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