Man oh man, there is a lot of baby talk happening around here lately. Please bear with me as I play catch up. I took way too many notes and have an uncontrollable urge to share it all.
So for this installment of Munchkin Meals, I’m sharing foods I relied on during the first trimester to keep Hailey eating pretty well while I battled nausea and fatigue. (It’s not nice to call it laziness, even if that’s how it felt, right?)
I usually don’t rely on many pre-packaged items for the main reason of the cost adds up quickly, but they did help me bridge the gap until I began feeling better and was capable of getting back in the kitchen.
All of these meals took less than 3 minutes to put together.
While I wasn’t up for cooking veggie eggs, Hailey ate a lot of oatmeal. These heat ‘n eat cups from Love Grown saved the day. They microwave in 60 seconds and I’d add frozen blueberries, almond milk and chia seeds to give it a nice overall balance. Best of all, Hailey loved searching for blueberries while she devoured breakfast.
Snacks were kept simple. Things like orange slices and Greek yogurt at home, and Annie’s Cheddar Squares, pretzels and craisins for while we were on the go.
I always tried to grab a few new things at the grocery store (when I didn’t feel like gagging), so help keep things interesting for Hailey.
She loved these Applegate Farms hotdogs and I loved that I could microwave them in a minute and provide her with protein.
However, when meat didn’t sound good, I’d use other sources for protein.
I love me some frozen veggies. They’re frozen at their peak and are ready to use whenever you need them. I did my best to include a veggie with every dinner since fruit was easier to prepare quickly when I wasn’t feeling well.
I microwaved these frozen soybeans in a bit of water for 30 seconds and called it done. However, her favorite combo was often edamame mixed with…
Annie to the rescue again! In under 2 minutes!
I’d also keep easy foods to prep, like avocado, tomatoes and olives on hand for side items. As I’ve gotten back into some pre-week food prep, I’ve gotten back into the habit of making a grain for the week, which quickly transforms into easy meals.
All in all, I really appreciate having access to so many healthier convenient items that seriously helped me out over the past couple of months. I’d be lying if I said she didn’t enjoy her fair share of grilled cheeses, too.
FYI- the carrots were all from frozen and were not a hit. She’s not a fan of cooked carrots. Can’t say I blame her with that one.
What are your kiddos eating?