Are you pregnant and love cake? Great – you’ve come to the right place.
I’m on a mission to create, healthy, sugar- free sweet and delicious treats that not only taste amazing but are packed full of nutritional goodness to enjoy during pregnancy.
The expectations I had of my first pregnancy were that I would spend nine amazing months filling my body with delicious healthy foods and the result? A post pregnancy body that would bounce back in no time. Huh!! Who was I kidding?
The healthy eating went totally AWOL and throughout my pregnancy I put on four stone, suffered severe heartburn, morning sickness, indigestion and constipation. YAY!
Fast forward four years and the idea of The Pregnancy Pantry came to me when after much consideration we decided we wanted to do it all again and extend our little family. However, the second time around I was determined to do things a little differently.
I wondered if it was possible to avoid or at the very least reduce many of the pitfalls of my first pregnancy simply by ensuring I consumed a balanced diet packed full of nutritional foods but also combined it with the delicious snacks and treats I instinctively knew I’d crave. So, I set to work combining three of my biggest passions – baking, eating, and writing to create sugar-free healthier versions of those delicious treats in the hope I could have the best of both worlds without piling on the weight and causing my body even further unnecessary stress.
The first six weeks didn’t go entirely to plan and I did waiver on a few occasions. I think our bodies crave what they need but I persevered through it and amazingly suffered no-where near as much as I did the first time round , halving my weight gain in the process.
So, The Pregnancy Pantry was born. All recipes included on my site are packed full of vitamins and nutrients and many of them are gluten-free, dairy free and all are free of refined sugars.
So, ladies, here’s to hopefully a healthier and happier (where you CAN have your cake and eat it) pregnancy.