Healthy vegan lentil soup

This soup is delicious and will keep your tummy satisfied for a long time – thanks to that fibre and it is healthy and easy to make. Great for those in the pre-conceptual period or for those already pregnant. Lentils are rich in folic acid and iron, both very important for pre and post conceptual… Read more »

Foods to avoid in pregnancy

The moment you decide you are ready to start trying for a baby is the best time to think about your diet (your partner`s diet is important too). Did you know that the quality of your partners semen at the time of conception is whatever he ate or drunk approximately 3 months before? Today I… Read more »

Healthy chocolate cake

Any chocolate lovers here??? Birthday celebration without chocolate cake is simply impossible. Enjoy this yummy, healthier alternative to shop bought cake. No cooking skills required! It is vegan, flour-free, grain-free and super creamy. Simply delicious! Crust: 1 cup of dates (soak in hot water for 20 min) 1 cup of desiccated coconut Chocolate cream: 3… Read more »

Easy (very easy!) healthy pancakes

As it is a Pancake day today I thought I would share some of my favourite healthy pancakes recipes. These pancakes contain no sugar, no flour, no dairy, but pack a protein punch and are full of flavour. Combinations are endless and you can experiment with adding spices such as: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or cumin… Read more »

Folic Acid versus Methylfolate

Folic acid is commonly recommended during pregnancy. This is because of the vast amount of scientific studies indicating that folic acid supplementation greatly reduces the neural tube defects in babies. Neural tube defects are birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord. Staggeringly it has been estimated that there are between 700 and 900 pregnancies affected by… Read more »

Artificial Sweeteners and Fertility

Who is guilty of drinking diet sodas?? I know…so many of us. Well, if you are a woman and trying for a baby maybe this is the right time to stop. Artificial sweeteners have been linked to decreased fertility in women. Scary huh? The study looked at IVF patients and found that the eggs of those… Read more »

Vitamin D and Fertility

Did you know Vitamin D deficiency can have a significant impact on the fertility of both men and women? There are claims that Vit D deficiency can, in women: Reduce IVF success rates by 50% Contribute to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – condition affecting woman`s ovaries Contribute to endometriosis – condition where small pieces of the… Read more »

Importance of Pre-Conceptual Nutrition

It is estimated that 40% of childbearing age women in the UK do not consume the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals (according to RCOG, iron, folate and vitamin D deficiency is relatively common) and almost half of pregnancies in the UK are unplanned. This suggests that women who may become pregnant may not… Read more »

Recipe: Mexican Quinoa Pot

Ingredients: 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 medium chili 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 1 carton/tin of chopped tomatoes 1 carton/tin of red kidney beans 1/2 cup of green peas 1/2 cup of corn 1 tea spoon of cumin 1 cup of uncooked quinoa cayenne pepper 1 cup of vegetable stock To serve (optional) Half… Read more »

Recipe: Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients: 750ml – 1L vegetable stock 1 butternut squash, peeled and roughly chopped 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic 1 heaped tsp curry powder ½ tsp cumin and cinnamon ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ head cauliflower cut into florets, cooked 3 tsp almond butter (optional)   Method: Heat a… Read more »

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