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Easy Freezer Meals – Make Now Freeze for Later

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In the chaotic whirlwind of family life, finding time for meal preparation can often feel like an difficult challenge. Juggling work, school, extracurricular activities, and other daily responsibilities can leave little room for cooking elaborate dinners. Enter the game-changer: freezer meals. Today, I’m exploring the convenience and time-saving brilliance of preparing 10 delicious and wholesome freezer meals that cater specifically to busy families. By investing a bit of time now to create these freezer-friendly dishes, you can effortlessly navigate the hectic pace of life later, ensuring that a hearty, homemade dinner is only a thaw and reheat away.

As any mom (or dad!) knows, dinnertime can be a frenzied affair when balancing the demands of a bustling household. The quest for nutritious and convenient meal options becomes a perpetual challenge. Recognizing the need for a solution that aligns with the dynamic schedules of busy families, this article unveils a collection of 10 freezer meals designed to streamline your dinner routine. From savory casseroles to flavorful stews, these make-ahead recipes not only save time but also guarantee that even on the most hectic evenings, a satisfying and home-cooked meal is readily available.


For new moms navigating the whirlwind of postpartum life, the benefits of freezer meals extend beyond the daily chaos of family routines. Welcoming a new member into the family brings immeasurable joy, but it also ushers in a period of adjustment where time becomes a precious commodity. Preparing nutritious meals might be the last thing on a new mom’s mind when attending to the needs of a newborn takes center stage.

Freezer meals become a saving grace during this transformative time, offering a lifeline to nourishment without the stress of cooking. By having a stash of pre-prepared meals readily available, new moms can ensure they have access to wholesome, home-cooked options without the added pressure of meal planning and preparation, allowing them to focus on the crucial task of caring for their newborn and themselves. The convenience and nutritional value of freezer meals make them an invaluable resource for simplifying the postpartum journey and promoting the well-being of both mom and baby. Today I’ve rounded up 10 great meals that you can make now, and freeze for later once your baby comes! Keep reading and get ready to stock that freezer!

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Freezer Oatmeal Cups.This easy make ahead meal is tasty, healthy, and fun! You can customize these with the specific toppings of your choice. When you’re ready to eat them in the morning, pop them out, microwave them, and add a splash of milk if you’d like!

Freezer Oatmeal Cups
Meal Prep Oatmeal Cups are an easy make-ahead breakfast recipe that is a total time-saver for busy mornings. The kids can customize them with their favorite fruit and nut toppings, then they are frozen until you are ready to enjoy a hot breakfast! Delicious, healthy, and gluten-free, this is a morning freezer meal that the whole family will love. 
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freezer oatmeal cups
berry green smoothie in a jar
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Berry Green Smoothie. Here’s a recipe for a delicious and nutritious smoothie that you can prep, freeze, and then make when you’re ready to drink it!

Berry Green Smoothie
Make-ahead freezer friendly smoothies that are healthy, nutritious and so refreshing for your mornings!
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berry green smoothie
Veggie and Egg muffins
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Cheese, Vegetable, And Egg Muffins. Veggie egg muffins are always my go-to because I love that you can add all your favorite vegetables to them. These ones are only 100 calories each making them a healthy breakfast option for those counting calories. The best part is that they freeze really well in an air tight container!

Portable baked egg muffin cups that you can enjoy without worry! These healthy egg muffins are stuffed with protein, veggies, and cheese. The best kind of breakfast! Or snack. Or dinner.
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veggie and egg muffins on white plate
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Waffles. Who doesn’t love waffles? And did you know they are one of the easiest things to freeze? These are gluten free AND vegan and way better than the Eggo waffles we’re all used to buying!

7-Ingredient Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles
7-ingredient vegan gluten-free waffles that require less than 30 minutes! Wholesome, naturally sweetened, and customizable with spices and fruit!
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Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas
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Shredded Beef Enchiladas. These enchiladas are so easy. The crock pot does almost all of the work for you. If you want to freeze them, just wrap them up and then thaw them out 24 hours before dinner time!

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas
Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas are seriously succulent. Skip the restaurant and make these easy enchiladas at home!
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Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas
Breakfast Burritos
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Breakfast Burritos. This recipe calls these delicious sausage, egg, and cheese burritos breakfast burritos but I say breakfast burritos are good for any meal of the day! Add in any extras you might want, freeze, and eat whenever you please!

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Filled with sausage, eggs, cheese and fresh avocado salsa, these bodega-style breakfast burritos are delish any time of day!
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Breakfast Burritos
Black Bean Soup
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Black Bean Soup. This delicious and hearty black bean soup only has five ingredients. You can whip this up quickly, it’s healthy, and it’s packed full of flavor and spices. Soups freeze fabulously so after you sample some, store it in your freezer and thaw it out when you’re ready to devour the rest.

This 5-Ingredient Black Bean Soup is full of great flavor, and ready to go in just 20 minutes!
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Black Bean Soup
Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge
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Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge. They had me at cookie dough and then they went and added fudge to it. This freezer fudge is gluten free and delicious!

This no bake Healthy Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge is the perfect sweet treat for summer (or any time of year)! Made with just 5 simple ingredients and in under 15 minutes, this low carb yet super filling dessert is going to be your new favorite.
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Cookie Dough Fudge
banana bites
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Banana Bites. This is the easiest recipe, your little ones will be able to practically make them themselves, and they will taste SO good! Freeze them and eat one or five at a time.

They’re simple to make and are only 25 calories a pop! I plan on keeping these in my freezer at all times for when those sugar rushes strike.
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