During pregnancy you’re in charge of getting nutrients for two people, but that doesn’t mean you need to EAT for two. It’s hard to stay balanced when you have a hungry baby causing cravings and playing with your body. But healthy eating is never more important than when you’re pregnant and immediately afterwards. Your baby, whether still in the oven, or beginning to nurse relies on you for their diet. That means to be careful that the extra calories you consume come from nutritious foods that contribute to your overall health and the health of your baby. Plus, eating right helps repair your body which has been through the ringer over the past 9 months. Check out this light, healthy lunch that both you and your babies will love!
The Avocado-Tuna Salad
1 Small can of Tuna
1/2 Cup of corn
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E- an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintain overall health; plus its delicious. Add some Tuna to your salad to get that rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Papaya- Strawberry Paradise
1/2 Of a small papaya
1/2 Cup of water
1 tablespoon of sugar or splenda
This delicious juice is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth plus it’s healthy too! You can use a juicer or just a regular blender. Papayas are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamins. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients, not to mention papaya works magic on strengthening the immune system preventing the recurrent colds and flu. FYI: Lime helps with digestion and skincare!