You’ve readied the nursery. You’ve folded the clothes. You’ve done the bucket list of things that only the pre-baby you can do. Now’s the time to get cooking (more than just your baby, that is). Why? Because if there’s one thing you won’t have when your baby comes, it’s the time to cook three healthy meals a day. What’s a preggo mama to do? Try making and freezing one (or 10!) of these easy make-ahead meals.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This chicken and veggie casserole is made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, including tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and any cooked chicken leftovers still fresh in your fridge. It can be served alone or on top of pasta. Get the recipe — and an easy step-by-step photo tutorial —  at Thriving Home.

Photo credit: Thriving Home


Are you filling your freezer with meals to heat and serve after Baby arrives? Tell us what you’re cooking.

–Melissa Heckscher