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Be Well with Baby: Mom Hacks

by Arielle J on June 7, 2017

Since having Gemma 3 months ago, my days have become extra limited and each hour has become ultra precious. Sometimes I feel like there’s hardly enough time to even eat! I don’t have time to prep fancy meals and I don’t want to order in or go out for every meal, so I’ve been getting really creative with my shopping lists and quick meals in the kitchen.

I’ve learned how to whip up a super nourishing breakfast in less than 2 minutes, a snack in less than 30 seconds and a fancy looking gourmet salad in less than 4 minutes. 

My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen so I can spend more time with my baby (and check things off of my list!) I can’t wait to share some of these mom hack recipes with you so you can spend more time doing things you love, too.

Here are some of my recent must-have mama items on my grocery list every week:

  1. organic chicken sausage – super easy to quickly slice up and cook on a pan. For lunch, I add slices to a simple homemade salad or a store-bought salad. For dinner, I’ll make a pot of brown rice pasta or quinoa and top it with chicken sausage, spinach and tomato sauce and shredded parmesan cheese.
  2. organic turkey pepperoni – it comes fully cooked so it’s ready to eat out of the bag. For breakfast, I’ll add to eggs for a boost of protein and flavor in the morning. For snack, I’ll make little pepperoni sandwiches using rice crackers, or I’ll take baby carrots and wrap it around. For dinner, I make a healthified pepperoni pizza in my toasted oven get the recipe here and just top it with the pepperoni slices!
  3. organic chicken tenders –  they come already sliced so its easy just to throw on a pan and cook – no slicing required. I’ve also added them to a pot of boiling water to cook if I’m breastfeeding and can’t stand by the stove. Slice up grilled chicken and add to a salad, or for dinner cook on the same pan with some veggies for a one-pan meal. 
  4. eggs – they’re so versatile and take such little time to cook. I either make a dozen hard boiled eggs for the week and store in a glass container in the fridge, or for breakfast, I’ll scramble two eggs and add to bone broth. Or, I make sunny side up eggs for a quick meal, too.
  5. wild caught tuna – An easy and quick lunch or dinner. I like my tuna super creamy so I’ll use avocado oil mayo and a squirt of dijon and drizzle a little balsamic vinegar or lemon. Add to a spinach salad with chopped baby carrots, or top it onto some yummy crackers or romaine leaves for a quick lunch.

I’ll be sharing more of my fave mom hacks tips at the upcoming Well Rounded NY postpartum wellness event on Friday, June 16th in NYC. I’m going to be doing a food demo, too so you won’t want to miss the yummy samples!

Here’s the info for the Well Rounded NY Postpartum Wellness Event:

When: Friday, June 16 at 11am-1pmET
Where: Pure Yoga West, 204 W 77th St between Amsterdam/Broadway
Tickets: HERE
Use code: ARIELLE25 for 25% off your ticket

And below for the official  invite.

Don’t live in the NY area or can’t make the event? I’ll be posting a recap after the event so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to follow me on instagram (name: Be Well with Arielle) where I’ll been sharing more mom hacks every day.

Hope to meet you and your baby next week and in the meantime, be well!

Be simple. Be fun. Be delicious.

Be Well,

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