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!

5 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Just how big a bite can you tear off and chew??? Pregnant, moving, stocking up . . . WOW, you are SUPERmom! Did you move to a new town, or just a new house?

Vegetation said...

Goodness me! You've been insanely busy! And well done for getting so much cooking done when you're so pregnant! It will definitely come in handy though. I remember trying to comfort the twins with a 3 1/2 year old running around the house and wondering what on earth we were going to eat for dinner.

Holly said...

Thanks for the reference to my blog Sis. I always enjoy visitors, especially when they leave comments so I KNOW they visited! Thanks also for the "pat on the back" for sticking with nursing Noah despite avoiding dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, corn, chocolate, etc. It's been hhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaard. But I'll still keep trying!

Would you like me to come over and help make any other foods to freeze? I make a mean sunshine burger!!! Or anything else you can think of. Let me know!

zerbert said...

I wish you all the best with the upcoming birth. I'm sure you'll be enjoying the new addition to your family as will your two girls!

Anonymous said...

I really like your idea of planning out your meals and marking them off as you use them. I do the same thing in 4-6 day intervals. I do, however, have 3 daughters who hate meat and a husband who only likes meat. I would love for you to share your meal plans with shopping lists. I am hoping to start tricking my husband with meat substitutes and still stay married!