The early weeks of pregnancy are fragile—and confusing. Here, the answers to your questions.
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Sunrise Smoothie: In a blender, whip 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, 1 banana, 4 apricot halves, 2 tablespoons wheat germ and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel.
1 peanut granola bar
2 1/2 tablespoons raisins
BLT Deluxe: 3 slices crisp bacon; 1tomato, sliced; 2 lettuce leaves; 1tablespoon low-calorie mayonnaise on 2 slices whole-wheat toast
Fruit Salad: Combine 1/2 orange, peeled and sectioned; 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced; 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced; 1/4 cup papaya slices; 1 teaspoon lemon juice; 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel.
Mexican Hot Chocolate: Combine 1 cup warmed nonfat milk, 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa, 4 teaspoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup berry sorbet with 1/4 cup raspberries
2 cups tomato soup made with low-fat milk (prepared per directions on can)
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: 1 ounce sliced cheddar cheese and 1/2 medium tomato, sliced, on 2 slices whole-wheat bread. Coat a frying pan with nonstick cooking spray and grill until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.
Raw Vegetable Platter: 1/2 cup broccoli florets, 1/3 cup cauliflower florets, 10 baby carrots and 1/2 cup fresh green beans slightly steamed but still crisp, dipped in 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream-based dip
1 Chocolate-Orange Brownie*
Second- and third-trimester snack
Decaffeinated Cappuccino Coffee Drink: 3 ounces decaffeinated espresso, 3/4 cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 ounce chocolate shavings
First-trimester nutritional information: 2,193 calories; 23 percent fat
(57 grams), 62 percent carbohydrate, 15 percent protein, 39 grams fiber, 18 milligrams iron, 1,540 milligrams calcium, 503 micrograms folate.
Second- and third-trimester nutritional information: 2,495
calories, 24 percent fat (67 grams), 62 percent carbohydrate, 14 percent protein, 42 grams fiber, 20 milligrams iron, 1,776 milligrams calcium, 516 micrograms folate.