Smoothie

Live Greek yoghurt

1 banana

Blueberries (always have some in the freezer)

Oats

Crushed seeds

A few fresh spinach leaves

Blob of honey to sweeten if necessary

Fruit juice

Quick Protein Snacks

Toast with peanut butter or marmite for B12– no recipe  needed

Eggs – boiled, poached or as an omelette with onions, courgettes, dried oregano and feta or any of your favourite fillings

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

Veggie Bolognaise

Onion

Garlic

Carrots

Celery

Dried herbs

Tinned tomatoes or passata

Tomato puree

Olive oil

Green or brown lentils

Vegetable stock cube

Mushrooms

Red wine

 

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!

Garlic

Coconut oil

Madras curry powder

Tinned chickpeas

Onion

Peppers

Butternut squash

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

White rice

Small piece chicken

Any vegetables depending on age of baby  eg courgette, green beans, squash

Splash olive oil when blending

 

 

Salmon and spinach

Potato

Small piece fresh salmon

Spinach

courgette