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#1 of 6 Old 10-29-2008, 11:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My homebirth midwife is vegan. I would like/need to have food on hand for her to eat while she is at my house. I KNOW that I am not going to be doing any cooking and since I could have this baby tomorrow or in a month, I was thinking that it would be best to have something made and frozen that I/she could just defrost.

The problem is that I can't think of anything vegan to cook ahead of time and freeze. Any ideas?
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I posted about this on the pregnancy forum...

Lots of fresh fruits and veggies! Oranges, bananas, apples, grapes, etc Carrots, broc, red and other color peppers, etc. Things easy to munch and dip. I like the hummus idea, get some nice dry hummus in bulk Maybe tofutti "cream" cheese, and whole wheat tortillas to roll up and cilantro for flavor. Easy to make and cut up and have as a bite size snack. Sandwich stuff is good. We're veg so we would only keep veg food on hand anyway. Canned chickpeas can be mashed up and prepared like tuna and is called "mock" tuna in veg world. (use vegan mayo instead of regular)It's good too! :

Another thing would be to get some bulk roasted nuts if you can all eat nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc) and keep in glass jars and those can be grab and go food as well and bought very early on. Crackers and nut butters too. Trail mix....make your own or have some good ones on hand. Dried fruit would be good too...like cherries, cranberries, raisins, apricots, etc.

Most midwives will say nice tea and coffee will suffice..so having those on hand wold be nice that so rhymed!

Btw..I'm due in december and just south of you in little Rhody!
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I wish I had thought of this! My midwife is so amazingly wonderful, but DS's birth kind of caught us offguard. I think DH asked her if he could get her anything, but I can't remember... I was kind of preoccupied . At least it was a quick labour and birth- she was only here for about five hours.

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-Make and freeze some zucchini bread, put on counter to defrost for labor.
-Freeze a pot of vegetable soup, put in crockpot for labor (or in an ovenproof pot in a slow oven)

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Great ideas everyone, thanks!

We have nuts on hand, because we eat alot of them. We almost always have lots of fruit and veggies (but we shop once a week and if this baby comes on day 7 of the week, then we tend to run low).

My DH is going to make a black bean soup and freeze it.
I am going to buy a couple different granola/trail mixes and put them in birth bins, so we don't eat them early.

Zucchini bread might be more than my abilities, but I will look into it.

thanks again!
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I thought about making a bean soup (my doula is vegetarian) but I'm worried about the air quality in the room if everyone's eating beans. Something to think about.

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