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
Dark leafy greens
Lean meats and poultry
100% whole grains, including oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, whole-wheat bread and pasta
High quality dairy, including milk, greek yogurt and cheese