It stands to reason that when you are nurturing a growing foetus, you eat a healthy, nutritious and varied diet. Although in your quest to eat a diet brimming with fresh fruit and vegetables, oily fish and wholegrain, you may have simply ran out of steam in conjuring up tantalising and ultra-healthy meals so that both yourself and your unborn baby get all the nutrients you need.
If you are finding it difficult to be inspired in the kitchen whilst pregnant, then you may welcome the following delicious and highly nutritious and healthy pregnancy recipe.
Sesame Ginger Quinoa Spring Rolls
These delicious spring rolls contain high levels of folate, a vitamin B that when taken before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy can help prevent a baby against neural-tube defects.
1- Mix 1 cup of quinoa with 1 ¼ cups of water is a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the water has evaporated.
2- Toast 1/3 cup of walnuts over the hob until they are lightly browned.
3- Place the walnuts into a bowl with 2 cups of arugula, 1 large carrot that has been sliced into thinly sliced sticks and 1 red pepper that has also been thinly sliced.
4- Whisk the ingredients together with ¼ cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 gloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of minced ginger, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, ¼ teaspoon of salt.
5- Soak rice wrappers in hot water for approximately 15 seconds until they are softened.
6- Distribute the mixture down the middle of each rice wrapper and fold the bottom and top edges of around the mixture and roll tightly.
7- Place 2 more tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar, a splash of lime juice and a splash of garlic chilli. Whisk together and use a dip!