Healthy Pregnancy Diet


Your Pregnancy Food Plan

Your typical daily intake should look something like this:

Dairy
3 to 4 servings
Breakfast: 8 oz. carton low-fat yogurt
Lunch: 8 oz. skim milk
Dinner: 8 oz. skim milk, 1/2 cup ice milk

Grains/Bread
6 to 11 servings
Breakfast: 2 slices whole grain bread; or 1 slice + 1/2 bowl Total, Product 19 or Smart Start cereal; or 1 whole grain bagel
Lunch: Sandwich with whole grain bread; soup with rice, potatoes or corn
Dinner: Baked potato and/or corn or bread or taco shell

Meat/Protein
3 to 4 servings
Breakfast: 2 eggs or 1 egg with 1 oz. cheese in an omelet

Lunch: Turkey (3 oz.)
Dinner: Taco with 3 oz. meat filling

Fruits
2 to 4 servings
Breakfast: 1/2 cup fruit juice or 1/2 cup berries
Lunch: 1 whole fruit
Dinner: 1/2 cup applesauce or 1 whole fruit

Vegetables
3 to 5 servings
Breakfast: Carrot juice (quite good, actually)
Lunch: 1 cup green beans or 1 spinach salad
Dinner: 6 carrot sticks, cabbage salad, 1/2 cup peas

Next page: Snack ideas and common pitfalls

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