Ok, First, this is the most adorable baby video ever, you might have seen it on AMV:
Wasn’t that cute? Ok, now that you’re in the mood to think about moms and dads and babies, and what to get them, let’s chat. First, if you’re far away and can’t be there to provide some meals, but you remember how exhausting it is to be a new parent and want to help out, help is on the way. Just check out our Gifts for New Parents. You don’t have to be far away to pick this delicious and healthy choice.
If you’re bringing food gifts over yourself, it’s smart to call and ask the new parents a few timely questions.
- Anybody have any allergies or food dislikes? Or are you craving anything in particular?h
- What would be a good night to bring it over?
- Would you prefer some frozen meals that you can eat anytime?
- How about breakfasts and lunches, would you like some easy meals for those times, too?
Armed with that information, start your planning session. Now, a lot of people will be bringing over casseroles and lasagnas, because they are easy (but delicious) and freeze well.
But you want to be a little different, right? Ok, here are some ideas.
- Easy Muffins. Put together a versatile muffin mix, check it out here: TasteofHome.com This mix can be combined with grated cheddar cheese for a savory muffin, or they can throw in some raisins and cinnamon for a sweet treat. Include the printed instructions and some grated cheddar cheese, cooked bacon bits and raisins.
- Veggie Snack. Whip up a batch of hummus or your favorite veggie dip and slice up carrots, celery, radishes, sweet pepper and cauliflower florets. Put a variety of veggies into small sandwich-size ziplock bags so they can grab a healthy snack whenever they want it.
- Easy Offerings.The new mom might want to offer something to visitors, and while they may be up to putting on a pot of coffee, the sleep-deprived mom won’t be able to go much further. Supply a bag of nice biscotti or cookies and some roasted nuts.
- Easy Salads. Take them some ready-packaged salads, but include your own wonderful salad dressing. Spinach is a good choice for a new mom -it has Folic acid, which helps produce new blood cells, and manganese, which aids in the development of bone, cartilage, and collagen.
- Fruit & Cheese. Get some really fresh fruit, crackers and a tasty cheese.
- Make breakfast burritos. Here’s a good recipe: Breakfast Burritos. They freeze well and this recipe makes enough for your busy family, too!
Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger