Recipes: Quick & Healthy for New Mums

December 20, 2017

The postpartum agony is real. If you've never had a baby you might not know that yet, but for those who have, you definitely do! Between all the bleeding, aching & exhaustion, the last thing you need to worry about is spending too much time preparing something to eat. 

 

I have three quick recipes for you that are true lifesavers! Whether you have someone to help prepare your meals or you do them yourself, having these ingredients around will be a delight! They're also very nutritious helping you maintain a healthy milk supply. These recipes are also great for us busy mummies anytime, any day! 

 

5 Minute Healthy Ice-cream:

 

Attention summer mummies, this ones for you! 

 

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 Large sized frozen, pealed & sliced bananas. Make sure to prepare these 2 hours in advance. To save time, cut up your bananas, put in a zip-lock bag and pop in your freezer. (Freeze as many as you want for a week in advance. I usually freeze 7-8 large size bananas a week.)

  • 1KG pack of frozen berries. (I usually go through 1 pack a week. This may vary depending on your preferred portion size.)

Directions: 

 

Put 1 medium banana and 1 cup of frozen berries in a high-speed blender & blend until smooth.

 

Garnish:

 

Try popping some berries, chia seeds & granola on top for some crunch. You can also use the ice-cream as a topping on your waffles & pancakes for variety!

 

However, this is totally based on your personal preference. You can also add nuts & other fruit options to your bowl. Almonds are great for increasing your milk supply!

 

Tip:

 

You can freeze ANY fruit of choice to create the ice-cream flavor you love. Add a teaspoon of cacao powder for a chocolate flavor option! 

 

Voila, you've got your delicious bowl of guilt free ice cream! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Minute Hearty Soup: 

 

Winter mummies, don't worry i haven't forgotten about you!

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of rice

  • 1 cup of water 

  • 2 cups of vegetable/chicken or meat stock

  • 1 bag of frozen mixed diced vegetables 

Directions:

  1. Add 1 cup of rice to 1 cup of water in a pot and bring to a boil. 

  2. Immediately put on low heat and cover to cook your rice. The rice should take 15mins to fully cook. 

  3. While waiting for your rice to cook, bring your stock to a boil & add frozen vegetables. Put on medium heat and cover for 5 mins. 

  4. Once rice is done, add to your stock & vegetables. 

Tip: 

 

You can always add additional vegetable options or cut-up pieces of cooked chicken to mix it up! 

 

To increase your milk supply you have to keep yourself hydrated. This soup is a great & delicious way to add liquids to your diet while getting your veggies in. The rice will keep you full and warm while getting your grains to balance your meal. 

 

Bon appétit!

 

10 Minute One-Pot Pasta:

 

This one's for all you beautiful mummies! 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of pasta (any of choice) 

  • 1 cup of vegetable stock

  • 1 1/2 cup of water

  • 4 minced fresh tomatoes or 1 1/2 cup of halved cherry tomatoes 

  • 3 sliced zucchini's

  • 2 minced red bell-peppers  

  • 1 cup (145g) pieces of mushroom 

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt & pepper 

Directions:

  1.  In a large pot, bring vegetable stock & water to a boil. 

  2.  Add pasta 

  3. Add all ingredients to the pot, give them a good stir on high-medium heat & cover

  4. Stir every 2-3 mins for 10mins. You can add extra hot water if needed until pasta is fully cooked

Garnish: 

 

Add a plenty of Parmesan or Grana cheese on top 

 

Tip: 

 

Just like the hearty soup, you can always add additional vegetable options or cut-up pieces of cooked chicken to mix it up! 

 

Yummy! Enjoy... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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