Over the last couple of years, I have been trying to go as natural as possible. Especially in the kitchen. We live in a fast-paced environment and it is easy to fall in the habit of pre-cooked meals.
Whilst I do enjoy cooking, sometimes it is easier to just grab a meal deal from one of the many supermarkets and enjoy some extra time off. But these meals are generally full of unhealthy ingredients such as saturated fats and preservatives.
So, I started to do a little bit of research on meal prepping. Before falling pregnant I was working in a call centre. There was an over-priced canteen for staff, but I am proud to say that I never bought food from them. Instead, I planned ahead and cooked meals over the weekend that I could easily pack for lunch. Meal prepping can seem like hard work, but it is all about being organised. In the long run it will save you money and you will be eating healthier.
Planning ahead can be tiring, but it is well worth the effort. I must confess that many days I would just make myself a ham and cheese sandwich and pack a piece a fruit. Some days it was not possible for me to spend the necessary time in the kitchen. But even then, I would much rather pack my own sandwich instead of getting a pre-packed supermarket one.
Veggie Baby = Healthy Baby
When our baby comes and it is time to introduce solid foods we shall continue along this line. We will not be buying pre-cooked baby foods. These can be made easily at home. You just need to steam and mash a couple of vegetables and fruits and your baby will have a perfectly healthy meal without any preservatives.
I am really excited to try all kinds of combinations. Discover with my wee one which veggies he likes most and what kind of fruits combine best. A healthy and balanced diet will give our babies the energy they need to learn and stay active.
Have you considered raising your baby vegan? Read our post on this subject and let us know your thoughts.