Post # 1
Some friends of ours just had their 5th (yes, 5th!) baby. I am signed up to bring them a couple of meals, and I’m looking for suggestions on what to make! She is nursing, and the other kids are age 9 and under. Dad isn’t picky, but I know the family leans on the healthy side. They are so gracious they won’t tell me anything specific 🙂
What are some great meals that will feed a nursing mom but keep the kids happy too?
Post # 3
You are very sweet1 I don’t think nursing effects what type of food she can eat but I’m sure she would appreciate any meals that she can put in the freezer and defrost when needed. So any meals that can be frozen ahead of time. How about chicken pot pie, lasagna, a sauce (then she just has to boil pasta), an soup is great. You could do a lentil or bean soup with hamburger and you would have a veggie, meat, and starch all in one pot.
I did a quick search and found this link with a list of casseroles that can be frozen.
This link also has recipes on the side bar:
Post # 4
Thank you so much! I threw the nursing part in there because her babies have been especially sensitive to some things that she eats like tomatoes, onions, and other acidic things. I love your ideas… I may have to double the recipes and make some for us too!
Post # 5
I just saw a great recipe on Pinterest the other day and I think it would be perfect!
You basically just take a few frozen chicken breasts, quartered new potatoes, and fresh green beans. You pour Italian dressing on top, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and freeze. Mom just pops it in the oven!
Post # 6
If they lean healthy, there is a great mac and cheese recipe on Skinnytaste.com- doesn’t really taste “healthy” but actually is, and it’s really good. Also things like enchiladas or shepherds pie than just need to go in the oven, and soups or chilis that can be frozen and just popped into a pot on the stove.
Plus, salad ingredients and maybe chopped veggies and dip as snacks?
Post # 7
I would also include some healthy fruits precut or easy to grab. I’ll be honest I eat wraps most of the time because I can throw something in it quickly and there is a meal. Maybe the fixings for it and wraps. That is something quick and easy to do as well.
Post # 8
Try something with whole grains in it like something with quinoa or barley. I recently made this: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/bulgur-recipes-zmaz73mazraw.aspx?page=2#ixzz1z0U7ErM0 and stuffed zucchini and bell peppers. Really delicious and re-heats well. You try baked chicken with cornbread, or homemade chicken noodle soup, I like Alton Brown’s on the Food network. If you plan on making dessert, try something with fruit in it, like berry crisp. Hope this helps!
Post # 9
This dish from cooking light uses butternut squash to make mac and cheese more healthy. It’s delicious.