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.
Simple chicken curry
This delicious recipe is a quick and nutritious alternative to what you might be tempted to order in on a Friday night and is a real family favourite. This recipe is very mild and suitable for the whole family but of course you can add some fresh chilli with your garlic and onion for some spice.
Tip: Add a can of coconut milk to make it creamy
Pan fried mackerel with mash and tomato stew
Nowadays, you’ll often hear people on radio and television talking about ‘good fats’ and ‘bad fats’, and they urge you to eat more oily fish for your intake of ‘good fats’. Well, let me tell you, that mackerel is one of the best examples of a good oily fish. As well as this important health factor, mackerel is also great value for money and has a lovely meaty texture.
Place mashed potato in centre of plate and spoon some stewed tomatoes beside it. Place fish on the mash and drizzle with pesto.
Adult & Toddler Recipe – Simple Chicken Curry
This simple chicken curry recipe can be enjoyed by all of the family.
Adult Recipe – Thai beef stir fry
Step by Step guide to show you how to prepare Thai Beef Stir Fry with Fragrant Rice.
Thai beef stir fry
The great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. People often ask whether they can have nuts during pregnancy and the answer is absolutely. If you are cooking this for the family just remember to take the nuts out for any babies or toddlers, as children under the age of five should not have nuts.
To Serve: Arrange the rice on warmed serving plates and then spoon the beef stir fry on top.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Energy: 505 kcals
Source of: Fibre, Iron, Folate
High in: Vitamin C
Second trimester – getting used to my new eating habits!
I am now in my second trimester of pregnancy and am pleased to report that for the most part I am feeling well and that the baby a.k.a. Bean is on track thus far. Just after my last post we had an early scan to determine how far along in my pregnancy I was. It … read more >
Step by Step Chilli
This vegetarian chilli recipe is so quick and easy, it’s not really cooking at all, and it’s hard to believe how healthy it is. It’s a favourite in our house – super quick to make, and so filling. You can serve it with rice (I prefer brown rice), but a bowl of it is quite … read more >
Step-By-Step Easy Mince Pies
There are so many treats available at Christmas, but mince pies have to be one of the tastiest. It’s amazing how many calories and fat those little pies can contain though, so I’ve come up with a healthier alternative using filo pastry. Filo pastry is only 3% fat and easy to work with. You can … read more >
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
Serves 2 but amounts can be increased for more people. These only take about 20 minutes to cook so can go in the oven just before you are ready to serve dinner.
This is perfect to serve as a healthier party food or as a starter. 1 small baguette should give you about 6 slices. Use wholegrain if you can.