What are your favorite healthy convenience meals?? I know fresh produce and organic meats are best but I have like 6weeks left and running low on energy lol looking for quick meal ideas for now and for right after baby. I have found a new love for ziplock steamer bags! I can steam veggies and potatoes right in the microwave and can you say no dishes?! Haha anyone have quick, easy, yummy ideas/ tips for breakfast, lunch, or dinner ??

Momma H 0 likes

Oh any I also eat Quaker oatmeal bowls in the am you put in microwave BUT these are not good for breastfeeding correct? Is there a faster way to cook steel oats??

Perfectly M 0 likes

My foster mom just made an awesome meal last night. She cooked chicken breast and and cut them up and put them in a glass pan. Then she cooked broccoli and put them in with the chicken. Then she mixed some sort of sauce (you'll have to look that part up, I don't know what it is), butter and water and a cooking powder, but it was super easy. Pour the sauce, melted cheese etc into the pan with chicken and broccoli and then bake for a few minutes. Turns out quite delicious. :-)

Ashly R 0 likes

My lactation consultant said oatmeal can actually help boost your breast milk supply:)

Kathryn C 1 like

Do you use a slow cooker? I love making things in that and not having to worry about it. Basically all I did was eat like I normally did but added extra veggies. I knew what I was putting into my mouth a lot more and tried to follow the food guide a lot closer. I did eat candy and chips but ate my fruits/veggies before hand.

Katy T 3 likes

My friend did at her baby shower, diapers and meals. All of us got her diapers and cooked meals that she could freeze and wrote down the recipe for her! Really wish I had done that, would have made it so much easier!!

Mama W 1 like

I got a bunch of freeze ahead meal recipes from Pinterest. Most of them for the crock pot so you just set it in the morning and have dinner ready. I also made some turkey sausage breakfast burritos that I froze for an easy breakfast. Still looking for easy lunch ideas though...

Mom Of 5 1 like

I found a recipe called the best easy beef & broccoli stir fry. I put rice in our rice cooker. Instead of using the vegetables in the recipe I buy frozen stir fry veggies. It's quick & easy. One bowl & one pan & it's done!

Mom Of 5 0 likes

That is a great shower idea!!

C L 3 likes

You could portion out salad in jars (use mason jars and layer all of your goodies; lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, raisins, cooked cooked chicken, etc. whatever you like), and then add dressing when ready to eat. Make turkey wraps in whole grain tortillas with whatever goodies you like and pre-wrap them in the fridge for easy grab and go's. Bulk soups and freeze in individual storage bags (portioned out). There's a few ideas anyways! :)

Momma H 0 likes

I do have a slow cooker! I really should look up some new recipes for it I tend to only use it in the winter for stews and stuff but being able to throw stuff in in the AM then going about the rest of my day is great! And that is such a cool shower idea!

Marianne M 1 like

Green smoothies were a daily in my diet-super easy to make, even a couple days worth at a time. My favorite was mango and spinach with Greek yogurt. For lunch and dinners, I've started prepping a lot of things on the weekend like a chicken or a pork roast, and then I can cook a few days worth of rice. Pasta and veggies are pretty easy to cook the night of, so I don't worry too much about that. My new fav is an orzo skillet –Brown your fav meat, boil orzo, mix together w fresh spinach & evoo

Mom Of 5 1 like

McCormick makes a really good sauce for roast beef in the crock pot. It's just in a little bag like powdered gray & such. My kids & husband love it. If we have enough left over I make it into pot pie a day or two later. It's delicious!!

Amanda L 1 like

I will have to look for those steamer bags.... Would be a quick easy way to cook fresh veggies and get more of them into my diet, especially at work without access to a stove.

Marianne M 1 like

@Kate, the oatmeal bowls/packets aren't great, but they're ok. I got the big can of old fashioned oats and microwaved everyday with a handful of craisins. You can do steel cut oats in the crock pot and just keep in the fridge to eat throughout the week. Recipes online. Good stuff!

Momma H 0 likes

Thank you everyone!

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