Postpartum Recovery Diet: 5 Delicious Recipes to Try

Medically reviewed by Ann Guevarra MD, OB-GYN Diplomate, POGS · Obstetrics and Gynecology

Written by Hello Bacsi · Updated Aug 10, 2022

    Postpartum Recovery Diet: 5 Delicious Recipes to Try

    When you know what to eat and what to avoid after giving birth, you will be able to build a nutritious menu for yourself. Looking for a postpartum recipe? Here are some suggested dishes for you include:

    Healthy Postpartum Recipe Ideas

    1. Salmon Porridge

    Salmon porridge is a nutritious and easy-to-eat dish, so not only postpartum women but every member of the family can eat together.


    • 100-200g salmon fillet
    • 1/2 can of rice
    • 2 stalks scallions
    • 1 purple onion
    • Fish sauce, salt, pepper

    How to cook salmon porridge

    • Wash the rice and then use the rice to cook porridge until the porridge reaches the desired softness. When the porridge is cooked, season to taste.
    • Clean the salmon and chop the red onion.
    • Pour oil into the pan to fry the onion. Then, put the fish in the pan, stir until cooked and then shred the fish.
    • Ladle the porridge into a bowl and then add fish and green onions to enjoy. You can add a little more pepper if you like.

    2. Braised beef with ginger

    Braised beef with ginger can be the main dish in a delicious and nutritious meal for mothers after giving birth.


    • Beef muscle meat
    • Purple onion
    • Ginger
    • Sugar, fish sauce, salt, pepper

    How to cook beef braised with ginger

    • Peel, wash and crush the ginger
    • Wash and cut the beef into bite-sized pieces. Then, marinate the beef with fish sauce, salt and sugar to taste.
    • Place ginger on the bottom of the pot and arrange marinated beef on top. Boil the beef for 10 minutes or until tender, gently stir the meat to absorb the spices, then pour boiling water over the meat, cover and simmer for 1-2 hours.
    • When the beef is cooked and the water is reduced to 1/3, you season it to taste and then boil it for another 5 minutes to enjoy.

    3. Shrimp cooked spinach soup

    A meal would not be complete without soup. Instead of sautéing spinach, you can use this ingredient to make soup.


    • 200g shrimp
    • 1/2kg spinach
    • Onion
    • Seasoning, sugar, fish sauce, pepper

    How to cook spinach soup

    • Wash, peel, devein and chop shrimps
    • Wash vegetables thoroughly with salt water and cut into pieces about 5 cm
    • Fry onions then stir-fry shrimp.
    • Season with sugar, fish sauce, and pepper as desired
    • Pour boiling water into the shrimp pot to cook. You may need to skim a few times to make the water clearer.
    • Put the vegetables in the pot
    • Wait a few more minutes for the vegetables to cook, then put in a bowl and add some pepper.

    4. Black bean lotus seed tea

    In addition to black beans, lotus seeds are also a very good food for mothers after giving birth. You can combine these two dishes to make a delicious cup of tea.


    • 300g dried or fresh lotus seeds
    • 1/2 cup black beans soaked in cold water for 6-8 hours
    • Pearl
    • Sugars
    • Salt
    • Coconut
    • Ginger

    How to cook black bean lotus seed tea

    • Clean the black beans after soaking and then put them in the stew pot until cooked
    • Wash the lotus seeds, boil a pot of water, then put the lotus seeds in and simmer until the lotus seeds are soft
    • Soak the pearls for 10 minutes in cold water, then pour into a basket to drain
    • Pour the black beans, lotus seeds and broth of these two types into the same pot and bring to a boil. When the water boils, add rock sugar and lower the heat. Remember to stir until the sugar dissolves, but not to crush the beans and lotus seeds.
    • Put the pearls in the pot and cook for another two minutes, then turn off the heat and enjoy with coconut milk.

    5. Orange grapefruit juice

    Instead of eating the usual fruits , take some time to make juices from citrus fruits that are good for postpartum women.


    • 2 pomelos
    • 2 oranges

    How to make orange grapefruit juice

    • Peel and separate the orange and grapefruit cloves
    • Put the orange and grapefruit cloves in the blender with the sugar
    • You can add ice to enjoy.

    Raising children is hard work. Therefore, mothers need to take care of themselves by learning what to eat after giving birth and what to abstain from for better recovery and adjustment to parenthood.

    Do you have a delicious postpartum recipe? Share them with us in the comments!

    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Medically reviewed by

    Ann Guevarra MD, OB-GYN Diplomate, POGS

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Written by Hello Bacsi · Updated Aug 10, 2022