easy postpartum meals

Tomato, Arugula & Olive Pasta

Tomato Olive & Arugula Pasta
 

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 c brown rice or quinoa pasta  

4 cloves garlic, sliced

2 Tbsp olive oil

½ pound baby arugula

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

¾ -ish c pitted olives, halved

¼ c Parmesan, shredded

sea salt & black pepper to taste

OPTIONAL: crushed red pepper flakes to taste


Bring water to a boil for the pasta. 

Meanwhile, saute garlic in a large frying pan until aromatic. Add arugula, tomatoes & olives to pan with garlic & salt and pepper to taste. Heat over medium until greens wilt & tomatoes get super juicy.  

Serve over cooked pasta, top with grated Parmesan & crushed red pepper if your heart desires. Share with a friend!

Serves 2.

 
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Let’s stay connected! Contact me any time, here.

Overnight Oats

There are so many amazing variations to these, and honestly, my current obsession!!  Pictured below is topped with fresh blueberries, but anything goes.  Dare to get creative! 

What You'll Need:

1/2 c plain rolled oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp ground flax
1 c fresh or frozen berries

Optional; 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder of choice OR 2 Tbsp hemp hearts for a protein boost

Top with 3/4 c milk of choice (I like unsweetened almond, coconut, or soy), and stir well.  The chia seeds will soak up a lot of the liquid!

Wisk together ingredients in a pint size mason jar or glass tupperware.  Pop into fridge, and top with fresh fruit in the morning!  🙌🏻🙌🏻

Want more awesome recipes like this? Check out our meal plans!


These can be made 3-4 days ahead of time! Some other variations to try:

unsweetened coconut shreds + fresh strawberries

apples and cinnamon

fresh pears + 1 tsp pure maple syrup 

fresh raspberries and lemon zest

fresh watermelon 

finely grated carrot, raisin + nutmeg

pumpkin puree, 1 tsp pure maple syrup + cinnamon 

fresh peaches or nectarines 

fresh blackberries or mulberries + cinnamon 

cocoa powder + fresh strawberries

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Easy Foods to Stock up on Leading Up to & Post Baby 🤰🏻👶🏼 (or when life gets crazy)

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We're expecting a baby any day now, and I told my hubs Chris last night that I was going on our last big grocery shopping trip to stock up on the essentials.  {like I have control on when this babe will come of something, ha!}  

If you're wondering if I did this same type of planning and preparing 5 years ago when we were expecting Ziggy that answer is a big-fat-no.  I did a lot of winging it back then, in every sense of the word, and stocking our freezer or planning for postpartum nutrition was NOT the first thing on my radar.  I mean, I don’t think it was on my radar at all.

I've learned a lot since then--one big, KEY lesson is how something seemingly insignificant (the food I put into my body) impacts my mood, my energy, my sleep, my patience, and generally how I operate on the day to day.  I've also learned that a little planning or prep can save me lots of time and headaches when life gets cray (because it does....like all the time).

So, whether you're about to have a baby....or are just living your life waiting for a day to throw you a curve ball (cause it will), the resources I've pulled together are going to be super valuable!  

Check out my most recent grocery haul with #easybutton essentials:

And be sure to check out the Stock the Freezer Guide, free downloads, and more, HERE .


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P.S. ~ Here's what our members are cooking up this week! If you want in, sign up here by this Wednesday (March 6th):

 --Chocolate for breakfast (yes, for real)
--An easy twist on an old Mediterranean fave 
--Veggie noodles + curry oh my!
--A loaded baked potato that will not disappoint 
--And a protein packed eggplant dish that everyone will love


Hey, don’t be a stranger! Leave a comment, or contact me directly any time here.

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Freezer Stash Meals + Free Downloads!

Soaking up the days (weeks?!) with this stud before baby comes. Also sneaking in one last date night with Chris tonight! 😍

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We’re in that weird place where baby could come tomorrow 😳 or in like 3 weeks 🤷🏻‍♀️.

Let the waiting game begin! 👶🏼

Our freezer is stocked —The response around creating a resource that included my freezer stash plan, with recipes and a grocery list was an overwhelming YES! 🙌🏻

These recipes are simple, packed with flavor and nutrients, and are going to simplify our lives as we welcome the new babe. I know they will simplify your world, too!! I’m excited to share them with you. 🥳 Check them out here.

We’ve also updated the site with tons of amazing resources, free downloads, one week meal plans and other goodies. Some only offered for a limited time! Head over and see what inspires you 😍

I would love to know…what did you do in the days/weeks leading up to baby?


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