Hey Mama! Welcome to The Pregnancy Pantry

So, you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant

Well firstly before we get started let me extend a massive congratulations to you! You’re going to have a baby (EEEEK)!!!

However, now the realisation may have kicked in and you’re over the initial excitement, shock and disbelief, are you now wondering about the foods you’ll be eating over the next nine months? If you’re anything like me and 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.

2020-09-26T10:17:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

EMPOWERED BIRTHING MOTHER SUMMIT

Pregnant Woman sitting on bed eating yogurt

Empowered Birthing Mother Summit

Online weekend event that will provide expectant mothers with ideas, advice and techniques to support & empower them during their pregnancy

About this Event

An International panel of Health Practitioners, Artists, Activists and Women’s pregnancy & lifestyle advocates will be joining together to offer a weekend summit of advice and support including pre-natal Yoga; Therapeutic Counselling guidance techniques; Women’s Rights and Maternal Journaling inspiration; Pregnancy Photography tips, Recipes for optimal Nutrition & Digestive health during pregnancy, Shamanic insights into birth as transformation; Sophrology – “dynamic relaxation” & Homeopathic self-prescribing for Pregnancy & Birth.

This is a ticketed event, £10.00 per day or £15.00 for both days. All proceeds will be donated to a selection of Women’s charities that support maternal health and well-being. BOOK HERE TODAY

FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE

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?

Pregnant Woman sitting on bed eating yogurt

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

the pregnancy pantry

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:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Low GI foods for Gestational Diabetes

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Pregnant Women Eating salad

Pregnancy changes the nutrient requirements of a woman

in particular, the needs of specific micro-nutrients increase to a large extent. It is important for a woman to meet these increased requirements to support a healthy pregnancy and the development of the child, long term. 

beetroot asparagus tomatoes avocado grapefruit lentils and beans

High Folate Foods for Pregnancy

Folic acid, also known as folate or Vitamin B9 is a group of B Vitamins that is crucial during pregnancy. The need for folic acid is not only important during pregnancy but should also be taken in the months leading up to conception if you are actively trying to conceive.

different fruit and vegetables

Do you know your Dirty Dozen?

We’re vegetarian in our house so our main staple of food is sourced from vegetables and fruits, as well as pulses & grains so this post really hits home for me. Now, before you start reading, I’m not in anyway pushing you to go out […]

Staying Hydrated During Pregnancy

I know we always moan when the sun doesn’t shine and every year we’re promised that this will be the hottest summer on record.  We wait in excited anticipation, plan our holidays and camping trips in the UK in the hope that this year its […]

overnight oats in jar with strawberries

The Importance of Carbs During Pregnancy

Hello ladies: hope you’re all keeping well this week. If you’re anything like me and you love carbohydrates you’re in luck. Today’s post comes courtesy of my guest collaborator Healthy Pregnancy and is a great read for anyone worried about their carb cravings during pregnancy. […]

Its all about the Oats

When I was pregnant one of my favourite things to eat for breakfast and which I just couldn’t get enough of were overnight oats. Loaded with goodness, ideal if you’re feeling a little nauseous and with enough complex carbohydrates to help you through the morning with ease; […]


Health & Well-Being in Pregnancy

pregnancy yoga

Sometimes life throws you a giant curve-ball that you just can’t dodge.

For the past few years I have been on a personal quest to be more aware of not only what I put in my body but also how I take care of my mind as well, with the end goal allowing me to reach a better level of well-being in my day to day life. To be more mindful and to have a sense of consciousness about my surroundings is something I am constantly striving to achieve.

Pitfalls of a Summer Pregnancy

With Summer in full swing, we’re looking at long days, super light mornings, the sweet sound of the ice-cream van doing the rounds, endless BBQ’s and general merriment in the sunshine. YIPPEE! However, the hot weather is not everyone’s friend and never more so than […]

Keeping The Balance

I hesitantly decided to leave my job after ten years and work for myself as a freelance Virtual Assistant, because after watching my daughter grow up so quickly and seeing my son grow rapidly day by day I decided I didn’t want to miss a […]

Juicing For Health

Juicing is one of the best ways to get vital nutrients into your body and this is especially important from the moment you decide to conceive and all the way through your pregnancy.   By juicing every day you’ll ensure both you and your baby receive […]


Delicious Smoothies and Juices for Pregnancy

Beetroot Smoothie

Juicing and creating smoothies is one of the best ways to get vital nutrients into your body, especially if you struggle to get your five a day or you’re struggling with nausea and morning sickness.   By juicing your vegetables raw or creating smoothies every day you’ll ensure both you and your baby receive a huge dose of goodness while making you feel amazing at the same time, both inside and out.

Carrot and Ginger Tonic

Carrot and Ginger Tonic

This is a wonderful tonic and is loaded with an abundance of healthy benefits for mum and baby: Morning Sickness – ginger can be highly effective against nausea when used in small doses and may reduce muscle aches and pains Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels […]

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Raw cacao beans contain powerful antioxidant compounds with an abundance of health benefits. They contain flavanoids; a chemical compound that supports general health and can help to reduce your risk of many diseases. Protein is a fundamental nutrient required for producing antibodies and hormones alongside building […]

High Fibre Berry Smoothie

High Fiber Berry Blast

Mixed berries have an abundance of fiber to help the digestive system and Greek Yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt as it’s made by straining the whey out which leaves this amazing delicious creamy consistency, I love Greek yogurt on everything plus its loaded with […]

Mean Green Super Charge Smoothie

Mean Green Super Charge Juice

‘This is the Perfect Tonic if you’re suffering any of the following symptoms of pregnancy: Constipation Heartburn High Blood Pressure Trouble Sleeping The potassium in avocados is great for regulating high blood pressure and coconut water is incredible at kick starting your digestive tract if […]


More Articles on Pregnancy you may like

Why You Need a Babymoon

Because the sun has been shining lately – naturally that got me thinking about holidays and because I’m constantly thinking about all things pregnancy related that got me thinking about ‘babymoons’. When I was five months pregnant with our first child my husband and I […]

Herbal Tea Pot and Cup

Note To Self: Tea Helps

As I sit here at my desk at 6.am prepping and compiling this latest post, its dark, its dank and it is raining. Not quite the Monday morning start I had hoped for. Although yesterday we were incredibly lucky as we headed to Moors Country […]

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. So put the kettle on, get comfy and take a look around.

Here’s to a Happy Healthy Pregnancy.

The Ultimate Immunity Resource Guide

Most of us have a general idea of what our immune system is, but not so much what our immune system is comprised of, which can make it difficult to maintain our body’s ability to stay healthy.

Your immune system is your body’s defence system to fight bacteria and germs that can make you sick or worse,cause disease. When it comes to staying healthy, or shortening an illness, having a strong immune system is important.

In this comprehensive 20 page guide

You’ll find

The Importance of Immunity

  • Best foods to eat for OPTIMUM Immunity
  • Supplements and Vitamins for a strong Immunity
  • Ways to get around being vegetarian and vegan and maintaining sufficient nutrition

Yes – Please this is just what I need

21 Delicious Smoothie Recipe e-Book GIVEAWAY

As a special  thanks for being here, I’m giving away my latest Smoothie Recipe e-Book packed full of delicious healthy smoothie ideas.   

With this fabulous book you’ll no longer struggle for inspiration in creating colourful, tasty and unbelievably healthy smoothies again. If you love smoothies – pregnant or not, this is a download MUST. I love smoothies – yes please.


Featured Posts

Which are the most  Important nutrients we  need in pregnancy, and why?

Which are the most Important nutrients we need in pregnancy, and why?

When we decide to have a baby it’s a huge decision and our nutritional status from before we conceive right through our pregnancy and beyond will impact on our health and well-being as well as that of our baby, both short term and long term.

High Folate Foods for Pregnancy

High Folate Foods for Pregnancy

Folic acid, also known as folate or Vitamin B9 is a group of B Vitamins that is crucial during pregnancy. The need for folic acid is not only important during pregnancy but should also be taken in the months leading up to conception if you are actively trying to conceive.

The Struggle with Constipation in Pregnancy

The Struggle with Constipation in Pregnancy

Writing a blog that centres around health and well-being throughout pregnancy; I often draw from my own experiences – revealing the good, the bad and the darn right ugly. During previous posts I have made no secret of divulging the ugly side of the digestive […]

Note To Self: Tea Helps

Note To Self: Tea Helps

As I sit here at my desk at 6.am prepping and compiling this latest post, its dark, its dank and it is raining. Not quite the Monday morning start I had hoped for. Although yesterday we were incredibly lucky as we headed to Moors Country […]