20 Easy Recipes for New Parents

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There must be something in the air because it seems like so many people in my life are either about to have a baby or just had a baby and they're HUNGRY!!

I'm guessing you might know someone who could benefit from a post like this too - so without further ado... here are a bunch of easy recipes for new parents! Any new parents out there will know that THERE IS NO TIME, much less enough time to make an elaborate home cooked meal. That's why all of these recipes are easy enough to make during a nap, or easy enough for you to bring to your friend who's a new mom or dad! Trust me they will love you for it, and all they have to do to get dinner on the table is warm it up. Who doesn't love a delicious dinner that is done in 10 minutes flat!

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken Meatballs

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken Meatballs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


Sesame Noodle Salad (so good eaten cold or at room temp)


Southwestern Lasagna

Southwestern Lasagna from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Broccoli Cheddar Soup and some garlic bread!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce (don't worry - the vodka burns off when you cook it)

Chicken Pasta with Vodka Sauce from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Baked Mac and Cheese

Spring Mac and Cheese from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Black Bean and Sweetpotato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili from www.whatsgabycooking,com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mexican Corn + Quinoa Salad

Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken and Mushroom Parmesan Pasta

Stacked Eggplant Parmesan


Smoky Chipotle Chicken Chili

Chipotle Chicken Chili from www.whatsgabycookin.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Carnitas!!! with guacamole and salsa and tortillas please

Slow Roasted Carnitas

Shredded BBQ Chicken and a package of Brioche Burger Buns

Shredded BBQ Chicken Burger

Poblano Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas! 1 of 10 easy weeknight / back to school meals from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken! (bring some guacamole and tortillas too!)

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butter Chicken and a package of Naan or Pita Bread

The most life changing Butter Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

And some sweets for good measure that can be breakfast, snacks or dessert...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread! A quick and easy quick bread that will be the best thing you make with pumpkin all season!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for a Mother's Day Brunch Menu from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

20 savory and 2 sweet recipes for new parents!! Now go be a good friend make some of these for someone in your life!


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