Eating is important - that's a no-brainer. What's more of a big-brainer is how you can possibly care for a...
Eating is important - that's a no-brainer. What's more of a big-brainer is how you can possibly care for a newborn, sleep, shower, and still fit in a healthy meal. You can fit in healthy meals; even when you're a new parent.  Use the clock to pace your meals. Set your cell phone alarm, alarm clock, or computer with ringing reminders. Set your clocks to eat four to six mini-meals a day (mini meals are faster). The clock helps you remember to care for yourself. Cook one day a week only - or enlist a cook to help you. You or a pal can spend a couple hours one day whipping up heat and serve dishes. Stock your fridge and freezer and when that alarm rings, heat up a dish. Bonus points if you divvy the dishes out into single serve portions. Stock up quickies. Quick meal items like pre-cut veggies, cold turkey slices, canned soup (low sodium), heat and serve breads, and pre-bagged salads are easy and fast. Also, you don't have to eat an entire meal. A couple of healthy snack items are a-ok. See some quick and healthy snacks. Sneak in veggies and fruits when possible. Filling and healthy. Pick up a drink. Some drinks are just as healthy as a meal (not for every meal). Slim fast, angel milk, and other nutritional drinks are good choices in a pinch. Smoothies are another fast and healthy meal option. For super speed smoothies spend an hour per week cutting up fruit into chunks and store them in containers in the fridge. Also, make sure you're stocked up on organic yogurt for smoothies. How do you fit in parenting and healthy meals?

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