Feeding Pregnancy: Top 20 Pregnancy Foods

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When you’re pregnant it feels like the list of foods you are to avoid is endless…unpasteurized cheese, cold cuts, high-mercury fish, the list goes on and on.  But I’m a glass half-full kind of gal and choose instead to focus on all the fantastic foods I should be eating for baby #2.  My growing belly needs high quality fats, protein and carbs.  I need folic acid, vitamins A & C, omega-3’s, calcium, iron and zinc.  That’s a lot to take in, so for anyone getting ready for #2 (or #1, 3, 4, etc…) here are the top 20 pregnancy foods that will cover all your bases.  And re: #10 high quality dairy: yes, I consider Hagan Daaz high quality (especially vanilla with a drizzle of dark chocolate hot fudge).

Top 20 Pregnancy Foods

  1. Eggs

  2. Salmon

  3. Beans

  4. Sweet Potatoes

  5. Walnuts

  6. Dark leafy greens

  7. Lean meats and poultry

  8. 100% whole grains, including oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, whole-wheat bread and pasta

  9. Broccoli

  10. High quality dairy, including milk, greek yogurt and cheese

  11. Bananas

  12. Oranges

  13. Mangoes

  14. Red peppers

  15. Figs

  16. Avocados

  17. Nuts

  18. Chives

  19. Carrots

  20. Edamame

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