Pregnancy Update: 23 Weeks, Healthy Snacks and Cravings | Rolene Strauss

Pregnancy Update: 23 Weeks, Healthy Snacks and Cravings | Rolene Strauss


Welcome to my channel. Today is my second pregnancy update video. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and baby is growing really nice and big as you can see. And something that I’m focusing on in my second trimester is healthy eating and nutrition with regards to pregnancy. Getting all the vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements in that I need. And I went to our RevitaHealth dietitian and my sister-in-law Dr Ledivia to help me with a healthy nutritional plan for pregnancy. And something that a lot of us tend to forget when we get pregnant is that we have to eat healthy for us and for our babies because we so easily feel like I’m pregnant now. I’m going to get pregnancy cravings. I’m allowed to eat for two. You know, I can eat as unhealthy as I want because I have an excuse. But the exact opposite is true and sometimes it’s really difficult. Don’t be to hard on yourself but try to eat as healthy as possible. So today I’m going to be sharing some healthy pregnancy snacks and smoothies with you. And I’m looking forward to sharing that with you. So let me start with the smoothie. So the smoothie recipe I’m going to do today is a Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie So I’m adding some baby spinach as much as you like a lot of us think that healthy smoothies are filled with yogurt and fruits but you have to have some vegetables in there. Nice spinach a lot of folate and iron especially for baby some frozen blueberries lots of antioxidants in there Then I’m adding some Chia seeds Super-food. A lot of nutritional value and some Cacao Because we all obviously crave chocolate all of the time. Especially now so this makes up for a little bit of that. Okay And then you don’t have to add oats, but if I drink this smoothie as a breakfast I love adding some organic oats just to give it some sustenance. And keep me and baby full for longer. oh And as you can see I’m not measuring anything I’m literally just putting everything together So there’s no right, there’s no wrong as long as you have all the nutrients you need And then some RevitaHealth Functional Protein Powder also one of my favourites Keeps me nice and full and it’s a pre-protein. So very good source of protein especially for me now being pregnant. I am almost well I’m way over halfway so uhm it’s very important for me to get everything in I need for baby to develop Then to make it nice and smooth and give it a consistency, I’m going to add some coconut and rice milk. You can add water. I also like adding ice, but because my blueberries are frozen that’s not necessary now Okay, so I have everything in here. So this is my son’s favourite part. Pressing all of the buttons. Doing some squats Okay Now it’s ready. Let’s open it. So just to recap. This is uhm, filled with organic oats, protein powder, frozen blueberries, chia seeds, some cacao powder, baby spinach and rice and coconut milk. Let’s taste it. Good It taste a little bit like mud. But it’s good for you. I’m kidding. It’s really good. You can add some honey if you want it to be a bit sweeter. So now I’m moving on to some of my favourite snacks. I’ll start with some beetroot crackers and humus that I made myself. So chickpea’s very nice protein based plant based protein. So cooking the chickpea’s is quite a mission. So cook the whole thing and then then put some of them in the fridge. Cook the chickpea’s and then you can basically add anything you want. I added some garlic, some fresh garlic, some paprika, some salt, pepper and then a little bit of olive oil. Taste really good. Okay another snack that my son also enjoys. Let me finish quick. Another snack that my son also enjoys apples with some nut butter make sure that the nut butter is not filled with a lot of sugar so this is nice and healthy and has a lot of omega’s in, omega 3 for me, especially now You can just add it to the apple and there you have a really nice snack. Okay Something that we all love. I think we all love. We all awe to love. Watermelon And I look like I swallowed a watermelon but I loved this since I think since I was born. I’ve always loved watermelon. It’s such a nice summer fruit. It’s fresh, it’s cold. It makes me think of December holidays with family. And my son also loves it. So we would like eat a whole watermelon in two days. So this is another one of my cravings. Actual cravings. Also nice and healthy. And then I love salty, salty sweets and chips. But this is a healthier option. So this is a kind of a mixture between popcorn and chips and it’s really healthy. It doesn’t have a lot of saturated fats. Zero % saturated fats and Zero % total sugar. So this is a really healthy snack and it tastes so good. So that was it. Some healthy snacks for pregnancy. So these are some of the recipes and things that I’ve got from our dietitian at RevitaHealth helping me with a healthy nutritional plan for pregnancy. So I’m not saying you should eat this. And if you’re allergic to anything please don’t do it. But these are some of the things that I really enjoy and that my whole family enjoy’s. Something that you can try out at home. Let me know what you craved while you were pregnant and also if you’d like to see more video’s like these. I’d love to share them with you. Thanks so much for watching. Bye.

8 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update: 23 Weeks, Healthy Snacks and Cravings | Rolene Strauss

  • I had so many of these cravings when I was pregnant with my baby boy, he's 10 weeks young now. Cannot wait to find out the gender of your second baby!

  • Oh my gosh this is the cutest video ever 🥰🥰😂😂😂 especially when the “mud” stained your teeth 😆😆😍😍😍 I love your laugh, I was laughing with you throughout 😍😍😂😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️ also, I really enjoy your content, even the pregnancy videos although I don’t relate yet 😅 and keep it up with the consistency!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Do a "cooking with Rolene" series where you teach us how to make those yummy dinner meals thats always on your insta story.

  • Jy’s so bevoorreg met ‘n baie gesonde swangerskap🌼 Ek sukkel vreeslik met Hyperemesis en as gevolg daarvan neem ek nie al die voedingstowwe in wat ek moet nie. Ek vertrou dat dit na 20 weke sal bedaar sodat ek ook vir baba al die gesonde voeding kan gee wat ek nie nou kan nie🙏🏻

  • "I look like I just swallowed a water lemon "🤣🤣 Love it!! The lemon just got me excited for the December holidays! Absolutely love it!

  • Hi Rolene – love the video! Would really love to see more of your smoothie recipes as well as the delicious meals you cook for your family. Thank you for being such an inspiration

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