If you are thinking about becoming pregnant or you already are pregnant, CONGRATS! This is a very exciting time in your life!! I loved being pregnant. It was such a joyous time because seeing my body change daily was truly a miracle.
You may find you are more concerned about what you are eating during pregnancy, and this is a good thing.
Healthy eating during pregnancy is one of the best things a mama-to-be can do for herself and her baby. The food you eat and the supplements you take are your baby's only source of nutrition. Good nutrition promotes your baby's growth and development.
There are no negative side effects to eating well :)
In this video, I share 12 pregnancy power foods that I recommend you eat regularly. Be sure to check out the summary of these foods below, because I've included plenty of recipe ideas for you too.
Broccoli and Cauliflower
Dates and Prunes
Try soaking some prunes in water to re-hydrate them and then pop them in your blender or food processor and then whip them into a puree.
Kale - Queen of the Greens!
Avocado - a fruit!
Try my Key Lime Avocado Tart – a great way to smash a sweet craving!
Try my Curry Lentil Quinoa Soup, it's an oldie but a goodie!
Try them in my Comforting Cranberry Ginger Granola.
Check out more fermented foods here.
Last but certainly not least!
One of the most common questions I get asked as a mama and a nutritionist is what prenatal I'm taking? The answer is New Chapter's Perfect Prenatal. I love it because it doesn't bother my tummy and I get NO multi-vitamin-burps whatsoever.
Pregnant tummies are super sensitive because digestion is slowed down, so it only makes sense that your multi is easy on your tummy too. New Chapter's prenatal is fermented, which is why it is so easy to digest. This also means more nutrients are getting to where they need to go! Foods that are fermented are much easier to digest. Think of them almost like a predigested food where the nutrients are amplified. This prenatal is made with organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, including many of the foods I mentioned in my video! It is important to choose more organic foods while pregnant or if you are considering becoming pregnant to avoid hormone-disrupting pesticides.
Wishing you a joyous pregnancy and beyond!
Ps. Check out my latest ebook: The Complete Self-Care Guide For New Mamas
This post was created in partnership with New Chapter, however all opinions are always my own. Read more about partnership ethos here.