Vitamins & Seeds
Every day I took pregnancy vitamins (Boots Pregnacare), spirulina, vitamin C, nettle tea and crushed seeds.
Seeds – good for omega3 and 6. Mix 1 measure of sesame, pumpkin, sunflower rand chia seeds with 2 measures flax seeds. Keep in a sealed jar in the fridge. Crush them in a coffee blender or similar and sprinkle on salads, poached eggs or add to smoothies
Tinned tomatoes or passata
Green or brown lentils
Vegetable stock cube
Fry onion in olive oil to soften and then add other vegetables. Cook for 10 minutes or so and then add garlic and herbs. Combine washed lentils with vegetables and then add tomatoes and stock. Bring to boil and then put lid on, reduce heat and simmer for around 30 minutes, stir now and again.
Add chopped mushrooms and salt and pepper and cook slowly for 15 – 20 mins.
Quick Chickpea Curry
THIS CAN BE PUT STRAIGHT IN THE FREEZER!
Madras curry powder
Tinned coconut milk/cream
Fry lots of onions in coconut oil until soft then add garlic and peppers and cook for 10 minutes. Add curry powder and a few spoonful’s of water to make a paste and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in cubed butternut squash and chickpeas. Mix well and then pour in coconut milk. Bring to boil and then cook with lid on for 10 minutes. Take lid off, add salt and pepper and cook for further 5 minutes.
Once you thaw this, add some fresh coriander and if you like, some spinach. Don’t add spinach before freezing as re-heated cooked spinach contains toxins.
Food for your babies
Basically loads of steamed stuff!
To begin, carrots then add courgettes and potatoes.
Have fun experimenting with different combinations. My babies didn’t have a vegetarian diet so am giving some non-veggie ideas too. I prepared everything in a 'Babycook' which made life easy.
Rice and Chicken
Small piece chicken
Any vegetables depending on age of baby eg courgette, green beans, squash
Splash olive oil when blending
Salmon and spinach
Small piece fresh salmon