At Hey Mama Kitchen every ingredient has a purpose.
We believe that food should come from the most natural sources. When meals are prepared fresh, made from organic ingredients, without any chemical additives, we reap the most health benefits from it.
These are the ingredients we use in our kitchen to make the products that we hope not only can be enjoyed because of their taste, but also because they make our body feel good. Overall wellness is our goal.
Organic Rolled Oats
From the Breakfast Oatmeal to the classic Oatmeal Raisin Bites, rolled oats are one of the healthiest grains in the world. They are great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and anti-oxidants. They can lower high blood sugar, their anti-oxidant properties are said to prevent cancers, their fiber helps to keep constipation at bay, and more.
Oats contain saponins. Saponins are a substance that may have a positive effect on the hormones related to breast milk production.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds have phytoestrogens that aid in breast-milk production. The amazing diet fibers of flax seeds help aid digestion, lower cholesterol and inflammation, and can help prevent certain cancers like breast cancer and colon cancer. This amazing seed also may help prevent heart disease.
Brewer's yeast is a dietary supplement you may not have heard of. Not only does it contain minerals like iron and chromium, it also contains protein and B vitamins! Brewer's yeast is believed to be a galactagogue - these are substances that may improve milk supply. It also combats fatigue and increases energy, and may help lower cholesterol levels.
Chia seeds are rich in protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They are high in fiber, which helps aid digestion during hormonal changes. They also provide iron and calcium, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Adding chia seed in your daily routine helps augment your nutritional needs while you focus on your little one.
In the book Mother Food, Hilary Jacobson write that dates are among the foods revered as the sacred plants of women in ancient times. She goes on to say that milk production removes sugar from the blood, which we need to replenish. (Which is why, mamas, we crave sweet things so much!) She recommends reverting back to traditional systems of medicine from India and China. These systems hold that naturally sweet food is particularly lactogenic and healthful, such as dates. They are a great source of calcium, iron, and potassium. Dates also contain Tryptophan, one of 10 essential amino acids that the body uses to create proteins it needs. On top of all of that, dates also contains Serotonin, which help increasing hormone prolactin, to increase milk supply.
Raisins are packed with energy, rich in fiber, contain vitamin C,K, B-6, and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. We add raisins in our Oatmeal Raisins Bites and in our Breakfast Jar, because even though they are high in sugar but they have a low glycemic index, which means that they are slowly to digest so doesn't increase blood sugar level.
Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in very small packages. They are good source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, and fatty acids, they are high in magnesium for healthy bones, high in fiber, and can lower blood sugar levels. Who knew that these little seeds have giant nutritional value!
This super-plant is full of protein and omegas. They have 10 essential amino acids, and also contain Omega-3 and 6 which we need to help with cholesterol, inflammation, balancing hormones, and a healthy heart. You can simply add hemp seed to your yogurt, cottage cheese, or just get our Breakfast Jar.