Start thinking about how to eat differently in order to maintain
your health and the health of your growing baby even before you
become pregnant. It is really important to prepare your body ahead
of time to allow for the best environment for your growing baby and
so that you feel your best while pregnant. Changing your bad eating
habits can even increase fertility.
Below are just a few foods and ingredients that are a little more
healthful than the usual. Of course, I recommend organic as much as
possible, especially during pregnancy.
*Honeyor Agave Nectar
for Sugars and Artificial
Mango Puree or a Fruit Smoothie for Ice Cream
Ricefor White Rice
Wheat, or Brown Rice Pasta for Regular
*Rice Crackers or
Brown Rice Cakes for Chipsand
Carrot or Zucchini Muffins, Cookies, and Bread for Cookies, Cakes, and
Hummus, Salsa for Dressings and Rich,
*Plain Yogurt with
Nuts/Dried Fruit/Granola and Sweetened with Agave Nectar
for Ice Cream
Pepper, Lemon or Lime Juice, and other low sodium spices and
PLUS LOTS OF:
and steamed) and Fruits (raw and dried)
, raw dark leafy greens
, apples, bananas, plums, pineapple, mango, peaches, blueberries, apricots, grapes, oranges, pears, and grapefruits
. EAT THE RAINBOW!
meats such as wild caught tilapia and salmon, turkey, and chicken,
brown rice, spelt, whole wheat, and multi whole grains.
avocados, nuts, and olive oil.
And....drink Water! Water! Water!
a gallon a day while pregnant, especially during the hot, summer
months. A gallon will be drinking about 1 liter every 2 hours
during a 12 hour day. It will also be important to limit, if not
totally eliminate, caffeine while pregnant and trying to conceive.
That includes: coffee, soda, tea, and energy drinks.
Frequent small meals are important during pregnancy. Planning ahead
and packing healthful snacks for on the go or at work is key to
maintaining your appetite and energy.