Pregnancy

A Healthy Deodorant – Food for Your Skin

(see full image) If you’re one of those people who doesn’t sweat, you’re either a) not working out or b) expelling the heat elsewhere. Not that I’ve done any scientific studies on this, but come on, we all sweat! I scoured the shelves and tested several “healthy” deodorant brands, but […]

Organic Body Soap – Food for Your Skin

When you’ve got a bun in the oven, it’s important to consider not only what you feed your belly, but also what you feed the largest organ of your body — your skin. Studies suggest that parabens, which are found in many cosmetics, soaps and lotions, contribute to the overall […]

How to Relieve Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation is never fun, especially when you’re pregnant and have an a little human body crowding out your digestive tract. Laxatives are not safe during pregnancy, so what can you do? First, make sure you’re adapting all the lifestyle factors to promote healthy bowel movements: – drink plenty of water […]

10 Minute Salmon Gratin Recipe

I was watching a French chef highlighting some toaster-oven friendly recipes on the Today Show. He used fresh crab to make this recipe (which I’m sure tastes divine), but I chose canned salmon because: a) that was all I had, and b) it’s higher in baby brain-friendly omega-3 fats! Ingredients […]

 

What to Eat During the first trimester of Pregnancy

Breakfast part 1) 2 whole grain crackers with 1 Tbsp peanut butter before leaving house, and part 2) Sprouted grain toast spread generously with 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, and part 3a) Large bowl of brown rice cereal with unsweetened almond milk, sliced strawberries and banana, or part […]

Folate packed kale smoothie

  Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards as well green veggies like broccoli and asparagus are filled with folate, the B vitamin needed to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. I add avocado (technically a fruit!) for even more folate. While it’s crucial to get this vitamin during pregnancy, it’s […]