Itchy & Scratchy


On Tuesday I wrote that I would not complain about anything pregnancy related and that now puts me in a difficult position! With that in mind I will say, in a manner that is informative rather than complaining, that I am so very itchy. Since I was a child I have had a mild allergy to sugar. If I eat too much natural or processed sugar my skin has breakouts of urticaria, a red blotchy rash. During my first pregnancy and up until now my pregnancy hormones have suppressed the allergy and I’ve hardly had it. Until now! Friday evening after an indulgent apple juice binge and a slab of chocolate cake my skin erupted into an angry mess. Since then any sugar I have injested has triggered a far more severe reaction than I ever used to have. So weird. Supposedly antihistamines are not advised during during pregnancy so it’s going to be a scratchy time! Has your food allergy been exacerbated during pregnancy?
Oh and The Great British Bake Off is not helping my sugar craving!


Guilt-free Cookies

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We’ve been eating organic and clean lately. My body is a temple and all that jazz. But I have a very very sweet tooth. Here is the easiest, healthiest recipe for cookies I know. I promise they taste delish (unlike the sweet potato brownies which were disastrous).

(makes 6)

1 mashed banana
2 tbsp apple sauce
60g gluten-free oats
white chocolate chips (optional)

Mix the ingredients and make mounds of mixture.
Bake at 200 Celsius for 15 minutes.