Saturday, April 4, 2009

I've been gone a long time...

Yes, I know. I have been a super-slacker in the blog department. Let me just say that has been a bit crazy! I am nine months pregnant with our third child AND we just moved after six years at our prior address. What a bunch of madness. And, of course, my back has begun to act up in late pregnancy due to my pre-existing problems and the baby. My first two children had milk-soy protein intolerance, so I have just today begun cutting these things out of my diet in preparation for breastfeeding this third little one. Today, I took a couple hours in the kitchen to prep some frozen meals for after the baby comes. I made: lentil soup, lentil/pecan meatballs, lentil loaf, oven baked sweet potatoes. I also froze some chickpea stew that was made Friday. Hopefully having these easy frozen things to pull out of the freezer while dealing with breastfeeding an infant and caring for two other little ones will make life easier. I also purchased some milk and soy free staples, many of which were not around when I breastfed my last child: coconut milk ice cream and yogurt, Quorn naked chicken cutlets, Hemp milk, vegan soy free chicken broth powder, vegan chocolate chips, tons of nuts, beans, safe bread, eggs, Smart Balance light margarine (vegan, soy protein free), Sunflower seed burgers. And, of course, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and pasta. When life is less crazy, I will post some of my MSPI creations. In the meantime, check out my sister's blog for a delicious vegan, soy-free mushroom stroganoff at www.TEDmamas.blogspot.com. She is also on the MSPI diet for breastfeeding her seven month-old infant. Her kiddo is intolerant of far more than milk and soy, so it's been tough but she's sticking with it! Go sis!