Thursday, 18 February 2016

Nutrition | Freezer meals & snacks for having a baby

I was determined this time round to be prepared for the busy, long days and utter exhaustion that follows having a newborn, so I wanted to make sure I made and froze some healthy meals and snacks  for us to live off in those first few weeks.


I never bothered the first time round but now with having a 3 year old, I still need to make sure she is fed well every night (and not living off takeaways!) so I felt I had to try and be more organised. I must admit, I haven't done as much as I would have liked as I just hasn't found the time or energy, maybe I should have started sooner before the exhaustion of the last few weeks set in!

I still thought I'd share what I have done though as a few people seemed interested on Instagram so here we go!

Breakfasts..
Protein pancakes x 4 batches (using this recipe)

Dinners/Main meals..
Sweet potato cottage pie x 2 (recipe is my own but is so similar to this one)
Lasagne x2
Bolognese (just the meat) x1
Sausage & spinach pasta x2 (this & the bolognese was just leftover from dinner one night so I froze the leftovers! Much easier than cooking from scratch in the day!)

Lunches...
Wholemeal cheese scones (I used Claire's recipe but used wholemeal flour & dairy free substitutes)
Zucchini & pasta slice (used this recipe)

Snacks/Desserts...
Blueberry muffins (again using Claire's recipe but subbed the chocolate chips for blueberries)
Granola bars (using domestic geek recipe)
Chocolate chia cookies (deliciously ella recipe)


To freeze them, I have used some foil trays with lids from Aldi and also old takeaway pots I had in the cupboard. For things like muffins and cookies, I have just bagged them up in freezer bags to save on room as the trays do take up a lot of space.

 I get most of my recipes and ideas from Pinterest, I have a board on Freezer/make ahead meals, see below and make sure to follow me.


Follow Kerry's board freezer meals on Pinterest.


What freezer meals do you love?

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