101 Meals to Take to New Moms


Whether you’re looking to stock up on freezer meals for yourself, or for recipe ideas to take to a new mom, this roundup is for you! You’ll love our 101 Meal Ideas to Take to New Moms. 

101 Meal Ideas for New Moms. Whether you are stocking the freezer for the baby looking for meals ideas to take to others, this list will be one you want to have on hand.

Gosh. I look back at these pictures and I remember. I remember how exhilarating it is to hold your baby for the first time. How that first week is a whirlwind of very high highs and very low lows. How your body hurts but is healing so fast. Navigating the struggles and beauty of nursing. The foggy-brained feeling of sleep deprivation but the amazement that you can endure so much more than you ever thought you could. The hormones…THE HORMONES!

Those first few weeks with a newborn are so good but so hard. While all three of my babies brought us different experiences (Here is Tyler’s Birth story and Clayton’s birth story —Thriving Home hadn’t started the blog when Adelyn was born) the one consistent blessing that we had with each experience was FOOD.

Having a meal delivered to our house was a lifeline on some of those hard days. With each delivery, I remember being so humbled that someone would go to the effort of making extra food, drive all the way over to my house, and deliver it. It was such a gesture of love that I will never forget. If you are one of those wonderful people looking for recipes to bless others with, here are 8 Tips to Keep in Mind.

If you’re someone who is looking to stock up before your baby arrives, you’ll find lots of ideas below but also in our cookbook, From Freezer to Table. We stand behind every single recipe in the cookbook and give instructions on how to make the recipe fresh or for the freezer. And friends, freezer meals are a MUST when a new baby comes on the scene. I think EVERY new mom should have this book.

I’m excited to share with you 101 Meal Ideas for New Moms. An intern of ours gathered up all of these meal ideas that will hopefully give you a variety of ideas. When you’re done scrolling through this list, swing by our amazing list of 101 Slow Cooker Freezer Meal ideas.

 

101 Meal Ideas for New Moms

 

Blueberry Power Muffins by Thriving Home

A healthy, real food, freezer friendly, blueberry recipe that my whole family enjoyed. With an A+ list of ingredients, this healthy breakfast makes my body happy and my taste buds happy too. Enjoy!

Beef and Vegetable Soup by Grace and Good Eats

Beef & Vegetable Soup- my favorite for a cold day!

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage by Pick Any Two
delicious recipe for baked pasta with chicken sausage

Easy Chicken Parmesan by New Leaf Wellness

Rotisserie Chicken Casserole by Project Meal Plan

Veggie Loaded Rotisserie Chicken Casserole recipe - Delicious juicy chicken baked with broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, greek yogurt and more! Healthy and easy, from ProjectMealPlan.com

Stuffed Shells by A Mom’s Take

Chicken Fajita Bake by The Pinning Mama

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserole by Aimee Mars

This is one of my easy go-to healthy breakfast recipes. The Turkey Egg Breakfast Casserole is also a family favorite and falls under the


Baked Italian Meatballs
by Thriving Home
Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese by Thriving Home
This dump, stir, and bake method really is the easiest Baked Mac and Cheese ever. Plus it's delicious! #freezermeal

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup by Pinch of Yum

This Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup is so darn simple to make and goes perfectly with a piece of crusty bread on a cold winter night. | pinchofyum.com

Chicken Pot Pie by Grace and Good Eats

Chicken Pot Pie- creamy, flaky, and delicious. Use refrigerated pie crust and rotisserie chicken for dinner in under 30 minutes

Chicken Taco Soup by The Chaos and the Clutter

From Freezer to Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

 

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Southwest Turkey Rice Casserole by the Cookin’ Canuck

Southwestern Turkey Rice Casserole …Spices, vegetables, turkey and rice come together for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner! 267 calories and 7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints

Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal by Thriving Home
Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

Breakfast Burritos by Six Sisters’ Stuff

Baked Penne Pasta by Thriving Home

Freezer Friendly Baked Penne Pasta Recipe. Easy, kid-friendly dinner idea. Great for large groups too.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole by Rachel Cooks

This Healthy Stuffed Pepper Casserole with Cheddar (and ground turkey) is a great go-to meal for nights when you don't really feel like cooking. It's easy to make, hearty, and tastes great! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Spaghetti Squash Casserole by Well Plated
Spaghetti Squash Casserole with ground turkey, tomatoes, and Italian spices. Easy, CHEESY, and healthy! An all-in-one low carb meal. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Breakfast Casserole by What a Girl Eats
Cheesy spinach and mushroom breakfast casserole is low-carb and high protein. Gluten free and vegetarian., too. Get the recipe on WhatAGirlEats.com

 

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Crockpot Carnitas by Pinch of Yum

These easy crockpot carnitas are simple enough for anyone to make! Broiling them just before serving gives a browned, crispy crust to the meat. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna by Little Broken

Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna - made with shredded chicken, fresh spinach, mushrooms, and light sauce | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

Chicken Parmesan Casserole by Thriving Home

Chicken parmesan casserole. A family favorite that is super easy to make. This real food, healthy dinner recipe is also freezer friendly. |Thriving Home #Freezermeal

Braised Beef Tacos by Today’s Parent

Braised Beef Tacos

Turkey, Zucchini & Rice Casserole by Cookin Canuck

Serve up this Healthy Turkey, Zucchini and Rice Casserole for an easy dinner packed with lean protein and veggies. 276 calories and 7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Tortellini Soup by The Recipe Critic

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One Pot Mexican Quinoa by Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

One-Pot Mexican Quinoa

Freezer Friendly Homemade Pizza Pockets by The Girl on Bloor

Ground Beef Noodle Casserole by Betty Crocker

Creamy Ground Beef Noodle Casserole

Chicken and Artichoke Rice Casserole by Delish

Turkey, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili by Inquiring Chef

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chiili

Cheesy Chicken Casserole by Thriving Home

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Overnight Caramel French Toast by Grace and Good Eats

Overnight Caramel French Toast- make ahead, refrigerate overnight, bake in the morning!

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches by Thriving Home

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches are the ultimate chicken sandwiches for any weeknight! Just prep and freeze all the components ahead of time. This well-seasoned, versatile grilled chicken also works to top pasta or salads. #freezermeal #realfood #thrivinghome

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole by Life in the Lofthouse

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Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole by Pinch of Yum

This Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole is made from scratch with healthy ingredients. Comfort food with 350 calories per serving. | pinchofyum.com

White Bean Parmesan Spinach Soup by Cafe Delites

White Bean Parmesan Spinach Soup ready in 10 minutes is may kind of soup! Make a double batch and have plenty of leftovers for the weekly dinner rush! | https://cafedelites.com

No Peek Stew by Thriving Home

No Peek Stew - This takes minutes to put together and then slow cooks in the oven or crockpot. Serve up with some crusty bread and a side salad for a homestyle dinner.

Crustless Quiche by Today’s Parent

Crustless Quiche

Chicken and Green Bean Casserole by Lil’ Luna

Chicken and Green Bean Casserole - a delicious casserole filled with green beans, chicken, cream cheese, and chicken broth, topped with stuffing mix!! A staple at holiday gatherings!

Cheesy Caprese Chicken & Quinoa Casserole by Eat Yourself Skinny

Creamy White Chicken Chili by Gimme Some Oven

This Creamy White Chicken Chili recipe only takes 30 minutes to make, and it's full of the best, comforting, creamy flavors. So delicious, and easy to make gluten-free if you'd like. | gimmesomeoven.com

Lemon Chicken Pasta Bake by Cooking and Beer

Lemon Chicken Pasta Bake is the perfect casserole for dinner! | www.cookingandbeer.com

Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps by Thriving Home

A delicious twist on Asian lettuce wraps. Add a tortilla for a whole different, healthy dinner. Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps are also freezer friendly and would make a great meal to take to others. | Thriving Home

Meatball Sub Casserole by Delish

Easy Meatball Party Sub Casserole Vertical

Ground Turkey Sausage Lasagna Soup by Six Sisters’ Stuff

 Baked Oatmeal Casserole by Love of Family and Home

Baked Oatmeal Casserole Recipe

Corn Casserole by Plain Chicken

The BEST Corn Casserole - seriously delicious! Creamed corn loaded with cheddar and bacon! SO good!! Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Corn, eggs, flour, sugar, butter, cayenne pepper, cheddar cheese, bacon and Ritz crackers. Everyone RAVES about this easy casserole recipe. There are never any leftovers when I take this side dish to a party!

Southwest Quiche by A Zesty Bite
Southwest Quiche

White Wine Chicken Stew by The Cookie Rookie

WHITE WINE CHICKEN STEW has all of the flavor and none of the fuss! Such a delicious comfort food...the perfect soup for a cold Winter night! The flavors in this chicken stew are INCREDIBLE!

Healthy Chicken Penne Casserole by The Seasoned Mom

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Rice Casserole by Will Cook for Smiles

Breakfast Quesadillas by Thriving Home

Freezer Friendly, Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas. A simple, kid-friendly, healthy breakfast idea that anyone can make. Kids love that they can be customized and love to help assemble them. Make lots and freeze them for later!

Chicken Tamale Pie by Pinch of Yum

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. | pinchofyum.com

 Roasted Butternut Squash Soup by Ahead of Thyme

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: This delicious roasted butternut squash soup sums up the taste of the holidays in one spoon. Rosemary, sage and thyme, need I say more? | aheadofthyme.com

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole by Betty Crocker

Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole by Life in the Lofthouse

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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole by Six Sisters’ Stuff

Homemade Stir-Fry by Happy Money Saver

A great recipe and step by step directions for making homemade freezer stir-fry. A healthy freezer meal that can be made up in minutes on those busy nights!

White Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Gimme Some OvenWhite Chicken Enchilada Casserole | gimmesomeoven.com #mexicanChicken Alfredo Baked Ziti by Tip Hero

Beef Enchiladas by Mavis Butterfield’s

Squash Casserole by Delish

Squash Casserole Vertical

Italian Sweet Potato Soup by Can’t Stay Out Of The Kitchen

Tuscan Pasta by Six Sisters’ Stuff

Mexican Quinoa by Today’s Parent

Mexican Quinoa

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins by Thriving Home

These muffins will become a new staple in your house. They have a delicate combination of healthy ingredients with just a touch of sweetness from the chocolate chips.

 Chicken Spaghetti by The Salty Marshmallow

Million dollar chicken spaghetti is an easy to make chicken spaghetti casserole!

Chili Mac by Today’s Parent

Chili Mac

Loaded Baked Potato and Chicken Casserole by Genius Kitchen

Hamburger Stew by Fit Slow Cooker Queen

If you're looking for more of a soup rather than stew, all you need to do is add in 2 cups of low-sodium beef broth.

Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate by Cook Nourish Bliss

Healthy and freezer-friendly banana bread breakfast cookies! Filled with oats, honey, walnuts and dark chocolate! Naturally gluten-free!

Chicken Burritos by Thriving Home

These simple, individual chicken burritos make for a filling, healthy, and satisfying lunch or dinner anywhere and anytime. #freezermeal #realfood

Chicken Noodle Casserole by Tip Hero

Mexican Chicken Casserole by Mom on Timeout

Like Mexican food? Then you've gotta try this Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole! Full of classic Mexican flavors in an easy weeknight package!

Baked Ziti by Kraft

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Healthy Chicken Potato Soup by A Spicy Perspective

The Best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup | ASpicyPerspective.com #lowfat #glutenfree #dairyfree

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers by Well Plated

Easy Mexican Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Ground Turkey or chicken. Delicious, protein packed, and quick to prepare! The slow cooker does the work. Healthy recipe that feeds a crowd and is great leftover, so it’s great for freezer meals too. {gluten free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Fried Rice by Happy Money Saver

Easy Fried Rice Freezer Meal Happy Money Saver

Banana Pecan French Toast by Thriving Home

Use up leftovers to create this delicious make-ahead Banana Pecan Baked French Toast.

Cheesy Ravioli Casserole by Betty Crocker

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole (Crowd Size)

Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Avocado Freezer Wraps by The Girl on Bloor

Country Breakfast Casserole by Six Sisters’ Stuff

Healthy Mushroom Enchiladas by Natural Comfort Kitchen

Healthy, gluten-free enchiladas with meaty mushroom filling (easily vegan)

Egg Muffins with Kale, Red Peppers, and Feta Cheese by Two Peas & Their Pod

Egg Muffins with Kale, Roasted Red Peppers, and Feta Cheese Recipe

Black Bean Soup Taco Soup by The Way to His Heart

Vegetarian Lasagna by Betty Crocker

Vegetarian Lasagna

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta by A Mom’s Take

This chicken pot pie pasta recipe brings you all the home comfort flavors from a traditional chicken pot pie but with a new twist that is making it fresh and interesting. This is one of our go-to chicken dinners!

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups by Thriving Home

Freezer meal, spinach lasagna roll recipe. A family favorite packed with spinach, marinara sauce, and yummy cheese!

Beef and Noodle Chowder by Crystal & Co.

one pot beef and noodle meal

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup by Pinch of Yum

Wild Rice Soup in a bowl with a spoon and pieces of bread

Mini Bacon, Spinach and Egg Quiches by Thriving Home

Simple goodness. Mini Bacon, Spinach, and Egg Quiches. These come together super easy and are freezer friendly. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. OK, maybe a snack too!

Taco Spaghetti by The Blonde Cook

One Pot Creamy Taco Spaghetti - All the taco flavors you love in a creamy spaghetti, and in ONE POT for easy cleanup!

Italian Ground Beef Casserole by Taste and Tell

Hearty, filling, and family-friendly, this Italian Ground Beef Casserole with Biscuit Topping is the perfect answer for an easy weeknight dinner.

Cashew Chicken by Mom on Timeout

Love quick and easy dinner recipes? This one is for you! This Easy Cashew Chicken takes less than 30 minutes to make and is way better than takeout! Add it to your menu this week! // Mom On Timeout

Firecracker Casserole by A Zesty Bite

Firecracker casserole

Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta by Buns in my Oven

Cheesy pasta that tastes like my favorite spinach artichoke dip!

Cowboy Casserole by Delish

Burrito Pie by Thriving Home

Layers of tortillas, meat, cheese, and refried beans makes this mexican-style lasagna a family favorite

Cheesy Ground Beef & Rice Casserole by Oh, Sweet Basil

Picky eaters are going to love this quick and easy dinner. Mom called it busy day casserole but our readers call is cheesy ground beef and rice casserole. 

Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts by Once Upon A Chef

Baked Chicken Pesto Alfredo by Happy Money Saver

Baked Chicken Pesto Alfredo Freezer Meal- made with chicken, basil pesto, bacon, cheese, spinach and tomatoes mixed together in a delicious white sauce. So good!!

 

Want Slow Cooker Ideas? Swing by our 101 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals!

101 Real Food Slow Cooker Freezer Meals - Your life just got easier and healthier with this list of the best whole foods freezer meals for the slow cooker. Enjoy these real food crockpot recipes today or freeze for later.


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Comments

  1. Rachael says

    Great roundup! Some of my favorite recipes are here, but also a couple of new ones I’ve been meaning to try.