This is what I ate one day this week to get needed vitamins for baby as well as helping my skin cope with rapidly expanding to accommodate a growing baby! (see my anti stretch mark food here)
In the AM I had whole meal toast with hummus and tomato. I then sprinkled a spoonful of chia powder on it for added vitamins and Omega. I also had a cup of decaf coffee :). A few hours later I had a cup of decaf tea with oat biscuits…I love Nairns dark choc chip ones!! (their berry ones are good too!). Oats are good for vitamins B and E with folate , calcium an iron.
and then for lunch I had a chicken wrap with avocado, tomato, kale, spinach, watercress and rocket. This was a seeded wrap, although I do usually buy wholemeal ones! but Waitrose ran out the day I went to get them! the seeded ones are really nice too though!! Watercress is particularly goof for iron which is important for baby. Tomatoes are good for vitamin C and A. Avocado is good for getting B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin K. They are really good brain food for baby AND are a good food to eat for growing belly (i.e anti stretch marks!).
And dinner was Seabass (good source of protein, Omega 3, vitamins A, D, B6, B12) with a spinach (calcium), tomato and beetroot salad. Beetroots are high in antioxidants, rich in folates and vitamin C.
And…I always have to snack in the evenings!! something sweet!!! I do try to eat fruit…watermelon usually or oranges….but this week I’ve been using up my banana cake Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6 , C, Folate, and vitamins E, K and A all of which are good during pregnancy! I drizzled it with honey too I try to have a teaspoonful of honey a day, it used to be Manuka honey but I’ve recently been buying beech forest honeydew honey (it has similar properties to Manuka) and honey is really good in fighting allergies and building up the immune system (lots of B vitamins!)
Lastly, I do try to drink more water now I’m pregnant……………I have a glass with every meal as well as around 3-4 glasses at other times…and a bottle of water when I go to the gym.