Posted by: brambledoula | March 28, 2008

To appease the masses

I’ve gotten a lot of hits lately for people looking for nutritious recipes for pregnant women. Really as long as it’s made from whole foods, not deep fat fried, healthy carb (as in not refined or white), and high protein, it’s probably a good meal for a pregnant woman. Some good tips are- salt your food to taste (your body is carrying 50% more water than usual. You need salt to balance it out), don’t skimp on healthy fats (if you’re eating enough protein you’ll get enough other fats) such as olive oil, fish oil, coconut oil, and butter (real butter not that amrgarine crap), eat at least 70-80g of protein a day, and the more fiber the better (cuz the lower that baby’s head gets the harder time you’ll have pooping).

Snacks:

Chop up a bunch of veggies. Dip in sour cream. You can add herbs to the sour cream if you don’t like it straight; my favorite is dill.

Grill a ton of chicken. Chop it into slices. Keep some in the fridge for snacking and adding on top of salads (easy way to get that protein!)

Yogurt (watch the sugar content but don’t sub artificial sweeteners)

Drinks:

organic milk, raw cow and goat’s milks are great sources of calcium

get plenty of water. if it gives you heart burn try adding fruit to it

i liked making protein shakes i took:

3 tbs hemp powder

3 tbs cocoa powder

1 banana

2 cups milk (cow, goat, rice, soy, whatever)

1 cup ice

honey to taste

throw it in the blender, just like a chocolate milk shake.

Dinners:

stir fry’s are great, use olive oil and low sodium soy sauce with lots of veggies and lean meats over wild rice.

breakfast:

oatmeal, lots of it. I believe Heather over at www.home-ec101.com  posted something on how to make your own instant oatmeal packets so you don’t have to deal with deciphering all the processed crap in the store bought prepackaged stuff. Use her search function, it works.

 Fit pregnancy has a search engine as well with a load of healthy maternity recipes.

Hope this helps.

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