If you are organizing a baby shower, list out the menu at least a week in advance and make sure you have all the ingredients at hand two days before the event. Cooking up a delicious meal is easy with the help of recipe resources on the internet and from cookbooks. Choose dishes that are tasty and healthy since you are serving them as treats for a mother-to-be.If you don’t have much help with the cooking, keep the recipes simple and don’t choose too many dishes since you will be serving a large group. Add these baby shower food recipes to your menu for an evening of fun, food, gifts and games.
Best Baby Shower Food Recipes
Tangy Corn Salad
A hearty meal needs a good salad to accompany it. The crunch of fresh vegetables go well with nearly every kind of dish. This tangy corn salad has a combination of interesting flavors and textures. You will need fresh or frozen whole kernel corn, ripe cherry or grape tomatoes and edamame (sweet soybeans).
These healthy ingredients are lightly coated with extra virgin olive oil and obtain a smoky flavor from toasted cumin seeds. Adding lime peel and lemon juice perk up the salad. The corn salad gets a dash of spice by adding garlic and jalapeno chili pepper.
Serve healthy beverages like smoothies and fruit juices instead of sodas and coffee. This icy cool peach slush can be made with fresh or canned peaches. Peach-flavored gelatin is boiled with water and sugar. It is then combined with pureed peaches, peach nectar and lemon juice.
The mixture is then divided into 4-5 containers and frozen overnight. Just before serving, the frozen peach mixture is left to stand at room temperature and then broken into chunks. Place them in a large serving bowl or pitcher and add ginger ale. Stir till the mixture becomes slushy. You can make the peach slush ahead of time and refrigerate till the baby shower starts.
Chicken Vindaloo Satay Sticks
This dish is wonderfully easy to make. Chicken breasts are cut into strips and marinated in a spice mixture consisting of vindaloo paste, oil and salt. Buy the vindaloo paste from a reputed brand and use it to lightly flavor the chicken.
Do not smother the meat with paste as too much spice can cause discomfort to the mother-to-be. Marinate overnight to tenderize the meat and to allow the flavors to seep in. The marinated strips are then skewered with wooden sticks and roasted in the oven. This chicken satay goes well with a minty yogurt dip.
Creamy Gnocchi & Broccoli
This is perfect Italian fare to serve at a baby shower. Inspite of the parmesan cream sauce, it is not heavy on the stomach and uses only a negligible amount of butter. The sauce is made by combining vegetable stock and creme fraiche. It is lightly flavored with sauteed garlic, grated parmesan and chili flakes.
All the nutrients are preserved in the broccoli by gently blanching them in hot water. The gnocchi is cooked in the same water to increase the health quotient of this dish. To finish up, combine the broccoli, gnocchi and creamy sauce in a large bowl and serve warm.