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Breastfeeding Soups For Healing, Milk Supply + Weight Loss

Soup season is here, and soups are an amazing meal for breastfeeding mamas because they offer a lot of nutrients. Soup is also so simple to make and throw together, as well as being cozy and comforting on those long, tired days with a newborn. I had all my babies in the fall or winter, and lived in the Seattle area during that time. I LOVED soups in the fall and winter because of the comforting, delicious meal that makes the whole house smell good. I also eat most of my soups out of a mug, so it was an easy, one-handed option while breastfeeding. If you make your soup with bone broth, the healing benefits after birth are AMAZING! I equate my quick weight loss while breastfeeding to the protein shakes I drank and all the soup I drank! I LOVE both, and both are amazing for nourishing postpartum…

4 Simple Solutions for Packing Nourishing and Easy Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PublixWinWinSnacks #CollectiveBias Fall and winter sports always bring super fun days, but also very long days for the whole family. Especially if you have multiple children in weekend sports to shuttle from game to game. I’ve found that packing snacks appropriately is really important to keeping everyone (including myself!) happy and enthusiastic. Melt downs can quickly happen if kids are bored, hungry or tired. I try to pack nourishing snacks to keep my little ones from getting hungry, and also to keep them busy. Little snacks keep them occupied, while also keeping them from getting too hungry. I put together some of my best tips for packing snacks and powering up on long sports days. Even if it isn’t a sport day, it could be a zoo day, park day or some other…

Protein Smoothie Challenge For Breastfeeding Moms To Increase Milk Supply + Lose Weight

Breastfeeding and losing weight is a difficult task for almost every mama. The goal is to keep up your milk supply, while also losing the extra baby weight gained during pregnancy. This is exactly what your body is supposed to do after having a baby: use stored fat to help produce a healthy supply of breast milk. But, with all the processed and yummy treats available today, it is so easy to survive off a less-than-nutritious diet. We fill our plates with foods and dishes that are created for flavor and comfort, rather than nourishment. This is where breastfeeding mamas can have some issues because if your body is in a nutrient-deprived state, it won’t want to let go of fat as easily. You can force it to do so by eating too few calories, so it has to burn fat cells, but you can also make your body feel…

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake with All The Feels of Fall

Pumpkin pie starts coming on my mind as soon as Starbucks releases the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I love pumpkin pie, and this pumpkin pie protein shake is such a delicious, healthy way to get in your pumpkin pie cravings! The protein powder I use is super clean, safe and full of extra nutrients and vitamins. I discovered the company and fell in love with them. I also suggest this protein powder for all my mamas in my postpartum weight loss and recovery plan. The meal plan incorporates protein smoothies as a super quick and efficient way for mamas to get nutrients in that are so necessary for breastfeeding! Since I created this recipe, I’ve launched Milk Dust, a breastfeeding protein powder that helps with weight loss and lactation. So many mamas are loving it because they are increasing their milk supply, and not craving so much sugar! I highly recommend…

The Top 13 Make-Ahead Healthy + High-Protein Breakfast Ideas Little Kids Will Love

Make-ahead breakfast solutions that are healthy and yummy are so important! I had a few mornings of cooking up eggs, slicing up fruit and dishing out toast to realize that adding cooking to the hectic school mornings was not a good idea. I would leave the kids to “eat,” so I could brush my teeth or find shoes, and come back to them playing and not eating. I learned quick that breakfast needs to be handled the night before, not the morning of. I also know how important protein is to sustaining my kids energy through the school day. My oldest especially, burns through energy fast, and protein and fat will sustain their little brains to keep learning much longer. Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are my go-to! Here is the variety I make, which all work well for my boys and husband! I do a combination of fried eggs with cheese,…

The Nursing Mama Snack List: My Favorite Healthy Snacks for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding snacks are a B.I.G. deal. Nursing mamas need snacks on-hand 24/7, and they need to be healthy to ensure great nutrition for mama and baby. Snacks can help keep you happy and baby happy in more ways than one, and ensure you don’t turn into one hangry milk mama. Let’s go over this amazing list of healthy snacks for breastfeeding mamas, and the first three are my all-time favorites because they are full of nutrients that help your body heal postpartum, promote a healthy milk supply, while also being naturally sweet, for those endless sweet cravings! In my years of helping mamas lose weight while breastfeeding, there was a protein powder missing that was specifically designed for breastfeeding mamas to combat these sugar cravings and fully nourish mamas. I am a firm believer in nutrition for milk supply, so I created Milk Dust. Milk Dust is literally your best friend for lactation…

The Best Watermelon Pizza with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

This watermelon pizza is so good, and so perfect for your Fourth of July festivities. It was husband and kid-approved, which actually means a lot in our house hold because everyone is picky. The watermelon salad is also super, super simple! The hardest part is cutting up the watermelon. I really don’t like to cut watermelon up. It is just hard and messy. The other wonderful thing about this watermelon pizza is that it is super healthy!! Literally all super foods, full of amazing ingredients to have you feeling light and fresh on your holiday. Watermelon is full of water, which will help you flush out any of the extra calories, sugar or alcohol that may or may not be consumed underneath the fireworks.  Let’s get into how to create this magic, which doesn’t take much at all: Here’s what you need: 1 watermelon (small or medium) makes 5-6 pizzas…

Addicting Mango Jalapeno Salsa

This mango jalapeno salsa is so addicting, it literally disappears in minutes. You can’t stop eating it. It is a super fresh, spicy-sweet side you can bring to any summer bbq, or pair with my light and fresh fish tacos! I am a HUGE fan of any pico de gallo/ salsa dishes that are FULL OF FLAVOR. That’s exactly what you get with this mango jalapeno salsa. It isn’t too spicy either. I tested it on my mom, who is super sensitive to spicy. There’s just a little kick that makes the spicy-sweet combination perfect. Let’s get to the recipe: 4-5 mangos cut into chunks 1/4 of a large red onion chopped up super small 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro 3 Roma tomatoes diced 1  1/2 avocados sliced and chopped 1 medium cucumber chopped and diced 1 jalapeno de-seeded and diced Juice of one lime 1 tsp salt 1 tsp…

Strawberry Pecan Overnight Lactation Oats With A Splash of Cream

There is something so yummy and convenient about overnight oats, and when they include lactation-boosting goodies, it can be a magical, milk makin’ combination of sweet and healthy carbs. Strawberries and pecans go really well together. For some reason, pecans and cashews are my favorite nuts. I didn’t have  cashews on hand, but I did have pecans, so when I combined them with overnight oats and strawberries, I was super excited how they turned out. You can also make this recipe with instant oats if you don’t prepare it the night before. Just prepare your oats in the microwave or stove, then add the toppings right then and there. I’ll give the recipe for the overnight version, but feel free to make them the morning of too! I talk a lot about berries in my postpartum healing and weight loss program. They are so wonderful if you are postpartum and…

The 8 BEST Lactation Protein Shakes For Pumping Up Your Milk Supply While Losing The Baby Weight

Lactation protein shakes are a super healthy way to keep your milk supply up, while working on getting lean after having baby. Losing the baby weight is difficult, but worrying about losing your milk is even more stressful. I’ve rounded up the best protein shakes I actually make and drink to keep my supply up while losing the baby weight. In my little program, I go over everything you need to know to lose the baby weight without losing your milk. I have  meals plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and much much more. I walk you through healing your core,  strengthening your pelvic floor and so much more.  If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that goes over healing postpartum, properly nourishing your body for milk supply, a meal plan and recipes and workouts to lose the baby weight, please check out my new program, The Postpartum…