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.

Mini Chicken Burgers With Herbs

Ditch the fork and knife! Here's another easy meal busy new mamas can eat with their hands. These bite-sized chicken (or turkey) burgers are good for lunch, snack, dinner — whenever you need a quick dose of protein and flavor. And, if you've got other hungry little mouths to feed, they're kid-friendly, too. To freeze, just put them in the freezer uncooked and fry them up when you're ready. Get the easy recipe here.

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

–Melissa Heckscher