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15 easy meals to take to new parents

The last thing new parents have time for is making dinner. Help them out with these recipes that are easy to reheat when hunger strikes.

By Hannah Terry-Whyte

15 easy meals to take to new parents

Chili Mac

Cheesy goodness for the new parents. The bold (but not too spicy) flavours of chili merge with the classic comfort food in this oh-so-cheesy chili mac. Get the recipe: Chili Mac

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Erik Putz

Herb and Spice Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

New (and sleep-deprived) parents will surely appreciate this easy meal that includes all of the important food groups! Get the recipe: Herb and Spice Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Shepherd’s Pie

This vegetable-packed Shepherd’s Pie recipe is a hearty and healthy suggestion from reader Catherine Dishman of Stratford, Ont. It's perfect for new parents who need a quick weeknight dinner (and it's a classic!) Get the recipe: Shepherd's Pie

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon

This yummy chowder is ready in just 30 minutes! The new parents can easily heat it up in the microwave and chow down. Get the recipe: Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Just as restorative as chicken noodle soup but easier for new parents to reheat and eat, this Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole is a surefire winner. Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Victoria Walsh

Braised Beef Tacos

Make a batch of this flavourful beef for tacos and then deliver it along with tortillas and little containers of sour cream, fresh avocado, and crumbled feta cheese. Get the recipe: Braised Beef Tacos

15 easy meals to take to new parentsRecipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Maya Visnyea

Lasagna Soup

Think you know everything there is to know about lasagna? Well, you haven't tried this. New moms will just eat it up (literally.) Get the recipe: Lasagna Soup

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheese Stuffed Giant Shells

Pasta shells stuffed with mushrooms and ricotta cheese? Yes, please says every new parent! Get the recipe: Cheese Stuffed Giant Shells

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Erik Putz

Mexican Quinoa

This recipe is quick and healthy—perfect for sleep-deprived parents. It can even be served on its own or as a delicious filling for a wrap or burrito. Get the recipe: Mexican Quinoa

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Crustless Quiche

Warm this quiche or eat at room temperature, in those snatched spare moments while the new baby sleeps. Get the recipe: Crustless Quiche

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Erik Putz

Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

This hearty meal is the perfect combination of proteins and healthy carbs thanks to the sweet potato wedges, making it the perfect healthy dish to take to new parents. Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chicken Cacciatore

This recipe makes a hearty Italian dish full of familiar, yummy flavours. Think “red-sauce pasta” with a kid-like twist. Get the recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

All of the yumminess (and health benefits) that new parents might be lacking. This perfect combination of flavours will be one of their new favourites! Get the recipe: Tomato, Lentil & Coconut Soup

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Erik Putz

Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

This speedy spin on classic eggplant parmesan is great for vegetarian and gluten-free eaters (use gluten-free panko or skip it). Get the recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Erik Putz

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This easy-to-make beef stew has a prep time of only 20 minutes! It's packed with tasty potatoes, mushrooms, peas, and more! Serve with bread or rice. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

15 easy meals to take to new parentsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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