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Different pregnancy diets

Different pregnancy diets

Are you a mum-to-be with a special dietary requirement? Are you worried this could cause problems during your pregnancy? Well, there’s actually no need to worry, because there is plenty you can do and eat that allows you to maintain your diet while also ensuring you and your baby are getting all of the vitamins […]

Carrot and Sweet Potatoe Soup

Ingredients: 1 large onion 5 medium-sized carrots 1 medium-sized sweet potato (peeled) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 cup of natural soy milk 4 cups of vegetable broth 2 tablespoons of fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons of dried dill) Method: 1. Finely dice the onion, carrots and peeled sweet potato. 2. On medium to high […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, chopped finely 1 green pepper, chopped finely 1 small can tomato sauce 3 tomatoes, cubed pepper, cumin, and chili powder to taste (now mums we know spicy food isn’t the best idea for all pregnancies, so feel free to leave the chili powder out […]

Vegan Recipes

Having to think about what to eat when you’re pregnant can be daunting, especially when you consider all of those important nutrients that you need to make sure you’re getting for you and your baby’s health. Below you can find a few vegan recipes to help you get started and if you have any ideas, […]

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients: 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup unbleached white flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. sea salt egg replacer (equivalent to 1 egg) 1 cup rice or soy milk 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries Method: 1. Preheat oven to 180 C. 2. Mix all […]

Green bean and mushroom stir-fry

Ingredients: 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons butter (If you have a teflon pan you can get away with using only 1tbsp., but it’s up to you) 1/2 pound crimini mushrooms, chopped salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup seasoned almond slices Method: 1. Melt the butter in skillet or frying pan. 2. […]

Home-made muesli

Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ 1/2 cup wheat bran 1/2 cup oat bran 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds Method: Ladies you’re going to love this…all you have to do is mix it all up in a large […]

heart shaped rice and grains

Vegan and pregnant

If you’re a vegan and pregnant making sure you and your baby are getting those ever important nutrients during your pregnancy can be tricky at times. Like vegetarians, you need to ensure you’re getting enough iron, omega-3, zinc, vitamin E and calcium, so check our page “vegetarian and pregnant” for sources of these nutrients. However, […]

Vitamin B12 and pregnancy

Vitamin B12 and pregnancy

If you are a vegan and breastfeeding your child it is important to keep an eye on your vitamin B12 levels. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that contains the mineral cobalt. Vitamin B12 is very important for red blood cell blood formation, DNA synthesis and the functioning of your central […]

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