Our newest recipe--
Roasted Vegetables with Fried Egg
This is one of my favorite go-to lunches because it is both healthy and filling.
1/3 red or green pepper, diced
1/4 medium green zucchini, diced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
5 small, fresh Brussels sprouts,
1 large tomato, diced (or 5 cocktail
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
Dried herbs (such as thyme, dill,
oregano, garlic, salt, and ground pepper)
1. Preheat oven to 150-Celsius (300-Fahrenheit).
2. Slice the stems off of the Brussels sprouts and remove the loosest outer leaves before cutting them into quarters. Dice and slice other vegetables.
3. Place vegetables into a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Add dried herbs to taste and then stir the vegetables to coat.
4. Roast vegetables for about 30 minutes.
5. Just as the vegetables are done, fry one egg in a non-stick skillet. I like mine sunny side up with the yolk just on the runny side.
6. When the vegetables are done, put them on a plate and then slide the fried egg on top.
NOTE: You can even break the egg on top of the vegetables and return them to the oven to bake the egg until it is cooked to your preference.
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.