This dish is just absolute goodness on a plate. Every single ingredient used here is healthy
and full of the good stuff mum needs to nourish her baby.
There’s a lot of pregnancy superfoods in this dish. Feta is a great pregnancy cheese as its full
of calcium but contains a far smaller amount of calories than other cheeses. Figs are full of
fibre, magnesium and vitamins and the more pumpkin seeds and walnuts you can eat, the
better as they contain lots calcium, iron, zinc and omega-3.
Add to that all the healthy benefits of the cucumber, avocado and spinach and you have a
delicious and nourishing dish. Visually this is also one of my favourite salads as the roasted
figs open up like flowers when cooked
-200grams of feta
-two teaspoons of honey
-one handful of walnuts
-two teaspoons of pumpkin seeds
-half a cucumber
-two handfuls of rocket leaves
-two handfuls of spinach leaves
-Cut up the avocado, orange and cucumber into bite sized pieces, add the rocket and spinach
leaves and mix together in a bowl, adding a little seasoning and olive oil.
-Turn the grill on and slice criss-crossed into the figs about two-thirds of the way down. Fill
the figs with some of the feta and roast under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese has
-Remove from the grill, drizzle a little honey over the figs and top with crushed walnuts.
– Place in the salad, sprinkle pumpkin seeds over and serve whilst still warm.
Why is this good for mum and baby?
Figs = Fibre, magnesium, iron, vitamin B, D, K
Oranges = Calcium, Folate, Vitamins A, B, C, potassium
Cucumber = Vitamin A, B, C, K, folate, magnesium,
potassium, fibre, iron
Avocado = Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, folate, potassium,
omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, magnesium, calcium, iron
Pumpkin seeds = Calcium, protein, iron, vitamin B, zinc, omega-3
Rocket = Vitamins A, C, K, folate, calcium, fibre, protein
Walnuts = Omega-3 fats, vitamin B, E fibre, protein
Spinach = Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, B, C, K, folate,
About At Dad’s Table: Instagram @at_dads_table
I’m a Leiths trained chef on a mission to overhaul the way we see and enjoy
food during pregnancy. Current healthy-eating advice when you’re pregnant focusses on what you
can’t eat whereas I want to focus on all of the amazing food that you can eat over the nine months
When my wife became pregnant with our first son last year as a guy I felt pretty redundant. So I
decided to make sure that whatever we ate over those nine months not only tasted delicious and
made her feel good, but was also full of vitamins, nutrients and other good stuff for our unborn child.
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