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Food ideas for busy mums

Food ideas for busy mums

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Most new mums are “time starved” which often results in poor food choices due to convenience. New mums may find themselves grabbing foods that will simply just “fill the hole” and contain empty calories.

Most new mums are “time starved” which often results in poor food choices due to convenience. New mums may find themselves grabbing foods that will simply just “fill the hole” and contain empty calories.

The fact is that if you are breast-feeding, you will feel hungry all the time! And healthy food is needed for healthy breast milk.

It is possible to choose healthy meals and snacks that are quick and easy and will take the same amount of time to prepare as 2 minute noodles…but will be so much better for you and the baby.

Here are some quick & healthy snack and meal ideas for a busy mum:

  • Smoothies: Good quality protein powder, handful of berries, ½ banana, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1tsp of coconut oil, handful of walnuts, 250-350mL milk or milk substitute (e.g. oat milk)
  • Scrambled eggs on toast with tomato, avocado and smoked salmon
  • Sourdough toast with nut butter (e.g. ABC spread)
  • Whole avocado with lemon juice
  • Handful of raw and unsalted nuts and seeds
  • Organic/Biodynamic natural (sugar free) yoghurt with berries or fresh fruit
  • Granola (with or without milk) as a snack
  • Organic baked beans on toast
  • Date rolls and walnuts
  • Hummus with vegetable sticks and wholegrain rice crackers
  • Left over steamed vegetables with hummus and lemon juice
  • Ricotta/goats cheese/buffalo mozzarella and wholegrain rice crackers
  • Mountain bread wraps with chicken/lamb/fish and salad