Meals for new mums

41+ meal andsnack ideas

This post is part of the baby daze series. In the annual survey I ran last year, when I asked what topics did readers want me to cover, the baby stage came up as a popular one. Through out the series, I will be sharing some of my experiences with babies and some collective wisdom from the readers of Planning With Kids on adjusting and coping with life with a new baby.


When I asked on my facebook page about what gifts people like to give to new mums, homemade meals was incredibly popular.

So using the wisdom of the Planning With Kids facebook page I have collated a list of recipes that are suitable to cook for mums with newborns. I have linked to my recipes where appropriate and for those suggested meals that I don’t have recipes for on the blog, I have found what I think looks like a good recipe from another website (they are marked with a * so you know).

Main meals

Snacks for mum

Snacks for kids

PWK Menu Planning App

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If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. You might like to also check out the Planning With Kids Menu Planning App.

Menu Planner App

The kid friendly menu planning app allows you to:

  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a regular basis. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog. The app is only $AUD1.29.

Please note this app is available in iTunes only and you cannot add your own recipes.

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