Friday, January 14, 2011

Post-baby Meal Plan

I haven't been very good about planning our meals this pregnancy. My appetite has been so unpredictable that I feel like any plans might be pointless. Post-baby meal plans however feel necessary. I don't want to be trying to figure out nursing, sleep patterns, EC and everything else while trying to make sure we have food. I've started making and freezing meals that are easy to reheat and offer the nutrition I need while breastfeeding.

-Blueberry muffins
-Lemon Poppyseed muffins
-Cinnamon buns

-Bean and Cheese burritos
-Yam and Black Bean burritos
- Chicken Corn soup
- Turkey salad (for sandwiches)

-Beef and Veggie Chili
-Chicken Curry
-Spaghetti sauce
-Shepherds pie

-Chocolate cupcakes
-Cheesy breadsticks
-Refried beans (with cheese)

I have most of these already made and frozen but there are a couple more to be made this weekend. Most of the dinners are big enough that we should be able to make them last 2 days. The burritos have been individually wrapped so it will be easy to take one out and just pop it in the microwave when I'm hungry. I've also frozen some bread for sandwiches and toast as well as some fruit for smoothies. I'm really hoping that I don't have to do much in the way of cooking for the first week or two. I've also tried to make clean up really easy. The tupperware that I used to freeze most of the items are dishwasher safe so all I have to do it load the dishwasher. Fingers crossed that this turns out to be as helpful as I think it will be.

No comments:

Post a Comment