs beautifully with Eggplant Parmesan found in the freezer aisle. | Persnickety Plates

Vodka Rigatoni from Persnickety Plates

Mexican Zucchini Lasagna from Food Faith Fitness

Make Ahead Breakfast Bowls from Iowa Girl Eats

Making Bulk Quinoa from Wholefully

Easy Cheesy Ravioli Lasagna from Living Sweet Moments

Picadillo Enchiladas from Hola Jalapeno

Tomato Bacon Quiche from The Dinner Mom

Brown and Serve Rolls from I Heart Eating

Vegetarian Egg Muffins from A Cedar Spoon

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs from Big Bear’s Wife

Cheesy Chicken Casserole from Living Sweet Moments

Chili and Rice Casserole from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Pizza Zucchini Lasagna from Food Faith Fitness

Breakfast Burritos from Amanda’s Cookin’

Chicken Enchilada Pie from The Dinner Mom

How to Freeze Cookie Dough (with lots of recipes!) from Tastes of Lizzy T

Crock Pot Balsamic Beef from I Heart Eating

Individual Shepherds Pie from All She Cooks

French Toast Sticks from Amanda’s Cookin’

8 Slow Cooker Meals from Hello Glow

Gourmet Meatloaf with Sundried Tomatoes from the Dinner Mom

Breakfast Burritos from Hola Jalapeno

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas from Iowa Girl Eats

Southwest Taco Egg Muffins from A Cedar Spoon

11 Freezer Meals Prepared in 1 Day from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Friendship Casserole from Penny Pincher Jenny

Black Bean Enchiladas from All She Cooks

12 Make Ahead Slow Cooker Meals from Hello Glow

 Individual Baked Macaroni and Cheese from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Mom’s Calzones from The Kitchen Is My Playground
Chicken Alfredo Pasta from The Taylor House

Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas from The Kitchen Is My Playground

Grab & Go Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches from Kitchen Treaty

Pizza Casserole from The Taylor House

Spicy Red Lentil Chili from Everyday Maven

World’s Best Lasagna from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

11 Freezer Meals Prepared in One Day from Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks

Breakfast Burrito Bonaza from Mom On Timeout

 

Old Bay Chicken Nuggets from Everyday Maven
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken & Black Beans from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Freezer Meal Ideas for Expectant Moms | Persnickety Plates
That seems like a good start, right? Do you have a favorite freezer meal? Share with me! Please.

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  1. Lori Yates says

    Oh my gosh, I know. THIS SNOW. It’s soul-crushing. I mean, just….enough. Freezer meals are my favorite “gift” to the expectant moms I know. I always make them at least three big containers of soup, as well as some individually-wrapped pieces of lasagna.

    • Melissa {Persnickety Plates} says

      I think that’s an awesome gift. I should’ve been doing that for all my parent friends.

  2. Tina says

    Just be careful with lentils and onions, if you are breast-feeding your baby. I forgot it (again! it’s our third baby), and we had a pretty awful night, because baby had stomach pains….

    • Melissa {Persnickety Plates} says

      Good tip! I love lentils but have to be careful with them for myself sometimes – I didn’t even think about passing along the stomach pains. Thanks!

  3. brittany says

    what a great idea!! these will be helpful loooong after people stop showing up with meals as an excuse to snag some baby time, ha! 😉

  4. Terry says

    Thanks for the ideas. Per your request, here’s our favorite. I had just typed this up for a friend. Warning: If you take these to a pot luck, tuck the recipe in your purse; somebody will want it.

    http://my.jetscreenshot.com/28957/20170428-vtmv-95kb

    Baked spaghetti freezes well too.
    Terry

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