One thing that became so crucial – even more than I had thought it would be – was food. So many times I would skip meals, or eat my dinner for breakfast because I didn’t get a chance to eat it for dinner the night before. Getting enough food became the topic of discussion in my mothers groups, where all of us were struggling with the same things.
You aren’t sleeping so you need to make sure that you get your energy from your food. Because of that, your food needs to be nutritious, healthy and wholesome because your body just went through a marathon of childbirth and you need to gain that energy and strength back. What you put in your body can help or hinder this process. Too often I was skipping meals or eating junk food to fill me up, which didn’t actually fill me up like I needed.
Food effects our moods, our brains ability to function, and our whole body. Life with a new baby needs all hands on deck – your body and mind need to at their best. moms need to be nurtured, too. You know how you feel when you don’t eat properly for a long time? Imagine being very sleep deprived, always having a baby in your arms and loosing track of your days and weeks – how can you be expected to prepare the type food you need? It’s very tough. Most new moms are in exactly the same place.
One of the mothers in our group was having a really hard time. She and her husband were completely exhausted. Just feeding themselves was becoming a huge chore. She started to miss our weekly meet-ups, and we got concerned about how she was coping. So we did what we knew we would have wanted others to do for us – we fed her.
Between our group we each picked a day on which we would cook for her. We then dropped off our meals at her house during the day, taking that one more burden off of her mind. She had enough food for all her meals plus her husbands lunches at work. It made a world of diference and she was very grateful for her mothers group community taking the time to nurture her and her husband while they got through their sons sleep issues.
When my girls were born there wasn’t a food service tailored especially for mothers. I actually spoke to a friend of mine about it while balancing our young babies on our laps and trying to eat lunch. we discussed what a mother needs most in those first few weeks and agreed it was food.
How could it be that we have left out mothers when it comes to good food? Feeding mothers properly allows them to care for their babies properly, allows their bodies to heal and recuperate and can even balance their moods, protect and promote successful breastfeeding and guard against the baby blues and post-partum depression. Why was this going ignored?
My friend got back in touch with me recently and told me that she knew someone who had jumped on this: Kimberly.
“Kimberly Davidson graduated with Honors and as Valedictorian from the leading Toronto school of nutrition,The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Now a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Kimberly focuses on sustainable food production and education catering to everyday families who are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle.”
She also wants to feed new mothers. She knows about what a mothers body needs to keep going strong, and she really wants to bring it right to your door. No dishes, no clean up, no prep, no planning . Food just shows up fresh at your house – exactly the way you need it. You get one whole week of food: That’s 1 breakfast, 1 salad, 1 soup, 1 entree and 1 snack for each day. Just reheat it on your stove and its ready when you are.
When you sign up with Kimberly for her Meals for Moms program, Green Blossoms will put together a menu for you and create healthy, delicious and simple meals. Kimberly uses organic and local ingredients to create the food for you, so you are guaranteed freshness and quality. For those ingredients that can’t be found locally, she ensures that she finds fair trade sources. She makes your food in a commercial gluten-free and peanut-free kitchen and ensures that all her food is free of common allergens, any additives, sugar and processed foods. Meals for Moms creates menus that support your need for nutrient-dense, vitamin and mineral packed foods to keep you going. Food is delivered in glass containers that are picked up each week and replaced with your next weeks food. Hows that for supporting yourself and the environment while you’re at it?
This is a truly amazing service that I wish was available when my children were born.
heres a sample of one of her menus
Breakfast………………….Power Punch Granola
Soup……………Butternut Squash & Red Lentil
Salad…………………………Mexican Black Bean
Entree…………………………Spinach Lentil Stew
Fresh juice………………………..Green Goddess
$200 per week: (amazing, right? that’s cheaper than eating out!) gets you a full week of delicious food. That’s 1 breakfast, 1 salad, 1 soup, 1 entree and 1 snack for each day of the week.
$125 per week: (an even better deal!) gets you the “bits-and-bites” option, which includes 1 breakfast, 1 soup and 1 entree for each day of the week.
You can contact us or Green Blossoms directly for more information and pricing.
green blossoms: 416.803.7327 firstname.lastname@example.org