This plan is designed for healthy foods for pregnancy recipes so that you can pick a different meal and snack for each day. You will get to eat a lot of variety in breakfast, lunch and dinner. The plan also includes two snacks one calcium rich and one regular.
All recipes are single servings. All the recipes here contain an average of 400 calories. Which are more than a non-pregnant woman eats exactly what you need during your second and third trimester.
Some of the best Healthy foods for Pregnancy Recipes
Classic Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats
It is not very easy to prepare these oats before bed but you’ll love waking up to a pre-made breakfast. You’ll need a cup of nonfat milk over 2/3 cup of rolled oats and stir in 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon. Cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts and a small chopped apple.
If you are looking for some Mexican dessert, this egg wrap will satisfy your early-morning nibbles. Scramble one egg and one egg white in 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add 1 cup baby spinach and sauté until it becomes flaccid. Put egg-spinach mixture on a 10-inch whole wheat tortilla, along with 1/4 cup non fatty Mexican blend cheese and 1/4 cup salsa. Roll up and enjoy.
Pear and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
This sandwich can be a fun breakfast option for you during pregnancy. Take a whole meat English muffin and separate the two halves. Place 1/2 of a sliced large pear on one half and add a topping of 1-ounce slice of cheddar cheese.
Put both halves under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes, until the top browns and the cheese is melts. Now Sandwich the two halves together. Serve with the remaining half of the pear spread with 2 teaspoons almond butter.
Egg-cellent Veggie & Hummus Pita
This pita contains veggies, eggs, hummus and tons of flavor. Fill a 6-inch whole wheat pita with 1/4 cup hummus, 1 sliced hard-boiled egg and one hard-boiled egg white, 1/3 cup chopped tomato, 1/2 cup baby spinach, a sprinkle of paprika and 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts. To be more classic, serve with a cup of grapes.
Colorful Crab Salad Sandwich
While some seafood is can be harmful during pregnancy, you can relax and fulfill any seafood cravings with this safe and tasty crab salad sandwich. Mix a 6-ounce can of crab meat with 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise, 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 1/4 cup diced celery and 1 tablespoon chopped red onion. Spread the mixture over a slice of whole wheat bread and top with second slice of bread. Serve with 1/2 cup washed, drained canned white beans or with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
Pork and Pineapple Kebobs
You can use this recipe as an alternative to standard BBQ fare. Cut 4 ounces of boneless top loin roast into 1.5 inch pieces. In a zip-lock bag add juice of 1/2 a lime, 1/2 clove of chopped garlic, 1/4 cup juice from pineapple and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Let it infuse for about 30 minutes. Cut 1/2 of a medium red bell pepper and 1/4 of a medium onion into 1 inch pieces. Grill on a medium high flame until pork is cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Serve over 1.5 cups cooked bulgur wheat with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.