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I’m currently 26 weeks pregnant with number 2 and am wanting some meal ideas to pre cook and freeze to make life easier when bubs is born. I would love a huge variety of meals as my nearly-3-yr-old can be very fussy and I don’t want spaghetti every night


Posted by mumma-mel-c, 25th April 2014


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  • Most pasta dishes (not just spaghetti) freeze well. Quiches (especially mini quiches) freeze well. Freeze mains (like a chicken dish) so that you can just steam some vegies to go with them.


  • Would make some frittatas great finger food, quiche and savoury muffins


  • lasange,soups. even it can be good to freeze meal componets like cooked rice or pasta,curry sauce,quinoa ect. to help make a quick meal or side


  • Make sausage rolls and freeze. Yum..soups like pumpkin soup.


  • You need to think vegetables! In general children need more vegetables -not so much meat and pasta (although these tend to be the easy options for freezing). I would recommend stocking up on bags of peas and beans, (protein) as well as carrots, sprouts, spinach, pumpkin etc. Many different meals can be made from these with very little notice (put in a bowl, toss in the microwave and then cook. Serve with grated cheese for toppings but don’t be afraid of kids getting used to just vegetables! SO long as you have the protein there you’ll be doing lots of good). Also for variety think vegetable recipes that freeze well – like homemade soups (pumpkin, vegetable, brocolli etc.), vegetable curries, vegetarian lasagnes etc.


  • Thanks for asking this question I’m in a similar situation and wanted some ideas other than lasagne and pasta bake! We have frozen curries but find they aren’t very nice reheated (I’m a meat snob and cooked chicken in the microwave isn’t very nice – can be a spongy).


  • Lasagne & scollop potatoes is always a hit in my ohuse & it can be frozen. Soups & stews are great freezer meals also.


  • slow cooker meals, lasagna, carbonara, roast chicken and vegies freeze pretty good. i think that you would be alright when the baby comes. just stick to easy meals and brekkie type of stuff if you want to cook. roasts take 10 mins to chuck on. People will be willing to help you out if you have that support network. Don’t forget the good old barbeque lol


  • curried sausages with lots of vegetables freeze good


  • i just pefer homemade things, even if you have to freeze because you know what you have put in them


  • I freeze my home made onion gravy as well as my stock I make I freeze cook chickens pull them apart for stirr fries chicken toasties chicken sadwhiches and put them in like take away containers I freeze Risa-a-Risso but I load it with mince you can make rissoles and freeze as well as spaghetti bog, deviled sausages as well as KFC also stews. i have done steak with gravy same as pork with gravy I have frozen apple turner overs with mock cream in them left over stir fry and I always have sponge cakes in the freezer when I want to cheat I have frozen potato bake as well as lasagna also tuna bake also left over vegies for bubble and sqeak this is only a few that I do


  • for me I made lasagne (fully assembled and ready to go, just defrost before cooking) individual chicken and leek pies, my bigger kids were happy to eat reheated pasta (ewww) and reheated beef stroganoff, so I always have a store in the freezer or individual portions of those meals for them. I also make curry sauces and freeze into individual serve zip lock bags (saves space in the freezer too) and stocked up on some microwave rice pots. I made big batches of soup which I froze in single serve portions, and made home crumbed fish fingers and chicken nuggets.


  • Go into the supermarket and have a look at the range on offer, then go home and make it. If they can freeze it so can you.


  • I make up a few different pie fillings at once and freeze them in individual servings that are enough to feed 4 of us. (I have a pie maker which about 1/4 cup makes up 1 pie) This is good as you can add anything for a pie.
    Slow cookers are another good way to have no fuss meals cooking. As some people have said you can pop it on in the morning and let it go all day (or just the afternoon)
    Look for some easy to cook meals that are quick to make. Like Burritos/tacos, pasta bakes (with chicken or tuna),
    I tend to make things that is enough for 2 nights too. The lasagne I make is enough for 4 of us for 2 nights. Beef stack (Mexican Lasagne – very easy and quick) & any cannelloni makes up enough for 2 nights too.
    Soups (can be done in slow cooker)
    Any meat that can be pre cooked (fresh) that can be frozen


  • Meatloaf, spaghetti, lasagne, soups,[potato bakes, there is so much that can be frozen


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