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I can not stress enough how important it is to make and freeze meals before baby comes! This is a must-do for any expecting mom. Even if you have a meal support system in place (church, friends), that will come to an end. Depending on your situation, I would suggest having 1-4 weeks worth of meals on hand. And it’s best to make these meals in disposable pans so that clean up is a snap; and don’t forget the disposable dinnerware (stop stressing about being “green”, you just had a baby and it’s just for a short time). This really is a lifesaver and you will be thanking yourself for it later!
When I stock our freezer for life after baby, I like to have a month’s worth of dinners prepared before baby arrives. I will have anywhere from 2-4 of the same recipe in the freezer. I make the meals slowly over the month or two before baby is due by making 2-4 extra batches when I’m preparing our family’s regular dinners.
Here is a list a great freezer meals to inspire you and get you started with stocking that freezer:
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Stuffed Shells
- Chicken Tortilla Bake
- Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole
- Tater Tot Casserole
- Parmesan Chicken Bake
- Baked Cheesy Chicken Penne
- Turkey Enchilada Casserole
- All-Purpose Pasta Sauce
- World’s Best Chicken
- Fajita Chicken
- Chicken Pot Pie Filling
- Chicken Pot Pie (Dairy Free)
- Freezer Fried Chicken
- Vegetable Pesto Minestrone (Gluten Free)
- Beef and Corn Casserole (Gluten Free)
- Sloppy Joes (Gluten Free)
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Creamy Italian Chicken
- Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
- Chicken and Dumplings
- Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Enchilada Stuffed Shells
- Buttermilk Herb Chicken
- Crescent Chicken Pockets
- Italian Chicken Roll-Ups
- Breakfast Burritos
- Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf
- Zesty Hamburger Soup
- Melt in Your Mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Ziti and Meatballs
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What are some of your favorite freezer meals?
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