Part of my training (& perhaps my favorite part!) as a postpartum doula is mastering some recipes that are both SIMPLE & WHOLESOME. Meals with ingredients that heal & replenish your spent body, encourage a good milk supply, & are easy on digestion. Meals that are warm & comforting, that reawaken your senses in the blur of those early newborn days. Meals that I can toss together on your stovetop, or bring ready made when I come to visit, or just leave on your doorstep. Meals that the other members of your family will enjoy as well. Meals that are easy to eat while baby is eating, so that you are nice & full & ready to sleep when the baby is sleeping.
Postpartum nourishment is so close to my heart, & an often neglected art in a society so infused with a “fend-for-yourself” mentality & the pressure to perform at optimum without providing the slow, steady nourishment & care that makes that happen.
With all that said, here’s a delicious recipe from a favorite book (The First Forty Days by Heng Ou): ginger fried rice. More about this yummy dish in my stories ☺️