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10 Healthy Freezer Plant-Based Meals to Make Before Baby Comes

Written by Ali Donahue
10 Healthy Freezer Plant-Based Meals to Make Before Baby Comes

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Congratulations, mama! You are getting close to the day you have been waiting for these past 10 months: meeting the love of your life.  Those first few days will be chaotic — from a crying baby (or babies), to your your own recovery, to finding time to have a shower. The last thing you want to worry about is feeding yourself during that time, but fueling your body with nutritious meals is key in that postpartum time.

Make things easy on yourself and plan ahead with these delicious healthy plant-based meals for your freezer. Each of these simple plant-based recipes is healthy, oil-free, and recovery-promoting — exactly what a new mama needs to support herself and her little one after delivery.

Just pop them in the oven to reheat and enjoy! (New to freezing meals? Here are some pro tips for stocking your freezer.

Before We Begin: Not Time to Prep Freezer Meals? MamaSezz Has Your Back

Flood your body with the nutrients it needs in these precious first months! All whole food plant-based meals in the MamaSezz MOM Bundle are ready-made and delivered fresh. You just need to heat and eat, mama! Set up delivery now. 

10 Healthy Freezer Plant-Based Meals to Make Before Baby Comes

1. Moroccan Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew

chickpea stew

Recipe and Image from the Simple Veganista

This simple plant-based recipe has everything a new mama needs: chickpeas full of plant-based protein and iron, and that comforting, satisfying feeling of warm spices.

2. Easy Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Recipe and Image from Darn Good Veggies

This cassoulet is oil-free, quick, and bursting with flavor. It uses beans instead of meat for an extra boost of iron, vitamins, and vegan protein.

3. Three Bean Chili

chili

Recipe and Image from the Simple Veganista

Nothing says comfort food more than a hearty vegan chili.  This simple plant-based recipe features three different types of beans, and a surprising secret ingredient that brings all the warming flavors together: cacao powder!

4. Enchilada Casserole

enchilada

Recipe and Image from Nora Cooks

Enchiladas aren't just delicious — they're a perfect healthy freezer meal. This enchilada casserole. is a plant-based take on this Mexican favorite. 

5. West African Peanut Stew

african stew 

Recipe and Image from the Simple Veganista

Stews freeze beautifully and this delicious peanut stew is no exception. Comforting, quick, healthy, and full of essential vitamins and minerals, this plant-based meal covers all the postpartum bases. 

6. Lemon-Lentil Soup

lentils

Recipe and Image from MamaSezz

Keeping your immune system strong is crucial to your postpartum recovery and this lemony, lentil soup is an immunity-boosting dish you're going to want to have on hand.Selenium, zinc, and Vitamin B6 (among others) are three really important immunity boosting compounds, and they can all be found in lentils! Plus irons are high in iron, and paired with the Vitamin C from the lemons, you'll be able to absorb all that iron more easily. 

7. Lentil, Chard, and Sweet Potato Curry

lentil curry

Recipe and Image from Forks Over Knives

I dare you to resist eating all of this amazing, healthy curry during your meal prep weekend. The aromas that will feel your kitchen will make this impossible, but try to leave some for when you come back from the hospital.

8. Creamy Tomato Soup

tomato soup

Recipe and Image from MamaSezz

Skip the canned stuff and make this genius two-ingredient tomato soup recipe for your freezer stash instead. Don't forgot crusty whole grain bread for dipping!

9. Spinach Lasagna

FOK lasagna

Recipe and Image from Forks Over Knives

I couldn't make a list of freezer-friendly plant-based meals without mentioning lasagna!  This particular vegan lasagna recipe has an extra, super healthy ingredient: spinach. Turns out you can have your lasagna and make it healthy, too!

10. Mushroom Tetrazzini

tetrazzini

Recipe and Image from MamaSezz

A simple plant-based recipe that's loaded with protein, potassium, and immunity-boosting micronutrients? That's right! This vegan mushroom tetrazzini is the perfect make-and-freeze-ahead dish for those postpartum evenings when cooking dinner is out of the question. 

Too Tired to Even Think About Cooking?

Too tired to even think about cooking right now? Don't forget you don't have to! MamaSezz can make your life so much easier.  Simply choose your plant-based meal bundle and relax. All you have to think about what to do with all that free time before your baby arrives. (My advice? Sleep!)

 

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Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

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