40 Easy to Prepare Dinners for New Moms

Written by Cooking Naturally Editors on June 7th, 2013

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40 Easy to Prepare Dinners for New Moms

It is incredibly important for breastfeeding mothers to nourish themselves properly. The overwhelm of having a new baby can often send new mothers into the rut of easy, and often unhealthy, grab-and-go meals and snacks. Sleep deprivation makes meal planning seem impossible, and trips to the grocery store are often a chore in those early days.

However, without proper nutrition, the mother may not pass along all the nutrients and fats that a new baby needs. In addition, the mother herself may not stay in optimal health as her body robs itself of stored nutrients, minerals, fats, and the like to ensure that the baby is well nourished.

I have created a list of 40 easy to prepare (and freeze, if desired) meals that will not only nourish the new mother, but also ensure that her breastmilk is loaded with everything baby needs. These meals can be prepared by the mother, her family, and friends. They are all whole food based – no packaged products here – and can be easily adapted for food allergies.

This list is certainly not limited to breastfeeding mothers! ALL new mothers need support and assistance in caring for themselves while they recover from pregnancy and childbirth. If you are a new or expecting mother, why not print this list of links off and give it to your friends? Ask them to help you through the transition period by doubling the recipe one night. Your friends can enjoy a new recipe and you will have a healthy meal to reheat!

  1. Arugla, Bacon and Cheddar Quiche with Coconut Flour Crust from Loving Our Guts
  2. Baked Fish Sticks from Cooking Traditional Foods
  3. Bacon Taters from Retro Mama Vintage Wife
  4. Black Bean Lentil and Portabella Stew (Vegetarian) from They Are All of Me
  5. Black Bean Veggie Burgers from Pickle Me Too
  6. Brazilian Chicken Curry from Retro Mama Vintage Wife
  7. Breakfast Patties from Lisa’s Counter Culture
  8. Chicken Thighs With Olives and Apricots from Natural Parents Network
  9. Cilantro Lime Noodles with Shrimp and Snow Peas from Let’s Take The Metro
  10. Classic Chicken and Vegetable Soup from Delicious Obsessions
  11. Cottage Pie Recipe from Delicious Obsessions
  12. Creamy Mushroom Soup from Pickle Me Too
  13. Double or Triple Duty Pot Roast from Lisa’s Counter Culture
  14. Easy Chicken Nuggets from Whole New Mom
  15. Garlic Potato Healing Soup from Retro Mama Vintage Wife
  16. Grain Free Corn Free Tamales from Gaps Diet Journey
  17. Grass Fed Pot Roast with Apple Juice, Honey, and Herbs from Recipes to Nourish
  18. Green Pepper Chicken from Food and Laughter
  19. Hearty Beef Stew from Anktangle
  20. Homemade Honey Baked Ham from Divine Health
  21. Homemade Macaroni with Sharp Cheese and Tomatoes from Farmer’s Daughter
  22. Homemade Orange Chicken (Gluten and Wheat Free) from Delicious Obsessions
  23. Homemade Veggie Black Bean Burgers With Spicy Chipotle Sauce from Earth Mamas World
  24. Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from Cooking Traditional Foods
  25. Lentil Sloppy Joes from Cooking Traditional Foods
  26. Meatza from Divine Health
  27. Mom’s Meatloaf from Anktangle
  28. Mom’s Salmon Patties from Gaps Diet Journey
  29. Quinoa Chili from Code Name Mama
  30. Pad Thai (Grain Free, Soy Free, and GAPS Friendly) from Gaps Diet Journey
  31. Pakistani Kima (Beef Curry w/ vegan option) from Whole New Mom
  32. Roasted Chicken, Noodle, and Vegetable Soup from Farmer’s Daughter
  33. Rustic Summer Squash Frittata from Recipes to Nourish
  34. Salmon in an Orange Honey Glaze with Cauliflower Rice from Divine Health
  35. Southwestern Meatloaf from Pickle Me Too
  36. Spaghetti Squash Casserole from Hybrid Rasta Mama and a second version from Anktangle
  37. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos from Hybrid Rasta Mama
  38. White Bean, Kale, and Chicken Sausage Soup from More Milk Naturally
  39. Whole Wheat Cheese Raviolis with Apricot Squash Dressing from They Are All of Me
  40. Yummy Cheeseburger Soup from Loving Our Guts

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Jennifer blogs abHeadshotout conscious parenting practices, mindful living, holistic health and wellness, natural healing as well as Waldorf based parenting approaches at Hybrid Rasta Mama.

2 Responses to 40 Easy to Prepare Dinners for New Moms

  1. Courtney  

    I’m not a new mom…I have little bodies to nourish properly, too. Once the baby comes, this will help me cook through the intense phase. Thanks!

  2. CPil

    Thanks for posting! I’ve put a lot of them on my list for my husband to use when the baby is born. I did find, though, that quite a few of them were not really “easy” to prepare, so they might be better for later on when the baby is older and you have an hour to put into dinner.

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