Eating healthy during pregnancy is super important for feeling your best and growing a healthy baby. You probably have a pretty good idea of the extra nutrients you need while pregnant. But it can be time consuming and exhausting trying to find meals and recipes that fit the way you want to eat. This list of out favorite pregnancy recipes can help make it easier for you to figure out what to eat while pregnant.
These pregnancy recipes follow a few healthy eating principles. They focus on:
- clean eating and real food based recipes
- gluten free
- easy to make – we include lots of crock pot and instant pot recipes, and recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes.
- family friendly (because you are not just cooking for yourself)
- pregnancy super foods – these recipes include foods that can help you get the extra nutrients you (and baby) need during pregnancy
Learn more about having a healthy pregnancy here.
Healthy Pregnancy Recipes
When pregnant it is important to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that you are getting enough nutrition for you and baby. We all know that eating a well balanced diet is key to growing a healthy baby.
But how do you do that? What do you actually eat?
These are some of the best foods for growing a healthy baby:
- Liver and organ meats
- Slow cooked meats with the bone
- Bone broth
- Vegetables – especially leafy greens
- Full fat dairy products
- Fermented foods
- Salmon and other fatty fish
In order to eat the foods you need every day, you need recipes and meal ideas. This where healthy pregnancy recipes come in and why we put together this collection.
Read on for recipes to help you eat healthier during pregnancy.
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