(Closed) Dinner ideas for a new/breast-feeding mom?

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

What about chicken brocolli ziti in an olive oil sauce instead of alfredo?

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I’d love to hear as well since I like to make my new mommy friends food for when they have the baby.

@SoontobeMrsA: Doesn’t broccoli cause a lot of gas? My SIL tried to stay away from that and spinach too since it seemed to give the baby gas.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

these are all great links (might have to pick through or sub ingredients a bit which is easy with spicy stuff and peppers).  

The great piece about this is they freeze well so she can eat some now and freeze the rest for when she is so tired and busy

 

http://www.cookinglight.com/entertaining/menus-for-entertaining/freezer-pleasers-00400000003726/

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/healthy-5-ingredient-soup-recipes-00400000048543/ 

http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2009/02/cold-nights-war.html 

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/supereasy-soups-and-stews-00400000031717/ 

Casseroles 

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/crowd-pleasing-casseroles-00400000001300/

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Stay away from spicy foods, for sure.  And be gentle on the garlic.

When I nursed, two of my babies would not nurse well after I ate broccoli, cauliflower or lots of garlic, even though I ate those throughout my pregnancies. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Maybe lasagna and garlic bread that can just be popped into the oven?  🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Or, maybe hold the garlic.  🙂  Or maybe lasagna and salad. 

What a nice thing to do — I’m sure she’ll really appreciate it.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oooo lasagna and salad sounds good! You could just bring some homemade bread over. When we were kids, we used to just have sliced bread with butter with our meals. And a salad, that sounds nice–like a fully rounded meal!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What about something like whole, roasted chicken and veggies?  Or a pot roast with lots of roasted veggies?  Honestly, after we had Addie we ate lasagna for like two months and we got pretty sick of it pretty fast.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

If you’re willing to put in the work (it’s not hard, just kinda time-consuming), tamales are great. They can be as spicy or as bland as you want (depending on how you cook the meat for the filling), and are typically dairy-free.

Soup can also be good- beef and barley, split pea, chicken noodle… lots of options there. Easy to travel if you make it and then freeze it.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you are trying to do something that is a one dish item a stew is always nice

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We love doing chicken and dumplings these days and I have a really easy recipe if you’re interested.  It’s soy, egg and dairy free 🙂

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My go-to is beef stew, I can make a big batch of it and it freezes well if they don’t want to eat all of it right away.

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