Nutrition

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:

  • Over a weekend or on a light day, make a batch of Beef BBQ. After it has cooled, store it in air-tight, serving size containers in your freezer. It should keep for 3-6 months.
  • If you have at least half an hour to bake one morning a week, use that morning to bake a batch of bran muffins. Store them in your freezer in zipper lock freezer bags. To serve, thaw and warm the microwave or toaster oven.
  • You can used left-over grilled chicken for the Chicken Cesar Salad.
  • Keep a container of prepared salad greens in your refrigerator. When packing a lunch to take, select the amount of greens you would like and store it in a smaller container. Keep the dressing in a separate container to prevent wilting.

Breakfast

Huevos Rancheros
Whole Wheat or Bran Muffin
8 oz Glass of Milk (8oz = 1 Cup)

Snack

1 Pear

Lunch

Beef Barbeque Sandwich
Spinach Salad

Snack

Cheese and Crackers

Dinner

Grilled Chicken Cesar Salad
Sweet Potato Soup
Sliced Kiwi Fruit
8 oz glass of Milk

Snack

Yogurt with dried fruit and nuts

Jennifer (Author)