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I wanted to jot down what I liked to eat in my first pregnancy so I can remember come the 2nd time around (God, I’m so not ready to think about that yet…) and I figured it could perhaps be interesting to anyone out there struggling to keep their food choices healthy and not boring. Hope this helps! PRENATAL VITAMINS It’s important to start your prenatals before getting pregnant to build up your supply of folic acid. I started with Seeking Health Optimal Prenatal but taking 5 – 8 a day was a little much, so I switched to Rainbow Light Prenatals…

bowl of health

My naturopath gave me this salad recipe as part of a program to reduce the acidity in my diet and eat more alkaline foods. I like to refer to it lovingly as a “big ass bowl of health”. 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 1 cucumber, sliced 2 carrots, grated 1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped 1/2 cup alfalfa or sunflower sprouts 2 sprigs green onions, chopped 1 raw beet, grated 1 avocado 3 tomatoes, medium sized (or 6 grape tomatos, sliced) 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds Chopped walnuts (optional) For variety add 1 cup of green…

lentil veggie dish

A good way to spice up dreary lunches is by swapping that boring salad for a warm veggie dish. The lentils make this “salad” filling so you can also have it for a light dinner. 1 cup green or puy lentils 3 zucchinis, chopped 2 red peppers, cubed (rough chop) 4 cups spinach 1 avocado, diced 2 medium onions sliced 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/4 cup sundried tomatos 3 sprigs of fresh thyme 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper Preheat the oven at 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss the red peppers and zucchini in a bowl with…

barley, carrot, cauliflower salad with ghee

I’m currently trying recipes to balance my Ayurvedic Dosha of Pitta (more on that here) and cooking with/eating ghee seems to be a staple in the Ayurvedic world. Ghee is clarified butter and does not contain any whey, milk protein or lactose at all, just milk fat. In Ayurveda, ghee is used as a carrier for the nutrients in herbs and to lubricate the intestinal tract and all the tissues inside the body. It’s said that ghee cools the digestive fires to restore balance in the stomach and intestines. So I decided to make a warm salad – it’s atrociously cold…