Sunday, June 27, 2010
This salad helps too. By packing in lots of vitamins, iron, and protein I actually have more energy to take care of all the family and pursue the things I love - like this blog. So, here it is my first postpartum post is a powerhouse salad.
I start with baby spinach which gives me lots iron and fiber. Then I top it with chickpeas (a fantastic source of folate) and red onion that I keep in a container in the fridge marinating in a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then I add in some goat cheese crumbles, a good source of calcium. Finally, a boiled egg sliced on top for a punch of protein. (A tip for new moms: boil enough for the whole week at once, peel them and keep in the fridge so that this salad comes together even faster). Drizzle on a bit of balsamic vinaigrette and dig in - fast - the baby might wake up!
While the carnivore wouldn't touch this salad, I am happy to report the second biggest bit of news since I last posted - the carnivore actually ate a salad! Well, salad is a loose term, but it was lettuce, carrots (warmed) and croutons (no dressing). I think it counts. But if you really want to make your salad count, I suggest trying out this powerhouse.