Pregnancy Nutrition

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Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy Chef is your go-to pregnancy diet and nutrition solution for when you don’t have the time to prepare your own meals, or you are just not sure which ingredients to select during this exciting period. Our experienced and certified dietitian provides pregnancy nutrition recommendations to our chef on what to include and what to eliminate from the meal to make it the healthiest plate for a mother-to-be.

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Pregnancy Chef is your go-to pregnancy diet and nutrition solution for when you don’t have the time to prepare your own meals, or you are just not sure which ingredients to select during this exciting period. Our experienced and certified dietitian provides pregnancy nutrition recommendations to our chef on what to include and what to eliminate from the meal to make it the healthiest plate for a mother-to-be.

But we are so much more than a team of talented chefs. We are your best source of nutrition information for pregnancy in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. We stand at your disposal to help you educate yourself on what to eat based on your dietary preferences and make sure that each meal nourishes your body and enriches it with essential nutrients.

Nutrition Made Easy

“Women often find nutrition during early-motherhood difficult. Exhaustion, nausea and confusion about which foods are safe can make eating well during and after pregnancy incredibly difficult.”
APD and Pregnancy Chef ambassador, Melanie McGrice

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Getting the right pregnancy nutrition and understanding what you can and can’t eat while pregnant can be a minefield… Which is why we’ve done the thinking (and the cooking) for you – to be able to provide the best pregnancy nutrition recommendations and ready meals. We offer expecting and new mothers healthy meals when they are time-poor or not feeling up to cooking. Each of our lunch and dinner meals is a single-serve.

Our Promise

We have worked closely with an accredited dietitian and chef to ensure our range of super convenient meals are safe, tasty and tailored to suit the specific nutritional needs of women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying-to-conceive.

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We’ve meticulously developed each recipe to achieve a perfect balance of flavour, nutrients and protein, grain or veggie serves, so that you can sit back and simply enjoy our wholesome food. With Pregnancy Chef, you can feel confident that you’re getting the right foods to support you through this important time, without any preservatives or additives.

It’s important to make every mouthful count, so that’s why our menu focusses on ingredients that are low GI and contain folate, iodine, protein, calcium, omega-3s and iron to take away the guesswork of mealtimes for pregnant Aussie women.

All our Meals are...

Nutritionally balanced & nutrient-dense

Safe to Consume During Pregnancy

Free from Preservatives or Food Additives

Suitable for the Whole Family

Low in Salt & Low GI Ingredients

Vegetarian, Vegan and Pescetarian Options

Weekly Nutrition Goal

As a guide, each week you should aim to consume:

Veg Serves per week: 35 = 5 per day

Grain Serves per week: 59.5 = 8.5 per day

Protein Serves per week: 24.5 = 3.5 per day

Should You Be Eating For Two?

Choosing nutrient-dense foods is important for everyone, but particularly during pregnancy. While many women believe they are ‘eating for two’ while pregnant, this isn’t quite the case. In fact, the amount of extra food needed during pregnancy is much less than most women expect.

Chart showing dietary recommendations for pregnancy

Important Nutrients

While an adequate intake of all essential nutrients is important for a healthy pregnancy, some play a particularly important role in ensuring the optimal health of a developing baby.

Folate

Folate is a B-group vitamin which is important for a baby’s development during the early stages of pregnancy.

Iron

Iron is particularly important during pregnancy, and iron requirements increase significantly while pregnant, so most women need to make a concerted effort to get enough.

Omega-3s

Omega-3s DHA, are needed for a baby’s brain, nerve and eye development.

Calcium

Calcium is important during pregnancy to maintain a mother’s bone health and to provide enough calcium to form her baby’s bones and teeth.

Iodine

Iodine is a naturally occurring mineral needed by the thyroid gland. In babies and young children, thyroid hormones play a key role in physical and mental development.

For your safety, as always, please contact your Doctor or healthcare provider before making any major dietary changes.

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