I often get puzzled looks when I ask about beets. Some don’t know what beets are and others find them hard to cook with. Why is beet root a good idea? This vegetable is available almost year round in Canada and it is more versatile than you think! My grandma used to grate them raw… Continue reading Three reasons that make beets a good choice this winter
February is heart month, which is a good time to talk about healthy fats during pregnancy. I often find people think that they should avoid fat…have a look at what Vanessa Pietrantonio, our nutrition student has summarized based on the current evidence. Why is eating fat important? Eating fat is an important part of pregnancy.… Continue reading What about fats during pregnancy?
Add some yellow in your soup! In the last 3 months of pregnancy you will need to boost the protein in your food to keep up with your baby’s growth. Adding dried peas in soups is a great way to go especially if you are feeling sick of meat. It is also a way of… Continue reading Boost your protein and fibre with yellow split pea soup
The heat has long left us behind and now the thought of a warm drink is comforting during the cooler months. Cold temperatures make it hard to remember to drink and keep up with fluid needs in pregnancy. Although we sweat more in the summer we still have the same needs in the winter. Consider these… Continue reading How to stay hydrated during the cooler months
Make your next party an alcohol-free one. There’s a variety of ideas for you to make drinks that everyone can enjoy. Remember, there is no safe amount of alcohol to drink when planning a pregnancy, pregnant, or breastfeeding, but that doesn’t mean the party is over for you. The key is to be creative and… Continue reading Ten tips to make the best mocktails for your party
Folate is a vitamin important for cells to grow and divide in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when the fetus is being developed. It is also important for the rest of your pregnancy as it helps produce extra blood and helps the baby to grow. Our pregnant body needs 600mcg of folate daily. 50%… Continue reading Why do I need folate in pregnancy?
Are you tired of adding greens in your diet? Pregnant and constipated? Looking for new ways to increase your fibre? Look no more! Here is a recipe that is both mouth-watering and will help speed up your digestion. Plus nobody will guess what the key ingredient is. Can you find it? Here is what you… Continue reading Double chocolate brownie recipe packed with fibre
Cravings are normal during pregnancy. It’s your body reminding you to eat so you get the nutrients you need to grow your baby. Occasionally, it is fine to eat unhealthy foods, however the problem starts when it is the only thing you reach for. So how do you curb these cravings into healthy ones? Here’s 5… Continue reading Pregnancy cravings? 5 tips to curb your cravings into healthy ones
Good news, you are pregnant! And perhaps the nausea and vomiting are now behind you, and you’re ready to enjoy food once again. Bad news, you’re told you have to avoid this food & that food and the list just seems to go on and on. But being confused about which foods are safe to eat takes… Continue reading What foods should you avoid during pregnancy?
Winter is here and so are brussel sprouts! Now if you’re like me, boiling brussel sprouts is my least favourite vegetable. But roasting them has become my new crowd pleaser, even for my kids. This different looking vegetable is perfect for pregnancy because it adds fibre, vitamin C and K. Have a look! All… Continue reading Simple roasted brussel sprouts recipe