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Pregnancy Meal Planning

Pantry Items

The following list is a compilation of suggestions from mothers about the foods they kept in their homes to ensure healthy eating during pregnancy. Choose the foods you like the best and that fit your budget and make your "pantry list" from them. Print a copy of your list and place it inside a cabinet. As you use up an item, put a mark next to it on the list. It is easy to take the list down and use it as the start of your shopping list for the next trip.

Meats and Protein Foods

  • Canned Tuna
  • Cooked Shrimp
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sliced Turkey Breast
  • Cheese (sliced)
  • Cheese (shredded)
  • Tofu
  • Eggs
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Beans
  • Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast
  • Canned Chicken
  • Frozen Fish Fillets
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Lactose Free Milk

Fruit and Vegetable Foods

  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Orange Juice
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Raisins
  • Applesauce
  • Tomatoes
  • Salad Greens
  • Salad Toppings
  • Melon
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Frozen Peas
  • Frozen Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes

Grain Foods

  • Oatmeal
  • Bran Cereal
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Barley
  • Brown Rice
  • White Rice
  • Wheat Crackers
  • Whole Wheat Pretzels