Eating for Two?

February 17th, 2016

Once you find out you’re pregnant, you’re likely to become more mindful of your food & nutrition choices. And, expectant moms, everywhere, aim to provide their bundle-of-joy everything needed to grow & thrive.

However, it’s not as simple as “eating for two ” and there’s a lot of misinformation out there.

Given I’m pregnant with my second child, a little bundle of blue this time, pregnancy nutrition is top of mind for me. The philosophy I live by and share with my clients challenges the old adage, “Eat up, you’re eating for two.” In reality it’s more about “Eating twice as well, not necessarily twice as much.”

This week on CTV Edmonton Morning Live we aimed to dispel a few pregnancy nutrition myths and provide three nutrient-rich “baby-building” recipes.

Check out our segment, “Eating for Two” – I hope you enjoy.

Recipes to try:

Overnight Oatmeal – 5 Delicious Ways! 

Whole-grains the quick and easy way. My favourite overnight oats at the moment is peach-cobbler; however, I also love pumpkin-spice, carrot-walnut & blueberry-lemon. This inspiration recipe has made my mornings a whole lot brighter, and less hectic.

Roast Salmon with Savory Peach & Basil Sauce

Salmon is an excellent source of brain-boosting omega-3s. Topped with a canned California Cling Peach salsa gives this dish a sweet & savoury folate boost too!

Tomato, Spinach and Black Bean Pizza

Beans, peas, lentils & chickpeas are a great source of folate, iron & fibre. All key nutrients in pregnancy.

Resources to read:

Thinking about having a baby? – Dietitians of Canada

Pregnancy & breastfeeding – Motherisk

Food safety for pregnant women – Health Canada

Prenatal nutrition (all topics) – Health Canada

If you’re planning pregnancy, expecting or hoping to ask a specific pregnancy-related nutrition question please contact me, anytime.