Let's face it, consuming a postpartum diet is not just about the Chinese herbs and chicken soups, whilst all those are beneficial towards postpartum recovery, why not try something a little different but just as nutritious?
Hey Ingrid went all the way to the Caribbean for this one: a hearty mix of black beans, chickpeas, ground ginger, cloves and nutmeg. It’s Eastern-style confinement, with a reggae twist.
Chickpeas and Blackbeans originate from the Legume family, they are high in protein and fiber content, which makes it a hearty meal for new mothers. Helping you feel fuller for longer, this meal is easy to consume and its ingredients act as a digestive aid to improve food consumption and lessen the burden of any one part of the digestive tract, meaning you get more energy to care for your new bundle of joy!
Many of our body systems such as cardiovascular and nervous systems are susceptible to stressors associated with becoming a new mother, however chickpeas’ plentiful amount of antioxidant nutrients are critical for the support of these body systems and reduce stress levels. Eating a warm bowl of this stew is a fantastic way to get the nutrients you need, whilst at the same time feel your stress melt away!
Another bonus benefit for this mixture of beans is its ability to also help lactating mothers produce more breast milk. A definite win for all postnatal mothers!
Ingredients: chickpeas, black beans, spice mix