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Taking time to cook pre-baby freezer meals can remove a major source of stress after baby comes home.

Most new parents don’t have the time or energy to cook a nutritious meal. Even if the energy is there, it can be a big time commitment to prepare the meal and clean up afterwards. Not to worry; today’s blog is all about pre-baby freezer meals.

Having a freezer stocked with pre-made meals is a great idea for anyone preparing for a baby in Cleveland.

 

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With all that there is to do ahead of baby’s arrival, many parents don’t think they have the time to make freezer meals.  One simple idea is to double each freezer meal recipe when you make it. Serve half the meal for dinner that night and freeze the other half.  You will be able to build up your stockpile of pre baby freezer meals in no time. As an added bonus, many ingredients are less expensive per unit in larger quantities. Since most freezer meals are good for 3 months, there is no need to wait until the last minute to get started.

Cranberry Pork Roast

As one of our delicious pre-baby freezer meals, this recipe features a no fuss prep as you simply combine all ingredients into a freezer bag and freeze it.  Since it is a Crock Pot meal it is easy to thaw it ahead of time and let it cook all day.  This one is perfect for family or friends to prepare while they are staying with you to help care for baby. Serve it with green beans and stuffing for a taste inspired by fall cuisine.

Chicken Fajitas

These chicken fajitas are fast to make and only require a single cookie sheet. To prepare, simply season the meat and freeze it.  You can also freeze the fajita veggies in a separate bag to minimize the hassle when you are ready to cook.  This recipe is one of our fastest and simplest pre-baby freezer meals. As such, it is ideal for your Cleveland baby nurse or newborn care specialist to prepare, if agreeable. Serve this meal with tortillas, your favorite toppings (cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.), and a side of mexican rice.

Ziti and Meatballs

Meatballs tend to freeze very well  and don’t take up much space in the freezer.  They are also filling which makes them well suited for our recipe list.  In this dish, the meatballs and sauce can be made ahead of time and frozen.  Therefore, on the day you want to eat this meal, all you need to do is reheat and add it to noodles. Add your favorite salad to round out one of our most wonderful pre-baby frozen meals.

Carrot Muffins

These carrot muffins make a tasty and nutritious snack that can be eaten with one hand. That is why they are a great addition to our list of pre-baby freezer meals. The muffins can be completely made ahead of time and frozen in batches. When you are ready to eat these snacks, simply reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy.