Healthy Tips For Pregnant Moms

Getting pregnant could be one of the greatest things that a mother can experience and go through. This is especially true for parents who are going through the process for the first time. It can be very nervous and excited process with a few maternity check-ups along the way. As a pregnant mother, it is very important to stay healthy and be healthy throughout the process. This means eating the right amount of calories and eating the healthiest way possible. For pregnant moms, eating an extra 300 calories a day is a must to nourish your growing baby inside you. Eating a third of the extra calories at breakfast would help fuel your day-to-day activities, and also help nourish your growing baby. If you don’t particularly like eating breakfast or if you are having your morning sickness at this time of the day, there is nothing to worry about. You can still incorporate the extra calories in your breakfast in several ways.

Remember Your Daily Goal

For many expectant moms, eating breakfast could be a struggle. More often than not, pregnant mothers experience nausea and sickness in the morning, which leads to vomiting and not feeling so great. This is a result of the hormonal changes happening in the body to accommodate the growth of your baby. In your first trimester, it would feel like you can’t keep your food down. On the other hand, in your last trimester, it would feel like you will always have a room for an extra scoop of ice cream every meal. As mentioned above, it is important to eat an extra amount of calories on your daily diet. However, you should not pressure yourself to take that extra 100 calories at breakfast. The best thing to do is incorporate it throughout the day. You don’t have to eat that extra calorie in the morning if you don’t feel like it. The important thing to remember is the quality, not the quantity. This means that you don’t have to worry about meeting your food requirement in one seating. In addition, you can start your meal slow. Two hours later, if you feel like you can eat some more, then do so. Having an empty stomach in the morning is not recommended.

Healthy And Nutritional Breakfast Meals

It is not always that you will be able to hold everything down at breakfast, especially if you are still experiencing your morning sickness. No need to worry about eating as much as you can in breakfast. All you have to remember is incorporating one from each basic food group in all your meals. This could mean having a fruit juice with your breakfast, having a dairy product for your calcium and protein needs, or eating cereal or a toast of wheat bread in the morning. If you are always on the go, you can have a yogurt smoothie mixed with dried or fresh fruit in the morning. This is a very good and healthy on-the-go meal for pregnant mothers. If you can tolerate a full breakfast meal, then you should consider having a whole grain toast, with fresh fruits on the side. You may want to have an egg-white omelet with it, too.

Everything that you eat should be fresh. Thus, it is recommended to stay away from frozen products and eating ham or bacon in the morning. These traditional breakfast meals have high sodium levels, which is not good for you and your baby.

Minimize Your Coffee Intake

Coffee can be considered staple for those who are used to a few cups the entire day. However, for pregnant women, it is recommended to keep caffeine to the minimum. It is not entirely off limits. You just have to keep it up to 300 milligrams in a day. This means that your cup of coffee in the morning is the most that you can take in the day. If you want to drink coffee while you are at work, then you should consider drinking a decaffeinated coffee in the morning or having a half-caffeinated cup of coffee from the drive-thru. If you are a tea-drinker, then it is good news to you. Teas with caffeine does not have the same quantity of caffeine as those coffee served in a drive-thru. This means that you can drink two to three cups of tea during the day.

A Quick and Healthy Meal for Less Than 15 Minutes

I’m gonna show you how to put together a quick and easy meal that you can prepare and have a bunch in advanced. This is some of my top secrets putting together a clean-eating, healthy-eating meal really quick.

Chicken breast.

A lot of people are having a hard time cooking chicken breast. They always come out dry. Now, I’m gonna show you my secret. What I usually do is I butterfly cut the chicken. Hold a sharp knife and cut it down the center. You will have two pieces. One half is usually one good portion. This technique will allow you to cook your chicken super fast while keeping it moist and delicious.

You have a few piece of chicken breast, butterfly them. Then stack them up in a bowl and seasoned them. I use a seasoning called Goya Adoba. You can use any seasoning of your choice just make sure there’s no MSG. Then squeeze some lemon or lime, up to you. I normally use half of lemon for every 4 chicken breast. Then mix the chicken and make sure they are evenly coated. Adjust the seasoning and spices to your liking.

I cook my chicken breast on the grill. Because the slices are thinner, they will cook much faster. And they’re going to be moist, too. But you can also cook your chicken breast on a stovetop.

Next thing on the plate are sweet potatoes. Some sweet potatoes are too large. You can cut them in half, or choose smaller sizes. Place them in a paper towel or use a microwave bag that allows you to steam sweet potatoes in a microwave for just 5 minutes.

While the potatoes are steam, get some spinach and gently heat a saucepan with water until steam comes out, but not boiling. You can cook as much spinach as you want. Add a bit of olive oil for flavor, season with sea salt and pepper and any other spice that you want. Cover the saucepan and cook the spinach for just under a minute.

That’s it. Easy, quick and healthy. Go get your grilled chicken, sweet potatoes and spinach and you have a great clean-eating meal for less than 15 minutes.