meal ideas for moms

Last week I shared some pearls of wisdom that my months of being a parent have given me. Today I want to offer some more tangible ways to conquer this thing called motherhood by sharing a few of the amazing recipes I've developed with all my free time and idle hands. 

Now, I don't want to be one of those bloggers who flaunts their picture perfect life and makes you feel inferior, but these amazing creations are things that I have actually had for dinner since Lana arrived. 

1. An entire box of granola bars: this one is actually on a shamefully frequent rotation in our house. It's reserved for those special days where she never stops needing to be fed, changed, bounced, fed, changed, changed, played with and changed again. Bedtime rolls around and I realize I polished off a brand new box of blueberry muffin Lara Bars but didn't bother with one single fruit or vegetable. Scurvy who?


DID YOU NEED THAT HAND TO EAT? NO THANKS I'LL JUST LIKE TO HOLD ONTO IT PLEASE!

2. Tortilla chips with a side of jalapeno stuff olives: Well balanced and multi ethnic, this is one I'm truly proud of. I remember the moment of inspiration well. It was our first night of crying it out. It was 10:30 and Tom was still at work. We hadn't grocery shopped that week. I ate straight from the bag/jar and starred blankly at a wall. Perfection.

3. Chocolate: purchase Dove raspberry dark chocolate, unwrap and consume as needed.

I LOVE TO ONLY SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS FOREVER, MOM.
4. Mac & Cheese: I know what your thinking, there's nothing innovative about this. But wait, there's a twist to this classic recipe. You make it with plain coffee creamer because you're all out of milk and too tired to even consider packing the diaper bag, dressing the baby, strapping her into the car seat, driving to the store, unbuckling her, going into the store, putting her back in the car, driving home, unbuckling her again, and then finally starting dinner. Yeah, creamer will do.

 5. Gum: if all else fails, this can double as dinner and breath freshener because whoops you forgot to brush your teeth in your panic to feed the baby before she reached full on meltdown mode that morning.


Really though, I may not always have time to put together the most nutritionally sound meals, but just look at that little face. 

Totally worth it.

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