Easy eating after birth

I have heard of making frozen meals before giving birth to make it easy when coming home from the hospital. I wasn't able to do that because our freezer is small and already occupied. I am lucky enough to have my mom, who helped make food for me during the first few days. I had oatmeal every morning and soup throughout the day to help with the breastmilk. After about a week, I was more on my own and was able to get help from a few local businesses.

Photo on left: Gomae Meal Prep / Photo on right: Feeding Mama Lunch Meal

Gomae delivers a minimum four meals a week - depending on you choice of plan. Everything on their menu is is plant-based using a lot of herbs, spices and other healthy options. If you saw my instagram post about this, you would know my husband is a typical meat lover but he says he doesn’t mind going on a plant-based diet if the food tastes as good as Gomae’s menu. Another great thing about them is that they are a zero waste company. They use reusable containers and pick up after use. A convenient way to have meals ready to go! if you want to try them out, you can use code "OHANA20" to get $20 off on your first delivery! Click here to start your plant-base diet journey!

Revive Organics delivers healthy, organic, preservative-free cups in the most convenient format possible. They have a variety of smoothies and overnight oats you can choose from. With the option of weekly or monthly deliveries, they are very flexible to what fits your lifestyle. The cups they sent had all the ingredients in them. All I had to do was do the last steps. So on hot days, I was lucky enough to have a cup of smoothie ready to go, I just had to add almond milk and blend (you can add whatever liquid you want). For the overnight oats, I would add coconut milk the night before. In the morning, I would have oatmeal ready for me to eat. My favorite out of their whole menu is the Banana Nut Oats! But seriously - the smoothies are perfect for this summer too. I’ve got a code to give you 50% off on your first delivery, use code “MONICA50”. Click here to get a hold of easy smoothie and oats!

Fresh Prep is similar to Revive Organics but it’s meals instead. My husband calls Mondays the “lazy day” because that’s when we cook using Fresh Prep. They provide fresh, measured and chopped ingredients. Every week there is a different menu, I get to choose from many options. Ingredients are ready to go, I just have to follow the recipe card. Meals are usually done in 30 minutes. Everything is prepared so there are fewer dishes to clean up also. I always fee like a professional chef because the food always look and taste extra good. Use code “OHANA18” for a big discount on your first delivery. Click here to start cooking!

Mona is behind Feeding Mama, she made it extra special by doing personal deliveries. I felt like I gained a new friend and loved the face to face contact we had. It was a bonus to have someone check up on me after birth. She came by to deliver on the first day I was alone with the two boys. The first week, I ordered the lactating cookies and broths. I normally like soups with chunks, so I was not use to just drinking broth on its own. However, I felt very nourished. For the lactating cookies - I was so surprised how full I felt after eating just one! Second week, Mona came by with actual meals, tea and turmeric energy balls. I was so blown away with everything - I was filled with delicious AND nutritious food. Feeding Mama has meal plans that help you focus on bonding with the baby by not cooking. The food in the meal plan package is prepared in reusable dishes that they will wash for you. There is so much to say about the benefits of their menu. More details are available on their website, you can click here for more information.

This one is a bonus, I wanted to add this here because I did at their products to my diet right after birth also. I believe it helped me with lactation, I had no problem with my milk supply. This company is not local but they do deliver to Canada. They sent me lactation bites and powder to help with my breastmilk. There is a lot more I want to write about when it comes to Majka, I will probably save it for another post. If you did want to check it out for now - click here.

Spread The Aloha Market 2019

ALOHA! If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know what time of the year it is! Another “Spread The Aloha Market” Event hosted by the Aloha Kai Apparel Team (Jackie and Puna K). I always look forward to this event every year. It always starts our Summer right! This year the market had almost 50 vendors. As usual, the first 25 people who entered received a swag bag filled with goodies from their vendors! Just like last year, we weren't able to line up early (especially because I’ve got a newborn). I figured I would be taking photos, so I decided to leave the boys at home. Great local shops, yummy food, amazing music and entertaining performances! If you are local and you missed out - make sure you go next year! Enjoy a few photos and a video of the event. MAHALO!

Essential Oils and Pets

Having two dogs in the house, I am all about pet friendly products. I also love using oil diffusers - got three in the house for every area. It’s our way to keep our home smelling good naturally. Simply Earth reached out to me and sent their May Box to review (which came in perfect timing because it’s all about PETS).

Every month they offer a subscription box which includes four full sized essential oils, other natural ingredients, empty storage bottles and recipe cards! The recipes teach you ways you can create your own products. Simply Earth also donates 13% of their monthly profits to help fight human trafficking.

I had a chance to make my own products over the weekend and already love it! I was provided with six recipes (and ingredients) for pet care products. The instructions were super easy to follow! I just love the fact that everything is natural. I made Pet Odor Eliminator Spray and the Anti-Anxiety Diffuser Blend! Now that it’s getting warmer, I will be making the Tick and Mosquito Collar! There is more than enough ingredients to make more of what you want. You can even use the essential oils your own way. Every household is different, which is why I love how we can customize everything on our own.

Click here if you want to keep your home smell naturally fresh! Use code OHANAFREE to get an additional $40 GC included in your first box!