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.

Slow-Cooker-Turkey-and-Black-Bean-Chili

Hungry for something a little spicy? This turkey black bean chili is straight-up comfort food. Just throw all the ingredients into a freezer bag (you don't even need to cook the turkey first!) and put it in the freezer until you're chili-cravings call. (Hint: If your nursing baby is bothered by the beans or the spices, just tweak the recipe a bit). Get the details — and other freezable slow-cooker recipes — from New Leaf Wellness.

Photo credit: New Leaf Wellness

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

–Melissa Heckscher