Best Meals for New Moms (or Anyone in Need)!

Need some ideas of meals for new moms or someone who could use a helping hand? I got you covered. 😉

A couple days ago I asked all of you on Instagram for recommendations for meals for new moms (we have 2 friends with new babies and also 2 friends who are going through medical issues that we want to bring meals to). You all know me and my lack of cooking abilities but man did you guys come through! Not only did you have fabulous recommendations but many of you even sent over recipe links! THANK YOU!

Rishi is the grill master and is planning on smoking a ton of meat for at least 2 of the families. The lovely @themidwestblonde recommended putting the meat in an air sealed bag so the recipient can put it in boiling water to reheat it – GENIUS!

Because I’m always struggling with this type of thing and so many of you asked what was shared, here’s the complete list of suggestions (including all the recipe links you guys sent)! If someone had a specific recommendation I included their Instagram handle for reference. 😉

I did do this post with some freezer meal ideas that I did with Penelope so if you want a few more ideas, check it out!

If I missed one or you want your recipe included, shoot me an email ([email protected]).

I included all of the recommendations with links to recipes first (for those like me who need to follow instructions) followed by all the suggestions after. Enjoy!

1. Quinoa Enchilada Casserole from Damn Delicious

@lisamamathreelittles recommends to quadruple the recipe, portion it into disposable aluminum pans and freeze! Deliver it with a bag of torilla chips and salsa or guac and you’ll be adored. She also recommends adding chicken and smoked paprika. 🙂

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole from Damn Delicious

photo cred Damn Delicious

2. Chicken tortilla soup from the Pioneer Woman.

Be sure to bring sour cream, tortilla chips and avocado for garnishes on top.

Pioneer Woman's chicken tortilla soup

{photo cred the Pioneer Woman}

3. Pork Carnitas from RecipeTin Eats.

Chop up all the add ons (tomato, avocado, cheese, etc) and put in bags for easy prep!

Pork carnitas from RecipteTin Eats

{photo via RecipeTin Eats}

4. Everything Greek Pork Pitas from a Pinch of Yum

Everything Greek Pork Pitas from a Pinch of Yum

photo cred a Pinch of Yum

5. Shrimp Burrito Bowls with Creamy Cilantro Sauce from greens & chocolate

Shrimp Burrito Bowls with Creamy Cilantro Sauce from greens & chocolate

photo cred greens and chocolate

6. Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Avocado Cream Sauce from greens and chocolate

Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Avocado Cream Sauce from greens and chocolate

photo cred greens and chocolate

7. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Burrito Bowls from greens and chocolate

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Burrito Bowls from greens and chocolate

photo cred greens and chocolate

8. Mexican Street Corn Dip from greens and chocolate

Mexican Street Corn Dip from greens and chocolate

photo cred greens and chocolate

9. Frozen Pizza via Kitchn

I never knew you could make frozen pizza – this is the BEST!

Frozen Pizza via Kitchn

photo cred Joe Lingeman/Kitchn

10. Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup via Tastes Lovely

@beklopack recommeded using curly pasta instead of orzo (put in a separate bag so they don’t get mushy!).

Italian sausage and vegetable soup from Tastes Lovely

photo cred Tastes Lovely

11. Sloppy Joes – a big pot of it that goes in the fridge and some buns. A quick and easy way to make a hot sandwhich!

12. Bolognese – can be made with spaghetti squash if you need it to be low carb

13. Lasagna

14. Tacos (this is my go to!)

15. Pulled bbq sandwiches

16. Anniversary Chicken

17. Enchiladas

18. Chicken Alfredo

19. Quiche

20. Southwest Salad

21. A huge mason jar full of chili or soup and a big loaf of good crusty bread

22. Crockpot Shredded Chicken and Cheddar Corn Biscuits

23. Taco soup

24. Vegetable soup and crusty bread

25. Chicken and Rice Casserole

26. Crockpot Roast with potatoes and carrots

27. Uber Eats (my kinda suggestion haha!)

Sides/Dessert:

1. Fresh fruit on fun kabobs

2. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from AverieCooks.com

Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies

3. Johnny Pop ice cream bars

Ok, there 27 ideas PLUS some bonus sides and desserts. I really hope this helps you out the next time a friend has a baby or someone you know could use a meal.

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Thanks so much for reading and sharing – and don’t forget to pin this to Pinterest to help out other friends! 🙂

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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