One-Minute Kale Salad and My Postpartum Diet

Mummy’s Fast & Easy 

Happy freezing Sunday!

I don’t remember the temperatures being so low here in the UK, at least for the last few years.

OK, so you might be expecting a winter warmer recipe but today’s post is a bit different.
It’s more of a sharing what I eat than an actual recipe.

As you might know I have recently given birth to another beautiful baby girl.
And since it’s been almost 5 weeks now I’m gradually starting to set goals to get back in shape.
Luckily, I have not put a lot of weight and I stayed active throughout my whole pregnancy. But still, we all know your body changes after pregnancy. It’s just inevitably. 

Back to the point, I’m gradually implementing some yoga in my daily routine and aim to eat as healthy as possible. Obviously, I cannot diet as I’m breastfeeding (I hate dieting anyway). But I try to eat healthy and nutritious food that does not have any empty calories. Well, I must be honest, it’s been quite difficult during the Festive period and I had some chocolate here and there, but as Christmas is over I have cut down my ‘chocolate intake’:-)

Also, as most of you mums know life gets even crazier and busier after baby number 2, which means I need to simplify my meals even more, or at least for the first few months.
No matter how busy or tired I am though, I try to stay healthy and eat that way. I have stocked up on lots of packed salads, kale and spinach and lots of veggies I like. So, let’s say, during the week, I just unpack the salad leaves, add some veggies, mozzarella cheese or hummus and then dressing. This takes no more than 2 minutes and is healthy and nutritious. I might add a few oat cakes or a couple of slices of seeded rye bread too.

Here’s an example of what I’ve been eating recently – Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocados and Mozzarella Chia Seed Salad. It literally takes a minute to combine the ingredients together, and it is really tasty.

Another tip which I find really helpful is to stock up on some seeds and nuts. I love adding them into my soups and salads, they add so much flavour and crunch. And on top of them are good for you and quite filling, most of them. I’ve been using Chia Seeds, Linseed, Sesame Seeds, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds. As far as the nuts are concerned, I think my favourites are the raw almonds but I also like hazelnuts, cashew, Brazil nuts and walnuts. And make sure they’re raw!

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  • a handful or two of kale
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 mozzarella ball, about 150g/5oz, sliced
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
For the dressing:
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • salt
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together. 
  2. Arrange the salad ingredients in a bowl and pour over the dressing.
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

Tip: Don’t forget to massage the kale!

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

Let me know what you guys eat postpartum and how you are getting back in shape! I’d love to here you stories and ideas so feel free to share below!

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