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Pregnancy Nutrition


Yummy Gooey Healthy Chocolate Brownies

  When we’re pregnant (and when we’re not!) we often feel like having something sweet and indulgent. And these yummy and gooey brownies are a guilt-free way to do just that. Bursting with the health benefits of coconut, the antioxidant-powerhouse which is raw cacao, the natural sweetness of dates and all the vitamins, proteins and minerals of eggs – this delicious treat is good for both you and your baby. With a prep-time of 5 minutes you can whip these up and be enjoying them within…

What Should I Eat In The Second Trimester?

In each trimester your nutritional needs vary. In this short video I go through the most important macro and micronutrients that you and your developing baby need. We also look at the exact foods that you can eat in order to get them in a tasty and healthy way. Check out the video below! Thanks so much for watching With Love Bex xx

What Should I Eat in the Third Trimester?

This short video explores the very best and most important macro and micro nutrients and gives you exact examples of the foods you need to be eating to help you both stay healthy and strong. Thanks so much for watching and if you want recipe ideas then have a look at the Pregnancy Nutrition section or grab a copy of the book here for exact recipes and meals plans for each trimester. With love Bex xx

What Should I Eat in Pregnancy?

What are the bests foods to eat in pregnancy? There is SOOO much conflicting advice out there so I wanted to wade through it all,  set the record straight and give you a quick video with some simple advice. In this video I explore the different macro and micronutrients that are most important for you and your developing baby as well as giving you the best sources of these nutrients. By eating healthily in pregnancy you are working to keep yourself and your baby as healthy…

What is a Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy?

If you’re like most pregnant women, you’re a little worried about how much you should be eating and how much weight is normal and healthy to put on.With both my pregnancies I put on 20kgs of weight. As someone who had always been in total control of my body – this was a little daunting and scary. Was I putting on too much weight?Am I eating too much?Is all this weight going to harm my baby / make him or her too big?Will I get gestational…

Green Smoothie

Smoothies are excellent pregnancy nutrition because they are good for you (provided you put the right things in them!), and are an excellent way to consume vitamins when you may be feeling a bit sick or in the 3rd trimester when you may not have much room for anything other than your baby! Below is my green smoothie recipe, a perfect energy boost crammed full of the good stuff. Makes 1 Ingredients A handful of baby spinach 1 celery stalk ½ Apple ¼ inch…

Crispy Pancetta, Spinach & Ricotta Bake

Makes 4 portions   Ingredients 20 – 24 slices of pancetta 300g baby spinach 500g ricotta 2 tablespoons dill leaves, chopped 4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped 4 medium eggs 40g parmesan, grated Seasoning   Method Preheat the over to 180 degrees C Line a shallow baking tin with half the pancetta, stretching them as necessary Place the spinach in a bowl and pour boiling water over it Dry the spinach and roughly chop Mix the spinach, ricotta, parsley, dill, eggs, parmesan, salt…

Healthy Falafel Wraps

Makes 4 lunches Ingredients 400g chickpeas (from a tin) 1 lemon, zested 1 teaspoon All Spice 1 tablespoon spelt all-purpose flour (plain flour is also fine) ½ a bunch of fresh coriander, chopped 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 4 Wholewheat tortilla wraps Natural, fat free yoghurt For the salsa 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and chopped ½ clove of garlic, chopped 1 lime, juiced seasoning Method Drain the beans and blitz them until smooth with a few chunks,…