Nutrition

Your Secret Pantry Stash for Pregnancy

So you are pregnant, and want to eat healthy, but… Maybe you cannot eat very much at a time because of pregnancy nausea. Maybe you don’t have the energy to cook your normal foods because of pregnancy fatigue. Maybe food aversions make

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Meal Planning Helps for Pregnancy

Your nutritional needs may have increased because you are pregnant, but that does not mean your appetite or even your stomach size has increased. If you are having difficulty eating, or can not stand the sight of food, here are some ideas

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Improve pregnancy nutrition by freezing meals

Some days you just do not have the time or energy to cook. So your options are limited to a peanut butter sandwich or your local drive through right? Wrong! With a little advanced planning you can have a homemade meal anytime.

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Eating Fish in Pregnancy

Fish and shellfish are tasty additions to a healthy diet. They provide high quality protein, are low in saturated fats and provide the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Why you might want to eat fish Fish contain DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid known

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Food Safety in Pregnancy

Did you know most cases of foodborne illness are caused by foods we prepare at home? Here is a list of things you can do to reduce your risk.

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The Safety of Food Additives in Pregnancy

Sometimes, simple sounding questions have complex answers. The safety of food additives has a complex answer because “food additives” is an umbrella term for a wide variety of substances that do many different things.

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Is pregnancy weight gain making you crazy?

As your baby grows, and your body changes to support the baby, you will gain weight. Some Women Have Tried… Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining, focus on eating well and getting adequate exercise Put all your scales

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Sample Plan-Ahead Menu for Pregnancy

This sample menu works great if you love to cook, or if you want to plan ahead.  Here are suggestions for how to make this menu work for you, as well as ideas for how to make any menu a make-ahead menu:

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Should I choose organic foods when pregnant?

The terms organic and natural are sometimes placed on food packaging. In some areas, these terms have specific definitions. For example, the US Food and Drug Administration has set standard definitions for what is in a product that bears these names. Foods are