My juicer: Greenstar
My blender: Vitamix
Mesh Bag: Mesh Bags
You don't have to buy the juicer too, you can blend everything up and strain in through the mesh bag to remove all the pulp. I wind up doing that often when i don't want to clean up the juice but i really like to use the juicer for the greens. I do both blends and juices. Blends are everything together very liquified, kinda like a smoothie you could say.
Those devices can prob be found a fair amount cheaper on other sites or older/refurbished models. I wonder, would it be a bad idea while you're breastfeeding? I guess it's a pain in the butt too and all, maybe you don't want to change things up too much while you are bf. Ah better safe then sorry.
The pasta/whole wheat stuff, even though it is being made from whole grain, b/c the whole grain is being pulverized and processed, it still is not the healthiest option. Cooked whole grain would be better imo it's still in it's whole form.
Ezekial Cereal and breads (food for life) are pretty good choices, not raw, as good as you're going to get for a cooked 'bread' product. I think they're pretty top notch. I don't know what to recommend in the cooked pasta department.
I personally would implore you to make a $20 investment and see if you like it. No harm in $20 dollars. Buy one of these:Saladacco/Spiralizer
You make RAW spaghetti or noodles out of zucchini or radishes or other stuff like that in minutes and it tastes awesome. I have yet to make it for someone even the most hardcore of italians, that didn't at least acknowledge it as an interesting alternative. Many wind up really liking it. Can't get better than this for pasta!
You can dehydrate breads and stuff but that is getting too complicated and no need to get a dehydrator stick to the basics.
As for the 6 days a week thing yea nice but say to yourself no matter hpow 'spotty' my gym attendance is this week and every week, i will make sure i come a minimum of 3 times a week not matter what and of course with a goal of at least 6 days a week. 6 days with a family and just getting back into it, newborns and suhc you never know. It might now be as easy as you think and don't set yourself up for failure. I am not saying to not shoot for it, it's entirely possible and it seems like that will be your schedule but make a goal that you will acheive no matter what so you have a positive affirmation of what you're doing at the end of each week.
Liquids/smoothies/juices are much easier to digest and changing meals to liquids only will definitely help you body transform it self.
You have my continued support, feel free to get a hold of me whenever needed
Where do you get your protein?
But as long as people stay away from our cooler bags with our meals and not ask silly questions, we're all pretty tame