15 Freezer Meals To Make A New Mum
As a mum yourself you know how hard those first few months with a newborn can be. You are pretty much operating in survival mode and keeping your baby happy, fed and well rested consumes all your time.
So fitting in time to shower and eating become luxuries rather than a necessity for mums. I think one of the best gifts I got as a new mum was some friends and family bring over some freezer meals for me.
Not having to think and just pop something in the microwave and eat when I had a spare five minutes was a lifesaver for me.
These are my top 15 go-to recipes for freezer meals to make your new mum friends.
Zucchini, Lentil and Coconut Curry
This is a nice and easy curry recipe that you can adapt any way you want depending on what veggies you have on hand.
It also freezes beautifully in airtight containers for easy reheating.
Skinny Spinach Lasagna
A great meat-free alternative to the traditional lasagna is this yummy spinach lasagna. With its thick layers of sauce, noodles, ricotta, spinach, and Mozzarella it is sure to be a hit.
Pea and Ham Soup
Soups can be a great option for new mums. Not only is this pea and ham soup recipe easy for you to make, it literally takes less than a minute for a new mum to be eating their yummy soup.
Chicken Pot Pie
When your world is turned upside down and inside out as a new mum a little bit of yummy comfort food always makes me feel better.
This Chicken Pot Pie is a real winner for me.
Zucchini Corn Cakes
For those mums with a koala baby who just want to be held all day everyday eating with one hand becomes a necessity.
That is why I love these Zucchini Corn Cakes as they freeze so well. And can then be heated up and eaten with one hand while you are on the go.
When making butter chicken for a friend I always try and keep it nice and mild which is why I love this butter chicken recipe. I also grab some of the microwave rice packs to give as well to make it a complete meal.
Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
Another perfectly fab recipe for new mums who only ever have one hand available to pop something into their mouths while wrangling a newborn.
The mini muffin size makes them the ultimate snack.
Homemade Sausage Rolls
This is a good healthier option to store-bought sausage rolls as it uses chicken and pork mince.
They are perfect for one-handed snacking. And if the new mum has an older child they will love them too.
Chicken Fried Rice
This delicious Chicken Fried Rice is so easy to make, freezes perfectly and makes a nice fulfilling meal for the whole family.
This spaghetti bolognese is packed full of nutritional goodness with lots of hidden veggies mixed in.
Make it in bulk and freeze in individual servings sizes to make it easy for the new mum to quickly reheat.
Cheesy Rice Cakes
These are so good as a filling snack that a new mum can eat with one hand.
When it comes to comfort food you can’t go past shepherds pie.
Chicken Tamale Pie
This chicken tamale pie is a huge crowd pleaser and so easy to make! A corn cake bottom layer topped with shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, and cheese.
Cinnamon Oat Pancake
No list would be complete without a yummy sweet treat. These cinnamon oat pancakes taste great and freeze well. Reheating can be down in a toaster.
The meal that usually gets left by the wayside for new mums in breakfast. So these sugar-free breakfast muffins are great to stop new mums skipping the most important meal of the day.
They freeze well and can be defrosted as needed.