food, Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

What I Eat in a Day Whilst Breastfeeding

Hi Everyone, today’s post is a what I eat in a typical day. I thought you might find it interesting to have a nosy at what I eat whilst breastfeeding (which is a lot!).

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For breakfast I had apple, cinnamon and date porridge made with almond milk. I also added some chia seeds and pea protein powder to make it extra filling.

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Breakfast – Porridge

For lunch I had a chunky sweet potato, leek and lentil soup. I love making a few portions of this and having it a couple of days in a row. On this particular day, I had some leftover avocado that also needed eating up too so I chopped it up and threw it on top. I have a theory that this soup stops me from getting a cold because I add curry powder and garlic to it but its probably just been a coincidence that I don’t have a cold after I eat it! I also had some leftover smoothie from the day before (the picture is making it look like chocolate milkshake though) which had berries, spinach, banana, various seeds and almond milk.

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Lunch – Soup and Smoothie

As an afternoon snack I chopped up some red pepper in to sticks and had them with hummus.

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Afternoon Snack – Pepper Sticks and Hummus

For dinner I ate a spaghetti bolognese made with soya mince, carrot and celery. After dinner I also had a hot chocolate made with almond milk and water.

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Dinner – Spaghetti Bolognese

As a bedtime snack I had a slice of almond butter on toast (I forgot to take a picture of it though).

For drinks throughout the day I kept filling up my water bottle. I also had a breastfeeding multivitamin and that was everything I ate that day.

I hope you enjoyed finding out what I typically eat midweek whilst breastfeeding and that it might have provided you some inspiration for some different meal ideas. Also I would love to hear what your favourite dishes are because I like to get new ideas too.

Thanks for reading, Jen x

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