One of the things that I struggled with when the baby was small (and rarely sleeping), was to fuel myself right. It seemed that only unhealthy foods were suitable for one-handed eating.
Here are a few ideas to help get food into the cupboard or fridge when you have a moment:
Pressure cooker – I love my pressure cooker! I use it for beans, meat and grains.
I cook up a pot of quinoa (in around eight minutes) and leave it in the fridge for a few days, I eat it in place of rice as it’s a super load of good nutrients.
I also like to keep a container of beans or lentils in the fridge for quick go meals.
http://fastcooking.ca has a great guide for how long to cook each type of food and many recipes you can try.
Tasty tips: include tumeric, cumin, green herbs, a pinch of cayenne pepper, garlic and/or ginger and you’ll be boosting the goodness in your food!
Cook semolina or oat porridge ahead of time, up to three days in advance and keep it in the fridge. Add some nuts, seeds and fruit at serving to pump up the nutrients.
Keep the fruit bowl topped up.
Keep a container of nuts and raisins in the cupboard.
Make or buy yogurt and store in serving size containers.
For a while there (it’s moving into summer here now) I kept a bowl of soup in the fridge too. I cooked up any vegetables we had in the fridge and added chicken stock, tumeric, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. This way I managed to get silver beet and other vegetables I tend to struggle to add I to the diet.
I hope some of these are useful, I have really been focusing on nutrition and the effect this has on my body at the moment, being well fuelled certainly makes the difference!