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Frozen meal ideas for new mums

frozen meal ideas for new mumsI am currently 7 months pregnant when I’m 8 months I would like to prepare ‘dump bags’ or home made dinner frozen meals so when I come home from hospital my husband doesn’t have to do too much. I want him to also enjoy being with Bub (he wants to and will do all the house chores, cooking and washing but I would like to do this meal prep to help him get started he works very very long days) can u please advise some great dinner choices for me to make other than cannelloni / Lasagne that I can store in the freezer.

 

  • Casseroles
  • Curries
  • Slow cooked meat
  • Quiche
  • Devilled sausages
  • Stews
  • Pizzas
  • Risotto
  • Fried rice
  • Lamb tagine

Beef

  • Beef stroganoff
  • Beef ragu
  • Slow cooked beef casserole

Seafood

Mince

  • Shepherds pie
  • Sausage rolls
  • Meatballs
  • Savoury Mince
  • Hamburgers
  • Chilli concarne
  • Bolognese

Mexican food

  • Fajita
  • Nacho/Taco mince
  • Enchiladas

Vegetarian

Lamb

  • Lamb stew
  • Lamb shanks

Chicken

  • Chicken rissoles
  • Chicken cacciatore
  • Coq au vin
  • Chicken schnitzel (frozen raw and cook when ready to eat)
  • Satay chicken
  • Apricot chicken
  • Chicken noodle stirfry
  • Butter chicken
  • Honey mustard chicken
  • Thai red curry chicken
  • Chicken and veg pie
  • Tandoori chicken
  • Marinated chicken wings

Pasta

  • Pasta bake
  • Ravioli
  • Chicken fettucine
  • Macaroni and cheese

Soups

  • Chicken and sweet corn soup
  • Mushroom soup
  • Beef and veggie soup
  • Corn chowder

Snacks

Website ideas for freezer meals

Other ideas

Cook double when you cook meals and freeze half

Invest in a slow cooker

Prepeeling and cutting vegies and meat and store and freeze in zip lock bags ready to pull out and chuck into a slow cooker for the day for a ready made meal in the evening Hannah

You can always make the meat or sauce parts of the dish to freeze and use fresh rice pasta or veg that can be done on the day. Kathryn

Not so much meal ideas but storage. Best thing I ever learned was when making and freezing sauces for pastas and rice dishes was to freeze them in zip lock bags. Fill the bag half way the allow the air to escape and seal the bag with everything flat! You fit way more in the freezer!!! And like the image you can even part freeze and then separate portions still in the bag. Kiri

Food to avoid

Do keep in mind for your self and bubs if you are breastfeeding of garlic onion broccoli cauliflower all gassy vegs. Hahah just because everything i made and froze had garlic and onion and some of these vegies and it didnt go dwn well with bubs tummy for the first 3 to 4 months. I was off garlic onion cauliflower broccoli cucumber capsicum as it gave him bad tummy cramps. Kate

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