Eating for a healthy pregnancy entails some advanced meal planning. Sunday night (or any night that is convenient for you), write down some meals for the upcoming week. If you do not currently eat beans, think about this: beans, legumes, and peas are full of folate, fiber, protein, many other minerals, and phytonutrients for a healthy pre-pregnancy and pregnancy. Kids love them too. Try mashing them in mashed potatoes.
Tuesday: Herb brushed chicken and brown rice (Simply mix one teaspoon of your favorite spices such as rosemary, basil, oregano and garlic with some olive oil. Brush the paste on the chicken and bake uncovered). **Family favorite**
Wednesday: Codfish and baked potato. I usually place the codfish on tinfoil, sprinkle with white wine, lemon juice, earth balance, and garlic. Wrap in tinfoil and bake about 25 minutes.
If you can't think of anything else besides chicken...here are some ideas. Let me know if you have any others!
Beans (red, white, black, black-eyed peas) Bison Cheese Chick peas Chicken (whole, pieces, cutlets, ground) Condensed milk Cottage cheese Eggs Farmer cheese Fish (no more than 12 oz. per week) Lentils Beef or other meat (cubes, steak, sliced, ground, etc...) Ricotta cheese Seitan Tempeh Tofu (Firm, silken) Turkey (whole, pieces, ground) Veal (whole, pieces, ground) Yogurt