Your 7-Day Pregnancy Meal Plan
Take the guesswork out of nourishing your baby (and your body!) with our 7-day pregnancy meal plan.
When you’re expecting, confusing situations can quickly become the norm. Why would a stranger think it’s appropriate to touch your belly? How about loved ones who feel the need to share their birth horror stories? You can’t always avoid those baffling moments, but coming up with your pregnancy meal plan should never be one of them.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and healthy fats.
During your pregnancy, you and your baby will need higher amounts of vitamins and nutrients, so be sure to start a prenatal vitamin like this one from Best Nest Wellness ($30) and incorporate healthy foods. Look for foods rich in folate, iron, calcium, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Your iron needs double during pregnancy, so load up on iron-rich foods like leafy greens, beans and beef. Eat plenty of healthy fats from nuts, avocados and certain fish to boost your energy and nourish your baby’s growing organs, too.
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