So, you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant
Well firstly before we get started let me extend a massive congratulations to you!
However, now the realisation has kicked in and you’re over the initial excitement, shock and disbelief you may well be wondering about the foods you’ll be eating over the next nine months. If you’re anything like me and a have a huge appreciation for delicious home-cooked food, you’re going to absolutely love the tasty, healthy recipes you’ll discover on this site. You’ll discover Smoothies, Vegetarian and Vegan dishes, Gluten Free and Dairy Free plans, as well as a selection of refined sugar free treats to get you through the day, plus some handy tips and low glycemic treats if you’ve recently discovered you’re suffering with Gestational Diabetes.
You’ve no doubt heard about all the foods you should be avoiding, friends, doctors and family members will undoubtedly have offered their well meaning advice and opinions – Stay away from alcohol, avoid soft cheese, reduce your caffeine intake and don’t frequent sushi bars! Sounds familiar right?
The good news is The Pregnancy Pantry isn’t about restrictions or avoidance, instead it’s about a celebration of good food packed full of nutrients and goodness which tastes amazing too. However, without wanting to sound too much like your mother – the above advice still stands, well everything that is except for soft cheeses and sushi bars – but we’ll get to that bit later on
Why you’ll love this site –
A healthy well balanced diet may help in reducing many of the pregnancy symptoms we suffer with – from nausea, heartburn, leg cramps and constipation. The recipes you’ll find on here are all free of refined sugars and many of them will help relieve some of the unfortunate symptoms of pregnancy. You’ll find tasty healthy options and downloads for the following:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Refined Sugar Free
- Low GI foods for Gestational Diabetes
Healthy Tasty Delicious Smoothies-
Inspirational Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes
Ideas and recipes for Dairy Free Baking
Delicious, healthy gluten-free ideas and recipes
Healthy refined sugar free sweet and treats.
I hope by now…
That you’ve established pregnancy isn’t the time to be messing around with your diet or deciding to restrict any major food groups, but I’m hoping that what we can agree on is that maintenance is crucial!! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring optimum nutrition throughout pregnancy is fundamental for the development and growth of your baby and supporting your body throughout the next nine months and I hope you love the recipes as much as I do.