One of the biggest struggles of motherhood is getting in your nutritious meals- especially for a new mom! 

The adjustment to motherthood includes lack of sleep, and the feeling like you just ran a marathon- so your eyes are barely open and your body aches. I know it doesn’t sound delightful, but it’s so true! 

In most cases, it is likely that you will be too tired to cook a healthy meal, so make sure you have stocked your freezer with pre-cooked meals beforehand. Also, if your guests ask you if there is anything they can do for you once baby arrives, don’t be afraid to ask them to bring a dish for lunch or dinner.

 You will most likely also be too exhausted to cut up some fruit and vegetables to snack on, so it’s a good idea to have some pre-cut fruit and vegetables stocked in your refrigerator or even some frozen packages of fruit and veggies.

For breakfast, oatmeal is a great option, as are eggs! Oatmeal will keep you fuller longer and is great for breastfeeding mamas, and eggs are quick and easy to make and also contain protein! 

Furthermore, stock up on chicken, chicken is great when it’s grilled because you can eat it as is for lunch, or throw it into a quick salad for dinner! Plus, it makes for a great snack that will satisfy your hunger! I usually cook a batch of chicken with salt and pepper and freeze it.

Some other options for snacks can include Greek yogurt, cheese, nuts, and whole wheat toast with a spread (such as hummus); all of these food items are not only healthy, but will also keep you fuller longer!

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