Today’s guest blogger is maybe the helping hand I need in my house at the moment. Not only is her blog’s namesake one of my favourite meals but she has all the right, nutritional ideas for when you are a new Mum at home with bub and can’t be bothered with much fancies on the food front.
Meet Victoria from Boiled Eggs & Soldiers. Over the next two weeks she is going to cover the easy ways to eat best for both you and bub starting with, my favourite, breakfast!
Yay, your beautiful bundle of joy has finally arrived, congratulations and well done to you! There’s so much to do and learn with a newborn around that feeding yourself is often the last thing on your mind.
It’s so important though, to nourish and nurture yourself as well as your baby. To help you along I’ve put together some healthy (ish) meal suggestions. All the recipes are quick and easy and most can be done one-handed if necessary too! But my biggest piece of advice would be if anyone asks what they can do to help either give them a pile of laundry (how do such tiny babies make so much washing?) or get them to make you some meals!
Breakfast – the most important meal of the day
If you are ok with dairy then a bowl of Greek yoghurt topped with your favourite topping is a quick, easy and filling start to the day. I really like cinnamon on yoghurt, it is said (by some people in the know) that cinnamon can help relieve bloating and it may well have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties too, plus it tastes good! On top of the cinnamon I add pomegranate seeds as they are so good for you, lots of fibre, Vitamin C and potassium. (To save time you can now buy the seeds, arils, on their own from most supermarkets). Another option is to put a sprinkle of your favourite berries/ banana and muesli / granola on top either way by just adding a few extra bits to your yoghurt you are really increasing the nutritional value and creating a delicious meal that takes no time to make.
You could also make a smoothie – I’ve got some recipes ideas for Strawberry and/or Raspberry ones here.
Eggs are fantastic for breakfast (or any meal really) – omelettes, poached, scrambled or boiled however you like them they are packed full of goodness. Choosing which way to have them is probably the hardest thing about eggs.
English muffins are also filling with a variety of toppings or something like ricotta, banana & honey on sourdough will also fill you up for longer than just jam or vegemite on toast.
Some days cereals are all you are up for but if you can choose one of these other options you are getting a better nutritional boost so more bang for your effort!
To keep you going through the morning you can’t go past a fresh juice of some sort. In the hot weather I like this refreshing combination of my “Sweet & Citrus Juice”. It makes at least 2 big glasses of juice & it can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours if you want to keep one for the next day and yes, it’s green! I did say that these were healthy (ish) suggestions!
Sweet & Citrus Green Juice
1 orange – flesh only
1 kiwi roughly chopped skin removed
1 C watermelon – flesh only roughly chopped
3 stems silver beet, leaves only
2 stems kale, leaves only
200 ml coconut water (or just water)
- Put oranges, kiwi & watermelon in the Thermomix bowl or blender and give a quick blitz to make room for the rest of the ingredients (5 seconds / speed 5).
- Add silver beet, kale, parsley, coconut water and ice. Blend 1 minute/speed 10 or on high-speed in your blender
Next week I will be back chatting about Lunch, Snaking and, of course, Dinner.
What is your favourite go to breakfast?
Hi, I’m Victoria from Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.
Boiled Eggs & Soldiers is a place for quick and easy meal ideas, a bit of a chat, tea, cake, bubbles and some of my adventures as a wife, Mum of two and now “food blogger”. Pop on by and be sure to say hi!
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