When pregnant, staying healthy is a priority can be a challenge.
Author and dietician Bridget Swinney maps out the healthiest options for pregnant women for every meal of the day. If you’re pregnant and you’ve asked yourself: “What should I eat?” and “How much should I eat?” Bridget Swinney has some tips for you! Check out my interview with her here.
What to Eat While Pregnant: Sample Meal Plan
Bridget Swinney has laid out a perfect day of meals for the pregnant woman. As with any diet or plan to get healthier, you want to eat several small meals rather than few big meals. Here's a sample meal plan for a day in the life of a pregnant woman.
Meal 1: Eat a breakfast high in protein. Eat eggs, spinach, an orange and a slice of whole grain bread.
Meal 2: Snack on yogurt with fresh fruit.
Meal 3: At lunch, eat a quinoa salad, salmon, cantaloupe, and wild greens: kale, spinach and chard.
Meal 4: For a pre-dinner snack, eat bell peppers, bananas and carrots with hummus made of chickpeas.
Meal 5: For dinner, choose lean beef, a sweet potato and broccoli.
It’s may seem like a lot of food but it’s healthy food high in all the nutrients to help you and baby!