Review of ebook Healing for Postpartum Freezer and Breastfeeding Meals

Healing for Postpartum Freezer and Breastfeeding Meals

Review of ebook Healing for Postpartum Freezer and Breastfeeding Meals

I am so glad that I found this ebook! Seriously, I cannot stress enough how it has been a lifesaver.

Literally.

Before I found it, I felt like I was starting to struggle with postpartum depression. It’s like I hit a wall one weekend. I zoned out and felt like I couldn’t function.

So, I decided to just let go and stop trying to do it all at once-organize and clean my house, cook, work, and take care of the kids. I also started doing more self-care and things that helped me feel good about my postpartum body.

I had just run out of the freezer meals that I stocked up on in my third trimester. When I reached for that last Ziploc in the freezer, a piece of me died.

How on earth am I supposed to find time to cook? I’m on my one now, I thought.

Enter Lisa’s freezer meal ebook Healing for Postpartum Freezer and Breastfeeding Meals.

**This is a sponsored post which means that I received a free copy of this ebook to review it. I only recommend products that I absolutely love and use personally. If you’re interested in this ebook, you can check out Lisa’s blog Birth, Eat, Love).

I told my husband to watch the baby and headed off to the grocery store, toddler in tow. Overall, it wasn’t too hard looking for everything. There were a few items like the green curry paste that I had to ask for help finding. I spent around $200 for everything which isn’t bad considering I’m getting 12 freezer meals out of it.

I meant to take more pictures shopping but honestly, it was the grocery store trip from hell! My daughter decided to take her shoes off by the vegetables so I had to chase her down, and she dropped a jar in the spice aisle.

Coriander and glass went everywhere.

To top it off she was screaming singing “let’s go fly a kite” the entire time. Of course, this made me feel bad as I was distracted looking for things. What? Am I the Mr.Banks of grocery shopping? Maybe I should include my kid more in the process.

Enter Mom guilt.

Ugh this parenting thing is so hard. But enough of that.

What I love most about these meals is that they include only foods that are great for a breastfeeding diet! I had been suspecting that my son didn’t like when I ate tomatoes anyway so this was perfect. And, I had just gone off dairy because my son was battling eczema and none of these recipes include dairy! Win. Two of the recipes have coconut milk in them so heads up in case you’ve eliminated that as well.

This book was laid out so easily. All I had to do was print the recipes and grocery list. Bam. Done. Off to the store.

I definitely recommend trying to put these freezer meals together during your third trimester (see horror grocery shopping story with toddler above). But, if you’re like me and that didn’t work out, you’ll be just fine. I’m sure my eye twitch will leave eventually.

I hope.

If I had done this while pregnant, I may have been able to do them all at once. However, with two kids now in tow that didn’t work out. I was able to do one or two meals a day for the freezer. Either way works I guess.

Here are the meals I did from the ebook and my review on the yumminess of each. I didn’t get a chance to make the bonus recipes yet but they also look yummy and are packed full of superpower food ingredients for breastfeeding and postpartum.

The silver spoon rating is based on taste with five spoons being the most delicious and one spoon being not my favorite.


Chicken Verde

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

This was the first recipe I tried and one of my favorites. It had a tinge of spice but not too hot for the faint of heart. You can also cut back on one of the ingredients to make it less spicy. My husband hates spicy foods but loves this meal as well!

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Super Simple Roast Beef

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

I am literally making this meal for the second time. It. Was. Amazing. I’m making roast beef like this all the time now. It was another one of my favorite meals in this ebook. I love the combinations of spices in all of these meals but this is one of the best.

Balsamic Dijon Chicken

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

I absolutely love balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard so naturally, this recipe was another one of my favorites. What I love about all of these chicken recipes is that they’re simple to put together and go well with rice or mashed potatoes with a side. Dinner has never been so easy. I’m making some of these my go-to recipes for having people over and when I make a meal for others.

Rotisserie Chicken

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

This was another one of my favorites. The mustard rub made that bird taste so good! I’ll be making this meal again for sure. It tasted even better than rotisserie chicken in my opinion.



Hearty Chicken and Kale Soup

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄

I’m not normally a huge fan of kale, but it definitely worked in this recipe. Maybe it was the combination of ingredients, but I couldn’t even taste the bitterness of the kale at all. It was a pretty good soup and it disappeared quickly in our house.

Fennel Lentil Stew

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄

I had honestly never cooked with fennel so making this dish was branching out. I feel like I reached adulthood making this recipe. I felt like the cool mom on the block picking out the fennel bulb in the grocery store (minus the fact that I had to ask someone where the heck it was!). All in all, this recipe was my least favorite of the bunch. But, it was still good. The reason it wasn’t my favorite is because I have an aversion to lentils. If you’ve read anything about my pregnancies, then you know why. I’m sure this recipe would’ve tasted great minus the fact that the taste of lentils is forever ruined for me after a terrible bout with morning sickness with my first pregnancy where a different lentil stew ended up in the toilette.

I was hoping this strew would redeem that incident for me but sadly that is all I can think about when faced with lentils on my plate.

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Thai Coconut Chicken

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

This meal is literally in my fridge for the second time. I think it is my absolute favorite of all these dinners. It is creamy and hits the spot on a cold day. The balance of flavors from the ginger and curry paste is like a ballet of dancers on your tongue. When you buy this ebook, make this one first!

Mediterranean Chicken

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

So by the time I put this freezer meal in the crockpot, I was so confident that it would be delicious based on the other recipes I had tried that I invited friends over for dinner before I had even tasted it. Bold move, but this meal didn’t let me down. It was a hit with everyone, even my toddler! She loved the olives in it. Another favorite of mine now.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄

This is my new favorite way to make chicken noodle soup. Don’t tell my mom but it was better than her family recipe… I hope she doesn’t read this! It’s a great way to throw veggies in chicken noodle soup for the veggie-hating kids in the house.



Mexican Beef Stew

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄

I am a fan of stews and this one was one for the books. It was pretty simple to put together and definitely tasted yummy. It had such great ingredients. I’ll probably be making this one again too.

Chickpea Curry

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄

I love the flavor of curry! I’m going to give this one another go because at the time I made it, I was avoiding coconut milk because of potential allergies for my son. Now that he’s doing better I might try it again. I gave this recipe away to another mom who had just had a baby and she loved it.

Ginger Lime Salmon

Silver spoon rating: 🥄🥄🥄🥄

I have to be in the mood for seafood to enjoy a good salmon. But this one was definitely a good one! I loved the ginger in it and I found cooking the salmon in the crock pot easy. I never would have thought to do that were it not for this amazing ebook.

There you have it! My review of the ebook Healing for Postpartum Freezer and Breastfeeding Meals. Since I got the eBook and made these recipes, I have been recommending this eBook to every pregnant momma I know. I am even planning to help make these in the next few months for a pregnant friend.

Totally love it. Totally recommend it.

(If you’d like to purchase it, you can check out Lisa’s blog Birth, Eat, Love).

What freezer meals did you have in your freezer before baby was born?

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Brooke resides in Montana with her husband and two kiddos. She uses her passion for writing along with her degree in Spanish Education and English Literature to write about her life experiences. She has been published on blogs such as Scary Mommy and also in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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