Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Good Ship Lollipop
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I am a new mom, not trying to keep my weight up (because I have some to spare!) but still trying not to faint from nursing.
We keep in our fridge: baked tofu (my dh prefers Soy Boy brand) store-bought humus and baba ganouj. You can eat the humus with crackers or bread. If you want it to be less expensive, it's easy to make your own of all of these, but it's faster when time is at a premium to just buy them. (Or if your baby is new, let someone else buy them!)
In our freezer, we have soup that my MIL made (vegetable barley, very bland) pasta sauce that my dh made (tempeh tomato sauce, very spicy!) and applesauce. My MIL makes the best applesauce! We also have Soy Boy brand ravioli, and usually Amy's Macaroni and Soy Cheese. If you don't have an obliging relative to cook for you, you can buy boil in a bag soup. I like Tabachnik soup because there aren't any additives. it's good to have pierogis in the freezer.
The only frozen vegetable I really like is organic green peas, but if you have those on hand, they can add a lot of nutrients really easily. You can throw them in the boiling water with your pasta or ravioli or whatever.
At work I have soy milk and a banana for a snack. Soy milk rocks my world. I didn't use to like it but since my pregnancy I can't live without it!
Nuts have a lot of calories, protein and fat. They are easy to eat with one hand while nursing. Some dried fruits are good, too. Avocados have a lot of fat and good nutrients, but I don't know about calories. You can eat it in a sandwich, or in guacamole, or on a salad. Or in your brown rice, that's a nice treat. You can also put toasted nuts in or on your rice to add nutrients. Sesame seeds also add a lot of nutrients. I like tahini made from toasted sesame seeds on my oatmeal in the morning.
Divorced mom of one awesome boy born 2-3-2003.