I am 5 weeks pregnant and waiting for a friend who owns in butcher shop in Bend, OR to bring me some good beef bones. In the meantime, I bought some really good quality beef bone broth from a local shop who sells some traditional foods. Now I am being indecisive and can't decide what I want to do with this goodness. Anyone have a favorite soup or recipe??
This is my 2nd pregnancy. My daughter is 2.5 and I had a rough pregnancy the first time. I had terrible morning sickness. I thought I was healthy then but I ended up with gestational diabetes (failed by one point) and pregnancy induced hypertension at 36 weeks. My daughter was only 5 lbs 12 ounces at birth. I am learning more about traditional food and though I have a long way to go compared to you ladies, I am willing to learn! I take liquid cal/mag and liquid fish oil each day. I have been taking Garden of Life prenatals, just to fill in gaps.
I now own a Vitamix and make green juice with kale, chard, spinach (alternating greens for the most part) a little fruit and coconut oil and chia seeds each morning. I am eating a lot of sprouted nuts and seeds. I am drinking a blend of loose leaf teas with peppermint, nettles, RRL, etc. I am trying to make a lot of bone broths and we just bought 31 pounds of wild salmon and half a pig that was finished on truffles and hazelnuts. I only drank Kombucha here and there pre pregnancy so do you think it is okay to drink it now if my body is not as used to it?
I am trying to eat Bubbies sauercraut but that is all for fermented foods.
Since I am quite the newbie, can you suggest some other things I should or should not be doing? Thanks!