One of the nicest things about life is eating. However, choosing foods that are yummy, easy and nutritious can be a challenge, especially when pregnant. Imagine how helpful it would be to have a list of specific foods that hit the marks for taste, convenience and nutrient content.
Look no further for real foods pregnant women crave. Check out the mom-approved food list on the next few screens:
What to eat when you want a sweet:
Dried apricots or dried cranberries
Oatmeal with milk and a sprinkle of brown sugar
Bananas - frozen or fresh - dipped in dark chocolate
Yogurt with mandarin oranges
All fruit smoothies
Strawberries or raspberries on cottage cheese with a drizzle of honey
Frozen grapes, dates or prunes
Yogurt with cocoa powder or pears
What to eat when you want a filling treat:
A handful of nuts
Red pepper and guacamole
Apple slices with peanut butter
Carrots and cucumbers with hummus
Tomatoes and mozzarella cheese
Hard cooked eggs
Mashed beans - any kind - on tortillas, along with salsa and a sprinkling of cheese
Canned chickpeas with a mixture of diced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives, parsley and vinaigrette
A slice of cheese
Avocado with salt, pepper and an optional dash of cayenne pepper
What to eat when you want some meat:
Turkey or chicken
Ground beef with less than 15% fat
Pork tenderloin or loin chop
Round chuck or sirloin beef cuts
Cook it until well done
Three ounces of meat - about the size of your palm - is a good serving
What to eat when you want some heat: Add salsa, siracha, chili or cayenne power to your favorite foods. Skip the heat if you suffer from heartburn.
Reach for apples, bananas, dates or figs. Corn, Brussels sprouts and carrots may be helpful, too, as well as bran cereal and whole-wheat bread.
Which of these tips will help you choose mom-approved foods this week
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