Beggars can’t be choosers, but especially if you are making frozen meals for new parents as a gift, try to really make it a rounded out meal!
It feels extra special to have extra sides and a dessert. I’ll tell you, after my son was born, someone brought us a meal that included a big pan of brownies. The brownies were such a treat I kept them all to my self!
Breakfast sides could include fruit, frozen hashbrowns, pastries, muffins, bagels, or a special juice!
Things to keep in mind when gifting freezable meal recipes for new moms
Always use disposable dishes or things you don’t want back. No new parent wants to be washing and returning your casserole dish!
Be sure to ask if there are any dietary restrictions or special needs. Some breast feeding moms have to go gluten free or dairy free suddenly to deal with newborn digestive issues.
Check to see if they have a crock pot or instant pot before gifting a frozen meal that requires one.
If your meal is complemented well with a sauce – like barbecue sauce, sour cream, or salad dressing – throw in a bottle. Nothing worse than having to eat a dry baked potato, and new parent’s fridges aren’t always stocked!
Easy freezer meals for new moms to make themselves
It’s also great to make frozen meals before your baby is born so that you have ready to go meals for yourself. Nothing wrong with that!
When should I make freezer meals during my pregnancy?
Frozen food is generally good for about 3 months. If you want to have food for the first two months after having a baby, aim to make the meals during the final 30 days leading up to your due date!
Try to batch your cooking in one meal prep day and recruit a friend or family member to help!
How many freezer meals should you make before baby?
Honestly, the limit on frozen meals to make before baby arrives is your freezer space. The more meals you have, the better. Remember to leave room in the freezer for breast milk storage if you plan to breastfeed – the first few weeks are really wild.
When you are making meals for yourself, double or triple the recipe. It is no extra work and results in extra nights you won’t have to worry in the future!
I think that breakfast is super overlooked and very important to new parents. We had people bring us food and send pizza (and we so appreciate it!) but no one ever sent breakfast. This would really make you a standout rockstar!
Here are some of my favorite freezer friendly breakfast meals to make for new parents!
The best breakfast freezer meals for new moms
Want to gift a frozen breakfast to new parents in your life? Here are a ton of delicious and nutritious recipe ideas to inspire you!
Breakfast burritos are SO easy to make ahead of time and store in the freezer. With simple reheat instructions, you can enjoy breakfast burritos filled with fluffy eggs, potatoes, and breakfast meat on-the-go in minutes.
Made with baked eggs, melted cheese and various breakfast meats all stacked together on hearty English muffins, these make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches are an easy, delicious option to get a hot breakfast on the table quickly on busy mornings!
No need to buy at the store, you can make these Easy Breakfast Pastries yourself at home in just minutes! So simple, and much cheaper! Plus, you can make a bunch and freeze them so they’re ready to go on busy mornings!
This recipe for Instant Pot Egg Bites is such a great breakfast and meal prep solution. You will looooove how easy it is to make perfectly light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth egg bites. Just the thing for eating on the go, make-ahead lunches and more!
The best Breakfast Sandwich Recipe! Made with egg, cheese, and ham piled between a soft butter croissant, these warm and delicious breakfast sandwiches are freezer-friendly and perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.