Tag: health

Healthy Snacks for Insatiable Hunger

| January 3, 2012

I’ve always loved food, ever since I was a baby.

Apparently I devoured so many mashed carrots when I was a young one that my skin colour turned a shade of orange due to the amount of carotene I was ingesting!

The pediatrician had seen it before, my parents could relax knowing it was nothing serious and I would return to my normal shade of skin colour, but they were to stop feeding me such copious amounts of carrots!

I decided I wanted to breastfeed before I had my baby.

I’ve been very lucky with my baby as she took to breastfeeding straight away. What I didn’t know was that breastfeeding would zap so much energy from me and leave me absolutely ravenous for food.

Breastfeeding and nutritious food have been the best things for my post-pregnancy weight loss (and the hours of pram walking we do)!

When you’re breastfeeding your baby it’s so easy to just jump straight for pre-packaged foods to satisfy your rumbling stomach (e.g. crisps, chocolate bars, cakes). You are, after all, sat on your behind for hours as your baby suckles away. You eat these foods and you still feel hungry 5 minutes later. What was the point of that? And you haven’t provided your body with good nutrition, if any nutrition, for you or your breastfeeding baby.

Here are some of the healthy, quick and easy things I eat to provide me with a steady release of energy and to maximise the nutrients I’m putting in to my body:

  • Low-fat cottage cheese on wholegrain bread
  • Carrot sticks with hummus (or cottage cheese)
  • Celery sticks with cottage cheese (or hummus)
  • Scrambled eggs (just melt a little butter in a pan, crack 2 eggs into the pan and stir whilst cooking until fluffy) with wholegrain toast

So what do you need in your shopping bag for the above? The following ingredients can be bought for just over a fiver from your local supermarket, and will provide you with plenty of healthy and varied snacks:

  1. Low-fat cottage cheese
  2. Hummus
  3. Carrots
  4. Celery
  5. Free-range eggs
  6. Wholegrain bread
  7. Butter (you probably already have this in the fridge)!

Vitabiotics Pregnacare Conception Tablets

| December 15, 2011

Trying for a baby is an extremely exciting and nerve wracking time.

Each month is fraught with such trepidation… is this month THE month?

Will that pregnancy test come back positive?

When we were trying to conceive, I took Vitabiotics Pregnacare Conception tablets daily to ensure my health was optimum, thus maximising my chances of becoming pregnant.

These are packed with all the nutrients you need to help support a healthy conception, including the necessary Folic Acid 400µg and are suitable for vegetarians.

And when my pregnancy test came back positive, I was over the moon with happiness!

I also felt relieved I’d already given myself and my baby the best start possible.

Super Quick Yummy Mummy Beauty

| December 14, 2011

With my new baby cradled in my arms and pressed closely against my bosom, the last thing I wanted to do was to transfer chemical-laden creams, potions and lotions onto her delicate skin.

I decided I had to go completely chemical-free and discover the joys of organic, natural skin care. I feel ethereal for making a choice that benefits myself, my baby and the environment. Green People skin care products are not tested on animals. Can it get any better than this?

Green People make everything you could wish for, at a fraction of the cost of many other skincare brands.

I highly recommend Green People skin care products which I use as part of my daily beauty regime.