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In the spirit of enhancing nutrition and celebrating important relationships this Mother’s Day, we want to share valuable resources to help you nourish yourself and the mothers in your life.
From soon-to-be, first-time mothers to those who have nurtured multiple generations already, good nutrition is important, especially when it comes to protein. In the case of expectant mothers, research shows that protein requirements in pregnancy are higher than many have previously thought. For more details on this, see our featured article excerpt about prenatal nutrition from the fall 2021 issue of our Journal of Health and Healing.
Whether you want to help nourish your own mother, your children’s mother, yourself as a mother, or anyone else who fills a role of motherhood in your life on this Mother’s Day, please enjoy three of our favorite, heart-warming, protein-rich recipes—a delicious way to show your love and care.
Protein Requirements during Pregnancy
During pregnancy, many new cells are being created, both in the mother’s body and in the baby itself. Because of this, according to a 2015 study, pregnant women’s true protein needs are much higher than previously estimated. As a result, many pregnant women fall below optimal intake. Including more animal protein sources in an expectant mother’s diet is a great way to help satisfy these important requirements. Read more here.
Baked Salmon with Cream Sauce
This baked salmon recipe combines healthy omega-3 fats with mouthwatering flavor! Omega-3 fats support healthy immunity, joints, and neurological health—and they’re anti-inflammatory. Include this baked salmon as a light main dish for your Mother’s Day meal and let us know how you like it. Get the recipe here.
Heartwarming Lamb Stew
We have the perfect dish to help you feel toasty and comforted this Mother’s Day: this delicious lamb stew offers wholesome nutrition that satisfies appetites and warms hearts—with ingredients like onions, celery, turnips, carrots, rutabaga, potatoes, ginger, coconut oil, and, of course, scrumptious lamb! Get the recipe here.
Enjoy this hearty warm salad with Brussels sprouts, beets, kale, carrots, and smoky, salty, nitrate-free bacon—all topped with flavorful Balsamic Vinaigrette! Get fiber, protein, fat and more in this scrumptious salad that’s perfect as a light lunch or as a side dish this Mother’s Day. Get the recipe here.
Be sure to explore our other resources to learn more about pre- and post-natal health here: Fertility, Prenatal & Childhood Nutrition