The Essentials Guide to Meals for New Parents

 | November 27, 2018 | Posted by:
The Essentials Guide to Meals for New Parents

I don’t know about you, but it seems like most of the women I know are either pregnant or have just had a baby. Along with diapers and wipes, I don’t know of a more meaningful show of love than to bring a meal to those new parents.

There are a few guidelines that I try to follow, though, especially for nursing moms. I try to be mindful because that sweet babe has never had to digest his mama’s milk before. Whatever mom eats, baby eats.

Winter is a fabulous time to take food to new parents because it’s soup season. One-pot meals are my fave, and are especially wonderful when taking to another family. Plus, you can load up on veggies and broth that add much-needed nutrients.

Don’t forget to add instructions for baking or heating. Those postpartum hormones are no joke, and every little bit of brain cells we can save our sleep-deprived friends is a help.

That being said, here is a list of things to avoid (I’m sure that some of these things are okay in moderation, as long as there are no allergies).

Avoid:

Dairy

Spicy seasonings

Beans

Broccoli/Cauliflower

Tomatoes/sauce

 

There are lots of recipes out there that are great to take to new parents. Here are some staple ingredients that I love to use.

Good:

Meat

Broth

Veggies

Fruit

Brown Rice

 

Do you have some go-to meals that you use for new families? I would love for you to share them!

 


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