New Mom Gift Basket and Cranberry Protein Bites!

New Mom Gift Basket and Cranberry Protein Bites!

Recently a good friend of mine had her second child.  She’s absolutely adorable!  I secretly want to steal her and take her home with me every time I see her.  Too cute!  Unfortunately, I’m always too busy oodling over her to take any pictures.  So sorry, no baby pics today 🙁

As a fellow mom I know how those first few weeks can be.  Dirty diapers, spit up, breast feeding, lack of sleep, oh the joy!Luckily all those moments are completely overshadowed by the love and excitement of having that little bundle of joy home in your arms.  Well maybe not completely…  There are definitely moments where you feel you could use a little help.  Which is why I put together a gift basket for my friend filled with goodies she may need in those first few weeks.

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I included some things I knew she’d enjoy, some things I knew she’d need and a few fun things for baby girl!


Blue Diamond Roasted Coconut Almonds, Justin’s Honey Almond Butter packets, Mother’s Milk Herbal Tea, hand sanitzer, aromatherapy bath soap, Yes Two You Face Wipes, Kind Bars, and a jar full Cranberry Protein Bites.


Something I think every new mom should have on hand.


A protein packed snack for when the baby’s demanding another feeding and you haven’t had time for breakfast… or lunch.


Or when your craving something something a little sweet but don’t have the time to bake.  Or energy to go to the store.

Cranberry Protein Bites!

Cranberry Protein Bites!


  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried cranberries (I found mine at Trader Joes)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1-2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Place nuts and cranberries into a food processor and pulse until chopped to desired size.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and puree until a sticky mixture forms.
  3. If it's not sticky enough to roll into balls add more honey or coconut oil.
  4. Roll into bite size balls and store in the fridge.

Don’t worry these aren’t just for moms 🙂


  • What do you take to friends who have just had babies?  
  • If you’re a mom, what would you say is a must have those first few weeks? 



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  1. I love the idea of giving a new mom gift basket. I have a friend who is due in June, so I’m definitely going to keep this in mind.

    Protein bites are my go to snacks. I make them during the weekend and bring them with me to work.These sound wonderful!

  2. I wish you lived nearby and could deliver those here! 🙂 Looks fantastic… she’s luck to have an amazing friend like you!

  3. Wow what a nice gift!! You’re a great friend! And those bites look amazing…I tried your chocolate coconut ones last week and they were gone in 2 days! 🙂 YUM!

  4. Aw you are SUCH a sweet friend!! That basket is GENIUS and so thoughtful. <3 As for those chews, I make some that are VERY similar, but I'll have to try them with craisins in them! Yummy!


  5. Almond Butter + Coconut Butter = make the world go round… And apparently they make these balls round too! AH AH! 😉

  6. Great idea on the gift basket! Lots of great goodies in there. I like to take over a meal or some healthy snacks. I remember being so hungry those first few months, but hardly having any time or energy to prepare anything.

  7. Sara @ fitcupcaker says:

    those looks so tasty omG!!

  8. That is so sweet of you! Some wonderful gifts in there too! You are so thoughtful! Those bites sound delicious, I cant wait to give them a try. I am always looking for new protein bites for snacking on after my 9 mile runs in the morning before I manage to get breakfast.

    By the way, you want to steal your friends baby, I wanna steal your gorgeous little boy! You guys are adorable!