As a new mom, you’ll need to eat. The problem with that though is that labor takes a lot out of you.
Nobody wants to have a baby and then come home to cook a meal!
Sure you could order out but that is usually food that isn’t going to be the best for you.
As a proponent of the Ketogenic Diet, I wanted to make sure that I could prepare some meals that just needed to be reheated while also providing me with the nutrients that I needed for me and my baby.
This means that before the baby is born you have to spend some time planning out a couple of meals, getting them together, and then freezing them.
This works out well because you’ll quickly discover that you don’t have much time for anything so having the ability to simply pop a meal into the oven or microwave will be a huge time saver.
7 Freezer Meals to Make Before Giving Birth
Now, all of these meals aren’t for everybody. If you want to chow down on some In-n-Out and drink your chocolate milkshake then I’m not going to tell you not to.
Even though I love keto, I did make sure to include some meals with carbs just because I wanted to ensure that I had batches of food.
What’s great about meatloaf is that you can cook a decent size portion and simply cut it up into slices. When you’re ready for a meal you simply take one slice and heat it up.
You don’t need to go crazy and recook the whole thing over and over again.
Wrapping it in bacon just gives you more protein which is always needed by your body.
This is one of my husband’s favorite meals because he loves regular shepherd’s pie. Instead of using mashed potatoes we use cauliflower mash which tastes delicious.
One of the great things about shepherd’s pie is that you can mix and max some of the ingredients.
If you don’t want carrots then don’t add carrots. Instead, fill it up peas.
You can easily portion out the whole meal and reheat individual portions whenever you’re ready.
Who doesn’t love meatballs?
Mix in some cream cheese and you have the perfect low-carb meal or snack.
If you really want to get fancy with your meatballs you can create a curry coconut dipping sauce to complement them and you might as well be on an island enjoying your tropical dish.
Is the crock pot the greatest invention ever?
It’s certainly up for debate!
Just toss in some food and walk away.
This back and cheese chicken recipe is great for the times where you just won’t have enough time to bust your butt in the kitchen.
Make it, portion it out into containers, and then freeze.
Ready whenever you want.
Breakfast might be my most favorite meal because it means I get to eat right when I wake up which is probably my least favorite activity.
However, if I’m going to wake up I might as well enjoy it.
These tasty breakfast burritos hit the spot and are a great treat for whenever you need something quick and easy.
You can even liven them up with some hot salsa if that is your thing.
Is there anyone that doesn’t like burgers? Ignoring the vegans out there, burgers are something that I feel I could eat at least once a week.
Throw in some buffalo sauce AND bleu cheese? Well, now you have yourself a freezer delicacy that is ready when you are.
If you’re trying to stick with the low-carb theme but definitely want your burgers on some buns then check out fat head bread.
Stupid name. Awesome taste.
Bulletproof coffee is a staple of any low-carb diet and is a great way for coffee drinkers to get the coffee flavor along with helping you meat your macros.
However, always preparing the coffee every single morning can be a huge pain.
That’s why I was so happy to find these coffee pods that you can simply freeze and then reheat when needed.
Who knew that coffee could come in such cute little forms?
There are plenty more freezer recipes that you can find around the web on Pinterest. I just included my 7 favorite ones that I enjoyed making and eating while being pregnant.
It was great knowing that I could still stick with my low-carb lifestyle while being pregnant and not having as much time as before due to the new baby.