Tuesday, November 8, 2011

3 perfect pregnancy breakfasts

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.
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