Nourishing tips for new Mamas | Magdalena Roze
This week is World Breastfeeding Week, and in honour of the occasion we thought we’d catch up with our friend Magdalena Roze, who is an expert in all things post-natal health (and also an expert in the kitchen!). Read on for Mags’ top tips for nourishing your body as a new mama, including the recipe for her famously hearty and healthy Chicken Bone Broth - yum!
Chicken broth would have to be one of the most nourishing, healing meals going. It’s as an immune booster, digestion aid and super tonic for glowing skin, hair and nails. It’s particularly nourishing during and post pregnancy for replenishing the body. Your bone broth should end up much thicker than your normal soup broth because your cooking the ingredients, especially the chicken bones, for much longer (12-24 hours). This gives them time to breakdown and release a whole lot of incredible nutrients like calcium, magnesium and pho
sphorus. It’s also super rich in protein, glycine (helps with detoxing), proline and gelatin (amazing for skin). It’s excellent for digestion too as you’re getting a whole lot of nutrients that are normally missing from the modern diet.
A good broth will solidify when it’s in the fridge because it’s so gelatinous, but it goes runny again once you heat it up. It’s the perfect thing to make in the slow cooker overnight, and you’ll be rewarded with liquid gold that’s incredibly versatile. It’s great on it’s own in a mug as a drink, and the perfect canvas for a quick but more substantial soup, stew or sauce. Because you’re slow cooking the chicken bones to extract every bit of nourishment, ideally organic, pasture-raised and ethically produced chicken. - Lovely photo by Rob Palmer