No-cook meals are a lifesaver when pregnancy has zapped your energy and left you wishing you had a personal chef. Rejoice! A healthy, delicious dinner in minutes is still very possible. C’mon, I’ll show you how!
Creeeak went the kids’ door at an hour that my pregnant self still couldn’t function at a higher level than to mutter something about going back into their (shared) room and closing the
blasted door. Note to self: pick up WD-40 on your next supermarket run.
Even after my morning coffee and a long walk, I was still in a funk. By the time lunchtime rolled around, my poor family was destined for…. LEFTOVERS! Sorry guys!
Pregnancy can really deplete your energy levels. Most days, especially throughout the second trimester, mamas are flying high with anticipation of meeting baby, creating baby registries, and pulling out baby items to freshen up in the laundry (if you’re like me and all subsequent children to the eldest are head to toe clad in hand-me-downs.)
Pregnancy isn’t generally the time that most women morph into Ree Drummond and aim for the stars as far as dinnertime cuisine goes…. especially if you’re suffering from sluggishness or nausea. So here’s your list of 12 happy pregnancy meal ideas to inspire you- not wear you out, in the kitchen. Twelve meals that require no cooking and not too much time. And for whatever reason, I realized that a large majority feature avocados. It’s summertime. I’m pregnant. Go figure.
Southwest Chopped Salad from Damn Delicious
Cucumber Avocado Soup from Real Simple
Crab Rolls from MyRecipes.com
No-Noodle Pad Thai from Cookie and Kate
Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad from Mommy’s Kitchen
White Bean Avocado Club from Real Simple
Tuna-Stuffed Avocados from The Stay at Home Chef
Sushi from Fifteen Spatulas
Caprese Sandwiches from Somewhat Simple
Gazpacho from Eating Well (my FAVE gazpacho recipe!!)
Chilled Corn Chowder from Mantitlement
Simple Egg Salad Sandwiches from Incredible Egg
What are your favorite no-cook or quick-prep meals to serve your family? I’d love to jot them down in my running bullet journal list! 😉