Family Friendly Recipes

3 Meal Ideas Parents With Newborns Can Eat With One Hand

We are excited to be able to bring you these easy one-hand meal ideas thanks to our partnership with Great Day Farms (@greatdayfarms). All opinions and photography are ours alone. #EggceptionallyGreat #ad.

Ever find your stomach growling mid-diaper change and realize that you haven’t even eaten a bite today?

One of the most challenging parts of parenthood is finding easy, yet healthy ways to feed yourself.

Reheating coffee close to a dozen times each morning, forgetting to eat at least one meal throughout the day, or getting out of pajamas and brushing your teeth after the lunch hour are all par for the course. The demands that caring for TWO newborns often has new parents finding their basic needs put on the back burner.

As moms also trying to navigate parenthood, we are dedicated to sharing ways that might make things easier so that you feel like more moments throughout the day are counted as wins rather than fails. So today, thanks to the convenience of Great Day Farms hard-boiled eggs, we are sharing 3 protein-packed meal ideas to enjoy (yes parents, we said ENJOY) that will also help you keep your health goals on track as you learn to navigate life with two babies.

3 Meal Ideas Parents With Newborns Can Eat With One Hand

Now, eating healthy as a parent with newborns takes a LITTLE bit of planning, but with the convenience of products like hard-boiled eggs that you can find in the deli section at Walmart, your prep time can be minimal, allowing you to have meals on hand when you need them.

The Health Conscious Parent’s Favorite Egg Salad

This easy recipe can be made in under 5 minutes and enjoyed throughout the week. Simply grate your hard-boiled eggs (6 is usually sufficient) with a cheese grater, mix with 1/4-1/2 cup plain greek yogurt and 2 tbsp. of yellow mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy as a dip with pretzels or pita chips.

The Easy Mid-Day Charcuterie

It’s no secret Meghan would eat charcuterie every day if she could! This is one of her go-to quick meals!

The best part about a charcuterie tray is that it can include any snack-type food you have in your pantry and fridge. To be honest with you, throwing together a quick charcuterie plate is one of our favorite ways to add a meal into our day, even still, with toddler and school-aged twins running around. Without fail, we include hard-boiled eggs because they are the easiest way to add protein into the mix, but we also love to throw some of the following goodies in the mix:

  • Nuts
  • Salami
  • Cheese
  • Dried Fruit
  • Olives
  • Giardiniera
  • Crackers

Avocado Toast All Dressed Up

If you haven’t already gotten on this bandwagon, well then, you are missing out. The beauty of avocado toast is that it can be adapted to fit everyone’s pallet by topping it with just about any mouth-watering accouterment, which is why we are including it in our one-handed meal ideas. Simply toast a slice of bread, smear it with a 1/2 smashed avocado and top with hard-boiled eggs for an extra protein punch. Try adding some of these toppings to keep things interesting!

  • Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning
  • Banana peppers
  • Sriracha
  • Salt and pepper
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Pesto
  • Arugula
  • Roasted tomatoes

Whether you choose to indulge in all of these meal ideas or just find one of them to fit your fancy, we can guarantee one thing, that you will actually find a way to fit real meals into your days between multiple diaper changes, feedings and missed naps. Try to avoid getting “hangry”…remember, a fed parent is a happy parent!

Try any one of these recipes out today using the Ibotta offer from Great Day Farms Hard Boiled Eggs. Earn $0.25 off of the 2-pack and $0.50 off of the 6-pack when you purchase at Walmart.