|Cheese omelette, for a quick lunch. Details here.|
I cook almost everyday for the family, and we usually eat out probably for two meals in a whole week (you can find our tips for planning and cooking everyday here). However, while I do plan for rather nutritious meals, I tend to try to cut corners, like not including greens or using less ingredients when I cook so as to save time in food preparation.
That aside, I've been having to cook for more people (as the FIL is visiting, and my dad comes by to help me), and my previously frozen stash usually isn't enough to go around. On those days, I end up eating bread or instant noodles (I admit, I love instant noodles, but I was having it way too often!). And speaking of instant noodles, I tend to eat a fair bit of junk food (I love my chips, chocolate and biscuits!) in between meals, since a breastfeeding mama tends to be hungry half the time. I also found myself stuffing myself with chocolate whenever I got stressed or upset, which is quite often, unfortunately!
|Stew (frozen previously), with garlic bread and loads of fruit! Details here, and I adapted a recipe from here.|
All in all, I wanted to eat better, and prepare better meals for the family. To get my engine going, I thought I would make myself accountable by setting myself a challenge, and posting one photo a day on Instagram about this learning journey. I know one should set small specific goals to accomplish something, but I didn't want to stress over goals, so I left it as a general guideline to just get me moving in the correct direction.
|Beef hor fun, recipe here, tips for preparing here.|
|Muffin tin frittatas, which are great for lunch boxes. Recipe here, meal details here.|
The kids and hubby are sick now, so for the week ahead I'll be exploring lighter meals and soups, as well as all the nutritious drinks that might help them to recover faster. It's great how doing this challenge pushes me to learn to cook new things, and I've learnt so much from all the tips and suggestions that fellow IG-ers have shared along the way!
|Porridge since everyone was sick. Details here.|
Stay tuned for more yummy updates (I'll be posting them mostly in IG, at my account @justtey, and if you want to see what's cooking in the kitchen, you can search #makingmumeatswell on Instagram, or click here. Now I'm off to make some chrysanthemum tea!