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ESSENTIAL POSTPARTUM NUTRIENTS

Knowledge is power. Learn why our food is tailored to your postpartum needs, and share the wisdom.

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MACA ROOT POWDER

Fertility + Reproductive Support

Known as one of the most beneficial ingredients for your reproductive system. Maca root, a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, is said to support both male and female reproductive functions, improve both energy and mood, and increase libido. It contains a wealth of nutrients, like fiber, calcium and potassium. It keeps on giving, as Maca root may help alleviate symptoms of menopause. And if that wasn't enough, it is also a complete protein,  Find this powerhouse ingredient in our scones, choco-maca balls, and something else

VITAMIN C

Skin Elasticity + Immune Support

Collagen, an essential component of connective tissue, plays a crucial role in the body's ability to heal. Elastin is a protein also found in connective tissue that is vital to your skin's elasticity, allowing organs to return to their usual shape after being stretched. While collagen and elastin are both produced in the body, they are not synthesized without the help of vitamin C. Vitamin C also is a powerful antioxidant, protecting your body on a cellular level from oxidative stress.

You can find vitamin C in most of our menu items, but we suggest the enchilada bakes, berry waffles, veggie curry, or sausage and pepper breakfast burritos for the highest concentrations.

Bonus: read about iron below to find out why iron + vitamin C are a match made in nutrition heaven!

IRON

Blood + Lymph

Of all the nutrient interactions that happen in your body, that of iron and vitamin C is one of the most important. Iron needs vitamin C for optimal absorption into the body, similar to how fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K need fat-containing foods for proper uptake (read more about fat-soluble here). 

Iron is essential to postpartum bodies to replenish blood that was lost after birth, as well as blood lost to menstruation if and when that resumes after delivery. 

Low iron stores in the body after birth may result in fatigue and decreased cognitive function. And with a new baby, those are the last things you need! Iron is found in dark green vegetables, red meats, and our beef + broccoli noodles (as well as our vegetarian lentil meatballs, lasagna rolls, and our breakfast cinnamon quinoa bowl).

DHA // OMEGA FATTY ACIDS

Breastmilk + Brain Support

Whether you're nursing, formula-feeding, both, or have moved on to solids, you and your baby can always benefit from the alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) in flaxseed, which is an omega-3 fatty acid. These fatty acids support brain function, digestion, and some studies suggest that ALA can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Find flaxseed in our lactation magic bites, another thing, and another.

CHOLINE

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If you associate choline with any food in particular, we're almost certain it's eggs. Luckily, we've got just the dish(es) to provide you with all the benefits associated with choline, whether you are an egg-lover, vegan, or looking for a balance of both.
Any of our breakfast burritos,

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