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.
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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
Nutrition in Pregnancy
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.
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.
Health & Well-Being in Pregnancy
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.
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 […]
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Delicious Smoothies and Juices for Pregnancy
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.
Love love love it when the sun is shining and as tomorrow marks the first day of summer ( no more rain please!!!!!) its only right to get some smoothie love going on. Plus closing my eyes and sipping a cooling smoothie in the garden […]
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 […]
This weekend my daughter and I went blackberry picking and our best efforts yielded a massive tub of delicious juicy blackberries. We froze them with the full intention of creating some delicious and wonderful smoothies which we made today. I didn’t realise when I made […]
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 […]
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 […]
If there’s ever been a National Day in the history of National Days I can get on board with its National Piña Colada Day. Yes! It’s actually a day. The piña colada hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico where it was created by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero […]
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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
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
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.