One of our members asked for some ideas for healthy diet options so I have gathered some nice recipes and food ideas for you here. I have scoured the internet and cookbooks, as well as thrown some of my own in there so you can have the best, most complete and tastiest food.
I am creating 5 booklets with recipe ideas and will push them out over the next 4 weeks. It will consist of 4 normal booklets and a lovely “summer recipes” booklet that I hope you’ll enjoy.
There will be some ideas for breakfast, dinners, lunches and a lovely juice or two. If you’re vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant etc there will still be something for you in here.
You don’t have to be a member to download them or anything. Just click on the link at the bottom of the blogs.
1; Don’t worry if you get it wrong sometimes. I can’t stress this enough. If you have a baby, especially if you have an older child as well, life is busy and hectic enough so don’t worry if a cheese and pickle sandwich is the lunch of choice.
2; Look for the nutritious options NOT the low calorie ones. Nothing depresses me more than having people ask for low calorie options. What you need is a complete and nutritious diet. You need to eat well for yourself and your baby, not low calorie. The early Post-partum days are not the time to start worrying about losing weight. Remember; Your baby is a parasite!
3; Making food from scratch is often the key to a good diet. It’s very difficult to buy healthy convenience food. Almost everything is high in sugar and salt, low in vegetables and low in quality ingredients.
4; Food quality matters. It’s better if you can buy nice quality fresh ingredients. This is not an option for everyone but fresh high quality food doesn’t have to be expensive. I wrote a long time ago how tinned and frozen food is sometimes higher in nutrients than “fresh” food is.
5; Variety really helps. If you can have a wide variety of vegetables, fruit and proteins then you have a more complete diet than someone who eats carrots, kale and chicken every day. Remember, we’re not doing a weight-loss diet.
6; There is no magic ingredient. Turmeric, Quinoa, Kale, Acaii-berries, chia seeds etc. These are all fine foods but they’re not magic. So don’t believe the hype.
And a bonus point
7; Don’t stress about it. Much like in point 1; You don’t have to get it right all the time. If you’re in the right ballpark 80% of the time you’ll be well ahead of the game. And food is there to be enjoyed.
That’s what I’m talking about.
Take care and let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see.
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