Food To Eat After a Miscarriage: Recipes to Support Miscarriage
It is so common that when we are in times of grieving or trauma we crave junk food or comfort food. For me personally, the last thing on your mind is food, which for me was not normal. I had to force myself to even drink water
I know it’s hard to think about eating while you are going through it, I know I have been there. It is so common that when we are in times of grieving or trauma we crave junk food or comfort food. For me personally, the last thing on your mind is food, which for me was not normal. I had to force myself to even drink water (that is where the electrolyte drink comes in). As a holistic nutritionist I knew I needed to nourish myself, I knew it would help me heal faster, it would help all those negative thoughts and it would help relax the anxiety, tension and pain.
If anything at all, sip on broths, teas, soups, and try to always get in healthy fats to fill you up and help support your hormones during this time. Liquids are key. You can also send these recipes to friends to help you out.
Other super important ingredients that will provide support are things like iron rich foods due to the blood loss we are experiencing. Post miscarriages we need to replenish our nutrient stores with high amounts of minerals, vitamins and nourishing foods. Think liver, grass-fed meats, fruits and vegetables, all that balance our blood sugar at the same time which will help our recovery and energy.
Food To Eat After a Miscarriage or Pregnancy Loss
Bone Broth Creamy Soup
This soup base is bone broth, which is packed with nutrient dense amino acids such as collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine. These amino acids reduce inflammation, support digestion and provide healing benefits. Bone broth heals us from the inside out. It is not just a trend, it’s the ultimate superfood! Bone broth contains minerals that act as natural electrolytes that replenish all that has been lost through our loss, boosting our immune system. Pair your broth with healthy fats such as coconut and/or ghee/butter, to help provide needed calories and with antioxidant rich spices and herbs like turmeric and ginger, to provide warmth and internal love. I love to include raw dairy products for the high vitamin and mineral content, but you can also use coconut milk to replace the dairy.
Nourishing Creamy Soup Recipe
Time: 45 minutes
3 cups bone broth (substitute vegetable broth if vegetarian)
2 cup roasted squash (butternut, delicata, or acorn)
Optional protein: Add crispy prosciutto or bacon on top, shredded chicken or ground meat for added protein
Roast squash: Remove seeds and peel skin of squash and cut it into 2 inch cubes. Spray evenly with avocado oil spray or oil and roast in the oven at 400°F for 30 minutes or until soft. Alternatively, you could do this the night before.
Using a blender or immersion blender, blend all of the ingredients until smooth. If it’s too thick, use broth to thin.
Heat blended soup for 7-10 minutes or until warmed and serve topped with protein if using.
Cacao is high in antioxidants, which help the body fight against free radicals (the inflammation causer – AKA the bad guys). It also increases endorphins and serotonin levels in the brain, which gives you a happy and positive feeling that increases overall well-being. It’s one of the best plant-based sources of magnesium, which is essential for heart health and helps turn energy into brain-fueling glucose. When mixed into recipes, Cacao’s rich flavor is delicious and dessert-like, which helps you resist sugar cravings while still satisfying your sweet tooth.
Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron, which is needed to carry oxygen in the bloodstream to cells and tissues. Not only that, it contains more bone-building calcium than cow’s milk! Make yourself the warm, nourishing recipe below that will not only make you feel good, but make you happy too.
Nourishing Hot Cocoa Recipe
2 cups full fat coconut milk (or raw A2 milk of choice)
2-3 tablespoon cacao powder (make sure there is not sugar)
1 pinch real salt or celtic salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (blood sugar balancer)
1 tablespoon ghee, grass-fed butter coconut oil
Pinch of chile powder (optional)
1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (raw honey, maple syrup)
In a saucepan heat up all ingredients and whisk together. Sip and breath.
Most all the electrolyte drinks on the market are packed with sugars, food coloring and other inflammatory ingredients. Co-founder and holistic nutritionist Torie has personally made this electrolyte drink to support your nervous system, relax muscles, assist in properly rehydrating you and help you replace your essential minerals your body needs.
1 teaspoon Real salt (rich in minerals)
1 teaspoon Magnesium (bisglycinate instead of citrate because this form will not affect stools)
Additions: lemon (to replace potassium), raw honey or manuka honey to make it taste better
Add to a large 2 quart pitcher of water or hot tea, or coconut water. You can make it into a concentrate and keep it in the fridge and add it to water as you drink it. This vial makes 2 servings which should last 4 days.