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.
Pumpkin Spiced Muffins
“When you’ve carved your pumpkin, use the flesh in these tasty muffins. So easy, the kids can help you make them!” Kellie, Nutritionist
The pumpkin in these muffins provides beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A), which is important for healthy vision and healthy skin. Vitamin A also supports the immune system.
Beef and Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This recipe is a great meal for all the family. The full dish only costs €5.81 to make. Buy your ingredients here www.tesco.ie/groceries/
Try this as a tasty healthy snack during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Friday Night Fajitas
We live in the middle of the countryside, and thankfully we are too far from any takeaway food places to deliver to us, so there’s no temptation on Friday evenings after a long week at work to order in. Of course there are times when I wish we could, but it just takes a little … read more >
So our baby boy is out loose in the world at last and life, as we know it has altered forever. So in the end all my yoga, birth training and intimate (ick!) massages were in vain. Baby Bean was delivered by c-section just over a week early. There was a bit of a frantic … read more >
About the First 1000 Days
The nutrition you give your baby in the first one thousand days, from pregnancy to 2 years could affect their health forever. Find out more here.
Getting organised for baby’s arrival
I think I have had a blasé approach to getting organised for the arrival of the baby up until now. I just felt like I had so much time left and now all of a sudden the impending birth is only weeks away! I have entered ‘nesting mode’ with enthusiasm. Last week I joked with … read more >
Nearly there… now if only this bump would let me sleep!
At last I am hitting the home stretch of my gestation period; which is great because the excitement is killing me (as is my back) from lugging around what is by now quite a sizable bump. As Tom says you have to look me up and down and side to side to take all of … read more >
Delicious dips, perfect for serving with vegetable sticks (e.g. peppers, celery, carrots) or baked pitta bread at your Christmas parties.
The Pregnancy Club
My co-host on the Today show Daithi O’Se and his wife Rita welcomed a bouncing baby boy a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier for them. They are so excited and thrilled with their little bundle of joy which has made me really excited to meet my own baby! I don’t have … read more >