20 Nourishing Postpartum Recipes

These 20 Nourishing Postpartum Recipes are perfect for the 4th trimester. Filled with nutrient dense, and satisfying ingredients, these should be on rotation for any mom!

All of these recipes are personal favorites that have gotten me through 2 postpartum periods. I can vouch for all of them being perfect for new moms. The importance of having nourishing and delicious meals after having a baby is important, and I hope these 20 recipes will serve you well!

Peanut Butter Date Shake // Baumassfoods

This creamy, dreamy shake is naturally sweetened and comes together in a few minutes.

Healing Bowls // Pinch Of Yum

The very first home cooked meal I enjoyed after having my first baby. We now enjoy this regularly – i omit the egg and swap the greens for avocado.

Breakfast Sausage Hash with Basil Peach Chutney // Hillary's Eat Well

The very first home cooked meal I enjoyed after having my first baby. We now enjoy this regularly – i omit the egg and swap the greens for avocado.

Carob Tahini Bliss Balls // Baumassfoods

Once you’re able to source all of the ingredients, these bliss balls are the perfect snack to grab while nursing.

Kimchi Fried Grains // Bon Appetit

We don’t eat kimchi often, but when we do, we make this recipe. our grain of choice for this is farro.

Tahini Toast 3 Ways // Baumassfoods 

A fun way to switch up traditional toast. Tahini is nutty + savory and perfectly paired with some unexpected ingredients.

30 Minute Vegan Chili // Baumassfoods

Quick, easy, super-filling, and delicious. This chili checks all the boxes for a comforting 4th trimester meal.

Chocolate Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie // The First Mess

Chocolate smoothies are the best. add in oats (a breastfeeding mom’s hero food) and we’ve got a winner.

Modern Market Buddha Bowls // Baumassfoods

Tofu, grains, broccoli and a crunchy slaw make this buddha bowl a healthy, nourishing meal for all.

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins // The Natural Nurturer

Peanut butter + sweet potato are a beautiful combo that I’ve been missing out on. These muffins are the best way to enjoy the duo.

New England Lobster Rolls // Purple Carrot

Hearts of palm is used to make a vegan lobster roll. I’m not if most would consider this 'nourishing' but I couldn’t not include it. This is seriously so delicious + worth making when you can.

Green Goddess Sandwich // Baumassfoods

Homemade pesto + veggies make for a perfect sandwich. Sandwiches are a favorite postpartum food for me.

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas + Greens // Baumassfoods

Slow cooked to perfection and extremely filling. Everything you need to get you through life after baby.

Vegetarian Shepards Pie // Pinch Of Yum 

Another filling, delicious recipe we love. It takes a bit of prep time, but the end result is worth it- plus it makes for excellent leftovers.

Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes // Minimalist Baker 

We’ve made this approximately 700 times. More than half of those times has been me scarfing it down while nursing a very hungry baby. We had to take a break from this one because we made it so often.

Loaded Vegan Sheet Pan Nachos // Baumassfoods

Not claiming that this is healthy by any means, but piles of nacho ingredients are always a good idea for a ravenous mom.

8 Minute Sweet Potatoes // Pinch Of Yum

Short on time? The answer is always yes when you have kids. 8 minutes is all you need for these sweet potatoes.

Pinto Posole // Cookie + Kate

We love topping this vegan posole with radishes, cilantro, avocado, and tortilla chips.

Healing Miso Broth // Baumassfoods

A warm, cozy pick-me-up for those times you're feeling a bit under the weather.

Vegan Savory Oatmeal + Smoky Tempeh Bacon // EmilieEats

If you haven't tried savory oats, then you've got to with this recipe. It's so delicious and filling!

There you have it – 20 Nourishing Postpartum Recipes. Keep these on hand for yourself or the mom in your life who needs a great recipe to keep her going.

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