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How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Making a Healthy Dinner

Healthy eating is especially important during pregnancy. Here's what to eat when pregnant.

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Many pregnant women like to unwind with comfort food, but be careful not to stuff yourself. Having a huge meal or eating too close to bedtime can contribute to heartburn, worsened morning sickness, and make it really hard to sleep. So have a smaller dinner, eat slowly, and sit rather than lie down after the meal. Here are four dinner ideas with about 500 calories each. Sirloin tofu stir-fry. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to a pan and sauté 3 ounces of sirloin. That's about the size of a deck of cards. Also, stir in a quarter cup tofu and 1 cup of broccoli, carrots, onion, and garlic. Serve with 1 cup cooked wild rice. Chicken pasta with mozzarella and vegetables. Yum. Cook 3 ounces of skinless chicken breast and dice. Sauté 1 cup of chopped tomatoes and sweet peppers in 2 teaspoons of olive oil and boil 1 cup of whole wheat pasta. Mix it altogether and top with 1 ounce of mozzarella cheese, the size of a pair of dice cut into cubes. Lentil and cheese wrap. Uhm, delicious. Fill a whole wheat flour tortilla with half cup of lentils and half cup of cheddar cheese and then warm it. Add a colorful salad by mixing 2 cups of salad greens, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers. Add 2 tablespoons of salad dressing. For more on pregnancy nutrition, check out parents.com.