Breakfast is more important than ever when you're pregnant. Your body and baby need energy after hours of not eating. These quick and easy breakfast ideas from Nicole Britvan, a dietitian at Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Nutrition Clinic in San Francisco, have the mix of nutrients and flavor pregnant women crave:
Ø Fruity Protein Smoothie Mix 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder with 1 cup nonfat milk, 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit, half a banana, and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Add ice to desired consistency. Serve with 1 or 2 slices of whole-wheat toast spread with low-sugar jam.
Ø Yogurt and Fruit Mix 1 cup low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of berries, 1/4 cup of low-fat granola, and 1/4 cup almonds or walnuts.
Ø Breakfast Burrito Scramble together 1 egg and 2 whites. Place inside 1 whole-wheat flour tortilla and top with salsa or tomatoes, 1 slice low-fat cheese or low-fat veggie sausage or turkey bacon. Serve with 1 cup strawberries.Most women are hungrier than usual when they're pregnant. How often do you eat meals and snacks? Read More