make ahead meals


Me, in Greece. Yeah, I really like to eat.

Today marks exactly one month from my due date. Once the little man arrives, all of my focus is going to be on him. However, there is one thing that is creeping in the back of my mind–how am I going to find time to cook and eat? See, I am usually not the type of person that if I am running around busy, I forget to eat. I don’t really understand how that is possible. Instead, I just become really crabby if I don’t eat something when I am hungry so it is best for everyone to feed me. But with a newborn, I am fully aware that my life is going to change dramatically and so is my usual cooking /eating routine.

I keep reading that people bring you meals. While that may be true for some people, Reggie and I do not have any friends up here. Remember we moved, then I found out I was pregnant and not everyone loves hanging out with a prego. So there will be no meal deliveries from friends. Instead, I need to think ahead so that we are not left ordering takeout every night. Since all my food is going to be transferred to my son via breastfeeding, I plan on making these meals as healthy, balanced, and quick as possible. Over the last couple months, I have put together a list of recipes that I plan on making (and freezing) ahead of time and then a list of some quick meals that I can make in a pinch to make sure everyone is fed, happy, and healthy.

Make Ahead

Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins

BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake

Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Chicken Parmesan (with a twist)

In a Pinch

Barbeque Black Bean Pita Pizza

Crunchy Honey Chicken

30 Minute Lemon Brown Sugar ChickenGreen Bean Fries

Whole Wheat Pasta with Arugula, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts

Green Goddess Pasta

Any other ideas?


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