Congratulations! You’re having a baby! But did you know that your diet and lifestyle during pregnancy can have a very real influence on your baby’s future health? Find out more in the articles below about what you can do to help get your little one off to the healthiest possible start in life.
This trimester will pass most quickly of all as you will probably be roughly half way through before you even discover you are pregnant. This exciting news may be hard to keep secret from all around you, but most couples do wait until the end of the first trimester to spread their happy news. At this stage, you may have had your first doctor’s visit and will be feeling reassured that all is going well.
No Fuss Fruit Smoothie
Puy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
“This is my modern version of a standard comfort food. Perfect for a cold winter’s evening.”
Paula Mee, Dietician, Dublin.
An Iron rich dish which is especially important for vegetarians during pregnancy.
Beef With Creamed Potato
“A great dish for the expectant family as it can be made in advance and reheated later on or the following day”
Michelle Skelly, Dietician, Laois.
This recipe is a source of folate and high in B12 which helps to process folic acid.
Jennifer Luddy, Nutritionist, Danone Baby Nutrition
These pancakes can work savoury or sweet! Why not try other delicious toppings such as strawberries and raspberries (out of season you can use frozen berries) cheddar cheese and ham,cream cheese and spinach.
Healthy Fish Pie
“Who says comfort food can’t be healthy?!”
Ellen Roche, Dietitian, Kilkenny
This is a great way to incorporate fish in your diet if you’re not a fish lover!
It provides a great source of Omega-3 and Vitamin D nutrients essential during pregnancy.