Most women assume that having nutritional meals during pregnancy is what matters most; once the baby is out nutrition no longer needs to be a priority. Sure, being a mother demands that we often put our needs behind, but hey, a woman’s gotta eat. And when the woman just powered through the phase of delivering a baby, she should be treating herself by eating like a queen.
Technically mamas, you’re still growing a baby. The only difference is your baby is outside the womb. That means nourishing yourself with the best postpartum meals should be a huge priority. Food can brig both comfort and healing during the first few weeks of the postpartum stage.
Having a few postpartum meal ideas on hand can make it easier to feed your body and stay healthy. These meals are nutrient dense and super easy to make to meet your increased postpartum needs.
Chicken soup with veggies
This comforting soup has collagen building amino acids like hydroxyproline and glycrine as well as electrolytes and micronutrients necessary for recovering for childbirth. Use a slow cooker and dump all the ingredients and let it do all the work for you!
1 pound shredded chicken
5 cups of Chicken bone broth
1 cup diced Carrots
1 cup peas
1 cup chopped Onion
1 cup diced celery
1tsp spoon dried herbs
Soya Sauce to taste
Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir
Cook on medium for 2 to 3 hours
Top with up with parmesan and enjoy with croutons!
Oatmeal with Fish Slices
Savory oatmeal? Yumm! Well cooked grains such as oats and rice, eaten alongside protein and fats provide energy and maintain blood sugar levels. Fish Slices on the other side are full of protein and a little bit of fat. They’re rich in calcium, potassium, sodium, zinc and vitamins.
a good source of iodine as they absorb iodine that is present in fresh water.
Freshly grated ginger&garlic
1 cup oats
500g of sliced fish of your choice
2 cups of broth of your choice
Salt to taste
Add oats, freshly grated ginger garlic, salt, broth to a pot and turn the heat high. Once the water boils lower heat and let it simmer until the oats are cooked
Take another pan, heat olive oil and add prawns and cook on each side for 2 minutes, until pink.
Place prawns on top of oatmeal and serve with scrumptious beetroot salad on the side.
Vey berry smoothie with chia seeds
Berries are packed with nutrients like water, healthy carbs, antioxidants, vitamin c and fiber. Berry smoothies are easy to whip together and store in the fridge for extra hydration, smoothies are also easy to drink while holding your baby. The extra added flavor of chia can help boost your body with healthy omega 3 fats and iron.
2 cups of frozen berries of your choice
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup Greek yogurt
2.5 tablespoons honey
5 cups of milk
Add all ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth
Add ice cubes and enjoy!