Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Eating for Two

...even though one of us is only 6 inches long and weighs less than half a pound.

I'm having a hard time eating healthy, and instead find myself eating fast food and junk food...both because its readily available, and because I don't typically feel like cooking.
As it is right now, little pal is most likely developing fond feelings for donuts and cheeseburgers.

I have to track my food intake for a week to show the midwives. My next appointment is 2 weeks from today, so I'm going to try tracking everything starting tomorrow. Maybe the shame of having to show it to them will inspire me to eat much healthier.

The hardest part for me in the cooking process is coming up with a menu and sticking with it. If someone would just tell me what to cook, I'd be set! I think I have this idea that every meal has to be fantastic, when really, it just needs to get nutritious food in our bellies. It doesn't need to be the best thing we've ever tasted.

So if anyone has some yummy recipes that are quick and easy (and healthy!) that you'd like to share, send 'em my way. Or even just ideas of easy brown bag lunches, snacks, etc. I could use some inspiration...


  1. We make a pretty nutritious, albeit simple, pasta primavera that even though is sans meat, is pretty hearty. Just get a Zucchini, a couple yellow squash, an medium onion, a yellow pepper, a red pepper, and three or so carrots. slice all into thin strips. toss in a mixing bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning. bake in oven for about 20 minutes at 400. veggies should still be crisp and crunchy which makes them feel more filling. toss with bow tie pasta and cherry tomatoes, top with parmesan. you could have garlic bread to hearty it up a bit more. the prep work takes a bit of time depending on how quick you can chop vegetables - that's where your sous chef comes in (tim).

  2. Jim that sounds really good! Tim was actually just saying that we should start eating vegetarian a few days a week, so this sounds like a perfect way to ease into that.

  3. I think I'm like you. I hate planning a meal--someone please tell me what to make and I'll make it! Every meal that I can cook well is a huge elaborate process--lasagna, scallopped potatoes, i'm sure there might be one more. Oh well. I can't think of anything.

    Though there is something simple, yet tasty--well, if you like bland (My husband says I eat bland). Bake chicken breasts in the oven, heat up some frozen mixed veges, and cook rice. Dice the chicken and mix it all together on your plate! Yum! Add butter, salt, pepper or soy sauce for flavor.