The Right Stuff
Eating the healthiest food possible during pregnancy can give you and your baby the nutrients you both need to thrive. To help you know just what and how much to eat, chef Catherine Jones and nutritionist Rose Ann Hudson, R.D., L.D., have devised an easy meal plan that includes delicious recipes from their book, Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Guide to Nutrition With Recipes for the Whole Family (Marlowe & Co., 2003). Bon appÃ©tit!
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup): 236 calories, 19% fat (5 g), 56% carbohydrate (34 g), 25% protein (15 g), 6 g fiber, 4 mg iron, 47 mg calcium, 106 mcg folate.
Veggie Cheese Wrap
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
4 slices provolone or Swiss cheese
1 10-inch tortilla
3 tomato slices
2 strips jarred roasted red bell peppers
1/4 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
1 tablespoon salsa, or to taste
Arrange the cheese over the tortilla and microwave for 20 seconds, or until the cheese melts. Top with the remaining ingredients, roll up, and slice in half.
Nutritional information per serving (1 wrap): 416 calories, 47% fat (22 g), 34% carbohydrate (36 g), 19% protein (20 g), 15 g fiber, 1 mg iron, 476 mg calcium, 91 mcg folate.