While you are planning for the arrival of your baby or are planning for your postpartum period? Postpartum meals are one of the things you should plan for.
However, there are times when you can only plan for much food. Here are some postpartum meals for the postpartum mama that are healthy and simple. These recipes can be made ahead of time or day off.
We love this Ginger Lentil Soup as traditionally, soups are great for postpartum recovery. Ginger is known to promote and support healthy production of breast milk. It increases immunity. Ginger also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Ginger is known for its warming quality that warms energy channels and stops uterine bleeding, reduce inflammation and aid in digestion. Lentils are a rich source of dietary fiber. Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fiber, lean protein, folate and iron.
Smoothie bowls are the new things and we love them. It’s like eating ice cream, but much more healthy for you. They are simple to make. In 5-10 minutes you have a meal that is delicious and good for you. So many different variations like the breakfast smoothie bowl we made.
Chili is a classic and basic meal and easy to eat if you just have one hand. All the ingredients provide mama with energy that she needs to get through the sleep deprived days. The chili powder in chili acts as a detoxifier and helps in eliminating waste products from the body and increases the supply of nutrients to the tissues. Also, chili powder. is excellent antioxidant due to the presence of vitamin C in abundance. Also, if you are a family that other kids in addition to your new bundle of joy this chili is a great meal choice that can be made in a big batch, frozen and reheated and good for several nights.
Guacamole as a postpartum meal? Yes, just add some chips and maybe some salsa too. Avocados are one of the most nutritious foods to eat in general. It’s a healthy fat and if you weren’t eating during pregnancy, this is a great time to start. Another one of the health benefits of avocados is that they help maintain your blood sugar levels and lower blood cholesterol. There is also the antioxidants from the onions, other benefits for cilantro.
Looking for more about your nutritional needs during your postpartum recovery, then read how you can thrive and recover when it comes to nutrition. Make sure you plan this post for later and to share with your mama friends.
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Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.