It is really important to keep blood sugar levels stable. Try eating 3-5 small meals a day to keep your blood sugar in check.
Protein is very important, especially for vegetarians. Make sure you are getting protein at every meal as well as walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds and avocado which are high in Omega-3’s and healthy fatty acids- essential for babies brain development.
If you are feeling really tired have your blood sugar and iron checked. Your body will be changing all the time as it adjusts and it is important to understand these changes so you can provide the best support.
Eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need. Eat at least 3 servings of iron rich foods, such as spinach, beans, lentils, chickpeas to ensure that you are getting 27 mg of iron daily. Add one scoop of each ingredient to your salad or wrap and get your necessary value for the day!
Choose at least one good source of Vitamin C everyday, such as grapefruits, broccoli, green and red pepper, tomatoes and oranges. Pregnant women need 70 mg of vitamin C a day.
Pregnancy is a critical time for a women to consume more calcium. Even if no problems develop during pregnancy, an inadequate supply of calcium at this time can diminish bone strength and increase risk for osteoporosis. Calcium can be found in dark leafy greens, cheese, tofu, broccoli, almonds to mention a few.
The typical pregnancy diets underplay the importance of a raw plant foods and overemphasises the need for animal products and especially dairy products. A diet that is high in raw ingredients is more easily assimilated by the body and helps avoid uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms.
Capscicum, Beetroot, Lentils, Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Walnuts, Avocado, Free Range Eggs,
Spinach, Kale, Free Range Eggs, Walnuts, Black Beans, Lentils, Broccoli, Avocado, Sesame Lime Dressing or Japanese Miso Dressing
Parmesan cheese, scrambled eggs, rocket, smoked salmon
Angel hair pasta, baked salmon, grilled zucchini, parmesan cheese, grilled tomato, almond flakes, rocket leaves, comcrop basil vinaigrette
Lentils, fried tempeh, tandoori cauliflower, capsicum, yellow raisins, fresh coriander, arabian pimento vinaigrette
Quinoa, roasted free range chicken, roasted carrots, roasted parsnip, shallots, italian parsley, mint, coriander beetroot vinaigrette