Food & Health

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Latest Food & Health Posts

Six ice treats for a warm summer day

It’s getting hot out there, and we’re pretty sure the ice cream shops are doing a roaring trade right now! We have six easy recipes for delicious homemade ice cream, ice-pop and frozen yoghurt so you can skip the queues and cool down and keep the whole family happy. Enjoy! Chocolate chip ice cream Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream, 1 […]

Why EVERY woman should be taking folic acid

Ireland has a particularly high incidence of Spina Bifida and other Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), yet a simple folic acid supplement can help reduce the risks significantly – so why aren’t Irish women taking the advice? Speaking on behalf of safeFood, Prof Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Coombe Women and […]

Neven Maguire’s simple chicken curry

Everyone will love this  tasty, light and delicious curry devised by Neven Maguire for the First 1,000 Days Recipe Book, a collection of healthy and nutritional recipes perfect for before, during and after pregnancy – not to mention tasty enough to tempt everyone in the family! This curry will be a definite crowd pleaser if you’re entertaining and it’s super simple to […]

Five foods to boost your pregnancy

Once we’re eating for two, it can be difficult to know what’s going to help or hinder our baby’s development. If you want to give your baby the best start in life – before they’ve even been born – try incorporating these five pregnancy super foods into your diet. Avocado This has been the year of the avocado […]

Waist trainers: fad or fixer?

Postpartum waist trainers claim to help draw in stretched abdominal muscle, provide back support, and prevent post-natal pooch. But do they really work? They’re a favourite of many celebrities, who have been open about using this method to gain their pre-baby figure. Jessica Alba admitted to wearing two corsets day and night for three months to […]

Simple smoothie recipes

Smoothies are a great way of making sure your children are getting most of their guideline daily amounts of fruit and veg. They’re fun to make and super-tasty. Little equipment is needed, just a blender and your chosen ingredients. Here is some smoothie inspo perfect for spring days. Berry blast Ingredients 2tbsp chia seeds 1 […]

What do pregnancy cravings mean?

We have all heard about pregnancy cravings, even had a few ourselves. We have heard everything from chocolate to pickles and ice-cream. But what do they really mean? The cravings Chocolate. Chocolate cravings could mean your body needs more magnesium. If you are good at moderating your sweet tooth you can have a square or […]

3 things our toddlers need in their diets to maintain healthy growth

Our toddlers can be picky with food. They may like something one day, then point blank refuse to eat it the next. It’s common for toddlers to start making these sorts of decisions about their lives, they’re expressing their right to choose, which is great! However, it can leave parents a little stumped when it […]

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