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Who Cooks When I go Back to Work?

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

We talk a lot about getting meals ready for your postpartum recovery period, but what about the next big transition that happens: returning to work? I recently had the opportunity to help a mom of three get some ready to go meals stocked away in the freezer. Her main goal with this postpartum doula session was to have meals that would help her out during busy mornings and nights as she returns to the workplace and as her husband approaches a busy season in his work. It was so much fun, and now you all get to benefit from a master shopping list and some tasty recipes we scoured the internet for.

The goal was easy meals that can just be popped in the oven, crockpot, microwave, or instant pot on those busy mornings or nights when the parent ratio is 1:3. There are a lot of different ways to approach a meeting like this with a family, but this is how we tackled the challenge.

First, I found 3 websites I felt had a good variety of freezer meal options for them to choose from along with some ideas of my own to spark some interest as they were searching for meals they wanted to try. Here are the sites if you are interested in some new freezer meals to add to your rotation: