Easy Freezer Meals
Super Easy Vegetable Soup
This is one of my absolute favorites for postpartum. It unthaws so well, is delicious, filling, and an easy way to quickly get lots of veggies. There is no exact science to this! If you want an extra big batch add more V8 and veggies, or if you’d rather a small batch 1/2 everything. Add any of your favorite frozen veggies. Below are my favorites, but omit any that make your stomach turn ;). We love it filled to the brim with vegetables!
1 14 oz. can chicken broth
64 oz. Original V8 Juice
2 bags frozen okra
2 bags frozen corn
2 bags frozen cut carrots
1 bag frozen peas
1 bag frozen cut green beans
1 bay leaf
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a large pot over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer covered until the vegetables are tender 1- 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaf.
- Enjoy now or freeze in containers for later!
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
My mom has been making this for us since I was a little. This is one of those meals everyone can enjoy, and brings instant comfort (even when every part of your body is hurting postpartum).
2 packages frozen broccoli florets
6 chicken breasts cooked and cubed
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 1/2 cups miracle whip or mayo
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 Tsp. lemon juice
6 T. sherry
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 c. bread crumbs
- Cook frozen broccoli per directions on bag. Boil chicken breasts until cooked through. (We use rotisserie chicken in place of chicken breasts sometimes, depending on what we have on hand).
- In a medium size bowl, combine cooked chicken, cooked broccoli, soups, miracle whip, lemon juice, and sherry. Spread into greased pan (I divide into two casserole dishes for easy freezing). Sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese.
- If you are making this to freeze for later – cover with plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and freeze!
- When time to cook – Unthaw. Bake covered 45 minutes – 1 hour at 350 degrees.
- Serve with brown or white rice.
Crockpot Salsa Chicken
To have this simple and delicious chicken ready to whip up postpartum, freeze chicken breasts and keep salsa and taco seasoning in pantry. I buy organic chicken breasts from Costco and freeze. When you are ready for this meal, simply unthaw chicken breasts and grab your other ingredients from the pantry. You’ve probably seen variations of this one all over Pinterest, and it is for good reason! It is so easy, versatile, and delicious!
Boneless skinless chicken breasts – 1.5 lbs
1 jar chunky salsa 14-16 oz – (be sure to do a thicker salsa or your chicken will become soggy)
1/2 packet taco seasoning
- Place chicken, salsa, and taco seasoning into crockpot.
- Cook 4-6 hours on low until cooked through and shreds easily.
- Shred the chicken and leave on low for 15-20 minutes for the chicken to absorb the salsa juices.
- Enjoy alone, in tacos, nachos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, or anything else your heart desires. I love it in a bowl with brown rice, lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, onion, avocado, and shredded cheese.