You’re busy and the last thing you want to do is to spend a lot of time making meals. But moms must eat a balanced diet to keep up their energy levels, and for good health. Plus, it’s especially important to feed yourself right when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding.
The good news is that simple, healthy meals don’t have to be bland or time-consuming to prepare or clean up. A balanced breakfast, lunch, or dinner doesn’t require costly ingredients, either.
Here are some suggestions that you can make in minutes. These meals aren’t gourmet by a long shot, but they’ll keep you satisfied and energized.
Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, a writer, and mother of three. She has worked at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the American Heart Association, and for seven years counseled children and adults about healthy eating and disease prevention at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston.
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