The Busy Woman's Diet | Fit Pregnancy

The Busy Woman's Diet

Takeout, frozen entrees and even fast food can be a healthful part of your prenatal plan. We give you the best choices for each.


Frozen Entrees

Frozen meals can be loaded with sodium and fat, says nutritionist Christine M. Palumbo, so be sure to read labels carefully. Healthful options, such as the ones below, are available in most major supermarkets.

Cedarlane Organic

Low-Fat Macaroni And Cheese Supplement it with a garden salad with reduced-fat dressing (or 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of fresh lemon or balsamic vinegar). Have a crisp apple for dessert.

Key Nutrients
Calcium, fiber and monounsaturated fat

Ethnic Gourmet

Vietnamese Chicken (thit ga kho tieu) This entree includes vegetables and rice. Boost nutrients with a carton of reduced-fat (2%) milk and dried fruit for dessert.

Key Nutrients
Calcium, fiber, iron and protein

Healthy Choice

Salisbury Steak And Redskin Mashed Potatoes Round it out with a green vegetable, such as steamed green beans, and fresh strawberries for dessert.

Key Nutrients
Calcium, fiber, iron, protein and vitamin C

Amy's Kitchen

Organic Indian Vegetable Korma Includes curried vegetables, raisins, cashews, rice, spiced lentils and beans. Finish the meal off with fresh grapes for dessert.

Key Nutrients
Complex carbs, fiber, iron and protein

Uncle Ben's

Rice Bowls Sweet & Sour Chicken Accompany it with crisp raw vegetables (baby carrots, cucumber spears, sweet pepper strips) and a ripe pear for dessert.

Key Nutrients
Beta carotene, complex carbs, fiber, iron, protein and vitamin C


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