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Fast Food

Pre-cut produce is perfect during pregnancy, ready to be gussied up or gobbled straight from the bag. It even retains all the nutrients it had when it came off the farm. Our meal plan and recipes show you how to make the best of this supermarket abundance, with dishes that are halfway prepared before you’ve even unloaded your groceries.


In a bowl, mix ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, honey and cornstarch. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place on medium heat. Add carrots, onions and pea pods. Cook and stir continuously for 3 minutes. Add ginger mixture and stir for 1 minute to thicken sauce. Add chicken and heat through. Spoon 1/4 cup of chicken mixture onto the center of each lettuce leaf and serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving (3 wraps): 223 calories, 12% fat (3 g), 44% carbohydrate (25 g), 44% protein (25 g), 3 g fiber, 2 mg iron, 66 mg calcium, 82 mcg folate.

Asian Cabbage Salad

Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: none

1/2 pound canned green beans
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 1-pound bag shredded coleslaw mix
1 cup pre-cut diced tomatoes
1 1-pound cooked medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
Peanut dressing:
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot chili oil
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

For salad, toss beans, cucumber, coleslaw mix and tomatoes in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Before serving, toss salad mixture with dressing and place shrimp on top. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutritional information per serving (1 1/2 cups)
: 293 calories, 31% fat (10 g), 27% carbohydrate (20 g), 42% protein (31 g), 6 g fiber, 6 mg iron, 130 mg calcium, 95 mcg folate.


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