Baby Ahead – Stockpile Food

Newborns are a full-time job around the clock. So help yourself out by stockpiling some food so you will always have basic ingredients to make quick meals:

Ideas for the Freezer:

  • Frozen meals: frozen lasagna (Stouffer’s or homemade if you are ambitious), Spinach and Cheese Raviolis, Potstickers,
  • Meat: get all kinds of meat, fish and poultry when it’s on sale
  • Frozen vegetables and fruits
  • Herbs, produce, butter and a lot of other things can be frozen if prepared correctly

Ideas for the Pantry:

  • Canned tomatoes, black beans, corn and green chiles (you can make a chicken tortilla soup)
  • Chicken broth, beef broth and Lipton onion soup mix (you can make a roast using a crock pot)
  • Pasta, rice, and other grains
  • Healthy snacks (needed especially if you are breastfeeding) – peanut butter, granola bars, almonds, trail mix, dried fruit

Here are some of my favorite sugary-yet-sort-of-healthy-snacks from my new-mom days:

Wild Roots Coastal Berry Blend trail mix (available at Costco)

coastalberryPhilippine Dried Mangoes

driedmangoesNature Valley Protein Granola (oats ‘n dark chocolate)

Nature-Valley-Protein-Crunchy-Granola-Coupon

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