she'’s gotta have it | Fit Pregnancy

she'’s gotta have it

Crispy, sour, salty, sweet: these scrumptious recipes offer new ways to satisfy your CRAZY cravings.

Freshly ground black pepper

Tear arugula into bite-size pieces and arrange on four plates. Sprinkle fennel on top. Split orange in half, lengthwise. Slice, across the width, into thin half moons and scatter over fennel. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil and mustard. Drizzle over salads and season with pepper to taste.

Nutritional information per serving (1 1/2 cups): 57 calories, 38 percent fat (2.6 grams), 53 percent carbohydrate, 9 percent protein, 62 milligrams calcium, .4 milligrams iron, 26 micrograms folic acid.

Sweet and Salty Roasted Potato Spears
Serves 4
These chewy baked sweet potato spears hit the spot when you’re longing for fried food yet fill many nutritional needs.
Nonstick cooking spray
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon salt
Several grinds black pepper

Preheat oven to 375°. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. Slice the potatoes in half, across the width. Cutting lengthwise, slice each half into four spears. Place potatoes in a bowl and toss with remaining ingredients. Transfer to baking sheets and roast for 45 to 50 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden.

Nutritional information per serving (8 spears): 196 calories, 11 percent fat (2.5 grams), 83 percent carbohydrate, 6 percent protein, 51 milligrams calcium, .8 milligrams iron, 39 micrograms folic acid.

Spicy Tomato Pita Pizzas
Serves 6
When you can’t take your eye off a big pizza pie, try making these gooey cheese-laced pita rounds.

1 14 1/2-ounce can zucchini with Italian-style tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (mixed dried herbs)
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
6 plain or whole wheat pita rounds (4 inches in diameter)
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400°. Place first four ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended, but still chunky. Place pitas on a baking sheet and spread with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake until cheese has melted, about 8 minutes.

Nutritional information per serving: 237 calories, 13 percent fat (3.3 grams), 70 percent carbohydrate, 17 percent protein, 153 milligrams calcium, 2.5 milligrams iron, 21 micrograms folic acid.

Crunchy Maple Granola
Makes 5 cups
Nibble on this low-fat granola when you need something crunchy.

1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups puffed rice cereal
1/3 cup sliced almonds


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