Getting proper nutrition before AND after your breast augmentation is so important to help heal from your surgery!
It might be tempting to reach for instant meals and snacks but a good recovery comes from nutritious food. Meal-prepping before your surgery is a super easy way to ensure you resist the bad and reach for the good, healthy and healing foods.
Recovery Rainbow Recipe!
For this recipe you will need:
1 can black beans [vegetarian option] OR organic free-range chicken breasts [meat option]
Chicken bone broth [meat option] or vegetable stock [vegetarian option]
1/3 cup frozen corn
6-7 cherry tomatoes
3-4 potatoes (diced)
1 Bok choy
Dash of cumin
Dash of oregano
Salt (to taste)
Red wine vinegar
Raw cheddar (optional)
Start by steaming the chopped potatoes and the bok choy together. Take the bok choy out first (after about 5 minutes), leaving the potatoes to steam for a total of about 10-15 minutes.
While you’re waiting for the potatoes to cook, dab the bok choy with some kitchen towel to remove the excess moisture and into a separate dish, place the frozen corn, a handful of chopped cherry tomatoes and then the steamed bok choy.
If cooking the meat variety of the recipe, cook the chicken breast (chopped works well) on the stove in a pan with a little avocado oil. If cooking the vegetarian-friendly option, add the can of black beans to a pan - my personal favorite!
To either the cooked chicken or the beans, add the chicken bone broth or vegetable stock. Into the mix, add a dash of cumin, a dash of oregano and a pinch of salt and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
When your beans (or chicken) pan is done cooking, turn off the heat and stir in 1/2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar.
Using a slotted spoon, place about 1/2 cup of the beans (or chicken) mix from the pan into the dish with your corn, cherry tomatoes and bok choy.
Remove the cooked potatoes from the steamer and add them to the dish.
This recipe works well if you kind of line up the ingredients in the dish - check out my video to see what I mean!
Drizzle the pesto over the potatoes and then tuck-in! Eat the rainbow :)
This recipe is a great one for after surgery as you can prep between 3-5 days worth from one batch of cooking if you multiply the quantities in the recipe.
Meal prepping is super helpful when you have a more involved surgery (e.g. under the muscle placement of implants = more healing needed) as it means you have more time to focus on taking your recovery steady, rather than bustling around trying to cook!