Freezer Meals for Post-Baby

A few weeks ago I shared an instagram post of my shopping list for all the freezer meals I plan to have prepped and ready to go for the month after we have the baby. I know how important it will be to make sure I’m still eating well and still eating enough, so I knew that making these meals ahead of time for me to just pop in the crockpot or the oven or on the grill will make life so much easier! After I shared that post, a lot of people were asking what meals I made and what the recipes were, so I decided today would be a good day to share that list and links with you all!


I did a lot of looking around on Pinterest to find recipes that I thought Steven and I would both enjoy. Overall, I have 14 meals prepped and ready to go in the freezer. It took me about 3.5 hours from start to finish because I actually had to sit down a few times and take 10-15 minute breaks because I was too hot.

  1. Slow Cooker Beef + Broccoli Teriyaki (crockpot)
  2. Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and black beans tacos (crockpot)
  3. Chicken Broccoli Alfredo (crockpot)
  4. Burgers – I just bought 2 lbs of beef and made burger patties with my own seasonings added to it and put four patties in each container with wax paper in between them (grill)
  5. Marinated chicken – just a ranch packet, oil, garlic, lemon juice, and some water with 3-4 chicken breasts (for the grill or the crockpot)
  6. Chicken noodle casserole x2 ; I have two recipes for this, but this time I took the “lazy” recipe; mix about 8-12 oz of cooked egg noodles with 2-3 cut up cooked chicken breasts, a can of cream of mushroom soup, can of cream of chicken soup, and 8 oz sour cream; I usually add veggies like carrots, corn and spinach to the casserole as well; cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, and for the last 10 minutes sprinkle the top with crushed crackers and cheese. (oven)
  7. Chicken pot pie filling x2 (oven)
  8. Smoky Turkey + Sweet Potato Chili (crockpot)
  9. Teriyaki Chicken, quinoa + veggies (crockpot)
  10. Mexican black bean chili (crockpot)
  11. Honey Dijon Chicken + Red Potatoes (crockpot)
  12. Chicken fajitas – cut up orange/yellow/red peppers, one onion, and chicken breasts; put it into a freezer bag with a little bit of oil, during the last 45 minutes of the crockpot time I plan to just add fajita sauce! (crockpot/stovetop)

Some of these recipes came from the same place, as you’ll see from the links. Once I had all my meals picked out, I made an ingredients list for EACH recipe, all on the same paper. Then I created my grocery list (separated by produce, frozen, canned, etc) from that ingredients list! I seriously can’t wait to eat these meals! 🙂 Everything came to $160 at Hannaford, including tin pans, tupperware, and freezer bags. I will have to buy some extra ingredients for toppings and whatnot for some of the meals as we decide to eat them, which isn’t really a big deal to me, and not a whole lot of extra money!




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  1. Vela Champ Anderson says:

    I aspire to be as organized as you are when I grow up!

  2. Vela Champ Anderson says:

    Also, if I lived near you I would be over for dinner and Lily snuggles every night 🙂

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