Freezer Cooking for Baby
We’re getting ready to welcome our third child into the wold. There is one thing I’ve done consistently since I was pregnant with my first child. I stocked my freezer with meals and snacks for my family.
Here are some great reasons to freezer cook in preparation for baby:
This was my main motivator for learning about freezer cooking. Often times, families will default to buying take out regularly after their baby is born. Everyone is exhausted and it’s easier. Unfortunately, the cost of take-out can add up quickly. Doubling or tripling a meal you’re already making and saving it in your freezer for those busy times is much more budget-friendly.
More Time to Enjoy the 4th Trimester
Lots of people are talking about the 4th trimester. Whether this is your first or your fifth baby, it’s a very important time for mommy and baby. Your baby spent the last 9+ months in your womb. It’s perfectly natural for them to want to spend the majority of their time snuggling on your chest. Your body has also gone through an amazing journey and needs time to heal and recover. Freezer cooking gives you more time to enjoy the 4th trimester bonding and resting.
Less Burden For Your Partner
They are also adjusting to this new little life (and lifestyle)! A lot of focus is on mommy and baby during this time, but it’s a huge change for your partner, too. Having even a few meals stowed away in the freezer can help take work off their plate so they can enjoy more family time with you.
Another downside of eating out is your lack of control over the ingredients. Restaurants are more likely to add more sugar, fat, and salt then you would ever add to your dishes at home. You can still enjoy hearty and delicious meals by prepping them ahead of time and sticking them in your freezer. (Keep reading for a great list of freezer friendly recipes to try)
Gives You Something To Do
You can only wash and fold those onsies so many times. Make yourself a list and have a freezer cooking session (Or grab this freezer cooking shopping list I made for you)
Freezer Friendly Foods
Join me for our latest challenge: 6 weeks to fill your freezer
Every week, I’ll share what I made for our freezer and give you inspiration on what to stock in your freezer! You don’t need to expect a new baby to do this challenge. It’s great for preparation for back to school, busy soccer schedules, or just life! You commit to preparing at least two items for your freezer each week. By the end of the challenge, you will have a minimum of 12 new meals in your freezer!
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