Roundup: Recipes for the New Mom

No matter how diligent you’ve been about stocking your freezer with meals before having a baby (and despite generous friends dropping by dinner several nights after your little one is born) there will come a time when you have to once again prep a meal and care for your baby – and that can be daunting!

To help make your life as a new mom just a little easier, we’ve collected five recipes that are both easy and healthy. Hopefully, these recipes will be ones your family can enjoy together free of stress. (And just to remind you, New mama? You’re doing great.)

1. One-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup

Soup is about as comforting as it gets, and if a soup is easy and healthy – and contains fewer than 10 ingredients? It doesn’t get much better than that. (Tip: Double the batch to add to your freezer for meals down the road!) [Photo by The Minimalist Baker]

2. Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai

For something super light and easy (especially if you have a spiralizer on hand!), whip up this beautiful and oh-so fresh and healthy dish. [Photo by Oh She Glows]

3. Quinoa and Chia Porridge

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all, so why not spice it up a little with this lovely dish? [Photo by Tales of A Kitchen]

4. Cauliflower Baked Ziti

I think we can all agree that cauliflower was the best thing to happen to our kitchens over the last few years. It’s always been amazing, but now it’s so versatile, too! This easy recipe is a hearty one that pays homage to a classic favorite, minus the carbs. [Photo by Delish]

5. Chickpea Curry

Full of flavor yet requiring minimal ingredients and just 15 minutes to throw together, this meal gets even better served atop brown or cauliflower rice. [Photo by Eating Well]

photo credit: Toa Heftiba