As you approach your due date, one great idea is to make and freeze some go-to meals. This soup is especially hearty, and great for fall and winter births. It’s packed with nutrient rich ingredients for new moms; from the iron in lentils to the vitamin C in the red peppers (to help you absorb the iron,) turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits and coconut milk which is great for your immune system.
2 sweet potatoes, diced
1 zucchini, diced
2 diced red peppers
1 can no salt added diced tomatoes
¾ cup red lentils
1 can of coconut milk
1 cup water
2 tsp turmeric
½ tsp white pepper (optional)
• Combine all ingredients in a medium to large soup pot.
• Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 (or until the sweet potatoes are soft)
• Top with fresh parsley or thyme and enjoy