Sometimes it makes sense to eat boring food, but postpartum is one time I’m especially interested in caring for myself well and that means having a fun food life I look forward to.
Here are the recipes I’ve stocked our freezer with to make that happen. I focused on prepping breakfasts, snacks and dinners. I didn’t worry about prepping lunches since my plan is to eat salad kits paired with some carb & protein, sandwiches, or meals brought over by people visiting us.
Into the freezer went the best breakfast biscuits, these raspberry crumble bars and a banana bread from The Seriously Delish cookbook. The crumble bars and banana bread will also make great snacks. I pre-sliced both before they went into the freezer. My plan is to serve all with cheesy eggs (been adding some greek seasoning to my eggs lately and enjoying it) + a latte in the morning.
I whipped up no-bake monster oat balls. I’ll take them out of the freezer once baby is here and have them thaw in the fridge.
I also have a bag of the best chocolate chip cookies. I rolled the dough into balls and placed them in a large freezer bag to be baked up as needed.
Andrew and I get super tired of back-to-back crockpot meals, but I’m hoping we’ll eat one of these bags a week (probably get 2-3 dinners or 4-6 entrees out of each) and we’ll get take-out fajitas or something else that makes excellent leftovers (like, maybe pizza. Mellow Mushroom’s Great White with added pepperoni is currently my favorite pizza!) until we’re feeling like grocery shopping + cooking again.
Below are the 4 recipes I made to just dump into the crockpot. Clearly Tex-Mex is my lifeblood lol.
easiest taco soup of your life (will serve with chips)
sweet & sour chicken (will serve with rice)
dr. pepper pulled pork (for tacos)
I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with having to make a TON of meals ahead of time, but ending up with 3 breakfasts, 2 snacks and 4 dinners feels like a nice head start.
Do you prep freezer meals ahead of time regularly or for big life events? I heard of a meal planning strategy where you prep once a month ALL the food for the month and I can’t imagine ever being that organized haha! In some ways it sounds awesome though.