Here at Fraîche Table, food is our love language. We believe a meal made from the heart using nourishing ingredients is one of the best ways to show your support for someone going through a particularly stressful or difficult time. Whether cooking for new parents, a friend battling illness, or someone who recently lost a loved one, sharing meals is a way of showing you care.
While this act of kindness is not a new concept, we recognize it can be a challenge to know what to make for someone without potentially repeating meals alongside others. That’s why we’ve curated this list to help you save time in the planning (and cooking) process. From our table to yours, here are some meal ideas to offer a helping hand to someone you love.
Elevated Comfort Foods: Comfort foods are like a warm hug, and can transport someone to a better time with every bite. With elevated classics like Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, Sneaky Mommy Chili, and Cheater Chicken Pot Pie you can offer someone just that, along with a boost of nutrition for good measure.
Freezer Friendly: These can be a lifesaver for someone who needs a little help with meal prep, with meals for weeks or months (freezer space depending). All they have to do is reheat and enjoy our Hearty Veggie Lasagna, Spring Chicken Chowder, and Spiced Chickpea Rollups to name a few.
Breakfasts and Baked Goods: Grab-and-go baked goods can offer a simple yet nourishing snack or breakfast to be enjoyed at any time. Make a batch of Lemon Poppyseed Muffins or Blueberry Breakfast Cookies. For something a bit more filling, these Sheetpan Breakfast Sandwiches are a fantastic choice.
Family-Friendly Favourites: Feeding a family of different palates can be a challenge, and is always one of our top considerations in mind. Make well-loved family-friendly meals like Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad and Lasagna Soup, or provide pre-made meal components and prepped ingredients to allow for customization and self-assembly like these Shredded Chicken Tacos.
Classic Casseroles: There is a reason casseroles have been the traditional go-to for sharable meals. Delicious and convenient, these are great for a family or larger group. We recommend our Broccoli & Cheese Casserole or something a bit less traditional like this Sloppy Joe Casserole or Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole.
When preparing meals for someone else, just a friendly reminder to ask if they have any dietary restrictions or preferences including particular foods or flavours. Fraîche Table makes it easy for you to adjust recipes as needed to accommodate a variety of preferences including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and no restrictions. Have a group of people looking for a way to support someone who needs it? Host a cooking party to make a variety of meals alongside friends and/or family!