Pregnancy Food by MyNutriCounter

8 Healthy Foods for Pregnancy

Pregnancy Food by MyNutriCounter

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     1. Dairy Products

If you would like to include more dairy products in your diet then a good place to start would be either with a Banana Berry Smoothie or our delicious Mini Quiche Tarts.  Dairy products, especially yogurt, are a great choice for pregnant women and help meet increased protein and calcium needs during pregnancy.

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      2. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body transforms into vitamin A. These recipes – Sweet Potato Noodle Curry and Sweet Potato Pancakes will help increase your Vitamin A intake which is important for the growth and differentiation of cells in a growing fetus.

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       3. Salmon

Salmon contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain and eye development in a growing baby. If you would like to include salmon in your diet, try either this Gluten Free Salmon and Spinach Pie recipe or the Salmon and Broccoli Frittata recipe option.

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       4. Eggs

Whole eggs are incredibly nutritious and are a great way to increase your overall nutrient intake. Eggs can be incorporated into the diet in many numerous and creative ways and here are two options for you to choose from – Baked Mushroom and Egg recipe as well as our Scotch Eggs recipe. Eggs also contain choline which is an essential nutrient for brain health and development.

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        5. Broccoli and Dark Leafy Greens

Broccoli and leafy greens contain most of the nutrients that pregnant women need. A couple of recipes that include this healthy food are Boiled Eggs with Broccoli Soldiers and Coconut and Almond Broccoli Rice. These vegetables may also help prevent constipation, which is a very common problem among pregnant women.

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         6. Lean Meat

Beef, pork and chicken are excellent sources of high-quality protein. Furthermore, beef and pork are also rich in iron, choline and other B-vitamins. Since one needs to increase intake of these nutrients during pregnancy, it could be beneficial to try one of these recipes – Healthy Chicken Pasta Bake as well as Orange Marmalade Glazed Chops.

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           7. Whole Grains

Eating whole grains may help meet the increased calorie requirements that come with pregnancy, as well as provide the necessary fibre and vitamin requirements too. Some recipes that would provide you with these wholegrain benefits are Quinoa Stuffed Peppers or Oat Energy Balls.

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            8. Avocados

Avocados are a great choice for pregnant women. The healthy fats found in avocados help build the skin, brain and tissues of the fetus. Here are two recipes that will help give you these benefits – Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup and Avocado and Coconut Cream Smoothie.

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We hope you include these foods into your diet, especially if you are pregnant, as they will really make a difference to the health of both you and your baby.

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