5 Quick And Easy Meals For New Moms

Easy Meals For New Moms

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Are you a new mom and you just got back home with your newest family member? Or are you about to have your baby but want to try out some easy and healthy recipes before her birth? If these are questions that you keep dwelling on, dwell no more. Read our post and learn about some good meals for new moms.

As a new mom you will be hard pressed for time. It will be difficult for you to make meals while caring for a newborn. However, it is also important that you take care of what you eat and that you eat on time. Check out our easy meal recommendations to ensure you eat at home.

Best Meals For New Moms:

Here is our selection of a few meal ideas for new moms that will make it easy for you to cook meals once your baby arrives. The best part about these recipes is that you can easily store them in the fridge for a day or two.

1. Eggplant Parmesan:

Eggplant Parmesan

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large globe eggplants cut in thick slices
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½ pound whole Mozzarella cut in big chunks

How To:

  1. Puree the tomatoes. Put the puree in a pan and add some olive oil. Let it boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for about 30 minutes or till it turns thick. Add salt and pepper.
  1. Toss the eggplant in a colander and add 1 ½ tsp. salt. Set aside for 30 minutes. Press the slices between layers of paper towels till they are dry. Cover the eggplant in flour and soak off the excess. Dip these in the egg and sprinkle the breadcrumbs lightly over the top.
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. On a baking sheet, place a wire rack and keep aside. Add vegetable oil in a skillet and heat. Fry the eggplant until it turns golden. Make sure you do it for all sides. Once done, drain and remove.
  1. Spread the tomato sauce in a baking dish. Add the eggplants on top and sprinkle the Parmesan. Layer again. Add mozzarella on the top. Bake it for about 45 minutes till the cheese turns light brown.

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2. Chicken With Basil And Goat Cheese:

Chicken With Basil And Goat Cheese

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You Will Need:

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts with the skin
  • 4 to 5 oz. garlic and herb goat cheese cut into thick slices
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

How To:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degree.
  1. On a sheet pan, place the chicken breasts. Loosen the skin with your fingers but leave some skin attached on one edge. Take the goat cheese slices and place one or two of these under the skin of the chicken breasts. Also add the basil leaves along with the cheese slices.
  1. Pull the skin over the meat as much as you can so that the chicken will not become too dry.
  1. Rub olive oil on the chicken breasts and add salt and pepper as per taste. Bake the chicken breasts for about 40 minutes or till they turn brown and the meat is cooked.

3. Yangchow Fried Rice:

Yangchow Fried Rice

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You Will Need:

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp. chicken stock
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 8 cooked shrimp
  • ½ cup chopped ham
  • ½ cup cooked and chopped chicken
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ¾ cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

How To:

  1. Crumble the rice and break the grains. Mix a little of the chicken stock, soy sauce, salt and sugar. Mix it until the sugar dissolves.
  1. Chop the shrimp into smaller pieces and set aside with the chicken and the ham.
  1. Heat the oil and swirl it to properly coat the pan. Add the chicken and the ham and toss. Add the chopped shrimp and toss again. Make sure everything is nice and warm. Do this for about a minute.
  1. Add the rice next and toss again. Keep cooking for about a minute and toss regularly. Add the chicken stock and mix it properly with the rice. Next, add the peas and toss.
  1. Keep cooking and tossing till everything mixes properly. Add the bean sprouts and the spring onions. Toss and remove from heat.

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4. Greek Salad With Pita Crisps:

Greek Salad With Pita Crisps

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You Will Need:

  • 4 pieces quartered pita bread
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 285 gm romaine salad greens
  • 1 coarsely chopped cucumber
  • 1 coarsely chopped tomato
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped black olives
  • 2 coarsely chopped green onions
  • ½ cup Greek dressing
  • ¾ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degree C.
  1. On a baking sheet, place the pita bread. Sprinkle the oregano, pepper and salt. Place for about ten minutes in the oven till the pita turns crisp.
  1. In a bowl, mix the cucumber, tomato, black olives and green onions. Add the dressing and mix well. Serve with the pita crisps.

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5. Spinach Lasagna:

Spinach Lasagna

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You Will Need:

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced thyme
  • 6 ounces spinach
  • 2 lbs. ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • A little lemon juice as per taste
  • 12 no boil lasagna noodles
  • A jar of spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

How To:

  1. Melt the butter on medium heat and add the thyme and the garlic. Sauté for about two to three minutes. Next, add the spinach and sauté till it wilts a little. Take off from the heat.
  1. Mix the ricotta, egg, salt, nutmeg and the lemon juice in a bowl. Add the spinach to the mix and stir together to combine everything well. Transfer the mix to a food processor and blend a little.
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree. In a baking pan, spread the sauce and layer with the noodles, the spinach mix, some more sauce and cheese. Repeat the layering and pour ½ cup water after each set of layering. Finish off with ½ cup water over the entire thing. Cover with oiled foil.
  1. Bake the same for about 40 minutes. As the liquid starts bubbling and the noodles turn soft, remove the foil. Now bake without any cover for about 10 minutes. Let it stand for about 10 minutes in the oven before taking out.

The easy meals for new moms mentioned here are super delicious and quick to make. You can make it easier for yourself. Make some more and store it in the fridge. Do you have a special recipe you would like to share? Leave a comment below.

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