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Bone Broth: A Pregnancy Friend (+ Video) Friends Gif, Bone Broth, Fertility, Food Hacks, Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Recipes, Bone Marrow Broth, Breast Feeding
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Bone Broth: A Pregnancy Friend (+ Video)

What’s the difference between bone broth and stock anyway? And why has it suddenly become so popular? Food goes through trends just like fashion does, and bone broth is no exception. Fashionista foodies and health enthusiasts alike have taken to bone broth by storm; it’s the new in drink to have on hand. Coffee is so last year. Okay maybe not, I have to admit that I have yet to see it on the Starbucks menu. But bone broth has really taken off lately, to the point that you can now even buy…

The Top 10 Heart Healthy Foods - You want to keep your heart healthy? The best way to do this is by maintaining a nutritious diet full of low-fat foods. There are some foods that can't be out of your diet, but what exactly are they? Top 10 Healthy Foods, Heart Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, Healthiest Foods, Eating Healthy, Healthy Choices, Clean Eating, Healthy Fruits, Avocado Salat
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Top 5 Skin Foods to Avoid Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Don’t we all want to be one of those lucky 15% of women that don’t get stretch marks during pregnancy? Your chances of not getting them would be much higher if you knew what food choices to make rather than what the best creams are!

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Dark Chocolate and Coconut Truffles

For the love of chocolate! It’s Valentine’s day tomorrow. And though I’m not much of a romantic, I have to admit that all the chocolate and strawberries around were making my mouth water. But I figure, if anything it’s time to show a little love to ourselves for getting through January’s dark and cold days! And let’s be honest with ourselves, none of us actually need an excuse to eat chocolate, right? I used to really dislike coconut (mom- I know you’re reading this in disbelief), but now my…

How to eat yourself fertile Valentines Food, Valentine Special, Superfoods, Feeling Loved, Fertility, Oysters, Food Hacks, Strawberry, Meals
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How to eat yourself fertile

Is it oysters? No. Chocolate? Not quite (if only though!). Strawberries? Maybe. The answer to eating yourself fertile is not quite as exciting as a special valentines meal. But hey, the oysters and the chocolate at least might get you in the mood! Especially as it’s a common issue that when we have babies on our mind, we can’t get them off our minds. And let’s face it, that’s not always fun. In fact, planning a pregnancy can be such a daunting, exciting, disappointing, joyful and…

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How to eat yourself fertile

Is it oysters? No. Chocolate? Not quite (if only though!). Strawberries? Maybe. The answer to eating yourself fertile is not quite as exciting as a special valentines meal. But hey, the oysters and the chocolate at least might get you in the mood! Especially as it’s a common issue that when we have babies on our mind, we can’t get them off our minds. And let’s face it, that’s not always fun. In fact, planning a pregnancy can be such a daunting, exciting, disappointing, joyful and…

Nutty Banana Bread with a Twist Food Hacks, Banana Bread, Protein, Pregnancy, Sugar, Cakes, Traditional, Healthy, Desserts
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Nutty Banana bread with a Twist

I have to admit, even I surprised myself with this banana bread. We all know that when we attempt to make things ‘healthy’, especially when it comes to cakes, we tend to lower our expectations to not be quite as indulgent. Well, prepare to be surprised! I definitely won’t be going back to the traditional banana bread from now on that’s for sure. Plus, it’s a one-bowl recipe. Oh yeah. So what do I mean by healthier? Firstly, it is low in sugar whilst also being high in protein and fibre. This…

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Iodine & your baby's IQ

Ever heard of iodine and its importance during pregnancy? Probably not, as its one of those minerals that is not often talked about. In fact, only in the last few years has its importance during pregnancy really started to be a talking point. But what is iodine anyway? And why is it important for us? Iodine is a trace mineral that we all require for our organs to function normally. Iodine is found in pretty much all of our organs, but the one that needs it most is our thyroid. Our thyroid…

Warm Squash and Dukkah Salad How To Cook Kale, Steam Veggies, Warm Salad, Coriander Seeds, Spice Mixes, Healthy Fats, Food Hacks, Spice Things Up, Squash
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Warm Squash and Dukkah Salad

Halloween might be over, but squash and pumpkin season is still in full swing! This autumnal warm salad really does bring out the best of this versatile vegetable, and it’s so delicious if I do say so myself! I think I could eat this salad every day, it’s warm, satisfying, so good, and of course, healthy. A great combination of iron rich cooked kale, sweet squash, bitter chicory (or endive in the US), salty feta cheese, and crunchy dukkah. YUM. Dukkah? If you haven’t caught onto this trendy…

Chickpea and Spinach Stew Kale, Spinach, Food Trends, Sauerkraut, Mediterranean Style, Food Hacks, Sprouts, Stew, Pregnancy
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Chickpea and Spinach Stew

Did you know beans are in right now? No, I didn’t either, but a fellow foodie friend says they’re the new kale, alongside brussel sprouts and sauerkraut (in case you haven’t kept up with the latest food gossip, here you have it). Though I’m not one to follow food trends, this one is actually a thing, even the United Nations have caught up, dubbing 2016 as the year of the pulses to heighten awareness of their nutritional benefits. Beans beans the musical fruit… I have to admit, I had a little…

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Salmon, Apple and Brassicas Melange

After all that talk about omega 3’s, I thought it was only right to give you a recipe to follow suit! This salmon melange is really a celebration of the late autumn bounty of brassicas, apples and kale, with some bay infused lentils and fresh mint. It’s very satisfying and is ideally eaten warm but can also be taken as an on-the-go lunch. If you read my previous post about omega 3’s, you’ll remember how important they are for pregnancy. Unless you’re vegetarian, it’s recommended that you…

The essential nutrient is more complicated than you think. Not all sources of omega 3 are created equal. Be sure to pack more than one into your daily diet. Healthy Fats, Healthy Life, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Eating Healthy, Meal Recipes, Healthy Choices, Healthy Skin, Sjogrens Syndrome Diet
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The importance of Omega 3's

Omega 3’s in Pregnancy If there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss out on during pregnancy its omega 3 fatty acids. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard about the wonders of omega 3 fats, and how important they are for our overall health. And not just in pregnancy that is. Omega 3 fatty acids are found primarily in oily fish (such as salmon, tuna, anchovies, etc), though there are some plant sources such as flax, chia and hemp seeds. But what’s all the hype about? Omega…

‘Designer prebiotics’ have greater potential than probiotics to be able to modify our microbiomes and improve our long-term health, according to the founder and CEO of a trailblazing life science firm. Diet And Nutrition, Pregnancy Constipation, Pulses Recipes, Cabbage Soup Diet, Natural Yogurt, Sunday Meal Prep, Weight Loss Diet Plan, Food Inspiration, Meal Planning
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Constipation in Pregnancy

Oh the joys of pregnancy! While you might not have expected to discuss any ‘toilet talk’ other than your baby’s nappies, constipation is an issue for many women during pregnancy, and often an embarrassing one to bring up. But why does it happen? Well, there are a few reasons, some of which you have zero control over (like hormones & the growing weight of your baby). But it’s not all bad news as there are lots of things you can do to ‘relieve’ yourself (you get me?). A yogurt a day keeps the…

Pomegranate & Persimmon Autumn Fruit Salad Food For The Gods, Fruit Stall, Calcium Magnesium, Fall Fruits, Stalls, Plant Based Recipes, Vitamin C, Pomegranate, Food Hacks
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Pomegranate & Persimmon Autumn Salad

Persimmon’s are a bit of a forgotten fruit, the kind that some people have never heard of or tasted. They are more often sold in markets and fruit stalls, and totally worth the search! Disguised by their sweetness, you wouldn’t tell that these fruits have one of the highest contents of vitamin C of any fruit. Almost 80% of your daily requirements in one persimmon! These nutritional bombs are also packed with iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus; in much higher quantities than…

The Godess of all Greek Salads Traditional Greek Salad, Fruits And Veggies, Vitamin C, Caprese Salad, Fertility, Food Hacks, Salads, Pregnancy, Lunch
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The Goddess of all Greek Salads

With the weather being so changeable these days it’s hard to decide whether we should still be eating summer-inspired or autumnal dishes. With that in mind, I thought a ‘autumnaly salad’ was probably the best way to go forward. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of a traditional Greek salad that I’ve always loved, but it doesn’t exactly feel like a meal, and rather more of an accompaniment. So this goddess of Greek salads was created to make a more substantial and wonderfully colourful lunch. You…

The Godess of all Greek Salads Traditional Greek Salad, Fruits And Veggies, Vitamin C, Caprese Salad, Fertility, Food Hacks, Salads, Pregnancy, Lunch
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The Goddess of all Greek Salads

With the weather being so changeable these days it’s hard to decide whether we should still be eating summer-inspired or autumnal dishes. With that in mind, I thought a ‘autumnaly salad’ was probably the best way to go forward. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of a traditional Greek salad that I’ve always loved, but it doesn’t exactly feel like a meal, and rather more of an accompaniment. So this goddess of Greek salads was created to make a more substantial and wonderfully colourful lunch. You…

Fresh basil has so many health benefits on offer, its pungent smell contributes to its antibacterial properties, as well as containing lots of vitamins and minerals! Fresh Basil, Vitamins And Minerals, Food Hacks, Pesto, Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Frozen, Ice, Homemade
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Homemade frozen pesto

Fresh basil has so many health benefits on offer, its pungent smell contributes to its antibacterial properties, as well as containing lots of vitamins and minerals!