Eating for Two - Best Food Choices for Soon-to-Be Moms
Posted on June 14 2017
Because you need to make sure your little misfit comes out ready to take on the world!
1.) tastes delicious
2.) provides good nutrition for me and the baby and
3.) won't immediately come right back up. TMI? Sorry.
Tart or sour candies –Let's be clear; I'm not recommending sugar as a nutrient for pregnancy. I'm recommending it as a means of survival for mamas who are dealing with morning sickness. Keep a bag of candies in your purse and stick one of these bad boys in your mouth when the nausea strikes – they taste delicious and it works! I only went through about 4 or 5 bags per month. #WorthEveryPenny
Once you get past those dreaded first few months of nausea you can start focusing more on fueling your body and your baby and not just surviving the constant trips to the bathroom! So what're some of the BEST foods you can eat to keep your healthy and make sure your little misfit comes out ready to take on the world?
Eggs – they're cheap, they're easy and so versatile! I can think of a handful of ways to cook an egg that are all different and delicious. Eggs provide an excellent source of protein and more than 12 vitamins and minerals including choline which promotes baby's overall growth and brain health and helps prevent neural tube defects. Set yourself and your family up for an entire week with one of my favourite grab-and-go recipes, Six Sister's Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins.
Beans – Beans, beans they're good for your heart the more you eat the more you…you know the rhyme. And it's true! Beans carry a butt-load (no pun intended) of protein and fiber which helps with pesky pregnancy side effects like constipation and hemorrhoids. Who wants to deal with that?! Make beans a regular addition to your diet and you'll be good-to-go (no pun intended, again). I love a good bean salad. Here's a yummy Mexican Bean Salad by The Life Jolie you can try.
There are so many other delicious and nutritious foods for pregnant ladies but, these are some of my favourites and the ones I've found the easiest.
That being said, sometimes us preggos have to give in to the bizarre cravings that come with the territory of being pregnant. Mine this time around are iced cappuccinos (which I don't usually like), flaming hot Cheetos and cranberry juice. Super healthy, right?
We're doing a hell of a thing growing babies in our bellies so while it's extra important to make sure our bodies are healthy for baby - and childbirth..cause lord knows we need all the strength we can get am I right? – we shouldn't beat ourselves up over giving into some of our cravings. I may or may not have eaten an entire pizza once or twice. #NoJudgement