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Healthy, nutrient-dense, milk-boosting recipes for breastfeeding mothers.

Veggie-Loaded Meatballs

Veggie Loaded MeatballsGetting kids, and moms, to eat their vegetables is a tricky task, but this simple  meatball recipe hides three of mother nature’s most powerful, milk-boosting superfoods: carrots, beets and kale.
All of these help increase milk supply, and provide essential nutrients, as well as adding both flavor and fiber in place of breadcrumbs. While cooking, the vegetables release their juices, forming a beautifully savory pan sauce that would go great over barley, millet, polenta or potatoes, all of which help build a nutritious supply of milk!

Sweet Harvest Barley Salad

Sweet Harvest Barley SaladThis recipe is a fall dish, filled with the rich, deep flavors and abundance of Thanksgiving: rich bacon, intensely sweet dried fruits, and delicate, chewy barley.
Many people don’t know Barley, even though in other parts of the world it’s a staple for families and breastfeeding moms. It is rich in iron, magnesium and vitamin B6, which is the perfect combination for moms on the the go.
This recipe is vegetarian, but feel free to add turkey for an extra protein boost. You can also sub the butter for walnut or pumpkin oil, with equally delicious results.

Colorful Kale Salad

 Colorful Kale Salad

One day I was at the grocery store with my father, he asked me why I was buying beets and kale. “Because they are healthy, dad!” He shrugged his shoulders, and in his signature, thick German accent he said: “That’s what we used to feed to our cows and horses in winter. And for what it’s worth, the cows always had great milk.”
Thanks, dad! (more…)