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5 delicious freezable dinners to bring a new mum when you visit
Forget about babygros and cutesy hats; this is what she'll love you for

Arriving home from hospital with a new baby is exciting.

And nerve-wracking. And full-on. And pretty much all-consuming – at least for the first couple of weeks.

Everything else takes a backseat – as it should.

Which means, when you go to visit a new mum, apart from bringing a card and something for the baby, more importantly, you should be bringing along something to make the new mama's day a little easier.

Food is the perfect choice – because, trust me, the last thing a new mum wants to be worrying about is what to cook for dinner right now.

Help her out by bringing over a few healthy meals to stack in her freezer – ready for her to defrost and enjoy whenever hunger strikes (like at 4 am when she is up feeding the baby – again.)

Here are 5 delicious, freezable dinners any new mama will love:

1. Mini Quiches

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These filling and yummy mini quiches are so quick to throw together, and perfect for a new mum to have a stash of in her freezer, as she can simply pop one out and defrost for a quick meal whenever she gets hungry (and has no free hands to cook an actual meal from scratch).

For the full recipe, head to Culinaryhill.com

2. Quick Chili

This hearty chili is easy to make and even easier to reheat. Simply put the container in some hot water to thaw and throw in the microwave for a quick, hot meal.

For the full recipe, head to Thismamacooks.com

3. Chicken, bacon and Leek Cottage Pie

Few things are as comforting as pie, and if there is anything a new mama needs, it is a healthy, wholesome and comforting meal at the end of the day. Make her this pie, and she will love you forever.

For the full recipe, head to Realfood.Tesco.com

4. Vegetable Lasagne

Filling, nutritious and delicious, you cannot go wrong with a vegetable lasagne when it comes to putting a smile on a new mum's face.

For the full recipe, head to Marthastewart.com

5. Slow-Cooker Moroccan Harira Soup

This soup is so full of goodness and flavour, it will be a savour for any new mama on days when she cannot get a minute to cook anything to feed herself.

For the full recipe, head to Goodfood.com.au

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