by Stephanie Margolis, R.D.
Second, use our Recipe Box to eat 3 meals a day, plus 2-4 snacks. All snacks found in our Recipe Box have the necessary nutrients, packed with protein and good, wholesome ingredients.
Third, if you are looking for more structure, follow our 7-Day meal guide complete with pregnancy and breastfeeding guidelines form our Registered Dietitian.
Your Body's Needs
Pregnancy and/or Nursing may be one of the most important times in life to focus on your diet. Not only are you ensuring you stay healthy, but also that your developing baby has all the good stuff they need to grow healthy. However, it can be hard to fit it all in during the day. You may find yourself fighting extreme fatigue and don’t have it in you to make a full meal. Maybe you are struggling with nausea and find it hard to prepare or enjoy certain foods. Or you may have the energy and appetite, but you are corralling other little ones and just don’t have the time.
If you are wondering how you are going to get all of your nutrients in, SNACKS act as a way to fill the gaps.
As you might have read in the guides mentioned above, a snack full of protein, a little fat and carbohydrates is your best bet. And you need to eat within the hour of exercising.
Our Snack Recipes will give your body this extra punch of vitamins. You can also use any of the snack recipes found here and pair them with a glass of milk or piece of fruit.