How do I food?
August 14, 2014 3:48 PM Subscribe
For the food challenged: How do I learn to plan for and cook deadly simple nutritious meals for 1 adult + 1 baby child? Recipes, advice, pointers all welcome.
I hate cooking and everything associated it, including shopping. I make toast, fried eggs, grilled cheese all of my other meals, I get pre-cooked food, either from a restaurant or the whole foods food bar. Seriously my fridge usually only has eggs, cheddar cheese and condiments.
That worked fine until now, but then I went and had a very unexpected surprise (but wanted!) baby late in life at the ripe old age of 45 and I've been eating this way for so long I don't even know where to begin.
Now baby is getting to the food stage and I'm anxious, stressed, terrified to do it wrong and I'm just retarded around food. I went through the grocery store today and just have no idea how turn all this STUFF into something to eat and I ended up feeling overwhelmed and had to leave to have a good cry in the parking lot.
Right now 8 month old baby eating breast milk, store bought veggie/fruit/meat purees, buttered toast, cheerios and baby teething biscuits, but real food is right around the corner. I don't have a mom to ask and none of my friends have children.
Help me! Is there a book(s) should I buy? How do you plan a week of meals and side dishes feed and baby snacks for 1 adult+baby without having to buy a million different ingredients and chop 50 things? I'd also love deadly simple entree recipes and vegetable recipes (I've honestly never even cooked veggies by myself, I just buy salads), any pointers, advice, anecdotes, tips and tricks would be really helpful. Is there a baby eating manual/book? We have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. ANY advice around this is so appreciated.