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:
- Porridge and oatmeal
- Granola bars (these are my favorite!)
- Pasta sauce
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?
Moms who used to “lie-in” for forty days now have to pick themselves up within a week to get back to work. Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood now live too far away and often can’t take time away from their full time job. Household chores and caring for older children fall on the woman who just delivered a new life and whose body needs rest. But we live in a sprawled world and helping hands are plentiful but often too far to be of benefit.
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. How can you give you daughter living in Japan married to a Navy sailor a helping hand? How can you lend a hand to your best friend who moved to California? How do you ask for help when none of your family lives near you anymore?
With a Marabou gift registry you can ask for any service you know will be of benefit during postpartum recovery.
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 that your friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.