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Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: About 1-1/2 cups
This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:
Fiber is a nutrient that can help ease the constipation commonly associated with pregnancy. Whole grains — like whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereals, and brown rice — and fruits, vegetables, and legumes (beans, split peas, and lentils) are good sources of fiber.
Vitamin C plays an important role in tissue growth and repair and bone and tooth development. Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron. Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, and fortified fruit juices.
Advice and information for expectant and new parents.
To eat well during pregnancy, your extra calories should come from nutritious foods that contribute to your baby’s growth and development.
One of the most important things you can do to help prevent serious birth defects in your baby is to get enough folic acid every day – especially before conception and during early pregnancy.
What you put in the grocery cart can affect your child’s health and attitude toward nutritious food.
Here are answers to some common questions about what breastfeeding mothers should and shouldn’t eat and drink.
Our week-by-week illustrated pregnancy calendar is a detailed guide to all the changes taking place in your baby – and in you!
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here’s how to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits.
During your pregnancy, you’ll probably get advice from everyone. But staying healthy depends on you – read about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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