Meals for mum: staying healthy after giving birth

After you’ve welcomed your new arrival into the world it can be difficult to think about anything else but it’s important to look after yourself after giving birth, to help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Try these tasty recipes to help you on your way:

Start right

Eating a healthy breakfast sets you on the right track for the day ahead. Why not try adding a healthy boost of veggies to your breakfast eggs? Our Spinach and Leek Scramble will fill you up and help you to avoid snacking throughout the morning.

Take it away

Takeaways packed with fat, salt and calories can increase your risk of weight gain, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol which are all risk factors for serious conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. So, it’s important to set you and your baby up for a healthier lifestyle by avoiding these types of foods. Our fakeaway takeaways are designed to offer a healthy alternative to your favourite takeaways. Don’t be sour about not getting a Chinese – try our delicious Sweet & Sour Chicken instead.

Veggie goodness

Fruit and veg are a great way to introduce some colour and fun into mealtimes. As you aim for your five-a-day, challenge yourself to make them a variety of colours so that you get lots of different vitamins and minerals. Start with this tasty dinner packed with colour – Cauliflower Pizza. Take pizza night to a whole new level with this recipe made with a cauliflower base, and topped with multiple veggies.

Snack smart

Put down that chocolate bar – there’s a new healthier treat in town. Our Frozen Fruit Yogurt Lollies are a low fat alternative packed with bananas, mangoes and blueberries.

As part of a balanced diet this can be a great way to stay in shape and feel healthy.

Family favourite

Simple and tasty, you can’t go wrong with a Spag Bol! With some tweaks you can take this classic to the next level. Fresh peppers, carrots, mushrooms and tomatoes served on wholemeal spaghetti ensure this Bolognese beats it’s off the shelf rivals every time.

This article was written in association with The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is part of the Let’s Do This campaign offering women tips and advice to stay healthy during pregnancy and beyond. Read our full news story and survey results.

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