9 years ago 3
Posted in: Nutrition, Services

A fundamental part of our retreats is our commitment to organic food and optimum nutrition for mothers and weaned babies.

At Mamaheaven we are deeply fortunate to be under the caring wing of Daphne Lambert, chef and writer of many books including the Organic Baby and Toddler Cookbook. She has over the years clarified, supported and expanded all our ideas around nutrition for mothers and babies. She has taught us new ways with food and always produces fare that is interesting, experimental and equally importantly pleasurable.

All her food is organic, locally sourced, seasonal and yummy. Each meal has been careful prepared to meet all our nutritional needs and meal times are served around a large and beautiful wooden table which gives mothers another chance to unwind, get to know each other, share experiences, have a glass of wine and enjoy the eating experience.

Over the weekend, the babies are fed a wonderful mixture of colourful purees, finger foods, smoothies and scrumptious snacks all intricately created to be easy and fun to eat – and all are highly nutritious. The variety of flavours and the freshness of the food persuades even the most uninterested or fussy child to eat, leaving mums feeling re-assured and hopeful.

Daphne Lambert also offers an unmissable nutrition talk where she explains with great care how we can easily improve our nutrition for our families by understanding how our food is processed and how we can get the most of what’s on offer. She is an inspiration to us all giving us the power to enjoy our food without feeling guilty. Daphne is often at hand to give extra advice on weaning, allergies and other food issues.

3 Responses

  1. An interesting piece in the Guardian about baby led weaning…we always ensure that the baby food at Mamaheaven includes delicious and unusual finger foods from flax seed crackers, popular polenta sticks & roasted sweet potatoes. Babies love them! Let us know how you and your baby have got on with weaning – did you let your baby lead the way?

  2. Check out this great winter tonic from Daphne Lambert of Greencuisine,
    Hawthorn berries makes a good Winter tonic,
    especially good for the heart.
    3¼ lbs (1.5kg) ripe hawthorn berries (haws)
    Wash the berries, then place in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Cook until they are very soft and press through a sieve. For each pint of liquid add 12 oz sugar. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil vigorously for 2 minutes. Pour into sterilised bottles and seal.

  3. Paula says:

    Check this great video by our very own fantastic raw food chef Marina Banks From with clear and easy instructions of how to make your own fresh Almond Milk, super nutritious and tasty and great for breast-feeding mummies milk supply.

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