Have Homemade Freezer Meals On The Ready.
It’s no secret that highly processed, store bought freezer meals are not great for our health. Luckily it’s pretty simple to DIY for a balanced, nutritious alternative. Just before my daughter was born, I meal prepped a whack load of highly nutritious meals to be stored in the freezer. Once they are made, it’s as simple as transferring the meal from the freezer to the fridge the day before and warming it up before consuming. If you forget to take it out of the freezer the day before (because let’s face it, your brain might feel like mush as you adjust to new parent life), you can defrost it right from frozen if you’re in a pinch.
My favorite freezer meals include soups, curries, and shredded chicken with rice and veggies. Having small appliances like an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker made it easy to batch cook in large quantities, followed by an assembly line of food containers to transfer the food into.