This Sunday, give your mom or grandma a day off from the kitchen and whip up a festive, seasonal brunch. There’s no need to plan multi-courses. Rather, prepare a tasty meal with simple, fresh ingredients that can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco. For inspiration, look out for Lindsay of The Fit Fork Feed’s special Mother’s Day recipe HERE.
Like so many moms, Lindsay is a multi-hyphenate extraordinaire—mother, entrepreneur, recipe developer, blogger, and all around #bossbabe. How does she do it? We caught up with Lindsay on how she stays balanced as a working mom.
Pete’s Living Greens: How do you seek balance or self-care while raising a family and running your own business?
Lindsay: I’m not going to lie. Working effectively three jobs, leaves little time for self-care or balance. However, I try to carve out at least 45 minutes of each day to go to the gym. Even just a simple trip to the grocery store makes me happy! I like to take my time cruising the aisles to find the best produce (like PLG!) and read labels on the products I’m interested in buying. On the weekends, I spend time with family and friends and refrain from blog work and social media in order to be present!
Pete’s Living Greens: What is one hack or tip that has changed the way you prepare weeknight dinners?
Lindsay: I like to keep things simple during the week. We typically have pasta with roasted veggies, tacos, stir fry’s, and easy clean out the fridge frittatas. I always have some sort of veggie with my meals and often I batch cook roasted veggies to make my life easier.
Pete’s Living Greens: As a mom how do you navigate picky eating?
Lindsay: I’ve always had one simple rule in my house since my son was born, “You eat what is on your plate or you try again tomorrow.” I don’t give my son a choice of what to eat, because it is not his choice. He eats the same meals as we do, whether it’s salmon, shrimp, or something as simple as eggs. He doesn’t have to like (or even eat) everything but he has to try everything. I know this “my way or the highway” approach doesn’t work for all families, but it certainly does in mine!