What to eat for March?
As founder of The Kitchen Doula, I have decided to follow other blogs to get ideas for this blog!! One thing is that now we are getting into more springy weather - and March is a time where the sun is out more and we can get back into nature and eating more fresh foods too!
So, what is your favorite spring weather style food?
I also ran across this Joyful belly blog article about March and what to eat - so I am going to refer you to that blog if you want to kind of read more here.
Also some recipes to try out - yummy: www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/article/10-Ayurvedic-Recipes-for-March/5859
So, do you follow any nutritional blogs? I would love a list to add to my resources! We may add a resource page for our readers!
My favorite spring foods are usually fresh things like avocados and tomatoes - though not sure that is really a real spring food - those are just something I like to eat. So, my own recipe!!
Avocado Toast ala Kitchen doula!
Take one avocado and mash it up. Add a spring of lemon juice to it for flavor. Mash that in.
Now, take some bread (we make homemade bread at our place) and toast it. Also chop up a tomato and mix in with the avocado. Place your avocado mixture on your toast! Walla! Avocado Toast - yummy and good for pregnant or postpartum mamas! Feel free to use and share my recipe - just give credit to The Kitchen Doula Academy!! Thank you so much.
Our March class starts March 17th if you want into that class we are still offering a $100 off coupon for anyone who wants into the fast-track program.https://kitchendoula.weebly.com/save100.html
The Thinkific class - I am still working on uploading things (which goes slowly) and getting the final cooking sections finished up. So, for now, that course on Thinkific platform (with cooking added) is only going to be available for TESTER students. If you want to test the class it will be $150 off the $350 price point for a LIMITED time (till end of May). So, if you want to be in the tester group, firstname.lastname@example.org us and we will set up a payment plan or pay in full invoice for that class via PayPal "or" Google Pay (I think Google pay is going to be changing soon - so good only for March time frame on Google pay). I also have a VENMO account - ask me for details.
Yes, we will be adding in signup for April class as well. If you need to wait till April, message us about that and let us know! I want anyone who wants to take the classes to be able to do so.
As far as the extra courses go, fertility nutrition and postpartum, please ask to be on wait list and let us know which one you prefer FIRST. I am going to make those my summer projects. Hopefully, one can be ready in the summer. OK, over and out for now, you stay tuned here for more goodies. Oh, talking about goodies, World Doula Week is coming up in LATE March, so if I can get enough interest - I am planning a raffle kind of drawing for some special prizes!! (Like possibly a book "The Real food for Pregnancy"). So, if you want to get in on World Doula Week fun goodies - join below: (Yes this is a separate mailing list - so if you are on our main one - please join this one too - thank you!)
Here's the link for the World Doula Week series: go.reachmail.net/SubscriptionForm/9d6023ec-6ba6-45c6-95b9-ace10159ef63
Kitchen tips and doula tips!
What does a knife say to a doula in the kitchen? Time to cut up some cheese! Sorry, OK, maybe a corny joke - but welcome to our blog again. Maybe, I do better at actual tips for you in the kitchen and out in the doula world.
Tips for the Kitchen:
1. Everything in its place: If you have a place for all your ingredients - you won't be looking for the flour, etc. when it comes time to cook. Plus, placing your ingredients in a few bowls around your place of work before you start is also helpful. Then you can have your measuring items and then your recipe to get started.
2. Make sure your spot you work in is clean. Also, clean your hands!!
3. Recipes are fun to change up! Most recipes can be changed easily to suit your needs. If you don't have a Vitamix then blend something in a regular blender for instance.
4. Look at your recipe and follow it carefully if you are new at doing things - probably changing it up too much is not a good idea - so try it like the book first if you can!
5. Flavor profile is important - cook those onions and add salt to taste. You should be like the Master Chef kitchen - "taste everything" while cooking. See if you need to add more of an ingredient!
Tips for Doulas:
1. Stay out of nasty/fighting doula groups. I can only recommend Doula Darcy and Noeleen Lang groups right now. The social media is getting not so good. Get out into the real world or at least meet a doula on zoom online. Get to know the real person! I hope you all will do that. If you want to meet me "live" and real - subscribe to our mailing list and I'll offer a free webinar once a month once we get enough members on our mailing list!
2. If your focus is helping mamas - get on Instagram and schedule posts (with like later.com). Instagram is a place where mamas scroll all day long - and no this is not my idea - it is Doula Darcy's - so I give her credit. She also has a class on Instagram for Doulas!
3. Take extra classes after your doula certification! I have an affiliate link I like to share for Doula Darcy's program - go here to view "Kickstart your Postpartum Doula Business: www.thedouladarcy.com/kick-start-your-postpartum-doula-business/?affcode=323805_s4gfv_qb
4. Perhaps you are a postpartum doula and want to learn more about virtual doula work - I highly recommend Doula Darcy's virtual program: Take Your Postpartum Doula Business Virtual:
Learn how to Price, Package and Promote Virtual Postpartum Doula Offerings
5. Now, as part of The Kitchen Doula Academy - I am offering my own affiliate program. If you want to refer people to our classes, you receive $5 for every signup for our fast-track and $10 for every signup for the Thinkific program (pay in full only)! If you want to get in on this affiliate program message us at this email.
Stay tuned for more doula and kitchen tips next time!! Thanks for viewing this blog!!
Welcome to The Kitchen Doula Academy!
What's in the name? I know I have probably changed our name a bit. We started out as a blog and Facebook page titled Birth Weekly a few years ago. I never dreamed that this would have turned into a nutrition class for doulas and more. I got the idea for a nutritional doula class 2 years ago and thought well this maybe a good time to launch the idea. So, my friend Lisa and I got together (hey, two heads are better than one) and put together this class. I tested it out in spring 2019. It was a big hit. The students loved it. We kind of became Nutritional Doula class. I continued the classes in 2020. However, we tried out Mighty Network - though it was a good platform for discussing things - it was not that great for organizing discussions and such. So, I decided that maybe a better platform would work for the classes. So, this year 2021 I am going to be putting together the self-pace on Thinkific and adding in cooking skills.
Videos and more coming soon. Since we wanted to focus more on kitchen skills and cooking this year - I thought why not get a domain name that I can live with forever - I loved The Kitchen Doula as a name - so remember to put in "the" as http://thekitchendoula.com (there is another kitchendoula that is not part of our academy - but I am sure that person would love to see you explore their more local site!)
We are still in process of adding in the cooking skills and such - so.....
For now, we also thought about offering a fast-track version of our main class and adding in some fertility nutrition tips. This fertility section will be expanded later to a fuller course just on fertility nutrition!! We hope that if you are taking the fast-track version that you will like the updates to the course!! Learn about your instructor here! (me writing this blog post).
Now, we found out there's more competition out there in other classes - one claiming to be the "first" to mesh nutrition and cooking and doula? OK, really? Sorry, they are not the first and we don't even claim to be the first. There are other schools out there that probably been around that doulas just didn't know about as much. However, we believe in collaboration with other doulas more than competition - so go ahead take all the trainings if you like. I am sure you are going to come away from ours with more information to help mamas and be able to add nutrition and cooking (if you wish) to your portfolio of skills when finished with our class here at The Kitchen Doula Academy! So, we are so excited - we are offering a $100 off coupon right now for anyone!! Go here to learn more!! Plus we offer 7-day money back guarantee on our classes! (Before start of class). See FAQ.
Ok, over and out! Juliana Larsen!