Freezer Meals for the Postpartum Mom


While recovering from giving birth and adjusting to life with a new baby, the last thing a new mom wants to stress about is meal planning.


Well, that and laundry …


If your husband or significant other is like mine, without freezer meals, we would have lived on frozen pizzas for the first month. So, with that being said, I prepared freezer meals the month before my due date in preparation of not starving from my husband’s cooking!


Supplies I used:

  • Freezer Bags
  • Metal containers with lids


Meal Planning (Do one of two ways):

  • Create a meal plan calendar
  • List meals and how many of each



My Top 5 Freezer Meals:


Lasagna Roll-Ups


For me, this meal created two pans: 12 roll-ups total.

Modification: I made spinach roll-ups; however, you could cook and add your meat of choice.



Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This was, hands down, our favorite freezer meal after both babies.  I doubled the recipe and made three larger pans.

Modification: Top with bread crumbs!

disposable pans of macaroni and cheese remade as a freezer meal


Chicken Noodle Soup

You will need your crockpot for this one! I stored this in a freezer bag. However, you could also use old cottage cheese or yogurt containers from your fridge (for free)!
This recipe makes one bag, but I doubled it and made two bags.

Tip # 1: Shredded chicken after cooking in the crockpot.
Tip # 2: Wait and add egg noodles after cooking in the crockpot- don’t add them to your freezer meal bag.




Broccoli Chicken and Rice

This recipe created three pans.

Modification: Instead of using fresh broccoli, I used steam-able bags to save time.



Tex Mex Casserole

Time saver: canned corn. You could also add beans to your dish.
After baking, top your plate with black olives, salsa, sour cream, and/or Doritos. 



And, sometimes we fail …

I made two freezer chicken pot pies. Followed the recipes to a T. However, we were not a fan of them. 


Less than $100 at Aldi’s, though I did grab lasagna noodles at Target.



Shout Out:
Thanks, Pinterest, for the meal ideas!

What is your favorite freezer meal? Drop a link in the comments!