Whether you’re in college, a busy working professional, or a mom, finding time to make and eat healthy meals can be a challenge. As a new mom (and soon to be working mom), I’ve struggled to put my own needs before my daughter’s, which has resulted in me eating lots of prepackaged foods. In an effort to eat healthier I’ve created a list of quick and easy postpartum meal ideas, which are great for anyone really.
For those moments when I just can’t decide what to eat or have limited time to dedicate to eating, having this list on my refrigerator will take the guess work out of meal time! This list is also a great starting point for grocery shopping. I can turn this list and easily see what I’ll need from the grocery store each week.
-Scrambled eggs with vegetables and a bagel thin or English muffin
–Smoothie made with protein powder
-Egg sandwich on a bagel thin or English muffin (1-2 eggs, slice of ham, slice of cheese, slice of tomato, and spinach)
-Oatmeal (toppings ideas: peanut butter, chopped nuts, jam, dried fruit, almond milk, pumpkin puree)
-Yogurt topped with granola
–Soup and an English muffin
-Sandwich on whole wheat bread (lunch meat, slice of cheese, mustard, lettuce or spinach, and tomatoes) with hummus, sliced cucumbers, and pita chips
-Brown rice with grilled chicken and vegetables
-Big salad with whatever veggies you have on hand and some protein (eggs, lunch meat, lean meat, cheese, etc.)
-Loaded sweet potatoes (top with ground turkey and either Mediterranean toppings or Southwestern toppings)
-Yogurt with or without granola
-Hummus with veggies and/or pita chips
-Cheese and crackers
-Apple and peanut butter
-Smoothie made with protein powder
-Piece of fruit or veggies
I’ve been using this list for about a week now and it has been so helpful!