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Pregnancy Nutritionist Brisbane

Katrina Ridout

Meet Kat, your new dietitian!

Katrina is an accredited practicing dietitian and nutritionist who is eager to share her knowledge and zeal for health and nutrition with mothers to be and mums alike.

She first earned her Bachelor of Business Management in Marketing at the University of Queensland and then applied her passion for diet and nutrition as she earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Graduate Certificate in Research at the internationally acclaimed QUT.

Kat is here to help motivate, guide, and provide sound nutrition advice to mums to be, pregnant women, and mums who have already had their bub during this pivotal journey.

Click here to see how she can help you to have the best pregnancy experience you possibly can and to help optimise your little one’s growth and development!

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Recipes

Heaps of tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking! We are constantly adding more recipes that are easy to make and also super nutricious for you and your growing baby.

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Healthy muesli slice

This recipe is much healthier and more delicious than store-bought muesli bars! The best part about this recipe is that it is totally customisable, add in other dried fruits, chocolate chips, nuts, and seeds to your liking! The options are endless for these muesli slices.

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Roasted carrot and grain salad with chilli, mint and quick tahini dressing

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Green Smoothie

A quick recipe for mornings or on the go when you need a good dose of energy and nutrients.

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Capsicum tomato, spinach and mushroom omelette

A nutrient and protein-rich breakfast option to help you stay full and give you a boost of energy throughout the morning. This also works well as a scramble on toast!

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Tuna nicoise salad

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Beef Teriyaki stir fry

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Perfect grilled salmon with green beans, carrots and broccoli

When you’re in need of a super healthy meal, you can never go wrong with a hearty salmon and wholesome veggies! It can be made for one, or quadruple the recipe for easy meal prepping or a family meal!

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Best ever Bliss Balls

These bliss balls are a super popular, health-conscious option for a quick snack or dessert. They are also easy to take on the go for your out of nowhere sugar cravings.

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Breakfast Burrito

This recipe is a great option for a filling meal to provide all your morning nutrients including protein, calcium, grains and legumes, iron, and veggies. If you are avoiding black beans, you can substitute for edamame beans. This breakfast is also great as you can wrap it up in aluminium foil and take it on the go!

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The importance of Vitamin E during pregnancy

Vitamin E is a naturally occurring fat soluble nutrient found in many foods and exists in eight chemical forms. These eight chemical forms are alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. Alpha-tocopherol (or α-tocopherol) is the only form that is known to meet human requirements. Why is Vitamin E important in pregnancy? The major role of vitamin E is to act as an antioxidant to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals (compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy). Vitamin E may help to prevent oxidative stress during pregnancy and its associated negative pregnancy outcomes including low birth weight, preterm delivery and pre-eclampsia. In essence, Vitamin E helps to strengthen your immune system and assists in creating and maintaining healthy skin, eyes, and red blood cells. Major sources of Vitamin E Vitamin E is found naturally in foods and is…

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