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    23 Make-Ahead Meals To Freeze Before You Have That Baby

    Freeze while pregnant, defrost while sleep-deprived.

    Jenny Chang // BuzzFeed

    If you're new to freezer meals and need help with the freezing process, you can find comprehensive tips HERE and HERE.

    1. Baked Ziti

    The Pioneer Woman can do no wrong in the kitchen.

    2. Garlic Butter Shrimp Quinoa

    I can practically smell this reheating while I sit on the couch doing nothing. Get the recipe here.

    3. Lasagna With a Side of Great General Freezing Tips

    The Shabby Creek Cottage has a whole month's worth of great freezer meals complete with instructions on how to freeze them.

    4. Taco Soup

    The Chaos and the Clutter has a killer recipe for taco soup, plus nine other beef-based freezer meals.

    5. Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Pesto Meatballs

    Get the recipes for these mozzarella-stuffed turkey pesto meatballs and six other kid-friendly freezer meals you can make in 85 minutes here.

    6. Chicken Stir-Fry

    Super Healthy Kids also has a terrific archive of healthy, family-friendly meals for freezing, including this chicken stir-fry.

    7. Spaghetti Sauce

    Make this spaghetti sauce ahead of time, and keep older kiddos happy while they adjust to life with their new sibling.

    8. "Best Ever" Veggie Burger

    Get the recipe at TheKitchn.

    9. Baked Honey Chicken Tenders

    Yum. Get the recipe here.

    10. Chicken Teriyaki

    Find crowd-pleasing chicken teriyaki and 30 other healthy freezer meals here.

    11. Crock-Pot Red Pepper Chicken

    New Leaf Wellness shares 12 Crock-Pot freezer meals from Costco than can be simultaneously prepared in 75 minutes. I know, right?

    12. Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

    13. Skinny Spinach Lasagna

    Get the vegetarian recipe at Pinch of Yum.

    14. Freezer Oatmeal Cups

    This recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips is such a good breakfast solution. Try making "cups" out of your favorite chili recipe too!

    15. Cheese, Vegetable & Egg "Muffins"

    Make them with or without veggies. Averie Cooks will show you how.

    16. Chipotle Chicken Chili

    The Pioneer Woman has great advice on freezing this or any chili: “My general approach is filling the bag, then totally flattening it as I seal it. So whether it’s taco meat or soup, they freeze flat and allows me to stack them as high as they’ll go.”

    17. Breakfast Burritos

    These pack an awesome protein punch for your healing body. Recipe here.

    18. Chicken Zucchini Casserole

    19. Eggplant Parmagiana

    Find the recipe for this vegetarian favorite, and nine other meat-free freezer meals at Fast to Open.

    20. Crock-Pot Meatloaf

    Get the recipe from Stockpiling Moms.

    21. Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup

    Comfort food for when you need it most — find the recipe at Mother's Mementos.

    22. Whole Wheat Pizza Pockets

    Get the recipe for this whole family–pleaser from 100 Days of Real Food.

    23. Vegetarian Empanadas

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