As a Nutritionist, it is my duty and my passion to share all things #nutrition and #health with you guys to make your lives easier and help you feel better! As most of you may know, I am extremely versed in helping people solve their digestive issues, but preparing a mother for a healthy baby is a whole new ball game! Did you know that eating healthy prior to pregnancy is just as important as what you are eating during your pregnancy? Your nutritional status prior to pregnancy will affect the health of your baby's growth and development and the health of yourself. The problem is, many women are still relying on outdated Canada's food guide and advice from their Doctors who really have no formal training in nutrition.
It is for this reason I created an entire Holistic Pregnancy Ebook Guide for mommies-to-be. (for more info see the guide's description in the 'shop' section of my website) I think pregnancy and motherhood is such a special time and should be as low-stress as possible, amongst all else that changes in your life. Having access to the best information for the healthiest and happiest pregnancy is super important to me!
Aside from the Holistic Pregnancy Ebook Guide, I wanted to share here with you one of my favourite brands dedicated to making the lives of mothers and babies easier and healthier. (I also offer a complete baby food guide in my Holistic Pregnancy Ebook)
Homemade and Blessed is a brand that has created a line of freeze-dried baby foods that are EASY to take on the go, and are not just for baby!! They have created these products to be so pure, clean and simple that MOMMY AND DADDY can eat them too. Their flavours such as avocado, make an easy and delicious avocado toast (YUPP..) and their coconut mango banana pack is a deeeelicious addition to your smoothies ;) ... talk about lunch made easy! #NoExcuses. The only ingredients in these products are what is listed on the labels, making it as close to homemade as you can get. Freeze drying the fruits and veggies also retains and even increases some of the nutrients compared to shelf stables purees which are cooked and packaged.
Flavours include Avocado, Banana, Sweet Potato, Mango, and Coconut Mango Banana. All of their food products are USDA certified organic, non-gmo, and have no fillers, no additives, no sugars or salts added. JUST fruits and veggies! Simply add the contents of the freeze dried food into a bowl, mix with a tiny bit of water and voila! Baby food ready. Definitely, Nutritionist approved :).
Their website even features a line of amazing, all natural beauty products. I am a HUGE fan of this because what we put ONTO our bodies is just as important as what we put INTO our bodies. FACT: 60% of what ’s on the skin goes into the bloodstream. Studies have even shown harmful chemicals can make their way into the umbilical cords of growing babies. We want to avoid this at all costs. Parabens, for example, found in many creams, soaps, shampoos and cosmetics have been linked to hormonal dysfunction, increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.
Homemade and Blessed is a mother, daughter team that is super passionate about improving future generation's nutrition and health. I will leave their link below if you want to check out some of their delicious products as you prepare for your new baby :).
Until next time,