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Support your postpartum healing with nourishing, comforting soups and stews! Add these recipes to your postpartum meal prep to nourish the whole family during those early days with new baby. These soups are not only easy to make but also packed with nutrients to help you recover and stay nourished during this postpartum period.
Did you know nutrient needs actually increase postpartum, especially if you are choosing to nurse or pump? You need approximately 500 additional calories each day, compared to pre-pregnancy! Nutrient-dense food supports the intense immediate physical postpartum recovery, improves energy and mood, and directly impacts milk production. Some of the best ways to get essentials nutrients for the postpartum time are dishes like soups, stews, curries, or just straight up bone broth. So, let’s dive in and talk about these nourishing soup recipes for postpartum meals!
This recipe is perfect for those days when you need a hearty meal that’s quick and easy to whip up. It’s loaded with tender beef, colorful veggies, and aromatic flavors that will warm your soul. The beef is a great source of protein and healthy fats to help rebuild your nutrient stores. Plus, the Instant Pot does all the work, so you can focus on you!
Now, I know what you’re thinking – cauliflower? Trust me, this creamy soup is a game-changer. It’s filled with all the classic baked potato toppings like bacon, cheese, and green onions. Not only will this soup satisfy your cravings, but it’s also low in carbs and high in comfort.
Packed with tender chicken, a medley of veggies, and a flavorful broth, this soup will keep you feeling satisfied and nourished. It’s loaded with ginger, turmeric, nutritional yeast, lots of veggies and nourishing broth. It’s also our go-to when a family member is feeling under the weather and their immune system needs a boost! Plus, it’s a one-pot wonder, so cleanup is a breeze.
This aromatic and vibrant soup is bursting tender beef, rich spices, and creamy coconut milk that create a flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more. And the best part? It’s all made in the Instant Pot for a hassle-free cooking experience. This recipe can be made ahead and added to your postpartum freezer meals for easy access in those early postpartum days.
This simple yet powerful soup is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that will support your recovery. Bone broth is one of the best things you have on hand in early postpartum. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids to support your healing connective tissues. You can sip on it throughout the day or use it as a base for other soups to amp up the nutritional content. It’s like a warm, comforting hug for your body.
This not-too-spicy and flavorful soup is packed with tender chicken, veggies, and a hint of heat. Serve with tortilla chips or plantain chips for the full fiesta experience. This soup will keep your taste buds happy while providing all the essential nutrients you need to support your postpartum body. You can even add black beans for additional fiber and protein.
This is one of my favorite make-ahead meals to bring postpartum parents. Not only is it delicious, it is a full meal in one bowl. It also contains (optional) organ meats which are a great way to get additional nutrients in during the fourth trimester. Many traditional cultures value warm foods, spices and organ meats as part of a healing diet for new moms.
This hearty stew puts your slow cooker to work, allowing the flavors to meld together and create a comforting bowl of goodness. The tender beef, sweet carrots, and tangy balsamic vinegar create a symphony of flavors that will warm your heart and soul.
These nourishing soup recipes for postpartum are not only delicious, but are also packed with nutrients to support your recovery. Add them to your postpartum meal plan, then gather your ingredients, put on your favorite comfy clothes, and get cooking! Or even better– delegate by setting up a meal train! Meal trains are a fantastic way for family members and friends to support you with healthy meals in the early days of parenting. And don’t forget to savor every spoonful while you enjoy these moments with your new baby. You’ve got this!
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