Our newest recipe--
Broccoli Summer Slaw *
I love broccoli. When I lived in the United States, I would buy only the crowns because I would just throw the big stem away anyway. Here in Germany, I can’t find just the crowns. I decided I was tired of wasting so much of the broccoli that I paid for, so I decided to find something to do with the tender light green inside of those thick broccoli stems. Just be sure to cut off the hard outer layer first.
1 lg. stem from a broccoli head
4 baby carrots or one large carrot cut
1/3 Granny Smith apple
1 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cut the tough outer green off the broccoli stem, then julienne into 3-inch strips. (Store in refrigerator if you need to go take care of the baby.)
2. Julienne the carrot(s) into 3-inch strips, or grate. (Store in refrigerator if you need to go take care of the baby.)
3. Remove the peel from the apple and then julienne or grate. Combine broccoli, carrots, and apple into one bowl. (Store in refrigerator if you need to go take care of the baby.)
4. In a small cup, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and honey, then pour over the slaw mix.
5. Chill in the refrigerator until needed. Stir to mix before serving.
* - Can be made in short bursts of attention throughout a day.
Welcome to the Nursing Mom Recipes web site!
When I was breastfeeding my new daughter, my husband and I (thanks to our pediatrician) discovered she had food sensitivity issues with milk and soy proteins. I had to either cut milk and soy products from my diet, or stop breastfeeding my baby and switch completely to hypo-allergenic formula.
Completely switching to formula was not an option for me, so I began eliminating milk and soy products from my diet - including butter, cream, cheese, and all soybean oils! I became exasperated, wondering "What can I eat?" and nearly bursting into tears in the middle of the grocery store trying to find a single loaf of bread that did not contain milk, casein, whey or soy, including soybean oil.
I was overwhelmed. I had to completely re-think eating and grocery shopping. I lost so much weight in two weeks, my milk production decreased. I was not getting enough calories.
Slowly, I learned which brands made products without soy or milk ingredients. Slowly, I made a list of what I could eat as quick snacks. Slowly, I developed my own way of cooking that enabled me & my husband to get enough calories without causing allergic reactions in our baby.
I began to find online message boards with other nursing mom stories like mine. Lack of food options, frustrated grocery store trips.
This site is for those moms!
What You Will Find Here
On this site, you will find recipe ideas for meals you can eat if you are a breastfeeding mother who must eliminate milk and soy products from your diet.
This web site does not address any other food sensitivities or allergies.
This web site does not address caloric or nutritional content other than to encourage breastfeeding mothers to:
- make sure you are taking a calcium supplement.
I have tried to post recipes that are simple to make, knowing that new, nursing mothers and their partners/spouses have little time and energy to think too much about what they are cooking. Recipes with an asterisk (*) next to the title can be done in many short bursts of time during the course of a day.
NOTE: I started this site back in 2006 and now update it only 2-3 times per year with new recipes. I leave it here on the internet as a resource for new mothers struggling with this problem.
Legal Disclaimer: The Nursing Mom Recipes web site is not responsible or liable for any problems that arise from the making of any of these recipes. I am not a nutritionist or doctor. We simply try to provide useful information from reliable sources.