Our newest recipe--
This is an extremely versatile recipe that can be served on top of a baked potato, rice, or couscous. I added red beans to this recipe for extra protein, but you can substitute your favorite type of bean, or a mix. You could even add raisins, for a touch of sweetness. This would make a filling lunch, or a tasty dinner side dish.
1.5 cups chopped spinach (thawed from frozen; if fresh, add another .5 cup)
1 can coconut milk (13-14 oz.)
1 cup pre-cooked red beans
1 Tbsp. curry powder
½ tsp. turmeric
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Put all ingredients into a large skillet.
2. Bring to a low boil, and then reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Serve over rice, couscous, or a baked potato.
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.