What Are Good Meals That Travel Well for New Parents?

published Sep 14, 2015
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Q: I’m visiting a good friend who has just moved several states away and had her third child (both occurred in the last six weeks!). She doesn’t know anyone in her new city yet, so there’s no one local to bring the traditional postpartum meals. I know she’s getting tired of freezer meals from local supermarkets.

I’d love to bring her some meals, but how do I transport them on a plane? There is the possibility of assembling a few things once I’m there, but I only have two days (and no car!), so I’d like to visit with her and the little ones as much as possible; a marathon cooking session with her just isn’t in the cards. Help!

Sent by Jessica

Editor: Even though traveling with fully prepped meals has its hurdles, there are still a lot of options. I’m sure she’d also appreciate some homemade snacks, like granola bars or cookies, or breakfast foods like breads, muffins, and scones (all of which can be tucked in the freezer for later). Alternatively, once you arrive, consider stocking the fridge with fresh fruit or some of her favorite drinks.

Readers, do you have any suggestions on foods Jessica can make and bring to her friend?