“How Do I Know What Foods Are Best While I Am Pregnant?”
* Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and protein is important during pregnancy.  In addition to taking your prenatal vitamins, eating nutritious foods help to give your baby the nutrients he needs to grow.
* Although you may have heard that when pregnant you must “eat for two” you really only need to add an additional 300 calories to your normal intake per day.
* Here are some examples of healthy meal or snack choices with around
200 - 300 calories:
add 1 tbsp peanut
butter for a 280 cal
chicken caesar    salad     =375 cal
*Your baby will thank you for eating healthy !

* By gaining the recommended amount of weight for your body, it will be easier to get your pre-baby body back too !
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chicken  caesar salad = around 375 cal
* Of course it is ok to indulge in a little junk food like candy, chips or a cookie, sometimes.  Just remember that your baby is relying on you for all of his nutrients...  Try these healthy alternatives for when a craving strikes:
                              Instead of:                                                Try:
                            - candy                                                            - dried fruit like mango,                                                         
                                                                                                    apricot, and pineapple...naturally sweet!
                            - ice cream                                                      - frozen yogurt topped with
                                                                                                    fresh fruit & a drizzle of chocolate syrup
                            - chips                                                            - baked tortilla chips with salsa
                            - french fries                                                  - a baked potato topped with anything from 
                                                                                                    chicken, to veggies and cheese.