When you’re pregnant and working, a job or taking care of other kids/husbands/pets, things can get a little hectic! Some day’s breakfast is the milk in the cappuccino and a muffin, to-go please! When life is so busy even this article is too long use these tiny tips to amp up your pregnancy health.
The greatest idea behind nutrition is a little can go a long way. Adding to a diet can be a great way to get the most from your food. Add these foods to your shopping cart and send your nutrients soaring.
Kale- An amazing green, leafy vegetable that’s adds a little oomph to your salads with vitamins C and K and tons of beta carotene. If you keep choosing iceberg lettuce, or even spinach, add Kale to your cart for vitamins and minerals. It’s even found chopped in the salad section for convenience.
Frozen Berries or Fruit- These can be used for so many dishes in the kitchen. Once blended they can be mixed cold into your ice cream, warmed and used on (whole grain) waffles or pancakes and they add a great flavor and texture in cupcakes. Berries are loaded with fiber and antioxidants and fruit like mangos or pineapple are packed with vitamins and minerals. The winter can be hard to find fresh so take advantage of the frozen ones.
Whole Grain Mix- Whole grains in the diet are essential for good health. They provide long lasting energy and leave you feeling full all morning, minimizing snacking later. There are plenty of whole grain pancake or waffle mixes, flours- for making those cupcakes, cookies or granola bars. Whole grains contain minerals like iron and magnesium which pregnant women needs in larger amounts.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to think outside the box when it comes to healthy eating. Adding a little extra nutritious item here and there can make your meal even better for you and everyone else your feeding.