You are excitedly preparing for the birth of your baby. You want to eat healthy, be prepared, and not have to rely on others to help you with cooking after the baby is born. So naturally, you cook like a mad woman and prepare oodles of freezer meals, ready to be eaten after the baby arrives.
Seems like a great idea, right? Lots of people do it – so it must be good. Think again.
Many women have a hard time postpartum. Maybe they have the baby blues, suffer from exhaustion, insomnia, constipation or have to endure the hardships of baby colic.
All of these troubles stem from a lack of proper postpartum care. Many new mothers just don’t receive the proper rejuvenation that their body needs in order to recover their balance.
Eating a rejuvenative postpartum diet is essential to avoid these postpartum problems. Eating “healthy” freezer meals, even if they are home cooked and organic, are not part of a healthy postpartum diet and can contribute to postpartum problems and a lack of vitality.
4 Reasons Why Eating “Healthy” Frozen Meals Isn’t Healthy
1. Freezer Meals Are Hard To Digest
2. Fresh Food Is Nourishing – Frozen Is Just Not
3. Freezing Infuses Food With Rough, Dry and Cold Qualities
4. Frozen Food Is Degenerating In Nature
Health-Promoting Alternatives to Postpartum Freezer Meals
- A programmable slow cooker. My favorite is Vita Clay. It is made out of natural clay and is fully programmable. It also cooks food twice as fast as a regular slow cooker, as well as preserves vital nutrients.
- Scheduling friends and family to bring you freshly cooked meals during your postpartum window. Meal Train is a great resource for organizing and scheduling your family and friends to bring fresh meals.
- A pressure cooker – cook beans and legumes in a fraction of the time it would normally take on the stove-top. Cooking under pressure speeds up the cooking process exponentially. An asset to have in any kitchen.
- Hire a postpartum doula (preferably with Ayurvedic training) to help prepare meals.