Prenatal Nutrition

A Week of Meals

What is prenatal nutrition? When does the diet need to change?

Prenatal nutrition is how pregnant women can eat healthy while keeping their dietary restrictions in mind. The diet should change in the fourth month of the pregnancy; that's when women should begin increasing their daily calorie intake by 300. The concept of healthy eating doesn't change very much, but there are some dietary restrictions to consider.

Dietary Restrictions

Raw meat and seafood, fish with mercury, soft cheeses, and deli meat should all be avoided. Even caffeine, like coffee, shouldn't be consumed. And of course, alcohol can't be drank or it could harm the baby.

Sunday

Breakfast

Pumpkin spice parfait

Lunch

Fiesta salad

Dinner

Homemade burgers and salad

Monday

Breakfast

Scrambled eggs and toast

Lunch

Loaded pesto veggie burger with cheese and crackers

Dinner

Roast beef and roast potatoes

Tuesday

Breakfast

Apple cinnamon oatmeal

Lunch

Parmesan chicken tenders with marinara sauce

Dinner

Loaded baked potato

Wednesday

Breakfast

Spinach smoothie

Lunch

Pork and pineapple kebobs

Dinner

Pizza and salad

Thursday

Breakfast

Bacon and eggs

Lunch

Nachos with beans and salsa

Dinner

Panera "Pick Two" menu

Friday

Breakfast

Blueberry pancakes

Lunch

Grilled chicken breast

Dinner

Chili

Saturday

Breakfast

Egg and spinach wrap

Lunch

Veggie and humus pita

Dinner

Spaghetti and spinach meatballs