I would like to put together a Christmas hamper for my brother and sister in law who are expecting a baby next year. My brother in law is a real foody so I will have no trouble putting things in for him but they will mainly be wine and mouldy cheese. I need some pregnancy friendly ideas for lovely foody things my sister in law can enjoy too..
However, since having my baby earlier this year I seem to have entirely blocked out forgotten what it was like being pregnant and what tasty and indulgent foods I could/couldn't have. So lovely pregnant ladies, if you were to receive a 'pregnancy friendly' food hamper what would you love to see in it?!!
Something nice and a bit indulgent she could have with a cup of tea in the afternoon maybe? Maybe something a bit filling because that's when I needed to fill a whole, particularly in 3rd trimester? Something like a nice flapjack, I like those that have a creamy layer of yogurt on top, not sure where you get them though.
Cake or Biscuits! Literally can't stop thinking about either! Especially short bread biscuits! I've also replaced my previous love for proper cheese with baby bells and cheese strings. That's probably not very helpful though.... So how about a nice chutney? I can't stop with the cheese and pickle sandwiches..or pickled onion crisps much to my lovely partners disgust!
Salt n vinegar crisps!!! Nuts and dried fruit (constipation lol) What a good idea. There are a lot of special non alcoholic drinks around at the moment what with Xmas. Ones you don't normally get. Defo get chocolate as I have been obsessed with choc for weeks. Nice teas? A bottle of bubbly for when it's born? What about some posh ready made pasta sauces/similar that they can put in the cupboard and have for emergencies after it's born? (No not Vesta curries(
I share the chocolate obsession, so if you can find that divine melting hot chocolate then go for it. And those gorgeous triple layer biscuits (shortbread, caramel, chocolate). Ahhhhhhh And some nice jams - there are some lovely sugar-free (and aspartame-free) ones like Saint Dalfour (only only has natural sugars, so counterbalances all the afore-mentioned sugar!)
And there are actually still plenty of cheeses she can eat, it just takes a bit of questioning at the deli counter.
Such a lovely thought. I wish someone would do that for me!!
I loved salt and vinegar squares! And yes to lots of cheeses. Just check for pasteurised and all will be fine. I was a bit stupid when I was pregnant and did a whole 'I can't eat all these cheeses' speech and then realised towards the end that it was ok as long as they were pasteurised. I couldnt bare looking silly and going back on my mammoth speech though so I went without (this will not be happening if I get pregnant again - I have also realised that after going through labour and caring for a child it is no longer easy to become embarrassed or feel stupid)