Great nutrient dense meals already prepped and ready to grab.
I have been prepping and getting ready for baby girl to arrive and that includes making sure good, healthy, & nutrient dense food is cooked & can be pulled out out of the freezer when we don't have the mental capacity or energy to even think about cooking.
I have chosen to focus my freezer meals to be mostly AIP/Paleo & with high nutrient density. When I started down this journey I knew I needed some containers and most likely an extra freezer. I have been wanting an extra freezer anyways for the ability to buy meat in bulk, so this was a good excuse! I got this one from Lowes: Chest freezer
Containers I bought: Loaf pan & deli containers
Now for the what you are MOST interested in... the meals!
AIP Meatloaf: I double this recipe getting about 4 mini loaves worth and getting 2-3 servings out of each loaf pan. To up the nutrient density, I added nomato sauce & pureed grass-fed beef liver.
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie: I doubled this recipe and got 6-8 mini loaves worth of 2-3 servings out of each loaf pan.
Nutrient dense chicken soup: I just did one big batch of this in my instant pot, which gives me about 8 servings of soup.
AIP Bison Chili: I did not double this recipe and it likely will give me about 5-6 servings of chili, I added pureed liver to this as well.
Paleo freezer waffles: I got a mini waffle maker back in the summer, which makes the perfect size freezer waffles. I mixed up a box of this mix and just made a huge batch of waffles and threw them in the freezer. I like to do this anyways just to have quick grab and go breakfasts.
Zuppa Tuscana: I looooove this soup so much. I did one normal batch of this but used steak bites instead (just because that is what I had).
Paleo Pumpkin Bread: I love all things simple mills, so I baked 1 box of this bread and got 2 mini loaves out of it.
Paleo Banana Bread: I know that I will likely be relying on carbs while breast-feeding so I made sure to have a few breads that are easy to eat with one hand, but still nutritious. I love this banana bread recipe, because it keeps the sugar low.
Paleo "oatmeal" raisin cookies: not everyone's favorite cookie, but I love them, and this recipe is so yummy!
Paleo granola bars: I found these homemade granola bars from Paleo running momma, and I gotta say they are good, but there are A LOT of nuts in them, and I can't even eat a whole one. I probably won't batch these again, but I do think they will be helpful additional calories & protein when I need an easy grab.
I am planning on making some pre-made breakfast burritos, as soon as I can find Siete's burrito wraps (grain-free tortilla option). For the burritos, I will make them using:
Scrambled egg yolks (personally avoiding egg-whites right now)
Bacon or sausage
Roasted root veggies (beets, sweet potatoes, carrots)
I'll wrap them in aluminum foil and freeze them.