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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Nutrition for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - 5 Doable Foods

Inspired by Nourishing Traditions, here's what I do to make sure my boys and I get lots of nutrition.


1. Homemade Broth
- My two-year old can be picky, but chicken broth with egg noodles is a victory.
- I put the whole chicken (except the liver) in the slow cooker until the meat is falling off the bones or longer. The meat goes in tacos and the broth makes noodle soup.

2. Eggs
- The white gives protein and the yoke is packed with nutrients. Make yourself an omelet!
- Free-range eggs have even more goodness.

3. Raw Milk
- This might not seem doable at first because where do you get raw milk, right? This website might help you start your search: http://www.realmilk.com/.

4. Butter
- That's right. Even pasteurized butter helps the greens go down (a win-win because butter aids digestion and provides vitamins A,D, K, and E).
- Nourishing Traditions recommends 4 Tablespoons  a day for moms (Morell, 33).

5. Sourdough
- Starting my own was as simple as flour and water. Feeding it can be every day or once a week.
- Sourdough crackers have replaced animal crackers and goldfish and other processed snacks.


There is so much to learn and share about nutrition for mamas and babies. Let me know what you're doing.




More info? The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell and thomas S. Cowan, MD. Or the NourishingCook.com.

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