Lactation Recipes from Oat Mama
We found these great recipes while browsing Oat Mama's blog. Oat Mama makes delicious lactation granola bars, chock full of galactagogues (foods that enhance lactation) such as oats, flaxseed, fenugreek and cashews.
For more lactation enhancing recipes check out Oat Mama's blog.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, minced
3 cups cooked barley*
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cup kale, finely chopped
1/3 cup pesto
1/3 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup roasted cherry tomatoes**
1/2 cup queso fresco (optional)
1) Heat olive oil in large skillet and add shallot. Cook a few minutes until soft.
2) Add barley, kale, corn and pesto. Mix to evenly distribute pesto and warm ingredients together.
3) Transfer to a serving dish and top with pine nuts, roasted tomatoes, and queso fresco (optional). Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for a cold salad later.
*Bring 1 cup barley and 2 1/2 cups water or broth to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook, covered, until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Makes 3-3 1/2 cups. Freeze the extra 1/2 cup for baby food! :)
**Start with about 1/2 cup raw cherry tomatoes because they'll shrink when roasted. Toss tomatoes in a splash of olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Spread out on a baking dish and cook on 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until tomatoes are soft and collapsed.
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 shallot, diced
1 tsp honey
1 garlic clove, diced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 bunches kale, thinly sliced
8 dates, pitted, chopped
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 cup shaved parmesan
1) Combine the ingredients for the dressing in the bowl, whisk to combine, set aside.
2) Put kale and dates in bowl and gently toss with dressing. Top with toasted almonds and parmesan.
3) Serve immediately or chill in fridge. Stays fresh for 2-3 days.