Hi everyone, this is my first post on P&B, just had my BFP confirmed by a blood test on Friday. Very early days, am about 3-4 weeks gone.
Just wondering if you can help please, this feels like such a newbie question and I'm sure ladies who have already had babies will be laughing at my innocence :-)
I usually spend the weekend making a giant pot of soup or chili or lasagne or something, that we keep in the fridge and my husband and I take a portion to work every day for lunch. I have a microwave at work and a special insulated lunchbox so I can keep the food cool til lunchtime and heat it thoroughly at work. But the whole Internet is telling me that if I'm pregnant I can't eat "leftovers" after more than 2 days in the fridge.
Can anyone advise? Sorry if this is a really dimwitted naive question, I'll be seeing my doctor this week so I'll soon be less clueless!!!
Would you consider freezing individual portions after you cook it and defrost each day then? It just removes that concern around how fresh the food is.
Oh my God I can't believe I didn't think of that!! Thanks Dovetail, I'll definitely do that.
That's what we do freeze portions and take them out the night before work
You could do more veggie meals if you're worried about meat or fish keeping fresh. Plenty of beans & greens to keep up your protein / iron levels.
Thanks everyone. Lorna Doone I actually ended up making a sort of minestrone soup with loads of beans and spinach!
No bother! It's a handy habit to develop so you've a stockpile of meals for when the baby arrives. Most things freeze reasonably well. Congratulations by the way.
Thanks so much Dovetail! I'm still in shock TBH but delighted!