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Powerful Eats for You and Baby

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edited January 2016 in 1st Trimester
We hear a lot of chatter about what foods to avoid while pregnant, but not nearly as much about the foods to seek out.

Check out our list of nutrient-packed eats to keep you and baby healthy throughout pregnancy. Which of your favorite foods made the list?

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Re: Powerful Eats for You and Baby

  • Vmedina1, click on the "our list" above and scroll down to the topic of orange juice. There is a list of others foods to try as well. Hope this helps!
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  • Yeah, I'm not a huge meat eater and I LOVE fruits and veggies, but not lately! It's my first pregnancy and I'm nearly 13 weeks in. I can't get enough meat, the aftertaste of fruit repulses me, and veggies are like...yech!
    I try to eat things like pumpkin ravioli Or at least a chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato...that's some veggies! I hate coca cola, but crave it so bad! Avocados are always good (glad I still love those!
    PaijeNoellemegrrzmrbgaang
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  • Dry Fruits, Leafy greens, eggs, milk, meat and fruits.
  • I usually love Mexican food but I cannot keep it down. I also crave a lot of unhealthy fatty foods. I try as much as possible to stick to a healthy diet though. Any good recipes??? :)
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  • My favorite cookbook is SkinnyTaste (and the website too!). It's all healthy but tastes amazing! Personally, I just want carbs haha
    hollywoodave531BabyBuddy15ank14sopranoali
  • Do you have a recipe?
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  • I was expecting a longer list...but from what I did see on the list, I am fortunate to like everything on it and I don't seem to have any food aversions *yet*.


     

    kpbussmankaitlinlizd92
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  • I love all kind of soups!
    ChrisnStephJodi1980kerryannkbbailey
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  • 7 weeks and craving cheese and peanut butter!! How do we even think of things like these?!!
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  • Me too and I don't know why my doctor told me to try cheese crackers and fruit
  • I literally always want chocolate, fried food or cup of noodle. It's such a problem.most stuff makes me feel insanely sick
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  • Chocolate is one of the things that doesn't appeal to me, how weird is that?? Never in my life...
    NGagedQTBreeana93whatdreamsmaycomesenesay2980
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  • Catie,

    I am 5 weeks along and I am the same way. I love food and I'm usually always snacking, but now I have to remind myself to eat. At least I'm not alone! 
    tiscocunjs_02wolleys10stephanieslush
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  • I'm 5wk+5 and just want to eat lol. Fortunately it's mainly healthy stuff I'm eating, but still the odd choc bar or crisps but I am eating green smoothies, homemade soups greens, fruits etc.
  • I am a member of Bombshell Fitness, they provided me with meal plans,cardio and workout plans before I was pregnant. Now that I am pregnant I am part of their Baby Fit program. The plan has lots of leafy greens, whole wheat options, quinoa, chicken, lean ground beef and berries. The plan has me eating 6 times a day as well. I feel so much more energy when I am on my plan
    Jodi1980Gertrice34DenneeBri6knottie0e6751b3ceb840be
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  • I'm 7 weeks along and feel nauseous pretty much all the time. I find eating helps to fight off nausea but it's not quite that east. I'm hungry and crave different things but as soon as I start eating I find it very difficult to finish my meal or snack. So far fruits have been the easiest thing to stomach, apples, clementines, and grapes in particular. Soup has been my friend lately too. Also I feel like I've developed super smelling powers and everything basically smells like rotting road kill. Makes eating difficult when the smell of the thing you're craving repulses you - it's an odd feeling: craving something while at the same time it's STINKS! At this point my focus is getting food in my belly however I can. Hopefully when this "morning" sickness starts to lessen and I have an appetite, I'll focus more on smart healthy options.
    mspettersonkaywoo-2kerryannkbbailey
  • I take vitamin C pills and that helps your immune system
    ShyTonia
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  • Take your vitamins at least and talk to your ob and see what she suggest I take my vitamins and take vitimin C which is good for my immune system I'm 5 weeks and we think we're having twins
  • O:-) good luck
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  • I've got ulcers too so I gotta watch what I eat so I take my vitamins and vitamin c I'm 5 weeks today
    MommaCande
  • This is great because after reading about all the things I shouldn't eat, I was concerned that I didn't have many options.
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  • My craving is salad with ranch dressing.
    GracieCakes324
  • Jodi1980Jodi1980 member
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    edited November 2015
    Only 5 weeks and 4 days but I seem to have the same appetite I had before I got here. Maybe I'm in for a rude awakening. Sticking to soup, salad, chicken, fruit and veggies.
    jodi
    whitehall, pa
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  • How can you tell if you are having twins? Is it just a feeling you have? I am curious because I have been having dreams of multiples and they run on both sides of our families!
    ellehobbs
  • It's interesting that oj is on here - wouldn't that be a lot of sugar and not much fiber compared to an actual orange?
    pambtorostephcat421
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  • Every night, I blend a smoothie for my next day's breakfast. I add banana, carrots, beet, spinach, kale, berries, flax, chia, and hemp seeds and then add water. Once I get it down, I feel like I've already taken in lost of my daily nutrients, so I can forgive myself a little bit if the thought of veggies over lunch makes me queasy. 
    pambtorogeminigirl16BabyLoprieno
  • Mine is salad and peaches
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  • I'm a little under 5 weeks and the only thing that seems to turn me off so far is chicken and eggs. Other than that I love everything on that list. Especially Salmon. Yum.
  • I feel so hungry all the time and if I don't eat a small snack every hour or two I get really nauseated. Anyone else? Cravings are salad and pasta. New foods that make me nauseated any red meat.... :(
    BabyLoprienoTinkerbell23MOMMY FRCKLES
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  • I'm 5 weeks along and during the day, I have literally no appetite. Then, by dinner I'm starved! Haven't really experience any aversions yet (although PB and J seems less appealing every day) ; I can still mostly eat normally but the CRAVINGS. Those have definitely started!
  • I'm a vegetarian and I'm worried about getting enough protein. Any suggestions for meat free high protein meals/snacks? 
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