Feeding Your Family While on Call
Even if you don't grow your own food you can get a head start on meals, so your birth practice makes less of an impact on your family. You can take advantage of getting produce at a farmers' market or buy in bulk at farm stands and then turn it into your favorite meals. Also, when you make dinner you can triple the recipe and freeze the extra.
This year as I harvested a basket of vegetables, I would decide what I would spice it with. It almost didn't matter what veggies I brought in--just a wide variety. Then I made a soup with Mexican spice, then one with Italian, then a Thai soup, adding coconut milk and Thai spices to the soup. Mostly I made soups, but also our other favorites.
I just finished a delicious Indian soup with the turkey carcass from Christmas. The flavor was in the coconut milk and loads of Indian spices. The only problem is that I can't repeat it because I don't follow a recipe unless I am making bread. Bon Appetit!
Read about nutrition on the Midwifery Today web site