Cherry on Top: Hemp Seeds!

Does anyone else feel like nutrition is such a riddle these days? There are various (albeit beneficial) food fads. Foods I never heard of are currently buzzing while foods I thought were awesome are now demonized. Ack! I simply can’t keep up with it, nor do I care to. Instead of eliminating bad things, I try to add as many good things as I can. With this method in mind, bad things just seemed to get edged out by the nourishing, yummy, and wholesome things I am focusing on. For us, this sometimes involves something I call the Cherry on Top: sneaking in subtle, nutrient-rich superfoods into an existing dish. This idea is great whether you’re postpartum or feeding growing children or you’re simply a person who eats food. Ahem, it’s good for all of us.

One of my favorite things to cherry-on-top is hemp seeds. Heard of them? They rock. They are rich in two essential fatty acids, protein, vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. *Gasp for air* They may reduce your risk of heart disease, relieve eczema and other skin disorders, temper symptoms of PMS and menopause, and aid digestion. (source)

See why I like them so much? Maybe I’ll start a Hemp Seed Fan Club. I keep a bag of these guys in my fridge and sprinkle them on top of everything I can:

  • Yogurt
  • Porridge and oatmeal
  • Smoothies
  • Granola bars (these are my favorite!)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pizza

Hemp seeds have such a subtle taste; they sneak in very easily to anything you’re making, which makes them especially handy for picky eaters! Do you have any other ideas of what to add them to?

How does Marabou support women?

We live in culture where “bouncing back” is more valued than proper rest. As admirable as it may be for a sports star to get back on the field, the same rules don’t apply to postpartum recovery. The traditional resting period has been stolen from women through pressure to get back to their job or simply through lack of presence.

Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood often live too far away to be of any help. Household chores and caring for older children inevitably fall on the mom. But she just delivered a new life! She needs rest. 

Marabou Services is a unique gift registry which provides services instead of stuff. Most mom’s get too many onesies, too many baby blankets and not enough helping hands. Break out of a destructive cultural norm and start a Marabou registry today.

Start a Marabou Gift Registry!

With a Marabou registry you can sing up for any service which will benefit you or someone you know during the postpartum recovery period.

Postpartum doulas for a first time mom

House cleanings for moms of multiples

Childcare for moms with older children!

Once your registry is created, add it to any other registry or post it to your Facebook and ask friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.

More and more moms find they have to figure out postpartum alone. Is it any wonder why PMDs are on the rise? Or women are embittered by the journey of motherhood? We can change that by giving the gift of peace.