With the right balance of nutrients packed into delicious meals and snacks, this meal plan will give you and your baby exactly what's needed for a healthy pregnancy. Filled with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, this plan provides healthy amounts of calories, protein, folate, fiber, iron and calcium (nutrients you need more of when pregnant).
Eating healthy foods during your pregnancy can take a little bit more thought, as your body needs more nutrients and energy. And if you already follow a certain way of eating, like a plant-based vegetarian diet, there are even a few more nutrients to consider. To make meal planning easier, we created this one-day plan of healthy vegetarian meals for pregnancy to help you get the nutrition you need. We made sure to hit the daily recommended amount for each of the important nutrients during pregnancy—protein, folate, iron, and calcium.
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but for many women the thought of gaining weight leads to mixed feelings. How much is too much? Where does all the weight go? Will I hold on to the baby weight forever?
No matter how much time you carve out for grocery shopping, it seems any trip to Trader Joe's will be cramped and crowded, with long lines and the disappointment of your favorite items being out of stock. But apparently there is a little-known secret from employees to make your next haul easy, breezy and worthwhile: shop on Tuesday or Wednesday.