Hey guys! I’m so glad you liked the looks of my Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe! I’ve already heard from a few of you who made it and enjoyed it, which is awesome. Sticking with the Mexican-ish food theme, this week’s breakfast fave so far has been tacos. Mmmm…
We had some leftover tortillas in the fridge from our Superbowl fajita feast and I thought it would be fun to mix it up and use them for breakfast! Tortillas + a few scrambled eggs + cheese + avocado + salsa + arugula. Delicious! Next time I might add some crunch or chew, though… perhaps black beans or green pepper.
On the snacking front, I’ve been enjoying my old fave Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies (<- old photos that need an upgrade, but still a great recipe) this week. We had some overripe bananas on hand to use up so my mom whipped up a batch of those for me – they use banana (and a little pure maple syrup) as the sweetener. I had my mom add a couple tablespoons of brewer’s yeast to the dough, too, to amp up the lactation factor. 😉 I forgot how good these are – packed with nutrition, too!
I’ve also been pulling some Red Lentil Granola Bars out of the freezer to snack on (SO HUNGRY lately… the nursing hunger everyone talks about really kicked in finally over the past few weeks for me). I froze these a couple months ago and have been enjoying snacking on them during the day (and the night when I’m up feeding Riese). Very satisfying with the plant protein from the lentils! I cut them up into different sized bars (so I could grab whatever size correlated with how hungry I was) and then wrapped them in tin foil and put them all in a ziplock.
Yesterday was my solo day with Riese – we had our mom’s group meeting and then headed out to lunch with some of the other moms and babies afterward. We did Silver Diner again – lots of variety on the menu and enough space for all the strollers! I had the turkey burger with sweet potato fries – not the best burger I’ve ever had in my life but it was pretty good and what I was craving.
Riese does pretty well at restaurants during the day – I think Matt and I are going to attempt to go out to brunch with her this weekend (although it’s looking really rainy, so we may just end up being lazy… we’ll see). If we do, I’ll probably feed her right before we leave and hope I don’t have to feed her while we are out, but just in case, any tips from my mom readers on breastfeeding in a restaurant?! I have a nursing cover that I’ve used a bunch before, but how do you feed them without a huge nursing pillow when they can’t really sit up on their own yet? I always bring my big pillow to our mom’s group but I don’t exactly want to lug that into a restaurant! (I’ve been able to time the feeds on Wednesdays so that she eats right before the mom’s group ends and doesn’t need to eat while we are out at lunch.)
Speaking of Riese and mealtimes, I have an exciting update re: dinner – last night Matt and I put Riese to bed by herself and HAD DINNER ALONE (with the monitor nearby)! So exciting!! It was really nice to be able to just chat with each other and not worry about one of us holding a melting down baby with one hand and eating with the other.
Anyway – my mom is here babysitting today so I can work but she’s busy tomorrow so Riese and I will have another solo day. Our solo days make me so happy because I love having so much quality time with her, but they are also really tiring – mad props to stay at home moms. I am so impressed by you guys!
I’ll try to pop in tomorrow morning during her nap to say hello… although we will see if I can make that happen or not since her naptime isn’t especially reliable right now. 😉 I also have another session with the lactation consultant tomorrow morning to see how her weight gain is going! Have a great day guys!
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve eaten so far this week?