3 Easy Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby is Here

Are you wanting to alleviate as much stress as possible after your new baby is here? Looking for some simple, nutritious recipes that will keep you from spending hours in the kitchen?

Freezer meals will help save your sanity when you’re sleep deprived, knee deep in dirty diapers, and have a newborn baby attached to you. Having easy to grab meals in your freezer will allow you to focus more on your baby and prevent you from ordering out every night.

Listed below are 3 easy freezer meals to make before your baby is here, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The trick will be to keep your hubby (and yourself) from eating all the food before baby is here. 😉

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Freezing Tips & Tricks

  • Start with a grocery list: Choose which recipes you want to use and make a grocery list based on those, so you can get everything in one trip.
  • Don’t forget your supplies: You’ll also need aluminum foil, gallon-size freezer bags, and a permanent marker for storing.
  • Label your bags: To avoid mystery foods and foods of unknown ages, be sure to write the name of the recipe, the date it was made, the date it is good until, and directions for cooking on your freezer bags before filling them.
  • Squeeze out the air:  Removing as much air as possible before sealing and freezing will help maintain freshness and maximize your freezer space.
  • Freeze leftovers: If you have leftover ingredients, like onions and peppers, cut them up and freeze them in 1 cup increments, so you can easily grab them for future recipes.

3 Easy Freezer Meals 

1.  Breakfast Burritos 

Ingredients:  

Eggs (scrambled)

Tortillas (corn or flour): Large flour tortillas work best to prevent them from cracking and falling apart, but if you’re gluten free, stick with corn tortillas.

Your choice of veggies (spinach, mushrooms, onions, green peppers)

Shredded cheese

Optional Extras: Cooked Yukon gold potatoes, cooked sausage, cooked bacon

Directions: 

1. Cook your eggs: In a small bowl, whisk your eggs with some milk and salt and pepper.  Melt 1 tbsp. of olive oil or butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly set but still moist, then remove from heat.

2. Sauté your vegetables:  After you dice up vegetables of your choosing, set them aside and melt a tbsp. of butter over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add the veggies to the hot butter and cook until they are tender and starting to turn golden brown, approximately 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Assemble your burritos: Let your eggs and vegetables cool while you set up an assembly station. (Assembly works best when your eggs and veggies are at room temperature.) Place a tortilla on top of a piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle some shredded cheese onto the tortilla. Top the cheese with scrambled eggs, sautéed veggies, and any extra toppings.

4. Fold the burritos: Roll the burrito tightly, by folding the sides in first, then rolling from the bottom up.

5. Wrap and freeze: Wrap the burrito with aluminum foil. Repeat filling, folding, and wrapping with each burrito. Store frozen burritos in a gallon-size freezer bag for long term storage.

6. To eat: Unwrap and heat in a regular or toaster oven at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Storage: Can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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2. Spinach and Cheese Muffins

These make a great hearty snack or a light lunch. They’re perfect for when you’re home alone with baby because you can eat them with one hand. Plus, you’ll be getting iron and vitamin K and A from the spinach.

Ingredients: 

1 cup plus 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 yellow onion (diced)

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cups baby spinach leaves (torn)

1 tbsp. unsalted butter or olive oil

Directions: 

1. Preheat your oven: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with oil (or use cooking spray).

2. Fry the onion: Heat your butter or oil in a frying pan. Add in your diced onion, and cook until soft, stirring occasionally. Transfer onion to a bowl and set aside.

3. Combine dry ingredients: Mix together flour, baking powder, and cayenne pepper into a large bowl, and then create a well in the center.

4. Mix the wet ingredients: Whisk your egg and milk  in a liquid measuring cup and then pour into the flour mixture and fold together.

5. Complete the mixture: Add the parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, fried onion, and spinach into the mixture and continue folding until it is mixed evenly.

6. Fill the muffin tin: Add your mixture to into the muffin tin, filling each about 3/4 of the way full.

7. Bake: Bake at 325 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Let cool: Let your muffins cool for about 5 minutes before removing from tray.

9. Freeze: Place your muffins in a gallon-size freezer bag for long term storage.

10. To eat:  Heat up in the oven or toaster oven at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked in the middle. Enjoy!

Storage: Can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

3. Hearty Beef Stew 

Great on cold fall and winter days. Healthy comfort food filling and flavorful

Ingredients: 

2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch. cubes

3 Gold Yukon potatoes, diced

3 carrots, sliced

1 small-medium onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. dried rosemary

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

7 cups beef broth

Directions: 

1. Chop chop: Chop up all of your vegetables, potatoes, and beef (if needed).

2. Add your spices: Add your chopped veggies, potatoes, and stew meat to a gallon-size freezer bag and then add in your spices.

3. Shake to mix:  Remove as much air as possible from your bag, seal, and shake to mix.

4. Freeze: Lay flat in your freezer for long-term storage.

5. To eat: Move the bag from your freezer to the fridge the night before you plan on cooking it. Pour contents from the bag into a crockpot along with 7 cups of beef broth. Cook on low for 8 hours. Enjoy!

Storage: Can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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What About You? 

Did you try any of these recipes? Be sure to share some of your favorite freezer meals in the comments below and share this post with other expecting mamas.

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4 thoughts on “3 Easy Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby is Here”

  1. they only time i have ever had potatoes turn brown is if they were cooked first the, frozen the defrosted. as you cut the palace them is water. leave them in water till ready to bag. 🙂

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