The Balanced Baby

...food and lifestyle recommendations for the bump and beyond

Recipes

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Turmeric Chicken

Laura Bond, 6 Portions

Turmeric has been shown to help relieve pain during labor, regulate the female reproductive system and purify the uterus and breast milk according to research.

It’s also one of the best first superfoods to introduce to your baby as it’s brimming with antioxidants.

The compound curcumin gives turmeric it’s yellow colour and has been shown to stimulate the immune system and has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities. The healthy fat in the coconut milk helps your baby better absorb turmeric.

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Baked Spring Omelette

Laura Bond, 3 portions.

This is healthy finger food at its best – the fat from the egg yolk helps baby absorb more carotenoids from the sweet potato. And it’s gluten and dairy free.

Baby Massaman Curry

Baby Massaman Curry

Laura Bond, Makes 6 Portions

Introducing spices when weaning ensures your baby gets a wide range of vitamins and antioxidants.

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Paleo Banana Muffins

Laura Bond, makes 9 muffins.

Take these to work for an instant pick me-up. The raw cacao and walnuts will help lower your stress levels naturally. Plus, the honey will feed the good bacteria in your gut and boost fertility- especially if it contains Royal Jelly!

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Beetroot Buckwheat Salad

Laura Bond, Serves 1

Whether you are trying for a baby or not, buckwheat can help balance your hormones and protect your reproductive health.

How? Buckwheat contains the compound d-chiro-inositol, which has been shown to lower insulin and testosterone levels and increase rates of ovulation. Plus beetroot is a rich source of folate.

Homemade bone broth with mushrooms and greens - the ultimate cure-all.  My husband was feeling fluey on Sunday so I gave him a bowl of this and he woke up Monday with the cough gone. He says it was a good night's sleep.... I maintain it was the broth 🍵

Chicken Bone Broth

Laura Bond

This humble – and affordable – superfood is packed with vitamins and minerals that nourish both mother and child.