Issue: Fatigue Ruins Your Ability to Plan Meals New-mom solution: Save time (and nap more) by posting these simple, nutritious meal ideas on the fridge for weeknight inspiration. Each recipe serves two.
Egg and spinach scramble: Scramble 4 eggs with 1 cup of thawed frozen spinach and 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese. Serve with 2 slices of whole-wheat toast.
Pasta salad: Cook 4 ounces of whole-wheat pasta and add 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables for the last few minutes. Rinse under cold water, drain and toss with olive oil, vinegar and grated Parmesan cheese.
Bean and vegetable burrito: Fill 2 whole-wheat tortillas with 1/2 cup of canned beans, 1 cup of shredded vegetables and 1/4 cup of low-fat cheese. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes, until heated through. Serve with salsa.
Spicy legumes and greens: In a large nonstick skillet, heat a minced clove of garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes in olive oil. Add 2 cups of frozen kale, 1 can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained) and a splash of chicken or vegetable broth. Simmer, then serve over couscous or brown rice.
Tuna salad: Mix 1 can of tuna (chunk light is lower in mercury) with 1 can of white beans (rinsed and drained), finely chopped red onion, olive oil and lemon juice. Serve with grape tomatoes on top of bagged salad greens.