The most challenging part of becoming a Fit Mommy is learning how to eat like one. It's much easier to grab quick, greasy food than it is to cook at home—especially when you're crunched for time. Nutrition-wise, easier is almost never better. To get back to (or even better than) your pre-baby body and provide the best nutrition for your child, pay special attention to the food you put into your body.
To help you get better at preparing your food at home, here are three starter recipes. They are clean, healthy, and most important, easy. Try them today!
Power shakes are quick and easy to make, packed with nutrients, and can be consumed on the go.
They help balance hormones and increase the nutrient value of your breast milk.
Add or remove ingredients to suit your taste and caloric needs. I like using hemp or pea protein because they are both nutrient dense, natural, and contain no artificial sweeteners.
- 500 ml Coconut Milk
- 30g Hemp or Pea Protein
- 3 cubes of frozen Spinach
- 1 tbsp ground Flax Seed
- 1/2 cup frozen Berries
- 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1 Banana
- Blend all ingredients together.
Power Shake PDF (64.3 KB)
Try to buy organic ingredients whenever possible. You can find most of the ingredients for this shake at health food stores or online. If you don't want to use coconut milk, try almond milk, coconut water, or just plain water.
Cajun Spiced Salmon
This recipe is family and figure friendly. Even the most skeptical fish eaters won't turn their nose up at this dish. Salmon is packed with protein, healthy fats, and is basically carb-free. Try this recipe with organic brown rice or quinoa and vegetables.
Oh yes, you can still have dessert! Instead of reaching for a cookie, try this recipe. It's sweet and creamy, but has less sugar and more nutrition for you and your baby!