Pregnancy Diet: Tips, Plans, and Menus for a Healthy Diet

Pregnancy Diet: Tips, Plans, and Menus for a Healthy Diet

Eating nutrient-packed foods when expecting is important for your growing body and can help support your baby’s development. Check out this list of menu must-haves.

The phrase "eating for two" doesn't mean piling twice as much food onto your plate. Instead, the idea is to eat twice as well. Not sure what to include in your pregnancy diet? We’re about to tell you.

Eggs. Packed with protein and containing vitamins D and B12, these nutritional powerhouses are quick and easy to prepare. Try them scrambled or on top of lightly fried rice.

Dairy products. Low-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt are delicious sources of calcium. Try to drink milk a couple of times a day, and include a daily serving of yogurt or cheese (made with pasteurized milk).

Nuts. Portable and non-perishable, nuts and nut butters are perfect on-the-go snacks and excellent sources of protein and healthy fat, which can aid in your baby’s development. Almonds, peanuts, and walnuts are all good picks.

Fruit. Whether fresh, frozen, or canned, fruit is high in vitamins and fiber, key in every pregnancy diet since it can help prevent constipation. Read the labels on canned fruit carefully. Go for fruit packed in water rather than syrup.

Iron. You'll need a lot of it during pregnancy to keep up your energy and ward off anemia. Stock up on lean meats, fortified cereals, and spinach. Frozen spinach is especially affordable and easy to prepare; try mixing it into casseroles or pasta sauce.

If you’re pregnant, your baby’s development is on your mind all the time. Improving your diet during pregnancy is an easy way to enhance your baby’s health. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns, shop carefully, and try to avoid processed food whenever you can.

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Pregnancy diet


Good article. Very important to follow all these guidelines



no matter what I eat I still get sick, I just don't know what to do'

Good read

Kerri 11/10/2015

Good tips to think about. Getting the right everything is hard, but it's good to be reminded of the smaller choices that can have a big impact.

Great article


Thank you for the tips. Although we know most of this, it's good to read it and be reminded.

Stay healthy


At first I was upset that I needed to see a nutritionist during my pregnancy but I am so glad I did! She helped me stay on track and find healthy and tasty things to keep me full and healthy. These are definitely good things to remember when you want to stay healthy for you and baby!

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