Putting dinner on the table as a new mom is HARD. With barely a few hours of sleep, you can barely remember the last time you ate, let alone construct a full meal. If you’re hoping to reduce your time cooking, I’m so glad you’re here. This list of freezer meals for new moms was chosen specifically for you! All you have to do is prep on a good day, freeze, and then put it in the oven when you need it the most.
Best of all, these recipes are easy. Like, really easy! (If I successfully cooked them, believe me, it has to be easy…). Straight-forward ingredients, 10-15 minute prep times… everything a new mom could possibly need.
Before we start, below are a few other food-related posts for new moms you might want to check out. Enjoy!
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- 5 Secrets to Effectively Meal Planning as a New Mom
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15 Easy Freezer Meals for New Moms
20 Minute Tuscan Pasta
Honestly, I can’t get enough of this recipe. Not only is it so dang good, but it’s ridiculously easy to make. This recipe calls for an easy alfredo-style sauce with bow-tie pasta and sun-dried tomatoes.
I’m not a huge fan of sun-fried tomatoes, so I like to substitute it with broccoli. Delicious and healthy (ish).
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If you’re looking for easy freezer meals for new moms, Living Well Spending Less is a great resource. This particular recipe made it on the list because of its simplicity. You literally throw the ingredients in a bag, marinate for a few hours, and cook whenever the occasion calls. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Beef and Bean Burrito
This beef and bean burrito made by Ree Drummond is ridiculously easy to recreate and so easy to customize to your own preferences. For example, we love adding Mexican rice and corn to ours.
By the way, if you’re looking for another place to find easy freezer meals for new moms, Pioneer Woman is a good place to start!
Hands-down, Tasty.co is one of my favorite food websites. As a mom of two, I’m regularly cruising their easy, 3-ingredient and skillet recipes. It’s not my favorite place to go for healthy freezer meals for new moms, but if you’re searching for comfort food, you’ll love them!
This chicken pot pie recipe is a cinch because you can buy almost all the ingredients frozen and pre-cut. When you’re exhausted from those third trimester aches and pains, you definitely need some easy recipes on stand-by!
Speaking of Tasty…
Tasty has a few delicious make ahead breakfasts for new moms you’ll definitely want to try! This French Toast Sticks recipe is to die for. I don’t know about you, but I like my weekend breakfasts to be extra sweet. This recipe could probably feed about four…or just you. Your choice!
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Once again, we’re going back to my girl Ree Drummond!
This Veggie Lasagna Rollup recipe is easy to make and LOADED with absolutely vital nutrients for your postpartum health. If you absolutely had to, you could substitute the ricotta with cottage cheese, but I think the ricotta truly makes this recipe what it is!
White Chicken Enchiladas
I literally love this white-sauce enchilada recipe. It’s simple and lower in calories. Plus, it’s easily customizable. I stick fairly close to the original recipe, but I usually like to add a cup of frozen corn into the meat mix. You can easily modify the recipe to fit whatever diet you’re on and it will still freeze well.
Honestly, I survived on meatballs after I gave birth to my first daughter. They’re so good, packed with protein (and sometimes veggies!). This freezer meatball recipe by One Hundred Dollars a Month is no exception!
A word about One Hundred Dollars a Month, if you’re looking for cheap recipes and different ways to save money after becoming a new mom, this website is it! Not only does she have tons of easy freezer meals for new moms, but she offers practical tips to save in all other areas of your life.
But back to the recipe. This recipe is pretty straight-forward and produces about 30 meatballs. I love to cook my meatballs with BBQ sauce or beef sauce (Swedish meatballs), to add some variety.
The one ingredient you WON’T find in this chili recipe? Beans. And good riddance. This Taco Chili is rich in flavor and extremely hearty.
Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches
Like the breakfast burritos, these roast beef sandwiches are perfect for an on-the-go lunch or dinner. The sandwiches already have a decent amount of flavor thanks to the dijon sauce, but if you’d like to add a little bit of spice, you can try cooking them with sliced green and red peppers.
While this isn’t technically a freezer meal for new moms, these calzones are incredibly easy one to make during that hairy postpartum phase.
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Ingredient Beef Stroganoff
Everything about this stroganoff recipe is easy. Simply add the ingredients to the crockpot, package the sauce, and reheat with your choice of grains when you’re ready.
Shepherds pie has always been one of the staple dishes of our house, but I hadn’t considered it as a freezer meal until I found this recipe. This recipe is ridiculously flavorful. I think what makes this recipe is the mashed potatoes: Mavil suggests just a little bit of nutmeg. Absolutely delicious.
Sweet Barbecued Pork Chops
This recipe is pretty self-explanatory! Barbequed pork chops are good during the winter or summer!
It takes just a few minutes to prep and is done in about 10 minutes. Just take note that you do want to partially thaw the pork chops before cooking.
Saucy Garlic Chicken
The sauce in this recipe isn’t exactly what I would call “healthy” but it’s easy to make and can be paired with healthier sides.
If you like a kick, head on over to Taste of Home to try it out!
Do You Have Any Freezer Meals for New Moms?
If you have any delicious freezer meals for new moms that you swear by, we’d love to add it to this page. Just let us know in the comments below!
In the meantime, I hope you’ll take a peek around the blog. Whether you’re having trouble getting your newborn to sleep through the night or maintaining you milk supply, we have a ton of posts just for you! Below are a few I think you’ll like. 🙂