A Southern Grace: nurture from the inside out #NatureMadePrenatalDHA

July 12, 2018

nurture from the inside out #NatureMadePrenatalDHA


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I've always tried to be conscious about what I eat (except for a phase in college...), but I became very serious about my diet when I got pregnant.

Not only did I need to be strong and healthy to carry my child, but the foods I was putting into my body were nourishing her too, making it doubly important to eat right!
Eva is a year old now and we'd love to make our family even bigger. Just like last time, I made a trip to Sam's Club and purchased Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA (200mg) 150ct. softgels, which have clinically proven absorption of Folic Acid and Iron. These one-a-day pills are easy to swallow and provide essential vitamins and minerals (before and during pregnancy) including Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D3 and also provide 200mg DHA which may help support fetal brain and eye development.† 
So there are certain vitamins and minerals that are extra essential to a pregnant woman, and high on that list is Folic Acid. This B Vitamin is particularly important for pregnant women because it plays a critical role in the proper development of the baby's nervous system.† Some of the foods that contain good amounts of folic acid are leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, beans and peas, broccoli, nuts, and pasta. What better way to get your daily requirement of Folic Acid than by enjoying a delicious pasta dish bursting with lemon, peas, pistachios, and broccoli!
This is such a refreshing and tasty summer supper. You get hit with the lemon first, and that's followed by nuttiness from the broccoli and buttery breadcrumbs plus a burst of sweetness from the peas and a crunch from the pistachios. It's an adventure in textures and flavors and I'll certainly be adding it to my rotation, especially since it's so nutritious and took less than 30 minutes to make!
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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Broccoli and Peas 

Serves 4 
  • 8 ounces thin noodles (linguine or spaghetti are recommended)
  • 12 ounces broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice, divided use
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios, toasted, for serving
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and then drain. While the pasta is cooking, do two things. First, heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Transfer to a plate and mix with lemon zest and basil; set aside. Second, place the broccoli in a microwave-save container with a few tablespoons of water, cover tightly, and cook 3-4 minutes, until tender. Toss the hot pasta and vegetables with the ricotta, Parmesan, lemon juice, and enough of the pasta water to create a sauce (1/4-1/2 cup). Add the breadcrumb mixture and toss to incorporate. Serve topped with pistachios, Parmesan, and basil.

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Angie's Recipes said...

wow Eva is now a big gal :-) She is so sweet and adorable. The pasta looks healthy, filling and delicious, Grace.

Pam said...

She's growing up so quickly! Looking forward to seeing her sibling someday. ;)

The pasta looks delicious - love all the ingredients.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Aw a year old already! My twins are turning 2 in a couple of weeks. It goes so quickly sometimes, even as some days are soooooo long hahaha. Lovely pasta dish and best of luck with adding to your family. We had a long, difficult road to get our babies.

Gloria Baker said...

OMYG she is adorable and so cute Grace, what lovely !
Love these greens!!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Awww Eva is such a cutie! I'd love this pasta and I don't have any such nutritional needs-just greed :D

Food Gal said...

The pistachios are an inspired touch. They go with all that lovely green in this dish and add such a pop of texture. Kudos to you for taking extra care of yourself.

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen said...

I can't believe Eva is already a year old! And she's just such a little cutie :). I loooove anything with broccoli OR pasta so this is right up my alley!

Katerina Delidimou said...

Your daughter is so cute! Children grow up so fast! The meal is perfect for the season!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

A year old already? Goodness.
This looks tasty, I like the idea of the toasted pistachios. Yum!

Inger@Art of Natural Living said...

Wow that year's gone by fast. It was impressive how much more nutrition conscious you got :)

Marcelle said...

Eva is too cute and yes kids do grow up way too fast! I love everything about this pasta recipe and seriously will be making it very soon!! YUMMMM