Pumpkin Oat Lactation Bites

When I was in the hospital after giving birth to Charlotte, I had the most wonderful lactation consultant: Lactation Sue.  She was old school and to the point,  which I appreciated.  She told me to eat whatever I wanted – spicy food, etc. – because after all, woman all over the world with all sorts of cuisines breastfed their babies! She did say that while not to avoid any certain foods, there were certain foods that I could incorporate that *may* help my milk supply.  She gave me a lactation cookie recipe, which looked delici0us, but was full of butter and sugar. Not exactly what I wanted to be filling my body with. So, when I got home, I used that as a starting point and tried to find a lactation boosting recipe that was a little cleaner.

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Avocado Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are easy to make, moist (which isn’t always the case when using ground turkey) and simply delicious.  They are also one of those recipes that you will usually have all the ingredients on hand (if you’re like us and always have 100 avocados!)  Thanks to the almond meal, they are also paleo 🙂

We served them this time with sesame oil roasted broccoli and a delightful Tomato Watermelon Basil salad from Danielle Walker’s new book Celebration’s Cookbook (It launches on September 27th, pre-order it today!) You can read my review on her new book here.

Ingredients:

  •  1.25 lb ground turkey
  • 1 to 1.5 avocado, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp almond meal

Instructions:

Pre-heat grill to medium heat. Mix together all ingredients, making sure the avocado is evenly distributed throughout the mix.  Form into four patties.  Grill until turkey reaches 165 degrees (usually 8 minutes each side for us, but will depend on your grill!)

{As you can see, we make these A LOT}

Stovetop Paleo Chili

I usually love and prefer slow cooker chili recipes.  However, I was making paleo “corn” bread from Danielle Walker’s new Celebrations cookbook and I all of a sudden needed chili to go with it.  I searched the internet to find a quick and easy stovetop paleo chili (using only the ingredients I had at home) and found inspiration but no good recipe to suit my needs.  I came up with the below and it turned out DELICIOUS!

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion – diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – minced
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes – diced
  • 1 28 oz can Diced Tomatoes with the juice
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 – 14.5 oz cans Tomato Sauce
  • 5  Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt

Directions:

  • Saute onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes over medium heat in large pot / dutch oven
  • Add meat and cook until meat is no longer pink
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well
  • Bring to boil for 5 minutes
  • Turn to low and simmer for 45 minutes
  • Enjoy!