The Easiest Freezer Meal Ideas for Expecting Moms

Happy Monday and new week my friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. My mom and sister were here for the majority of ours and it was SO amazing. They helped me with so much stuff in anticipation of baby boy’s arrival. One of the most important reasons being to stock my freezer. So with Arabella, my mom did this and I swear it was a LIFE saver. Being able to just reach in to the freezer for a meal or know I had them when I needed them was the best gift (and/or having someone clean my house haha) I could receive as a new mom. The two most difficult things when you are a new mom is keeping up with meals and the cleaning, so when my mom asked if I wanted her to come out before baby boy arrived, it was a hands down YES and I only really wanted one thing…my freezer to be stocked haha.

These ideas are fairly simple and tasty and you could easily make them for yourself, or a fellow expecting mom. I feel like even if you aren’t expecting, having some yummy freezer meals for those busy weeks is also super clutch. Another great option for these is if a friend just needs a helping hand. I have used them in all types of situations. And, these are just some ideas. You could really make anything for this that will freeze well if you have another yummy recipe up your sleeve.

Breakfast:

+ Breakfast Burritos: scramble 6-8 eggs and cook 12 pieces of bacon. Once cooked place small amount of egg, one bacon slice and cheddar cheese in a tortilla and roll up. Wrap with aluminum foil and place in freezer. To reheat remove foil and place in microwave for one minute.

+ Egg Casserole: cook sausage with 1-2 small onion (can use any type you like), place crescent roll on the bottom of a sprayed pan (can buy crescent roll as a sheet), pour over 6-8 eggs whisked with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder; then add in cooked sausage. Place cheese on top (any type you like). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes for fresh. If you would like to freeze this one, cover tightly and place in a spot it will not spill, then pull out night before to thaw in fridge and bake.

+ Other breakfast ideas: Trader Joes Chocolate Croissants, premade quiche (you can buy these and freeze them or make your own), muffins and bagels from Costco (comes with a ton that we just separate into bags and freeze), and then there are various brands that have breakfast sandwiches too.

Meals:

+ Chicken pot pie: Ingredients – rotisserie chicken, frozen bag of mixed veggies (peas, carrots, corn), 2 jars Alfredo sauce, pie crust (you will need both that come in the box), hash browns, chopped onion (optional). Remove all chicken from rotisserie chicken. Place in pan over medium heat with butter or olive oil (can add onion now). Cook until warm. Add frozen veggies and hash browns. Cook for a few minutes. Then pour over 1.5 jars of Alfredo sauce (more sauce will make it more soupy, less sauce will make it dryer). Let cook for 5 minutes or so. In sprayed baking dish pour mixture in then place pie crust over top. Fresh – bake at 375 for 45 min or until crust golden. Frozen – bake at 375 until crust golden (65-75 minutes).

These are a different recipe than the ones I shared! Both are delish though!

+ Enchiladas: Ingredients – ground beef (a little over a pound), enchilada sauce, tortillas (medium sized), cheese. Ground beef over medium heat until cooked through. Add enchilada sauce to desired consistency (save some to pour over top of enchiladas). Spray baking pan. Take tortilla, pour ground beef mixture down middle, sprinkle in cheese, then roll up with seam side down. Fit as many roll ups as possible in dish to keep them nice and nestled next to each other. Pour remaining ground beef mixture over top with set aside enchilada sauce. Top with cheese. *This meal can also be down by layering like a lasagna in which you place a little bit of ground beef mixture on the bottom, then layer tortillas, then ground beef mixture and cheese, then tortillas, etc. Until you reach the top of the baking pan. This will most likely require extra ground beef. Bake at 375 until cheese bubbles.

+ Tator Tot Casserole: Package of ground beef (can double for larger pan or thicker ground beef base), 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and bag of tator tots. Cook ground beef, then pour in sprayed smaller baking dish (can use cake size if doubled ground beef), then line tator tots over top. Spread cream of chicken soup over tots and beef, then layer with cheddar cheese.

+ Other ideas: taco casserole, lasagna, various pasta dishes, chili to defrost, meatballs, chicken broccoli casserole, spaghetti sauce, Stouffer meals, frozen pizzas, fried wontons and fried rice, pasta in a bag….lots of good options out there!

Notes: Make sure, if you are freezing these for a friend that you cover it with cling wrap, then foil on the top. This will help ensure the food stays fresh inside and doesn’t get freezer burn.

I would love to know if you have any other ideas for meals for expecting mommas? I got so many yummy dishes when we had Arabella, I can’t remember them all, but there are tons of great options out there. Another way to do this if you are expecting but don’t want to cook is to just use some of the ideas that are already remade – pizzas, stouffer meals, pre-made quiche and pot pie, frozen bags of pasta…just stock your freezer/cupboard up with easy things that you don’t have to think too much about.

xoxo,

Melissa

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