Food to Bring to New Moms

This week I was more than impressed by the number of you who commented that you bring food to a new mom after she's had a baby. There was one thing I noticed about your comments: There seems to be an awful lot of lasagna going to new moms. And I thought I was the only one bringing this particular tasty treat!

Of course, any dish you take to a new mom will be greatly appreciated. After all, it's the thought that counts! But if you're afraid she might have lasagna-overload, here are few other suggestions of easy meals you could bring instead...


The best food to bring to a new mom is something that's easy to freeze, heat up, and clean up.

  • Baked ziti
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Chili (non-spicy for breast-freeding, of course!)
  • Beef stew
  • Barbecued meat (like pulled pork) for sandwiches
  • Potato soup
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Any casserole, like chicken and broccoli casserole
  • Meatloaf
  • Lentil soup

And if there are several people bringing her food, sometimes it's best to coordinate a meal schedule so she doesn't end up with seven meals one night and none the next. is a website that helps you organize meals for your friends and family in need.

What foods do you bring to a new mom?

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