When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2



Monday, February 15, 2010

New Happy Healthy Pregnancy Menu!

My new happy healthy pregnancy menu is inspired by two things. One, I have gained way too much weight every pregnancy I have had and since this is my last, I would like to have that cute little pregnant body and healthy..ahem...digestive system...just ONCE!

I also read an interesting article about the missing nutrient in many pregnant women's diets, choline, which plays a critical role in neural tube development (along with folic acid) and other development (I know her neural tube is already developed at this point, but it can't hurt.)

In addition, I have just found myself a little yucky feeling lately eating too many carbs, too few veggies, and too much food in general, so I needed to make a change!

BREAKFAST: 1 hard-boiled egg, whole wheat toast, 2 Tbsp peanut butter, 1 orange;

LUNCH: 2 cups mixed greens w/ lowfat dressing, 3 oz. grilled chicken, 1 medium banana, 1 cup nonfat milk;

DINNER: 3 oz. salmon fillet, 1/2 cup edamame, 1 cup brown rice;

SNACKS: 1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup slivered almonds.


Along with yoga and my daily walks with the Double Stroller of Delight, I am excited to feel a little more energetic, and...ahem...regular. :)

3 comments:

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

sounds yummy! I love this! I am preparing the same thing for when we have our next!

Cheryl said...

Tara,

How fun! I'm SO proud of you! Since I started my "diet" in November I have felt AMAZING! But I find that if I don't couple it with exercise it defeats the purpose...but you got that part DOWN! = )

In a week I'd love to hear how it's going for you!

Peace, my friend,
Cheryl

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

i think you do have a cute little pregnant body!!! i get what you are saying though what we eat really does affect the way we feel and our moods i feel so much better now that i am eating a little healthier