5 foods I cannot live without as a Mama

For those of you who have missed it, I recently have become a mother. To put it simply and beautifully “Making a decision to have a child- it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body” (Quote stolen as I’m too sleep deprived to come up with my own!)

When it comes to my diet, I quickly realised I need nutrient dense food more than ever as my body is now feeding 2 people. Without further ado here are my top go to foods (as time is of the essence before my baby needs to eat again 😀 )

1- Oats: Oats are my go to breakfast, oats are also known to keep milk supply up for mothers (nursing mamas, take notes!). For an extra boost I also add in some flaxseed and chia seeds. Here is my  banana oat recipe : https://zaatarandquinoa.com/2015/05/22/banana-bread-oatmeal/ 


2- Coffee: Not technically a food but I can guarantee all the mamas out there agree with this one! Coffee is my treat in the afternoon, even better when I can have it hot 😀

3- Date balls: Simply, keeps my energy levels up during the afternoon and perfect treat to go with my coffee.

Chocolate date ball recipe: https://zaatarandquinoa.com/2015/06/22/chocolate-peanut-butter-date-balls/

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4- Water: Again not technically a food but hydration is KEY when feeding your baby.I feel thirsty ALL the time, I think my water intake has doubled since giving birth!

5- Bananas: Bananas or really any other fruit on the go. The less time it takes me to prepare whatever I need to eat, the better!



Cannot end this post without a photo of me and my baby 🙂

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Mamas, what are your go to foods or recipes?


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