Squash and More – Nourishment Inspiration
Believe it or not, the holidays are on us! It all starts with pumpkin spice everything appearing on shelves and then we just blink and Thanksgiving and Christmas are here. I have an exciting offer for you to make this season not just super delicious but also simple – so that you have the time to do the things you need – and nutritious so that you have the awesome energy to do so as well!
I love the variety of squash I find at the farmers markets and grocery stores during this time of the year… acorn, kabocha, butternut, spaghetti, delicata, buttercup and of course the various pumpkins. All of these together are called winter squash. Did you know that you can create a whole long list of deeply nourishing and satiating meals from these wonderful fruits (yes, they are a fruit!)
Soups, veggie bowls, side dishes, pastas, pancakes, soaked oats… just to list a few. And all recipes start with: Roast up a squash / pumpkin. Easy enough, right? And very affordable too!
If you need sustained energy and get glorious antioxidants – cook up some winter squash!
If you don’t have much time, but crave some flavor – cook up some winter squash!
If you want to combat your sugar cravings – – cook up some winter squash!
If you are breastfeeding and it is more important than ever to make every snack and meal count – cook up some winter squash!
If your body has some tissue healing (hello perineal stitches) to do – cook up some winter squash!
If you need baby and toddler friendly recipes – cook up some winter squash!
If you are trying to lower your grain intake yet want to stay satiated – cook up some winter squash!
I can already hear you saying “That is a lot of squash!” It is, but trust, me you won’t get bored with it – you can make them so many ways!
For this Squash and More Nourishment Inspiration I created a handful (9 to be exact) recipes that covers the entire spectrum: from breakfast to dinner. Simple, quick and nutritious!
I also added awesome bonuses for you: recipes using kale, cabbages and carrots from our seasonal veggie extravaganza:
- two flavorful kale salads – not just to pop some color but give you raw goodness and health (and milky!) boosting benefits
- two condiments / dressings that match perfectly the earthy favors of the Fall and Winter and you can get creative with
- fermentation basics making your own sauerkraut and pickled carrots – for optimal gut health during the holidays – that also serve as a delicious condiment.
What I included here is a small taste into fermentation, a simple, non-intimidating (hopefully!) first step into the wild wild west of this awesome ancient process. If you would like to learn more, let me know, I am happy to host a class in-person where you can make and test several goodies yourself.
An Expecting Mama’s Nourishment Playbook
- achieving optimum nourishment on various levels
- learning about tips and tricks to upgrade and clean up your lifestyle to enjoy a vibrant pregnancy and empowered birth
- gaining basic culinary nutrition knowledge
- adding superfoods to your diet
- trying new, flavorful and recipes carefully crafted for pregnancy
- exploring super practical meal plans
- eating clean: naturally gluten and dairy free
- managing pregnancy side effects naturally – through nutrition
If you are self-motivated; enjoy learning & experimenting on your own, this playbook is for you! It is prey much a coaching in the box solution.
Two 1-week meal plan with prep guidelines
Simple, but delicious recipes for the meal plans and beyond:
- to nourish you and your baby
- fit the majority of dietary choices as they are all free of major allergens (gluten, dairy, corn and soy) – hence they can be easily adjusted to various dietary choices
- 8 breakfasts
- 8 snacks
- 4 drinks
- 6 craving and sweet tooth satisfying treats
- 13 soups, salads, lunches, dinners
Culinary Nutrition Basics
Natural solutions for most common pregnancy symptoms (cravings, morning sickness, fatigue, digestive issues…)
Practical, research-based lifestyle guides and exercises
Complete supplement, herb and superfood guides
Healthy Pantry list