So put down that second, er third cupcake! It’s not good for you or the baby or your self esteem after the birth. That doesn’t mean us preggo’s don’t want (or feel the NEED) to eat three cupcakes, but we have to get the notion of eating for two out of our heads. We are really only eating for ourselves and a very tiny, most of the pregnancy under one pound baby. That hardly counts as two. I’m not a doctor so it’s best to communicate with your OB about your nutrition, but I have been there, am there again and I know how hard it can be to manage your portions and what goes on the plate. I’ve put together some crave satisfying recipes whether you want salty or sweet or tart that will fulfill your desire to eat, eat, eat.
When I was pregnant with #1, I sort of winged it and just tried to eat sensibly, not go too crazy, but did indulge here and there. With #2 I developed gestational diabetes, which is cruel. I was forced to go on the strictest diet ever and was allowed 6 almonds and 3 slices of an apple for a snack. Longest. Pregnancy. Ever. But I learned so much from the registered dietician about balancing out food and choosing the right snacks, which has prepared me for my third pregnancy. I haven’t taken the glucose test yet so we will see about the gestational diabetes, but in the mean time I choosing healthy foods and snacks.
For every meal I make sure to eat lean protein with a healthy carb, with small amount of fruit and plenty of veggies. Balancing your carbs with proteins is really important to keep you going strong and your baby growing strong. I hope these recipes give you the satisfaction you need, just remember not to eat too much!
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