Pregnancy Craving SwapsAmy Levin-Epstein
Swap Swordfish for Salmon 1 of 8Instead 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 Deli Turkey for Real Turkey 3 of 8
Swap Feta for Cheddar 4 of 8Instead 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 8Instead 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 8Instead 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 8Instead 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 8Instead 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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