Top 3 Pregnancy Foods You Should Eat
When your pregnant you tend to think you can eat whatever you want. Yes, cravings are one thing. But to get your nutrients, you need to try to eat healthy, as well. Here are the top 3 pregnancy foods you should eat.
3 Pregnancy Food Must Haves
I have avocados, probably every other day, just to alternate my breakfast. One of my favorite breakfasts, especially now, is scrambled eggs with cheese, avocado and sweet potatoes. Avocados are full of healthy fats. Aside from being such a pretty vegetable, which I love to admire, when I have the perfect ripe avocado. Mother nature creates beautiful things! Avocado contains B6, which helps with nausea, and also keeps you full longer because of the good fats and omega 3!
Avocados are also versatile. You can make guacamole, slice it, dice and even make creamy dressings! Add them to your tacos, salads, rice and your breakfast. You can’t go wrong adding some color and creaminess to your meals!
- Avocado Dressing With Cilantro And Lime
- Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad
- Chili Lime Shrimp, Avocado and Watermelon Salad
I already mentioned sweet potatoes are part of my breakfast, on a weekly basis. Even kids love sweet potatoes! What is there not to love?! I broil them in the oven and most of the time I have leftovers, which I use for breakfast. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes and the savoriness of the eggs with cheese is so amazing! Then adding avocado makes my breakfast taste amazing!
Sweet potatoes are great when pregnant because it keeps you full longer but it is also a great source of fiber! Since we all know constipation is a real thing during pregnancy!
Salmon is one of my favorite fishes. It has tons of flavor and is easy to make different meals with. This fish is a must during pregnancy, since it is full of omega 3 fatty acids, which is important, to help baby’s brain development. It also has tons of benefits for us. Salmon is also high in protein and heart healthy. Best of all, salmon also contains B6, which is super beneficial for morning sickness!
Here are some of my favorite salmon recipes:
- Pineapple Glazed Salmon
- Healthy Vegetable Medley Salad With Salmon Patties
- Corn, Kale and Tomato Salad Served With Salmon
There are many pregnancy and parenting websites out there. I read a lot of them but the Ovia and Babycenter apps are probably my favorite. There you have a community to ask questions and also to get weekly updates on your pregnancy. And if you have already have children, you can follow their growth, with tips and where your child should be in development, per age. Find fun recipe ideas, as well!
It’s not always easy eating during the first trimester, due to morning sickness. But once it is over you will be able to eat most foods!