Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eats for a Busy Mom

After taking the kiddos to see grandma in North Carolina last week, it has been all about getting back into our routine here in Denver.  I'm probably not going to get any sympathy here, but it really helps to have one child in school...watching the baby at home is definitely a full-time job.

In general, here's what our weekly routine looks like, more or less:

1. Toddler K goes to Montessori five days a week (Monday-Friday)

2. A speech pathology appointment for toddler K

3. A weekly weigh-in for baby O (she's been underweight since her 4 month appointment)

4. Every other week: a visit from the occupational therapist for baby O

5. On the alternating week: a visit from an Early Intervention Specialist (for baby O's hearing aids)

Throw in house chores, runs to the grocery store, morning walks, playdates, and an occasional trip to baby/toddler hour at our local library and we are barely squeezing everything in between naps!

Because we're so busy these days, I've nixed complicated meals and go for what's easy, but still fairly nutritious.  Here's what I ate on Monday...I'm linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) and sharing my eats from earlier this week.


Breakfast: Berries & Yogurt

I usually have eggs for breakfast, but lately I've been all about fruit & yogurt.  I like to add in sliced almonds, flaxseed, and hemp hearts for a little texture and crunch.


Lunch: Turkey Lasagna with Stir-Fried Veggies

I'm currently trying out a meal service, which delivers pre-prepared meals.  All I have to do is put the meal in the microwave for a few minutes and lunch/dinner is served.  I love it.  No prep, very little cleanup, and no wasted food leftover in the fridge or pantry.  I don't think I'll be doing this forever, but I am going to try it out for the next couple of months until I am able to find time to prep more on the weekends and have meals in the fridge for the week.

Dinner: Pot Roast with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Now I did make dinner on Monday.  I make a very simplified pot roast, which takes me all of 20-30 minutes to prep and assemble in my favorite cast iron pot.  Then I pop it in the oven for three hours and dinner is ready.  I roasted some brussel sprouts to accompany the pot roast, onions, and carrots, and voila!  Dinner.


What are you eating these days?  Are you eating for convenience or are you having fun in the kitchen?

10 comments:

  1. Your food looks delicious! I am all about finding healthy ways to get food on the table and have thought about meal delivery. And lasagna for lunch, yes please!

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    1. I'm trying out different meal deliveries (both local-owned and ones like Plated, Blue Apron, etc.) I'll have to report back on our findings!

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  2. That all looks fantastic! Love those brussels. I need to buy some more soon!

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    1. I love brussel sprouts too. Especially in the winter and fall.

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  3. That meal service sounds interesting! We don't have one of those in our teeny town.

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    1. A year ago, I don't think I would have ever considered meal service, but life has been sooo busy lately.

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  4. Mmmmm-that lasagna is mouth watering!!

    Jen@Jpabstfitness.com

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    1. The lasagna is the best thing I've had from the meal service so far!

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  5. A meal service sounds like a great option to make things a little easier for awhile :)
    Do you get to pick what you want delivered?

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    1. I'm trying a couple of different meal services. The first one I tried allows you to pick your meals, but the next one we're trying (the delivery comes this Wednesday!) doesn't let you choose the meals, but that's OK, because it's a different set of meals every week.

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