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Pomegranate, avocado and halloumi wrap, for when you can’t put the baby down

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As time went by we both became used to preparing food and eating with one hand, as we held our son in the other. During those first few weeks he hated being put down, and wanted to be as close to us as possible so anything we ate had to be easy to do so with just one hand. We both ate a lot of wraps during this time, they make great one-handed meals as they already self-contain all food meaning it was less likely that a piece of avocado would land on my sons’ forehead (although this still happened quite a lot to be honest with you).

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to my passion of mixing sweet and savoury, as the juicy bites of pomegranate go fantastically well with the salty halloumi and creamy avocado. I’ve also included toasted pumpkin seeds for added texture although they are also a fantastic superfood in their own right. All in all this is a delicious and healthy dish that either of us could make and eat alone whilst holding our son.

Ingredients

-one pack of halloumi

-one avocado

-arils from half a pomegranate

-tablespoon of pumpkin seeds

-a few sprigs of coriander

-one wholegrain

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wrap

 

Method

 

-Cut the halloumi into slices and grill for 7-10 minutes, remembering to turn halfway through cooking. Set aside

-Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan for around 3 minutes. Set aside.

-Slice the avocado and roughly spread it across the wrap

-Sprinkle the pomegranate arils over the avocado

-Tear up the halloumi, place it in the wrap and cover with roughly torn coriander and pumpkin seeds

 

Why is this good for mum and baby?

Pomegranate
Iron, fibre, Vitamin C, K, potassium,

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folate

Pumpkin seeds
Calcium, protein, iron, vitamin B, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids

Coriander
Vitamin C, K, calcium, fibre, iron, magnesium

Limes
Vitamin B, C, calcium, magnesium, folate

Avocado
Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, folate, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, magnesium, calcium, iron

Wholegrain bread/wraps
Vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, iron, fibre, zinc

Halloumi
Protein, calcium, vitamin A

 

 

 

 

 

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- 7th Aug 18

As time went by we both became used to preparing food and eating with one hand, as we held our son in the other. During those first few weeks he hated being put down, and wanted to be as close to us as possible so anything we ate had to be easy to do so with just one hand. We both ate a lot of wraps during this time, they make great one-handed meals as they already self-contain all food meaning it was less likely that a piece of avocado would land on my sons’ forehead (although this still happened quite a lot to be honest with you).

This dish plays to my passion of mixing sweet and savoury, as the juicy bites of pomegranate go fantastically well with the salty halloumi and creamy avocado. I’ve also included toasted pumpkin seeds for added texture although they are also a fantastic superfood in their own right. All in all this is a delicious and healthy dish that either of us could make and eat alone whilst holding our son.

Ingredients

-one pack of halloumi

-one avocado

-arils from half a pomegranate

-tablespoon of pumpkin seeds

-a few sprigs of coriander

-one wholegrain wrap

 

Method

 

-Cut the halloumi into slices and grill for 7-10 minutes, remembering to turn halfway through cooking. Set aside

-Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan for around 3 minutes. Set aside.

-Slice the avocado and roughly spread it across the wrap

-Sprinkle the pomegranate arils over the avocado

-Tear up the halloumi, place it in the wrap and cover with roughly torn coriander and pumpkin seeds

 

Why is this good for mum and baby?

Pomegranate Iron, fibre, Vitamin C, K, potassium, folate
Pumpkin seeds Calcium, protein, iron, vitamin B, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids
Coriander Vitamin C, K, calcium, fibre, iron, magnesium
Limes Vitamin B, C, calcium, magnesium, folate
Avocado Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, folate, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, magnesium, calcium, iron
Wholegrain bread/wraps Vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, iron, fibre, zinc
Halloumi Protein, calcium, vitamin A

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m a Leiths trained chef on a mission to overhaul the way we see and enjoy food during pregnancy. Current healthy-eating advice when you’re pregnant focuses on what you can’t eat (no shark or marlin for you on a cold Wednesday evening in January) whereas I want to focus on all of the amazing food that you can eat over the nine months and beyond. When my wife became pregnant with our first son last year as a guy I felt pretty redundant. Sure, I could carry her bag, do up her shoelaces when she couldn’t bend over anymore and go to all of the classes and appointments with her, but I felt like I was a bystander and that there was nothing I could actually do that would make a difference either to her or our unborn child. So, I decided to make sure that whatever we ate over those nine months not only tasted delicious and made her feel good, but was also full of vitamins, nutrients and other good stuff for our unborn child. My wife gave birth to our beautiful boy last October and I’m still looking after our food whilst she takes charge of his. During these first few crazy sleep-deprived months I’m making sure that whatever we eat is quick to make, quick to eat (normally with one hand as we can’t put the little guy down at all….) and gives us energy for when we’re putting the dummy back in his mouth for the 416th time that night.

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