New moms know that the hunger in those first few weeks postpartum is real. I mean really real! Whether you are breastfeeding, or bottle feeding it is important to make sure you are not only nourishing your little one, but yourself as well. Those early months in babies life place a lot of demands on mom and making sure you are sustained goes a long way to contributing to your energy level, and how you feel.
There are a few great ways to make sure you have easy food readily available. One is stock pile some healthy snacks, or meals before baby comes. Another is to have others prepare some food for you. Regardless of what your situation is we all need easy healthy recipes. This one is a winner in my house. I’ve been known the throw it on yogurt and berries or just eat a handful as a snack while breastfeeding. You can make it ahead and keep it in a jar or container for weeks. Its vegan and can be made with certified gluten free oats if needed, and best of all….it tastes amazing.
Simple Postpartum Granola
4 cups of organic oats
2 cups organic unsweetened coconut
1 cup nuts (optional)
¾ cup grapeseed or avocado oil
½ cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Chop nuts. Toss all ingredients together. Lay out over two trays covered with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min approximately. Take out when barely golden and turn and mix.
Bake at 350 again for approximately 5 minutes or until this side is golden. Cool and store in a dry sealed container.