Tuesday night for dinner I had onion rings and asparagus. That’s it.
And the asparagus only ended up on the plate because I felt guilty about not eating something green. But it’s all I could cobble together after a long day at work and a long day of being a mom. An afternoon of struggling with bath time, diapers, and pjs left me exhausted. I could not bear the thought of washing a couple (yes, just two) extra dishes for the pasta dinner I had planned.
It occurred to me I focus so much on what to feed my baby I forget about my eating habits. Every meal I make sure my baby has protein, fruit and veggies. So last night, I decided to take a page from my son’s eating habits. But I needed to make it easy… and as few dishes as possible.
I went to the store and bought:
*A rotisserie chicken (for the first time and not the last), cooked, warm and ready to go (no dishes required)
*Sweet potatoes, just popped it the oven (again no pots or pans)
*Then I cooked some rice (one pot to clean)
A healthy dinner that turned into a healthy lunch today and probably a couple more meals too.
But there will be many more dinners. I did a quick Google search that came up with thousands of hits and many more thousands of recipes. Overwhelming. But I did find a page on Pinterest – Easy dinners for busy moms:
It has great pictures, all in one spot, pulled from lots of different websites. A great resource!
Dinners are never easy for anyone. And being a mom can make it even more difficult. But in order for you to take care of a loved one, you need to take care of yourself. Asparagus and onion rings, while tasty, just won’t cut it.
If you have any tricks or ideas for simple meals – please share!