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Melanie McGrice - Dietitian  🍎Dietitian | Fertility & Pregnancy Expert 🎥 YouTuber | 📖 Author | 📺 Speaker #askmelanie

Yes! The reason for this is that current research shows, that by including allergens regularly in your diet during pregnancy, helps to build up your baby’s immune defense. 🥜🥜Try having a handful of peanuts for a morning snack, include some peanut butter in your smoothie or try a satay stir-fry for dinner. 🥜🥜 Other key allergens to also include in your pregnancy diet are
✔️Gluten ✔️ Fish
✔️ Cow’s milk
✔️ Soy ✔️ Eggs ✔️ Other types of nuts ✔️ Seafood

HAPPY DIETITIANS DAY!! I am SO proud to call myself a dietitian & absolutely love the work I do. But I couldn’t do it without constantly being inspired by all the other amazing #APDs out there who are also working hard to achieve better health for all communities ❤️ #InspiringAPDs #DietitiansDay @dietitians_association_aus

If you are having trouble trying to get pregnant, you are probably willing to try just about anything to improve your chances, right? Rumour has it that drinking pineapple juice and eating the core can boost chances of embryo implantation during IVF. 🍍🍍🍍
But is this myth or does the science back it up?
Well I am sorry to burst your bubble, but unfortunately, there is zero scientific evidence to show that pineapples help with embryo implantation during IVF! So case closed? Not exactly.
It is possible… MAYBE… that if pineapples could help with embryo implantation it would be because of a special nutrient found in pineapples called bromelain. Find out what bromelain is, and how it might improve implantation in my latest episode on Nourish with Melanie. (link in bio). 🍍

Are you having trouble planning your meals during pregnancy? 🤰🏼🥕🥗 🥛 Not sure how much a serve is? Wondering what some good pregnancy snacks are?
To make things simple for you, I’ve put together a FREE 7-day pregnancy meal plan. It’s full of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas that will nourish you and your baby during your pregnancy. 🔹To download, just head to

Are you experiencing morning sickness? Did you know your diet can have a significant impact on your morning sickness? You may like to try these tips:
🤰🏼Have something to eat BEFORE you get out of bed in the morning. A slice of apple or some dry crackers for example
🤰🏼Avoid the smell of foods by asking your partner to cook or eat outside in the fresh air.
🤰🏼Keep away from fatty foods and opt for carbohydrate-rich foods such as rice, bread, fruit and dry crackers.
🤰🏼Keep well hydrated – especially if you’re vomiting a lot as this can dehydrate you, AND your baby. If you can’t even keep fluid down, try sucking on ice blocks and icy poles.
🤰🏼Graze continually throughout the day.  A lack of carbohydrate can make your nausea feel worse.
🤰🏼Vitamin B6 supplements can be helpful, but be sure that you take less than 200mg per day.

Calling all dietitian with an interest in fertility and pregnancy nutrition!! 👶🏻🤰🏼🍎 The Nutrition Plus ‘Nutrition Therapy for Fertility and Pregnancy’ 3-day dietitian workshop is a must for any dietitian that wants to lead the way in early life nutrition. The workshop provides the latest evidence and practical skills in fertility and prenatal nutrition.
There are... ⭐️ Over 12 face-to-face educational sessions (with plenty of question time) ⭐️ Practical skill sessions ⭐️ Networking dinners at some of Melbourne yummiest restaurants ⭐️ Expert fertility & pregnancy guest speakers ⭐️ Useful take-home resources ⭐️ And much, much more!
It’s all happening on October the 26th-28th, in Melbourne.
For more details and to register head to (link in bio) or call us on 1300 438 550

Did you know a healthy diet can help improve the quality of your eggs? That's right, foods that are high in antioxidants, zinc and omega-3 can help your eggs stay healthy and boost your fertility. ❤️ 👫 So if you are trying to conceive, my latest episode on Nourish is definitely one for you to watch! ⭐️ I reveal my 5 top foods to improve egg quality and why you should be including them in your fertility diet. (Link in bio).

One of the most common questions I am asked by my pregnancy clients when they first find out they are pregnant is 'do i need to give up my morning coffee?' ☕️
You can imagine their relief when I say no. BUT if you are having any more than 3-4 cups a day, that's a different story!
Research shows that it is safe for pregnant women to drink, but they should limit their intake to no more than 200mg of caffeine a day during pregnancy. That is the equivalent to one mug of instant coffee. ☕️

We’ve all heard the saying that while you are pregnant “you are eating for two”. 👶🏻But is this right? How much more do you really need to eat during your pregnancy? You might be surprised!
👶🏻 During your first trimester, you actually don’t need any additional kilojoules - just a healthy diet including all the core food groups. The most important thing during this stage is making sure you are meeting your folate requirements.
👶🏻 Second trimester, you only need an extra 600 kilojoules. Which is the equivalent to an extra piece of wholemeal bread (so not that much!!) Keeping your fluids up and ensuring enough iron is important during this stage.
👶🏻 In your third trimester, it’s an extra 1,200 kilojoules. The best way to do this is by making your snacks a bit more nourishing. For example have a piece of fruit AND some yoghurt. ❤️ So yes, it is important to be eating enough nutrients for both you and your growing baby, but it does not equate to “eating for two” in terms of volume. The key point to remember is quality over quantity!

Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called Nourish with Melanie. ❤️🍎🌱 Every Monday I upload a new video that covers some of the most common fertility and pregnancy diet related questions. Ever wondered what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy? Want to know what foods you should avoid when trying to conceive? Or just looking for some healthy pregnancy snack ideas? Nourish has you covered. Oh and all my tips and tricks provided are based on scientific research so you know it’s credible and reliable! 🔻Go check it out at While you are there, make sure you click the big red subscribe button so you get notifications of new videos!

Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are a fertility diet must! Try my ‘blueberry pancake’ recipe this weekend! 🥞🥞
Serves: 2
-2 cups wholemeal flour
-½ tsp baking powder
-½ tsp baking soda
-1 egg
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 cups milk
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 ½ cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
-Greek yogurt, to serve

🔹Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl, stir to combine 🔹In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk and vanilla extract together 🔹Add wet ingredients to the dry and fold to combine 🔹Gently fold in 1 cup of blueberries 🔹Heat 1 tsp oil in a fry pan 🔹Spoon in mixture one spoonful at a time to make coaster-sized pancakes 🔹Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook until golden 🔹Serve with remaining blueberries and Greek yoghurt.

Have you just been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and now wondering what your diet should look like? Let me give you a few suggestions…
1- Include your carbohydrates in small amounts throughout the day. Aim to have a nutritious meal or snack every 3 to 5 hours. 🥪🥪
2- Prioritise carbohydrate foods that provide our body with important nutrients that our baby needs. This means, prioritising whole grains that provide our baby with B vitamins, dairy foods which provides our baby with calcium and fruit which provides our baby with vitamins, over foods like potato chips, sugar and sweet biscuits which don’t contain much nutrition 🍓🍎🍉
3- Don’t fill your diet up with bad fats, as that’s going to impact how your body processes carbohydrates ❤️❤️

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