When I found out I was pregnant, immediately I had poetic pictures of pushing a pram (stroller) through the park and wet, sweet kisses on my cheek flooding through my mind. Those moments definitely happen. The part I didn’t know was that these beautiful moments would often come at the exact moment I need them- the moment when I am asking.. what did I do?? My life was so simple… Then, the laughter bursts from my daughter’s mouth and all the frustrations are whisked away (at least temporarily). That’s the catch, my friend. Being a mom is hard. It’s giving up yourself and focusing every ounce of energy on that tiny, precious child. Since Madelyn turned 6 months old, I’ve found myself constantly researching, reading, asking friends, stressing over… how on earth do I feed this child food?? It seems so simple, but yet it’s been such a challenge for me! Especially now that she’s 1 and eating mainly solids. Wait?! I have to PLAN and COOK for my child to have a healthy diet now?? (sobbing cry) You don’t realize how convenient that bottle or breast is until it’s gone bye-bye. So my new culinary mission: Find recipes that are:
- Quick- 30 min or less, preferably. Start to finish. And I’ll only work longer if it yields lots of food for leftovers.
- Clean- I don’t want any of that processed, dyed stuff going in my child’s body. …At least most of the time.
- Healthy- the goal is to check off all the food groups through the day! ..just like a healthy adult diet, think COLORS! Mo’ colors = mo’ betta.