One job I know I will thank myself for when baby arrives is having a freezer full of home cooked meals! You guys shared loads of amazing suggestions for batch cooking on Instagram so I thought I’d share them all on here so everyone can use it.
Before I share the recipe suggestions here’s a few tips I learnt from last time.
- Cook meals that can be eaten with one hand
- Include plenty of veg in the meals that you freeze (that way you don’t have to keep going to the shop for fresh veg)
- Choose meals that can be served with store cupboard sides – rice, cous cous, pasta, etc.
Thai green curry
Chicken and mushroom pie
Chicken stir fry
Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce
Chilli con carne
Stew and dumplings
Lasagne – to make this one handed make it with fusilli or penne instead of lasagne sheets
Tomato, chorizo and thyme sauce to serve with cod
Veggie shepherds pie
Chickpea and spinach curry
Feta carrot and spinach lasagne – again make it one handed by using fusilli or penne instead of lasagne sheets
Hopefully these will give you some inspiration of what to cook. When baby arrives you will definitely thank yourself for this!
If you don’t fancy cooking yourself…
Then I highly recommend treating yourself to some ready cooked meals from COOK. They do special boxes of food for new parents including 7 nights or 14 nights worth of meals for 2 people, or a New Mums Survival Box with 10 x meals for one. They also offer a New Parents Discount which gives you 10% off their meals for 6 months after baby’s arrival.