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
Do you feel tired of avoiding food? Are you wondering when you will enjoy food again? You are not alone. Pregnant women often experience little to no appetite especially during the first 3 months. This is due to all the changes that happen in your body during this time. It is important to keep in… Continue reading 10 tips to increase appetite and feel more energized during pregnancy
It’s important that you gain enough weight to help your body go through all the changes needed during pregnancy. During the last 2 trimesters your body needs extra energy and nutrients to help your baby grow. As a result, you might find that you are hungry all the time. This is usually caused by the… Continue reading Why eating small frequent meals is best during pregnancy
Pregnant and needing a new snack idea while on the go? Are you tired of hummus? Often the lack of appetite during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, can make it hard to find something that interests your hunger. In the last trimester of pregnancy, it can be more challenging to find ideas for snacks… Continue reading A recipe for roasted chickpeas with a twist!
Adults, including breastfeeding and pregnant women need about 1500mg of sodium a day. This is plenty to help make our bodies’ blood pressure, muscles and nerves work well. Should you keep an eye on the amount of sodium you get every day? The answer is yes! Most of us get around 3,300mg of sodium each… Continue reading What’s the scoop on sodium?
Should I limit caffeine when I am pregnant? Yes, you should limit how much caffeine you get from food and drinks when you’re pregnant. During pregnancy, we recommend no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of caffeine in a day. That amount of caffeine is equal to: two cups of coffee four cups of tea two… Continue reading Caffeine – how much is too much during pregnancy?