Moms in my triplet groups always complain about "the triplet diet". They'll post pictures of Twix wrappers and a soda and say, "My lunch today." Now don't get me wrong, candy and soda is a favorite snack of mine, but it is certainly not a meal. I've never understood claims of not having time to cook or eat. I rarely spend more than 5-10 minutes making breakfast or lunch, and dinner is typically 30 minutes. Here's a daily food diary, from a triplet mom/foodie:
Breakfast this week has consisted of waffles. I was elated to find the Food Network waffle maker on sale for half off at Kohl's this past weekend. I wanted this particular waffle iron because it makes four individual waffles. This means I can make large batches, freeze them, and pop them in the toaster as desired. While the initial prep work took half an hour, I now have enough waffles for the entire family to eat this week. Jackson and I have been devouring our whole wheat waffles with strawberries and powdered sugar. The powdered sugar is an unnecessary step, but it makes me feel like I'm at a bed and breakfast.
|Scratch-made waffles with strawberries and powdered sugar|
Lunch almost always consists of leftovers from the night before. That's more incentive to eat well for dinner because I know I'll be eating it again for lunch the next day.
|grilled chicken and peppers, black beans, brown rice|
Dinner this evening took less than ten minutes from stovetop to plate. We had whole wheat couscous, black beans, and pan-seared salmon. Nothing fancy or time consuming, but definitely healthy and tasty.
|salmon, beans, couscous|
Dessert was a smoothie. (If I put it in a bowl it tricks my mind into thinking it's ice cream.) In under five minutes I mixed frozen fruit with plain greek yogurt.