Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the topic of breastfeeding. Today we investigate the let-down reflex and how to make sure yours is working well. Stress, anxiety, baby blues, and post partum depression can interfere with your let-down reflex. The let-down reflex is your bodies natural release of milk into the milk ducts, triggered by hormones that are released when your baby … Continue reading The Let-Down Reflex – Breastfeeding
It’s a big worry for a lot of new moms. The question, is my baby getting enough milk? It’s a question which tends to create stress for new mummies during what should be a beautiful period in a mother’s life, is worrying about producing enough milk. It’s very rare for women not to produce enough milk but it may take a while for you to … Continue reading Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? – Breastfeeding
Tis the season to be jolly! Uhm… that could depend on how you tackle your next road trip with kids in tow. Traveling with kids may not always feel like that much of a holiday. So be prepared! Try to make the journey enjoyable for everyone. I can hear the ‘Mommy are we there yet” line ringing in my ear. I therefore went searching and … Continue reading Hacks For Travelling With Kids these Holidays
Last week we looked at how easy it is breastfeed and noted that there are some challenges that women face when breast feeding. Today we look at some of the physical challenges that may arise. When making the decision to breastfeed, it’s a good idea to review the possible challenges with your partner so that should these challenges arrive your well informed partner can provide … Continue reading What are Some of the Common Challenges of Breast Feeding?
For many new mummies, the decision to breastfeed at first appears to be a difficult one. Many people struggle with the idea that they will breastfeed their newborn. The idea itself is foreign. For myself I certainly experienced this feeling. In day to day society breastfeeding in public is only recently becoming acceptable. There is a lot of contradictory information in the general media. They … Continue reading Is the Breast Best?
Many moms (myself included) find cooking stressful and time consuming. It’s also challenging to come up with a dish that everyone will enjoy and caters to dietary requirements. Here are 2 quick and easy ideas for making chicken. Recipe 1 Ingredients: Chicken pieces, Tomato Sauce, Chutney and Coke (can substitute with Tab or Diet Coke) Instructions: Measure out equal quantities of Tomato Sauce, Chutney and … Continue reading Easy like Sunday Morning Chicken Recipes
Your child must see you and the rest of the family setting the etiquette and good manners standards, be it at the dinner table, greeting people or answering the phone, how you interact with people and talk to them, in fact, with anything and everything you do. Remember you are never alone, their little eyes are watching your every move! This is how children learn! … Continue reading Table Manners for Children
Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/30 minutes Servings: makes 8 servings Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Equipment: 2 mixing bowls, 2 pans, baking pan Served warm, straight from the oven, or chilled as dessert, there’s almost nothing to beat this lovely treat. A perfect lunch box accompaniment your little one will love. Ingredients 6 tablespoons sugar, divided 3/4 cups of … Continue reading Lunch Box Snack of the Week: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/30 minutes Servings: Makes 3 to 4 servings Storage: Serve immediately, or keep for up to 2 days Equipment: 1 pan, 1 casserole pan Ingredients: 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced 2 medium onions, finely diced 1/2 green pepper, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsps. basil 2 tsps. oregano 2 cups cooked brown rice Salt and … Continue reading Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Stuffed Portbellos
Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/1 hour Servings: Makes 5 servings Storage: Serve immediately, or keep for up to 2 days Equipment: 2 pots Ingredients: 3 cups dried black-eyed beans 2 onions, chopped 2 fresh tomatoes, diced water 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 tablespoons olive oil salt rice, nut and coriander to serve Method: Wash … Continue reading Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Black-eyed Bean Stew
Kale Pesto Baked Zucchini Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/45 minutes Servings: Makes 2 servings Storage: Serve immediately Equipment: Large baking dish, large pan Ingredients: 3-4 large organic zucchinis/courgettes 2 large organic tomatoes, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs fresh basil leaves for plating Tagliatelle, quinoa, or wild rice to serve Pesto Ingredients: 2 leaves of organic kale 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves 1/3 cup … Continue reading Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Kale Pesto Baked Zucchini
Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/30 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Serve immediately Equipment: Large baking dish, large pan Ingredients 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds removed 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for pan 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 3 … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Broccoli, Mushroom and Peanut Noodle Stirfry Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/10 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Eat immediately or up to 1 to 2 days Equipment: small bowl, whisk, large skillet pan, pot Ingredients 1 packet rice noodles 1 cup broccoli 1 cup shredded carrots 4 green onions cut into strips 1 cup sliced mushrooms 4 stalks celery chopped 1/3 cup peanut butter or sunflower butter … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Noodle Stirfry
Indi Curry and Coconut Rice Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/25 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Eat immediately Equipment: 2 frying pans, chopping board Ingredients 1 onion chopped and diced 1 green and 1 red pepper chopped and diced 200g spinach 1/2 cup vegetable broth 2 carrots sliced and diced 1 drained tin of chickpeas 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 bay leaf 1 tin of peas (whole protein!) cinnamon … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Indi Curry with Coconut Rice
Spicy Maple Meatballs Prep/ Cooking Time: 30 minutes/ 3 to 6 hours Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Eat immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days Equipment: frying pan, mixing bowl, chopping board, pot Ingredients Meatballs 1 cup soy mince 1 teaspoon veggie stock/ stock cube 1 cup hot water 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Spicy Maple Meatballs