How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Making a Healthy Dinner
Healthy eating is especially important during pregnancy. Here's what to eat when pregnant.
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.