Nourishing Meal Ideas for New Moms

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The tradition of bringing meals to new moms is one of the great acts of service (and so needed!) New mamas need special nutrients to recover from birth and build up their reserves, especially if they nurse their baby. If you’re wondering what pregnancy diet for new moms are best, or if you’re looking to stock your freezer full of meals for when you have your baby, this post is for you!

Why feeding dinners for new mothers are so essential

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Child takes all that it needs from it’s mom by means of the placenta. Regardless of whether mother doesn’t have enough, infant takes it! That is the reason you hear the proverb “pick up a kid, lose a tooth.” I, myself, lost a powerless tooth that was extremely harmed from my serious sugar compulsion years sooner. Thus, most likely, pregnancy pummels the body and can leave numerous pregnant ladies and new mothers depleted, in more courses than one. Today, with our dirts being exhausted, customarily developed deliver being disappointing, and feed-part meats having lower than ordinary levels of vitamins and minerals, numerous ladies are inadequate even before they imagine.

That’s why making meals for new moms is so helpful and needed! Or, if you’re expecting yourself, prepare these foods now and stock your freezer. Here are some delicious recipes to get you started!

Lemony Quinoa Pilaf with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts

Lemony Quinoa Pilaf with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • cup quinoa, rinsed and drained three times
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted, steamed or sauteed cauliflower florets
  • tablespoons toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds
  • tablespoons golden raisins or chopped green olives, optional
  • scallions, minced
  • teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • teaspoons lemon juice, plus additional
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Make It

1.Bring the stock to a simmer in a small saucepan and stir in the drained, rinsed quinoa. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the grains expand and the liquid is absorbed, 20-25 minutes.

2.Toss the quinoa with the remaining ingredients, season with salt, pepper and added lemon juice as desired, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Popped Amaranth Nut And Fruit Cereal

Popped Amaranth Nut And Fruit Cereal

A little South American grain, amaranth has a hearty flavor and is normally sans gluten. The seeds of the amaranth plant are wealthy in press, a mineral that conveys oxygen to your child for legitimate advancement. Amaranth can be cooked in fluid like other entire grains or – astonish! – popped like popcorn.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup amaranth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • medium apple, chopped
  • cups milk
  • tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • tablespoons unsweetened coconut

Make It

1.Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. When a drop of water energetically sizzles in the pan, add 1 tablespoon amaranth, cover with a lid and shake the pan as soon as the grains begin to pop vigorously. Keep the pan on the burner until most of the amaranth has popped, about 10 to 15 seconds. (If amaranth burns, shake the pan about 1-inch above the burner when the popping begins.) Remove from the pan and place in a large bowl. Repeat with remaining grain.

2.In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Divide popped amaranth among serving bowls and top with equal amounts of spice mixture, pecans, cherries, blueberries and apple. Pour in milk and top each bowl with maple syrup and coconut.

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