Wash, chop, and steam several days' worth of vegetables for snacks and salads; divide portions of cereal and nuts into sandwich bags. It's not enough to have the salad fixings in the fridge. They should be ready to go so you don't make a bad choice in a moment of weakness. When friends offer help, this is a perfect task to hand over, or they can play with the baby while you do it. As a side note, if pals want to make you a meal, tell them you'd love fruit, soup, or salad instead of the traditional casserole.