Archive for ‘Healthy Bump’

January 5, 2013

Healthy Bump: Spaghetti Bolognese

I spotted this recipe while browsing through blogs on Taptu, although I don’t cook different food a lot, I do like to look at beautifully cooked food! Occasionally I will take inspiration and try something old with a twist or something new!! This time it was something old with a twist! Mr BP loves pasta, more than anything… perhaps more than me!

Spaghetti Bolognese

Photo belongs to Good Food Channel

I didn’t actually follow the recipe but I was interested that green lentils were added, I have eaten them in soups but never thought of adding them to Bolognese! Well let me tell you, they do add a little something AND they’re good for you, they give you another one of your 5 a day and I will definitely be adding them to my Bolognese in future!!!

March 14, 2011

Healthy Bump: Baked Potato Recipe

Most people do try and eat a bit more healthily during pregnancy although it can be so difficult, particularly if you’re suffering from morning sickness or HG. The smell of most foods is off putting and I know for myself being afraid of vomiting everything back up again I worry about eating harder foods knowing they will be more painful. One thing I have managed to eat during my pregnancy is potatoes! Now, of course, I’m from Northern Ireland and we do love our potatoes here so it’s an automatic choice for me!

There are so many ways to cook potatoes but one way for an easy meal without filling yourself too much is a jacket [baked] potato! I came across this recipe today for a crock pot jacket potato which I’d never even thought of, I haven’t had a chance to try this out but the comments on the bottom seem to reiterate that it’s  good recipe. Not only that it’s something you can customise with whatever you’re craving that day – throw some pickles on top!! My MIL made me a jacket potato with bolognese and cheese on… delicious! So pop over to the website for the recipe, extremely easy and should allow you to chill out and watch TV and later pretend to your partner/husband/children/mother that you slaved away to make some perfect potatoes for their dinner!

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes recipe | Skip To My Lou

Image belongs to Skip To My Lou

February 9, 2011

Healthy Bump: Winter Warmer Soup Recipe

Although I really only craved savoury food when I was pregnant with Pandabear this pregnancy has been the total opposite in that respect. I loveeee chocolate and sugar and sugary things and sweeties! However, I am aware, we need to be a little healthy while pregnant to give our little bundles the best start they can have. I have found it a real struggle, especially with the Hyperemesis, to stand and cook dinner. By the time the evening rolls around I just want to curl into a ball in bed and rest, being pregnant is hard work! So I was greatly excited to find a really healthy soup recipe on Butterfly Food that takes just over 30 minutes!!

I hope Ash doesn’t mind me adding this picture, which belongs 100% to her, to this post to show you how mouth-wateringly beautiful it looks

Winter Warmer Soup recipe

So I threw myself into it tonight and made it, all be it mine didn’t look as beautiful as hers, it tasted gorgeous! Even Mr BP chowed down on 2 bowls of the stuff [with half a loaf of bread!] and he hasn’t eaten all day as he’s been feeling ill! It’s definitely got that tangy tomato but stuffed with vegetables feeling to it and I totally recommend you pop over to Ash’s blog and check out the recipe!