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. :)