LONDON, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A London pizza restaurant has launched the UK's first range of pizzas designed specifically for pregnant women.
The Pregnancy Pizzas were devised by owner Charmaine Wasif for the ECO restaurant in Chiswick, West London.
Charmaine launched the pizzas after receiving requests from pregnant women craving bizarre toppings which normal pizza restaurants refused to cater for.
"Within one week three pregnant women came into the restaurant asking if I wouldn't mind putting toppings on their pizza which aren't on our usual menu.
"My view is the customer is always right, and although I haven't had kids myself I knew that pregnant women sometimes like something out of the ordinary to eat."
Charmaine's first request was for an Ice Cream Pizza which combines mozzarella, ham, cranberries and pistachio ice cream.
"It's become one of my own personal favourites. Somehow it works," said Charmaine.
"As long as it's food and it's good quality I'll put anything on the pizza a pregnant woman wants."
The Pregnancy Pizza range now has eight different pizzas, devised by Charmaine based on the many requests from pregnant women, with advice from nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker.
Dr Schenker, who is pregnant herself, said: "The ingredients on the Pregnancy Pizzas include foods which will provide plenty of important nutrients vital for the health of the mother and the growing baby.
"Pregnant women are often unsure about what's safe to order on a menu, particularly with cheeses so this will be a hit with expectant mothers."
The range includes: Ice cream pizza Mozzarella, tomato, caramelised banana, honey roast ham, dried sultanas and cranberries, fresh mint and dill and a scoop of pistachio ice cream Baked beans & sultanas Mozzarella, tomato, baked beans, sultanas, okra, prunes, olives, capers, fresh dill, topped with fresh rocket Steak & Seeds Mozzarella, tomato, grilled steak (well done), crispy pancetta, toasted sunflower seeds, Mozzarella & avocado Bianco - Mozzarella, chopped tomato, fresh coriander, avocado, parsley and pumpkin seeds Grilled aubergine and lentil Mozzarella, tomato, grilled aubergine, broad beans, puy lentils, baby spinach Fiorentina Spinach, egg, onion, olives, mozzarella, tomato sauce, garlic & olive oil Fresh salmon & sour cream Mozzarella, tomato, fresh salmon, sour cream, capers, dill, fresh watercress ECO is located at 144 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick.
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