Nutritious Beginings

Fresh or frozen food is a great way to prepare for baby.  Keeping mother nourished easily so she can concentrate on loving her baby is one of the best gifts that she can receive.  I guarantee it'll touch her in ways that other gifts cannot.   I recently spent  5 days ill in bed and when a neighbour lovingly offered to cook a meal for my family, I accepted.  I knew that it would fill my belly, my home with love, and my heart with warmth.  And that it did. So consider making a  meal for anyone expecting a baby,  someone who is ill,  a friend going through a loss  or just to make someone's day.  

I often get asked what are the best meals to make.  I have collected some of my favourite family meals and put them all in one spot.  I'll make these meals in larger quantities so that I have left over in my own to freeze to use on a busy night.   I am a huge fan of my crockpot and use it multiple times a week too!  I hope you find some inspiration for yourself and for someone who could use a good nutritious meal! 

 

food for a new mother

Food To Freeze

Greek Lentils Fakes is a great meal and it's a favourite in our house!  

Smoky Tomato Lentil Soup with Spinach and Olives.   YUMM Delish!  Plus, lentils are so great for a mother as they are higher in iron and great for any blood loss. 

Do you think I am a fan of lentils?   Here is another one!  With squash and beets.  I haven't actually tried this one yet,  but it is high on my list to make the Spiced Lentil Soup !

Italian Orzo Spinach Soup is so delicious!  

Another family favourite,  we've always used sausage instead of chicken.  Kale Chickpea and chicken Soup with Rosemary Croutons

This one is so easy, all you have to do is cook the Quinoa,  put it in a oven dish and Mom can do the rest!  Quinoa Enchilada Casserole 

Salads

Mozzarella, Tomato Avocado Salad This is so delicious and simple!

Roasted Chickpeas and Cucumber Salad.  Just the thought of this one brings me to sweet summer with the refreshing taste 

Avocado and White Bean Salad  As you can figure out,  I love beans.  I love tomato.  I love avocado.  A perfect combination!

The Best Lentil Salad Ever  I haven't tried this one yet, because it took me a long time to find Du Puy lentils. Add this to a base of Arugula and I can't wait!

Fresh to Serve

Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream  Veggies and Feta!  This is seriously YUM!