Hi guys, welcome to the new blog! It’s been a long process and there’s still a few more tiny things to do, but I hope you enjoy it! The spacing is a little weird for this post, FYI..I still have to figure that out.
I’m linking up with Laura for some WIAW today (newborn edition).
I’ve talked about eats being sporadic and random here. I need to be better about doing meal prep when she’s sleeping or when I’m wearing a carrier, but I tend to put that on the backburner and tend to all the other things that need to be done (laundry, writing, freelance stuff, cleaning). It’s not like we’re not eating well without meal prep – it’s just a little harder. I’ve been relying on deli turkey and rotisserie chicken for protein – both easy and minimal prep. And just adding random things!
Leftover Kodiak Cakes with banana, peanut butter, granola and maple syrup. I love Kodiak Cakes because they have a bit more protein and the batter is pretty much made for you!
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Then, I headed out on an hour walk with Tater and Camryn. I really try to do these in the morning before it gets too hot because I don’t want Cam sweating in her carseat. It’s a nice relaxing time for me to catch up on podcasts and such. Cam usually falls asleep while we’re out so it leads into one of her naps when I come home. When she woke up, we played a little bit and did some tummy time.
A little bit of everything! I took some greens and added deli turkey, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, hummus and some saltine crackers. So random but it hit the spot! I also snacked on some sweet potato brownies too.
I had roasted some sweet potatoes and veggies on Sunday night that lasted a few days for my minimal meal prep. And then on Monday, I made some sweet potato brownies. These did not come out as fudgey as they look. I doubled the recipe so I don’t know if I made them thick enough, but they’re still yummy to snack on.
Also, a huge glass of water. I’m trying to drink at least a glass of water for each breastfeeding session because I get SO THIRSTY. And I’m trying to drink throughout the day also.
Clif Bar (unpictured).
I scarfed a Clif Builder’s Protein Bar and didn’t even think to take a picture. I’m really trying to get enough protein throughout the day, especially with snacking. A common way to snack among many of my clients (and what I have been doing) is mostly carbohydrates, without sufficient protein. Guilty as charged! I’ve been gravitating towards easy things like fruit, crackers and cookies. So, I bought some protein bars and try to snack on HB eggs when I have them.
Sadly, right now, my dairy favorites (yogurt and string cheese) are off the table. I’m doing some experimenting with dairy-free to see if it helps Camryn’s reflux. It is no fun, considering ice cream is my favorite food group. So, this is an interesting experiment that I hope to write more about. If anything, it’s teaching me more empathy for some of my clients with dietary restrictions.’
Between lunch and dinner, I made a quinoa salad. I think what will work best for making any sort of food is that it will have to be when Camryn is napping. I broke out the Ergo and put her in it so I could have my hands free to make a quinoa salad. I added quinoa + edamame + leftover kale salad mix + pumpkin seeds + cooled cucumbers. It was so refreshing and hit the spot.
I added some rotisserie chicken to my bowl for dinner and ate it with Camryn in my ergo.
Then, we went for a family walk and hung out on the back porch with a beer. We just installed a fence and it is wonderful to just sit out back and not worry about Tater running off (that used to happen alot). We usually put Camryn down between 9 and 10 (not that we have any sort of real routine yet), and then it was off to bed!