Pregnancy-Safe Recipes to Serve at a Baby Shower
Baby shower foods sure to please
Bite-sized goodness for mom-to-be
Aches, pains, nausea, swelling, the list goes on— all are worth it to celebrate a baby shower (oh, and the baby too)! Help your mom-to-be forget about the struggles of pregnancy with an unforgettable shower. If you’re planning a party at home to celebrate the baby on the way, how can you make it unforgettable? With the one thing she’s constantly thinking about…food.
Your growing mama obviously has some restrictions in this department, so we’re reviewing the safest foods to serve in order to satisfy both her and the guests is going to be key. Here’s what you should, and shouldn’t include at the baby shower food table. Party planning guide, baby shower specific: Look no further.
Stay away from:
- Deli meats, hot dogs, salami, and smoked fish
- Raw fish, shellfish, meat, or eggs: Pregnant women have an increased risk of contracting bacterial food poisoning from these
- Cooked fish high in mercury; i.e. swordfish, mackerel, marlin, ahi that could harm a growing baby’s nervous system
- Unpasteurized cheeses, milk, or juices that can cause foodborne illness in pregnant women
- High amounts of caffeine as a precaution because the effects on babies aren’t clear
- Alcohol because it can lead to a higher chance of miscarriage and stillbirth
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