Keep an eye on portions during pregnancy. As we move further into your second trimester, make sure you are eating right every day.
Here’s a reminder of what – and how much – you should be eating daily:
•3 cups of calcium-rich foods:
Including low-fat milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese.
•3 cups of vegetables:
At least 2 cups should be folate-rich choices, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or spinach.
•2 cups of fruit:
such as apples, pears and strawberries.
•1 cup of whole grains:
Such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, or wild rice (that’s eight servings; a serving is one slice of bread or 1/2 cup of rice).
•1 cup of lean protein and legumes:
Such as lean ground beef, chicken breast, pork tenderloin, almonds and lentils (that’s about two 1/2cup servings; a serving is a cut of meat about the size of a deck of cards).
Mumma’s to be should be eating about 300 calories more per day now than you were consuming pre-pregnancy.