Cooking a Healthy Pregnancy Meal, Part 2 Video

Sprout Right-Nutritionist Lianne Phillipson-Webb shows how to prepare the salad that goes with the salmon and potatoes
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Lianne Phillipson-Webb: So, next we are going to make a nice salad. Greens are really important and often not eaten enough. So this lovely greens I have here is arugula. Melanie Raposo: Arugula. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: You can use any green salad that you like, you can use broccoli, you can use absolutely anything but the intensity of the color in anything that you used, that's really green is reflected in the nutrient green. So lots of calcium, lots of magnesium, tons of nutrients which is also why it's good to use fresh herbs on something like your salmon because you are increasing the nutrient content everything there. Melanie Raposo: So the darker the leaves, the more nutrients are there. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: Absolutely. Especially, when it comes to calcium, magnesium and things like that and if you have ever tasted arugula, arugula has a lovely peppery flavor and it just kind of jazzes up, jazzes it up, makes it a little bit different. Any additions to salad, you know, you can just have this plain and green like this that's absolutely fine but there are so many other things that you can do to jazz up the salad, to make it tastier and healthier. So here we've got from Toronto sprouts, a whole bunch of different sprouts and again this is something that a lot of pregnant women might stay away from because of potential bacterial content or just sort of as the sprouts are growing. Toronto sprouts has a fantastic reputation for very clean sprouts, you still want to wash all of your sprouts in fresh water but here we have some salad sprouts which are just delicious and again lovely in green. These have been sprouted from the sunflower seed, you can just sprinkle those on to, a little bit of alpha-alpha sprouts. The benefit of adding sprouts to anything that you are doing is that because they are actually growing the enzyme activity, is amazing, really again full of -- tons of nutrients and it's kind of just like eating a live plant, so it makes it so much nutritious. And these, little guys here are pea sprouts, just sprinkle those on top. Well, they're looking very green at the moment, so add a little bit of other color. Now these are bean mix of sprouts. This -- a lot of moms can just snack on. They can -- fantastic finger food for children. So you have got some chickpeas, some peas and some lentils are the little guys in here. So we can just sprinkle those on top of it and makes it nice and crunchy. The enzyme activity, the protein in this is really good, fiber level is fantastic and because we actually have this little sprout on here, it's like eating a growing plant. So the enzyme activity, all of the nourishment that's in this is alive. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: So, it's very, very beneficial to be having sprouts on anything, I think it's a fantastic addition to -- you can just have a sprout salad if you like, you don't even have to have the leaves. Okay. So those are our sprouts and then you can add a little bit of color there, you could add in some celery, you could add in some more green stuff over there but I think we'll just add in some carrot. Grate it nicely, yeah, it still look different having carrots like that and this is a much finer grater. Melanie Raposo: That looks good already. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: And one really important thing that I find is easy to do or to even get into the habit of while you are pregnant and while you have a little bit of time before your baby comes is to make slightly larger meals for dinner because then you have leftovers for lunch and once your baby comes along, lunch sometime goes by the way side because you are so busy with your baby, and if you have something leftover, if you make a really large salad maybe would it be this much, then just take half of that away put it in a container ready for tomorrow and then you have got lunch ready. Melanie Raposo: That's a good idea. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: Okay and then to dress it you can use your favorite sa

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