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Pregnancy Craving Swaps

  • Swap Swordfish for Salmon 1 of 8
    Swap Swordfish for Salmon
    Instead of swordfish and other mercury-filled fish, try lower mercury fish like wild salmon, canned light tuna, pollock, or shrimp. But, stick to a maximum of 12 ounces (two portions) or less per week.
    Try these Asian Salmon Wraps »
  • Swap Spicy Tuna for Shrimp Tempura 2 of 8
    Swap Spicy Tuna for Shrimp Tempura
    Instead of a spicy tuna roll, try a California roll, an avocado roll, or a shrimp tempura roll (for shrimp, stick to a maximum of 12 ounces or less per week). Veggie or cooked sushi is fine, yet traditional raw sushi can contain listeria.
    Try these Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls »
  • Swap Deli Turkey for Real Turkey 3 of 8
    Swap Deli Turkey for Real Turkey
    Instead of a turkey and Swiss deli sandwich, cook a turkey breast yourself and slice it up for hot turkey sandwiches. (Though deli meats and hot dogs are safe if cooked until they are steaming hot.) Just don’t add raw sprouts, which can breed bacteria.
    Try Turkey with Blueberry Pan Sauce »
  • Swap Feta for Cheddar 4 of 8
    Swap Feta for Cheddar
    Instead of unpasteurized soft cheeses like Brie, feta or queso blanco, eat hard, pasteurized cheeses like cheddar. If you’re craving a creamy treat, try cottage cheese mixed with flavorful herbs like chives.
    Try these Broccoli and Cheddar Gougeres »
  • Swap Canned Veggies for Fresh or Frozen 5 of 8
    Swap Canned Veggies for Fresh or Frozen
    Instead of canned veggies or soups, use fresh or frozen veggies and soups from cartons. News flash: The same bad-news BPA that is found in plastics is also found in can liners!
    Try this Green Bean and Tomato Salad »
  • Swap Fresh-Squeezed O.J. for a Smoothie 6 of 8
    Swap Fresh-Squeezed O.J. for a Smoothie
    Instead of fresh-squeezed juice from the juice bar, buy pasteurized juices or opt for your own homemade fruit smoothies. Try blending 100% pasteurized orange juice with low-fat vanilla yogurt and ice for a treat loaded with calcium, folic acid, potassium and vitamin C.
    Try this Blueberry Smoothie with Silken Tofu »
  • Swap Undercooked Eggs for Completely Cooked 7 of 8
    Swap Undercooked Eggs for Completely Cooked
    Instead of raw or undercooked eggs in dishes like eggnog or Caesar salad, eat eggs that are cooked until firm. Bakers beware — tasting raw batter isn’t baby-friendly. Egg Beaters (which are pasteurized) are also a safer option.
    Try these Eggy Creamy Cheesy Bagels »
  • Swap Smoked Salmon with Cooked Lox 8 of 8
    Swap Smoked Salmon with Cooked Lox
    Instead of refrigerated smoked salmon or pate, eat lox in a cooked dish or top your bagel with a shelf-stable version (and again, from a pouch is better than from a can). But remember that this will be one of your fish servings for the week.
    Try this cooked Lox recipe »
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