Meal And Snack Ideas For A Healthy Pregnancy


Help yourself enjoy a healthy and happy pregnancy with the following meal and snack ideas. Your baby eats what you eat, so the healthier choices you make, the better your pregnancy will go and the stronger your baby will be when it comes time to leave the womb.

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Breakfast

Try the following healthy breakfast ideas:

  • Egg whites, low-fat sausage, and an apple
  • Protein pancakes featuring one whole egg, two egg whites, and one small white banana
  • Greek yogurt with granola
  • Banana with a peanut-buttered English muffin

Lunch

Stay full until dinner time with these delectable lunch options:

  • Veggie soup (no cream-based soups)
  • Tuna and avocado salad
  • Vegetable or ham sandwiches
  • Dinner leftovers (ideal when you don’t have a lot of time)

Snacks

Opt for these healthy snacks to keep cravings at bay:

  • Cheese and veggie slices
  • Veggie slices with hummus
  • Celery with peanut butter
  • Protein shake
  • ½ avocado and crackers
  • DIY trail mix

Dinner

Enjoy these hearty and healthy dinner possibilities:

  • Spaghetti squash
  • Bell peppers stuffed with brown rice or quinoa
  • Vegan fried rice dishes
  • Rice pilaf dishes
  • One serving of lean protein with a complex carb and two veggie servings
  • Soup and sandwich, such as veggie or tomato soup with vegan grilled cheese

Pre-Workout Snacks

  • ½ granola bar
  • Half of a banana–or a whole banana depending on how hungry you are
  • Hummus with veggie slices–and a few cheese slices

Avoid sugary foods as much as possible, including sodas and energy drinks. Stay the heck away from alcohol and cigarettes, and stock your pantry with healthy snacks so you never feel tempted to oink out. Indulging every once in awhile is fine, however if you keep indulging your baby will suffer…as will your waistline. Modify the above ideas if you want to maintain a varied diet your baby will thank you for someday!