A collage of freezer friendly meals for new moms. There are pulled pork sweet potato sandwiches, chia pudding, peanut butter bars, banana oatmeal bake, chicken stir-fry and overnight oatmeal.
I have put together 20 plan-ahead, freezer meals for new moms that require minimum effort when wanting to eat healthy and nutritious. Like all my recipes, these postpartum-friendly meals have wholesome ingredients and are easy to adapt to your preferred diet.

I have got so many requests for freezer meals for new moms and easy meals to make postpartum, that are nutritious and beneficial for new moms’ recovery.

Of course these are for everybody!

They are easy to make, nutritious and perfect to add on your meal prep list despite you are mama-to-be, or a busy bee during the week days. 😉

Eating well postpartum might not be easy.

But with some planning, a freezer, and an instant pot it sure is doable. I hope you will find some inspiration and motivation in these favorite recipes of mine.

make-ahead Breakfast for busy new moms

The most important meal of the day? Mamas definitely need all the fuels to power us through the day, especially after some sleepless nights.

These healthy and easy prep-ahead breakfast recipes are delicious and are packed with good ingredients and the energy we need for ourselves and our babies.


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Kitchen Tools needed to making these Breakfast Recipes

Overnight Oats


On a table there is a bowl of nutritious oatmeal covered with a caramelized banana split in half, nut-butter, homemade raspberry jam, chocolate chips and shaved coconut. There is a cozy gray blanket wrapped around the breakfast bowl

This very creamy, satisfying, and healthy bowl of oatmeal makes a great first meal of the day and will energize you for hours. Make a big batch and you have breakfast for multiple days just waiting in the fridge. Perfect for new moms.


Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

A batch of freshly baked peanut butter baked oatmeal topped with bananas, chocolate chips and more peanut butter. Perfect freezer meal for new moms

Soft and chewy vegan oatmeal bake made with creamy peanut butter and gluten-free oats, sweetened only with maple syrup and ripe bananas, this oatmeal bake is refined sugar-free and full of healthy nutrients to keep you full all morning. Also perfect for dessert or all-day snacking.


Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

A yellow pineapple smoothie topped with coconut, shaved almond, blueberries and seeds

This is exactly what I consider a great freezer meal for new moms! Fill bags with chunks of your favorite nutritious fruits, berries, and veggies and keep them in the freezer until it’s time to use. Just pop into your mixer, pour over liquid, blend, and enjoy. This tropical smoothie recipe has me dreaming about summer.


Healthy Breakfast Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

A piece of pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars topped with peanut butter, chocolate chip and cinnamon with a bite. In the background there are more bars and pumpkins and a jar of gluten free oats.

These easy Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are soft-baked, chewy, and packed with heartwarming flavors. They are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and mess-free. You can just grab a couple of oatmeal bars and eat them anywhere. Freeze in individual portions for easy access.

Easy Breakfast Egg Muffins

Three egg muffins stacked on top of each other. The whole30 breakfast includes eggs, broccoli and tomatoes

Healthy breakfast egg muffins have been my favorite meal to prep every Sunday for years. Packed with veggies of your choice, these egg muffin cups are the perfect breakfast to make ahead. It’s such a smart freezer meal for new moms!

Creamy Chia Pudding

A glass with overnight Chia pudding. Topped with fresh raspberries and blue berries and shaved coconut. There are also berries on the table.

This creamy chia pudding with coconut milk is the easiest make-ahead breakfast. It only requires two ingredients and under 15 seconds of preparation. However, you can totally spice it up with cocoa powder, vanilla, or cinnamon if you’d like. Chia seeds are a great source of essential fats, protein, calcium, and iron, which are all very important for breastfeeding mothers.

One-pot Lunch and dinner

Quick easy freezer-friendly meals for lunch and dinner sounds like a great idea for this soon-to-be mom! I will try to make some in advance to have stocked in the freezer, but all these recipes will literally cook themself in the instant pot.

Make a double batch so you can freeze some and eat some for dinner tonight.


Instant Pot Butter Chicken

A bowl of healthy instant pot butter chicken that has tender and juicy chicken, indian spices and silky coconut milk. It is served with rice on the side and cilantro on top. This is a great freezer meal for new mmoms

This Instant Pot Butter Chicken is tender, juicy, and coated with a velvety Indian-spiced sauce. This recipe only calls for 12 minutes in the instant pot, which makes it perfect for the postpartum days ahead.

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

A bowl of instant pot sweet potato turkey chili that is dairy free, gluten free and super easy to make. There are toppings on this healthy chili like greek yogurt, avocado and a piece of toasted sourdough. This is a great freezer meal

A healthy and easy Sweet Potato Turkey Chili recipe that’s is both gluten-free and dairy-free, yes please! In an instant pot, it will be ready in only 30 minutes! Chili also freezes so well and it will only taste batter after a day or two in the fridge. I call that a perfect freezer meal for new moms!


Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

A bowl of cashew chicken and stir fried veggies and a side of jasmine rice.

This Instant Pot Cashew Chicken tastes better than our favorite Chinese takeout but is much healthier. This is going to be your new favorite healthy dinner recipe.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

A plate of Whole30 Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork served on sweet potato buns to make this meal grain free and paleo friendly. There is scallion on top of the pulled pork sliders.

This is the only Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork recipe you need. This delicious, healthy, and easy pulled pork is made in a slow cooker and is the ultimate comfort food. The perfect meal for the whole family to enjoy, postpartum or not.

Crockpot Thai Coconut Curry Chicken

A bowl of jasmine rice and Thai Coconut Curry Chicken. There is a fork on the side. This is a great freezer meal for new moms

You have to try this easy crockpot Thai Coconut Chicken Curry! So easy to change up the veggies depending on what you have on hand that it will be an easy and delicious dinner for the whole family any day of the week.

Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

A bowl of teriyaki chicken stir fry with broccoli. There is a pair of chopstick on the side.

This Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry recipe tastes better than takeout and is so easy to make! This new mommy-to-be thinks the sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce is perfect and on top of that.

Snacks to boost your energy

There is going to be a lot of snacking these upcoming months, that’s one thing that’s sure. From what I have heard, during postpartum, you won’t really know when you will have time for a full meal, which means snacking is essential.

You may already know how much I love freezer energy bites. It’s the perfect snack any time of the day and so easy to make a big while you’re at it.

All of these snack recipes are great freezer meals for new moms!

These kitchen tools will make your snacking even sweeter

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

A plate of peanut butter oatmeal balls. There is a bite on the top one. There are a few chocolate chips on the plate and table. These are a great freezer meal for new moms

These vegan no-bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls are made with simple and wholesome ingredients. All you need are 4 simple ingredients and you have delicious vegan and gluten-free energy bites. This will be the perfect breastfeeding snack for sure.


Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge

Finished healthy peanut butter fudge topped with chocolate chips.

This 4-ingredients no-bake Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is so delicious and very easy to make. These healthy energy bites are naturally dairy and gluten free. They are perfect to prep ahead to keep in the freezer for postpartum since they last in the freezer for up to two months and only take minutes to defrost.

Raw Mini Carrot Cake Bites

These Raw Mini Carrot Cake Bites with cashew coconut cream frosting are magical. They are so fudgy, sweet, and coconutty and makes the perfect healthy dessert or snack. They look so pretty, yet I promise you they only take 20 minutes to make, perfect freezer meal for a new mama!


No-bake Snickerdoodle Energy Bites

A batch of snickerdoodle no bake energy bites in a bowl. These vegan protein balls are rolled in cinnamon sugar coating.

The best soft and chewy no-bake energy bites with a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating. These snickerdoodle donut holes make the perfect meal prep protein balls for a healthy snack to enjoy any time of the day.


Strawberry Oatmeal Bake

Freshly baked and cut strawberry oatmeal bake on a cooling wrap. There are fresh strawberry and sliced almonds on top.

This Strawberry Oatmeal Bake is the perfect make-ahead snack or breakfast. Made with simple ingredients, these oatmeal bars are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. Make a double batch and you have delicious and nutritious snacks for many days ahead.


No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

A stack of three peanut butter chocolate bars . The one on top has a bite in it.

As you might know, this mommy-to-be loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! These healthy No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are fudgy, chewy, nutty, and sweet. They defrost quickly, which makes them a perfect freezer meal for new moms.

Gingerbread Truffles

A batch of vegan chocolate truffles that is gingerbread flavored, topped with gingersnap cookies. One of the chocolate truffle is cut in half and the texture is gooey and smooth.

While I know the holiday season is well behind us, I can’t get enough of this gingerbread and chocolate combo. These no-bake Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles make the perfect dessert or healthy snacks.

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

four banana peanut butter oatmeal cookies stacked on top of each other. You can see all the chocolate chips that are hiding inside. The cookies are sprinkled with sea salt

Like many of my recipes, these Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies only require 5 ingredients, they are the most delicious and easiest cookie recipe out there.

I hope you all have found some inspiration to start preparing and cooking for the time ahead, no matter if you are a soon-to-be-mommy like me, a busy mom of three, or rocking the single life.

I want to know what your favorite meal-prep tips are! Leave me a comment below.


A list of my favorite healthy, delicious freezer meals for new moms. Easy and nutritious meal plan, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.