With a new baby in arms, the last thing you want to do – or can do – is cook. But in order to have energy, produce breast milk, and care for your little cave baby – you need to eat. Having a stack of freezable meals ready to go makes life easier, especially when there are other littles to feed.
If you have an expecting or new mom in your life, give the gift of a freezable meal. What you’re really giving her is time, peace of mind, and the mojo she needs to stick with a paleo diet that helps her feel awesome.
And if you are nesting to get ready for a new one, congratulations. Getting these meals into the freezer now means that you’ll have a little more time to snuggle up with your newborn.
Greek chicken burgers (AIP)
Bites of basil and peppery oregano, these Greek chicken burgers also call for spinach – making them a quick protein that you can hold in one hand while juggling a baby in the other. Form the patties and freeze with wax paper between layers so that you can easily pull them from the freezer and warm up, as needed.
Shredded beef chili
If you’ve got leftovers from that pot roast, shredded beef chili is the perfect place to use them up. Because it’s a stew-type dish, you can easily heat up your chili for a meal that is ready in minutes. Moms with colicky babes, take care around the spices in this one – your baby may or may not mind them.
About Emily Montes
Emily Montes is the co-founder and CEO of RealPlans.com. She's also an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine, a published author, a wife, and a mom of two. Emily hopes to make meal planning easier and inspire families to share more meals around the table.