Whatever it is, I am making sure I have a good selection. I wound up with 13 lasagnas in the freezer and the sight of lasagna still turns my stomach as I swear that was all we ate in the postpartum period with dd #2. lol
This time I am making up more ingredients than whole meals.
As for some examples of what I am stocking my freezer with:
diced onions, garlic, peppers, the little 'flavorings' that take time and energy to do and food processors to wash etc
cooked Crumbled ground beef seasoned according to if it is tacos, spaghetti, shepards pie, etc
cooked diced and chopped turkey bacon/beef bacon for add ins of soups, salads
uncooked chicken breasts already marinated that I can just dump in the crockpot
chicken that is cooked and diced for chicken salad, soups, etc.
Pinto beans/refried beans/beans to throw in for a quick soup
soups that are lacking the potato/rice/noodles (don't want them to get mushy and yucky)
frozen black bean brownies in individual portions and a pan for entertaining
I will probably have some proccessed food like chicken patties and fish strips in the freezer also for something quick to throw in the oven or as some meaty protein to throw on top of salads etc
I also use TONS of frozen veggies - brussel sprouts, broccoli, so those are a must for quick cooking postpartum (or any time)
We eat mostly home cooked meals/salads and a moderate to large amount of dairy (about 6-8 gallons of milk a month for our family, and 5 pounds of cheese, 1 pound cream cheese, 2 pounds sour cream/greek yogurt etc) so really - outside of when we have meat or beans - we have 'back up' meals that aren't really meals but are quick and filling.
Its pretty quick for us to grab a can of black olives, dice some cheese, and fruit and grab a box of crackers and stuff ourselves with that. Or hummus,pitas and veggies instead of crackers.
I plan on making and posting on my fridge 10 different 'snack meals' or quick meals I can throw together for when we are hungry but I have mommy brain. LOL