These sophisticated small-plate recipes are packed with pregnancy nutrients, easy to share and perfect for parties. Plus, toast the season with a mom-to-be mocktail!
From traditional meals with family to laid-back gatherings with friends, this time of year is a minefield of social activities centered around food and drink. “Most people hang up their diet hat during the holidays because they feel they can get back on the program later,” says Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., an American Dietetic Association spokeswoman and author of 2009’s Nutrition at Your Fingertips. But when you’re pregnant, you don’t have the luxury of giving up a healthy eating plan—even for a few weeks.
To help you, we’ve created four delicious dishes that are perfect for you and your growing baby, and also ideal for taking to any holiday bash. Plus, celebrate sans alcohol by shaking up one of our refreshing “mocktails”—festive faux drinks that only seem indulgent. Fill your plate and raise a glass to cheer the holidays—and a healthy pregnancy!
- Pickled Party Shrimp Recipe
- Confetti Tabouli Recipe
- Picture-Perfect Roast Pears Recipe
- Curried Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
- Ruby Sling Mocktail Recipe
- Cool Mama Mocktail Recipe
- Pretty Baby Mocktail Recipe