20 Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby Comes That Aren’t Lasagna

Whether it’s your first kid or your fourth, the time before baby comes is high-key prep mode—the nursery has to be made up, the child locks need to be put in place, and all the cute bebe clothes need to be shopped for. What you might not think of, though, is how much you will not want to cook once the baby comes. Sure, you can order out or go through the three hundred lasagnas that will be delivered to you by well-meaning friends and family—or you can make your own pre-made freezer meals that you know you and your partner will love.

You’ll be thanking yourself three days into parenthood when your favorite meal is just one defrost away. Keep reading for 20 meals to enjoy now or to pop in the freezer and use in case of serious hunger emergency (AKA every moment from here on out, mama).


1. Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles


2. Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili


3. Blender Banana Rice Gluten-Free Waffles


4. Slow Cooker Easy Carnitas


Source: Isabel Eats


5. Simple Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup


6. Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese


7. Freezer Meal Chicken Meatballs


Source: Pinch of Yum


8. Instant Pot Lentil Soup


9. Vegan Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


10. Butternut Squash Carrot Soup


11. Three Cheese Baked Ziti

Source: Averie Cooks


12. Slow Cooker Potato Corn Chowder

Source: Chungah Rhee


13. Feta and Zucchini Fritters


14. Stuffed Pepper Soup

Source: Skinnytaste


15. Chicken Tikka Masala

Source: Pinch of Yum


16. Garlic Lemon Chicken Stir Fry


17. Vegetable Breakfast Burritos


18. Broccoli, Chicken, and Brown Rice Bake

Source: 40 Aprons


19. Chicken Ropa Vieja

Source: Skinnytaste


20. Mediterranean Egg Casserole

Source: Foodie Crush


This article was originally published on September 2, 2018.