Healthy Foods to Consume When Expecting


11. Oatmeal

It contains significant amounts of fiber, iron, B vitamins, and other minerals. The complex carbs and dietary fiber can help in keeping you full. Oatmeal is also a source of energy and helps reduce cholesterol levels.
How much to take: ½ cup every day
Ways to consume: Boil it with some milk; cook plain and add maple syrup or jelly; add to muffins, pancakes, cookies, or cakes.

12. Nut butters

Not just peanut butter, but also almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts are made into healthy butters. These butters provide protein, amino acids and unsaturated fats that are essential for fetal heart, brain, eye and immune system. They also help you feel full.
How much to take: One tablespoon every day
Ways to consume: Spread on a toast or sandwich; add to any salads; dip for apples; add to a smoothie.