Freezer Friendly Meal Prep Ideas for Pregnancy

  Apr 27, 2018  |  #Pregnancy

Hi! At this point, I’m really trying to aim for two posts a week -it’s not quite feasible for me to get back to M, W, F just yet but I think aiming for two posts/week is more reasonable – fingers crossed! In other news, we took Camryn out for our first non-doctor’s appointment this week. We went to a brewery (fitting, right?). We didn’t stay long and planned it between feedings but OH MAN, was it nice to get out and enjoy a cold beer.

Anyway, today I want to share some resources for meal prep during pregnancy. Or, not pregnancy – if you like meal prep, maybe this will be helpful for you. I would have loved to see a post like this when I was pregnant so I thought it may be helpful to compile a list of great recipes that can be made in bulk. While this is great for mamma’s to be, it can also be great for meal prep! Or, just freezer prep. We bought a chest freezer a few months ago that has been the best purchase!

If you don’t have a crockpot or instant pot, you should invest in one now. Believe me, the money spent now is WELL worth it when you’re tired, can’t/don’t want to leave the house (or put real clothes on) and have no fresh food.

Looking to stock up on freezer meals during pregnancy? Here are some great freezer friendly meal prep ideas | Pregnancy | Meal Prep, Freezer Meals

If you’re someone who likes to do a lot of cooking in bulk, or wants to have easy meals on hand – maybe you have a surgery coming up, or a loved one is sick, etc. It’s nice to have some meals pre-made so all you have to do is just heat them up!

So, below is a list of recipes that either

a) I made

b) Were recommended to me

c) I found on the internet and thought, “this would make a great baby meal” LOL

It did take some time to make all these recipes but I spread it out over weeks and months. If you’re in a rush or low on time, you could knock a lot out in one weekend!

Looking to stock up on freezer meals during pregnancy? Here are some great freezer friendly meal prep ideas | Pregnancy | Meal Prep, Freezer Meals

Breakfasts

[easy-image-collage id=12856]

Banana Peach Baked Oatmeal or Apple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal via Bucket List Tummy

Triple Berry “Lactation” Waffles (Great for breastfeeding moms!) via Bucket List Tummy

Zucchini Parmesan Waffles via Krolls Korner

Crockpot Oatmeal via Bucket List Tummy

How to Freeze Pancakes

Freezer to Microwave Breakfast Burritos

Bulk Breakfast Sandwiches

Sausage and Cheese Biscuits via Cleverly Simple

Snacks

[easy-image-collage id=12860]

Cheese Herb Muffins via Dish and Delite

Wild Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread

Superhero Muffins via Run Fast, Eat Slow

Fudgey Coconut Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites via Bucket List Tummy

Sunflower Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bars via Bucket List Tummy

Mini Freezer Meatballs via Rosie Schwartz

Mint Chocolate Protein Bars via Hungry Hobby

Gluten-Free Strawberry Breakfast Bars via Eating Well

Dinners

[easy-image-collage id=12865]

Vegetarian Pasta Bake via Bucket List Tummy

Freezer to Sheetpan Lemon Pepper Salmon & Green Beans via Diana Rice

How to bulk prep chicken in the slow cooker via G&G Nutrition

Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna via How to Eat

Asian Turkey Style Meatloaf via Jessica Levinson

Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili via Kara Lydon

Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers via Bucket List Tummy

Thia Peanut Chicken (For Freezing) via Smart Nutrition

Curried Chicken and Chickpea Soup via Jill Weisenberger

Pumpkin Chicken Crockpot Chili via Bucket List Tummy

Veggie Lasagna Rolls via Champagne Nutrition

 

I hope you find this helpful if you’re expecting or just want to do some fun meal prep. I’ve found that muffins and bars are my FAVORITE grab and go snacks. You have to think that you want easy, snacks that you can eat with one hand. And ones that have a little more satiety to them help, too, especially when breastfeeding in the middle of the night.

We’re going to try to get out this weekend (we have a neighbor’s two year old birthday party) which should be fun! Next week, I hope to have a post up about common questions about Intuitive Eating and a FUN post too!

What do you have planned for the weekend?

What are your favorite on the go snacks? Meals to prep for the freezer?

12 responses to “Freezer Friendly Meal Prep Ideas for Pregnancy

  1. I want to take a week off from everything just so I can cook and cook only. Make all the things I have on my list (and now this list) and stock my freezer. Great recipes – thank you!

    Soooo nice you got out to a brewery!! Oh my gosh that beer must have tasted like gold.

    1. Wouldn’t it be nice to do that? I feel like I would try every recipe on my “to make” list which will realistically never be fully accomplished because it keeps growing longer.

      1. I thought you should avoid deli meats during pregnancy? Was so excited for those muffin sandwiches

        1. You can eat deli meat if it’s cooked during pregnancy, but I would consult with your OB. I saved these for after delivering the baby so it was a quick grab and go or reheat meal!

  2. The crockpot or instant pot is one of the best inventions EVER; we’ve been doing a lot of those types of meals especially since my grandma came to live with us.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: