Free Printables – Baby Freezer Log & Meal Planner

When we started weaning I was blending everything in site and sticking it in the freezer, but after a while I realised I’d forgotten what was in there so every baby meal was a lucky dip.

Open freezer drawer with bags in

My messy freezer drawer

By the time she was eating a few meals a day I was sometimes feeding her multiple potato based meals in a day despite having plenty of pasta, cous cous and rice alternatives.

So I decided it was time to channel my inner quality manager (my day job) and get organised! I created two documents to help me…and now I want to share them in case they are useful to anyone else.

The first thing I did was tidy the freezer drawer and create a log to stick on the side of the freezer to remind me what was inside.

Freezer drawer with ziplock bags in rows

Freezer drawer sorted into sweet and savoury

Freezer portion checklist document

Completed freezer log

Close up of freezer log

Freezer log portions crossed off

Each line of the freezer log has space to record the food description, when it was made, and when it needs to be used by.

Then there are 40 portion spaces, and I circle the number I am freezing. Then as I use them up I cross them off.

A portion size can be whatever you like. For me a portion is a tablespoon, based on the size of my ice cube tray. This works well for me because my baby has gradually increased from eating two to four or more tablespoons at a meal, so I can tailor the portion size. It also gives me flexibility to mix and match foods. When she is bigger I might switch up to bigger portions, but I can still use this log.

Ice cube tray with nine portions of cauliflower cheese

Ice cube tray with nine portions of cauliflower cheese

Click here to download your free printable copy of my baby meal planner:

Baby Food Freezer Log PDF

The second document I created is a meal planner. It has spaces to plan meals, but you can also circle the primary ingredients (proteins and carbohydrates) so you can see at a quick glance if it is balanced.

I usually start by filling in the fresh food that needs using up and then fill in the blanks with frozen meals from the freezer. I’m also trying to think what we are eating and what leftovers there will be.

Filled out baby meal planner

A typical weekly plan

Close up of symbol key

Close up of symbol key

Click here to download your free printable copy of my baby meal planner:

Baby Food Meal Planner PDF

I hope you like them and find them useful, any feedback is always welcome.

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Mission Mindfulness

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