Healthy Foods to Consume When Expecting


7. Lean meat

Lean proteins are an excellent source of protein needed to stabilize your blood sugar levels. Also rich in iron, the lean proteins in meat support blood and oxygen supply to the baby. Iron also helps in strengthening the fetal brain.
If you are not a meat-eater, you may replace it with dark leafy greens, quinoa, dried beans, tofu, and lentils.
How much to take: 1 serving (2 to 3 ounces) a day (5)
Ways to consume: Grilled chicken salad, turkey sandwich or quinoa and veggies. Avoid processed and cold cuts.

8. Fortified breakfast cereals

They are multi-grain cereals enriched with additional essential prenatal vitamins and minerals. Whole grain fortified cereals contain dietary fibers that satisfy hunger pangs.
How much to take: Depends on the type of fortified cereal
Ways to consume: Choose cereals containing high fiber, iron and folic acid. Add milk to a bowl of cereals and top with nuts, fruits, and berries.