By Taylor Isaac May 14, Are you a totally exhausted, b cycling through an uncontrollable array of emotions, c wondering when your next shower will be, or d all of the above? If you answered d all the above, welcome to the newborn phase! So when community members reached out to us about how to stay well-fed while caring for a newborn, we jumped at the chance to offer up some advice. But if you have any concerns, we recommend talking with your nutritionist or doctor to make sure all of your bases are covered.
Chili Con Carne. Laura Raise Your Garden. About Contact Privacy Terms. Cowboy Casserole by Delish. Boy do I wish that I had some of these dinners back when I had babies! Sweet Corn and…. Great roundup! What do you like?
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No more ordering takeout for new parents. Heather Goodlicious. Thank you for this post! It was such a lovely gift! But true confessions, I Recipes for new moms like those little ones. A big container of crunchy, spicy chicken noodle salad can be kept in the fridge for a couple days and makes for a great quick dinner or lunch. Your Ideas Ohhhh how I would love to hear from you! I wish I had have signed up for emails 3 weeks ago and used the strategies on their school holidays lol. Keep Asian ladyboys endowed on hand for a healthy morning or afternoon pick-me-up. A mix of tastes, textures, and even cooking styles is key crockpot, oven, skillet, etc. Without wanting to admit it… I needed some help. Spaghetti Squash Casserole by Well Plated.
Sesame Noodle Salad so good eaten cold or at room temp.
- I look back at these pictures and I remember.
- Freezer meals for new moms are an awesome way to offer support to a family welcoming a new baby.
- But true confessions, I really like those little ones.
- This delicious but non-complex dish of chicken stuffed with goat cheese comes from famed chef Ina Garten but you can totally make it at home if you can just get baby to chill in her swing for a bit.
- If already cooked, simply dip in some of the enchilada sauce to coat both sides.
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But true confessions, I really like those little ones. This is one of the many reasons why I spent many summers as a nanny and eventually became a real-person-official elementary school teacher. Also hopefully imparting my two cents on how to be supernice peeps and make the world awesome. As it stands, the outlook is good. Speaking of supernice peeps in the awesome world, how nice is it when you are at the end of your rope and someone brings you a lovingly prepared meal?
Your thoughts turn to survival mode: Hungry. Find food. This is one of the things I love about food — it serves in the most universal and intimate way. The constant feeding so demandingly hungry, those little things , the midnight rocking and singing, the non existent sleep, and the need to stay calm stay calm stay calm when the crying is like whoa and the energy level is like zero.
Casseroles DO have a time and place, and this is one of them. Bake, cover, and deliver. I love making this one for friends because you can just pack all the meat up in containers and then deliver it with all the fixings: tortillas, limes, avocados, cilantro, salsa, chips, Mexican cheese, sour cream, cabbage and carrot shreds for topping, and this could go on for a long time. Fiesta mama. I usually send a loaf of nice crusty bread and a crisp green salad along with this one.
Not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind for new parent meal deliveries, but the reason this works great for sharing is because you can double or triple the sauce, cook some rice, veggies, and protein, and deliver them all in their own containers so that your recipients can make their own curry rice bowls.
This one is great for any friends who can appreciate the meatless things in life. Or even not — add some chicken, sausage, or whatever suits your fancy to make it fit. Pack up a little green salad with it and BAM. Giftable meal of the year. The beauty of these is that they freeze and then reheat individually, so you can toss them all in a big freezer bag and send them on their merry way for ultra homemade convenience. Recipe highlights: easy for you, delicious for them, healthy and good-smelling and kind of addictive.
Mexican meets vegetarian meets one-pan easy transport wonderfulness. You could deliver this sticky chicken already baked, with sauce; unbaked, with sauce separate; or marinated in pan and ready for your friends to just pop in oven.
There are so many ways to make it work. Also, one easy serving size. Just pack a spoon and go. These are my best muffins ever ever everrr. Perfect for a one-handed breakfast on the go.
Er, on the baby feed. Or whatever. Eating this bright, lemony freshness is basically the same as showering. If I were a new mom, I would need that at least 10x day.
Snack attack-able. The major clusters in this one make for easy walk-by handfuls. Why go to a bakery? Bring it to their house so they can wear sweats and you can stay for coffee and scones and baby snuggles. Just deliver the batter. A person could bake them into individual muffins each morning, but why would you when you could also bake it in a mug until slightly underbaked and then add honey and butter and enjoy a warm, buttery Raisin Bran mug muffin?
My point exactly. If you can find the time to make this for a friend in need, you are a saintly foodie. This is a labor of love, but your friend just went through real labor.
So there. Sometimes all you need to stop the fussing and crying is one bite of something sweet. For the adults, I mean. These are super easy to make and surprisingly so very retro-liciously good. The crunch on these babies is some serious food therapy. Ohhhh how I would love to hear from you! What are your favorite meals that you make for friends who have babies or are going through hard times?
Links welcome! I would also love to hear from you if you are a new mom or dad. First, upload a photo and tell me the name and weight and sleeping patterns of your sweet baby child. Just kidding a little bit. More like tell me what is helpful. What do you like? Frozen or unfrozen, baked or unbaked, healthy or not even anything veggie-like?
I also love food photography. I wrote an ebook that can help you learn your camera and I also teach food photography workshops in our Minneapolis studio.
Did you make a recipe? Tag pinchofyum on Instagram. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Your nephew is the cutest little thing! I could just eat him. But, this is going to be a great list for a lot of folks…great post Lindsay! I became a mother to Elsie last May and both my sisters delivered meals to us in the first few days after Elsie arrived. It was such a lovely gift! They made lasagne, cottage pie and sausage casserole among others, all were cooked and just needed heating through.
Did u make any for the freezer? I am due in a month and wondering the same thing, do any of these freeze well? Can they all be made ahead of time and frozen? My sister is new mum and I love to make her a big plateful of crick pot, sticky honey soy chicken wings wings; sides of green veg and rice. I have got to try some of these baked dishes at home; they look phenomenal and I want to eat them even though i do not have kids.
Anyone is so lucky to have you as a friend or a family member! You made us the spicy sausage posole from your blog after I had my first kiddo and it was awesome as were the baked goods :.
I always make Chicken Tamale Pie for everyone who has a new baby! We enjoyed everything everyone brought. One suggestion I have is to consider bringing something a few weeks after baby is born. The parents are still tired, but the shiny newness has worn off and all those initial meals are eaten.
That way, they can eat a fresh hot meal and their house gets the benefit of the yummy roasting aroma. I add in a salad, some prepped veggies to throw in a steaming pot, bread and dessert. Thank you for this post! I know 3 people who had babies this week alone! I brought them unbaked and she just popped them in the oven. I love this list! Same thing in my world — babies, babies, babies. I often also like to bring a couple healthy snack type items for moms who are nursing…something easy for them to snack on since they tend to be hungry more often!
Some thoughts: 1. I always loved when people brought us anything non-casseroley too. One time someone brought us a fruit salad and I ate the whole thing in about 5 minutes while Eric looked on. So now one of my go-to meals is to bring the ingredients for a deconstructed salad — everything in individual baggies — usually with some marinated, grilled chicken for some protein, bread, and of course, some cookies.
To not have to keep track of whose dish is whose — to have no dishes to do — love disposable cookware in the first weeks post-baby. Finally, if you want to win meal-giver of the year, I think the best gift to a new mom is granola bars. Homemade or a couple boxes of storebought. Great post, Lindsay! Your baby-having friends are blessed to have you in their lives! Man your friends and family are lucky. Really, when it comes right down to it, it really is the thought that counts. But for new parents specifically I would add a fruit salad.
You wind up with a lot of quick and unhealthy meals at first pizza so healthy stuff is awesome.
Deliver it with a loaf of hearty sandwich bread. Crockpot Carnitas I love making this one for friends because you can just pack all the meat up in containers and then deliver it with all the fixings: tortillas, limes, avocados, cilantro, salsa, chips, Mexican cheese, sour cream, cabbage and carrot shreds for topping, and this could go on for a long time. Repeat for other noodles. These are my best muffins ever ever everrr. This big batch of meatballs is inspired by kofta, the flavor-packed ground meat patties popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. I love that we can eat a homemade meal every night without any of the work.
Recipes for new moms. Baked Ziti With Roasted Veggies
Teriyaki Chicken Casserole by Life in the Lofthouse. No Peek Stew by Thriving Home. Meatball Sub Casserole by Delish. Corn Casserole by Plain Chicken. Southwest Quiche by A Zesty Bite.
Breakfast Quesadillas by Thriving Home. Chicken Tamale Pie by Pinch of Yum. Squash Casserole by Delish. Chicken Spaghetti by The Salty Marshmallow. Chicken Burritos by Thriving Home. Chicken Noodle Casserole by Tip Hero. Mexican Chicken Casserole by Mom on Timeout.
Baked Ziti by Kraft. Fried Rice by Happy Money Saver. Cheesy Ravioli Casserole by Betty Crocker. Vegetarian Lasagna by Betty Crocker. Taco Spaghetti by The Blonde Cook. Cashew Chicken by Mom on Timeout. Firecracker Casserole by A Zesty Bite. Cowboy Casserole by Delish. Burrito Pie by Thriving Home. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Great roundup! Leave a Comment Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Enhance the flavor of store-bought chicken broth for a hearty soup packed with farro, white beans, kale, and plenty of lemon. Store-bought tomatillo salsa is the secret ingredient for this easy, flavorful chili. Cook in the slow cooker for an all-day approach, or toss into your Dutch oven on the stovetop for something a little faster.
A big container of crunchy, spicy chicken noodle salad can be kept in the fridge for a couple days and makes for a great quick dinner or lunch. This one might seem a little unexpected, but a new mom will be super excited to receive some healthy homemade snacks to dig into between meals and feedings. Add a bottle of fancy extra virgin olive oil if you really want to go all-out.
Package this soothing creamy soup in several individual-sized jars; new moms can freeze the soup in the jars and have quick-defrosting meals on hand for hectic days. Five different types of coconut go into our quintuple-threat breakfast or snack bars. The perfect morning meal for those days when you're just too hungry or tired to cook. A sandwich that only gets better a few hours after it's made like this one is just the thing to bring to new parents still in the hospital without access to their kitchen.
Coconut oil adds an extra punch of coconut flavor, while an egg white adds extra crunch to this addictive granola. Grab-and-go homemade breakfast or snack muffins will warm any new mother's heart. Especially if they're grain-free and boosted with nut protein like these ones.
Ginger-roasted cherry tomatoes, skillet-charred snap peas and scallions, and plenty of fresh basil and mint make this lighter pasta salad eminently craveable. This hearty soup can be made up to four days ahead of time.
Don't forget to include some chopped almonds on the side for topping. Feel free to vary the vegetables in this salad according to what you have in your garden or find at the farmers' market. This one is best eaten the day or the day after it's made, but you can prepare it up until the final baking step before delivering it unbaked, with the toppings on the side.
The new parents can either pop it in the oven or freeze it for another time. No need to struggle slicing unruly butternut squash. Roast it whole first, then tear or cut it into portions and sear in a big skillet to caramelize.
Breakfast loaves are so great for grabbing on-the-go, and this deliciously sweet loaf is one of our favorites for the morning. Busy new parents will appreciate something they can keep in the fridge to turn into satisfying sandwiches or snacks when they're too tired to even reheat a pot of stew. This egg salad is just the thing. Deliver it with a loaf of hearty sandwich bread. This classic Texas chili is even better a day or two after it's made. Deliver it in freezer-ready containers so it can either be reheated and eaten right away, or stashed in the freezer for another day.
Fresh and candied ginger team up to make an uplifting, zesty treat that can be prepared in any season.
10 Meals You Should Make for Your Friends with New Babies - Pinch of Yum
I look back at these pictures and I remember. I remember how exhilarating it is to hold your baby for the first time.
How that first week is a whirlwind of very high highs and very low lows. How your body hurts but is healing so fast. Navigating the struggles and beauty of nursing.
The foggy-brained feeling of sleep deprivation but the amazement that you can endure so much more than you ever thought you could. Those first few weeks with a newborn are so good but so hard. Having a meal delivered to our house was a lifeline on some of those hard days. With each delivery, I remember being so humbled that someone would go to the effort of making extra food, drive all the way over to my house, and deliver it. It was such a gesture of love that I will never forget. We stand behind every single recipe in the cookbook and give instructions on how to make the recipe fresh or for the freezer.
And friends, freezer meals are a MUST when a new baby comes on the scene. An intern of ours gathered up all of these meal ideas that will hopefully give you a variety of ideas. Blueberry Power Muffins by Thriving Home. Baked Italian Meatballs by Thriving Home. Check them out. Baked Penne Pasta by Thriving Home. Stuffed Pepper Casserole by Rachel Cooks.
Spaghetti Squash Casserole by Well Plated. Make sure to add a Meal Label! Learn more about our freezer meal labels here. Crockpot Carnitas by Pinch of Yum. Chicken Parmesan Casserole by Thriving Home. Chicken and Artichoke Rice Casserole by Delish. Cheesy Chicken Casserole by Thriving Home. Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches by Thriving Home. Teriyaki Chicken Casserole by Life in the Lofthouse. No Peek Stew by Thriving Home. Meatball Sub Casserole by Delish.
Corn Casserole by Plain Chicken. Southwest Quiche by A Zesty Bite. Breakfast Quesadillas by Thriving Home. Chicken Tamale Pie by Pinch of Yum. Squash Casserole by Delish. Chicken Spaghetti by The Salty Marshmallow. Chicken Burritos by Thriving Home. Chicken Noodle Casserole by Tip Hero. Mexican Chicken Casserole by Mom on Timeout.
Baked Ziti by Kraft. Fried Rice by Happy Money Saver. Cheesy Ravioli Casserole by Betty Crocker. Vegetarian Lasagna by Betty Crocker. Taco Spaghetti by The Blonde Cook. Cashew Chicken by Mom on Timeout. Firecracker Casserole by A Zesty Bite. Cowboy Casserole by Delish. Burrito Pie by Thriving Home. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Great roundup! Leave a Comment Want to join the discussion? Feel free to contribute!
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Came looking for recipes for my sister and found some I want to try. Great to hear that, Trea! I hope you enjoy our recipes.