The early weeks of pregnancy are fragile—and confusing. Here, the answers to your questions.
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Nutritional information per serving (3 cups spinach, 1 cup couscous mixture and 1/4 pound pork): 517 calories, 21% fat (12 g), 54% carbohydrate (70 g), 25% protein (32 g), 9 g fiber, 6 mg iron, 283 mg calcium,
196 mcg folate.
When it comes to dressings, go homemade. Commercial salad dressings can be high in sodium and fat and loaded with sugars and chemical additives. The dressings here contain pure, natural ingredients such as olive oil, fresh lemon juice and naturally low-in-fat buttermilk. They’re easy to make and bursting with flavor.
For more information on nutrition during pregnancy, go to www.fitpregnancy.com and click on “Nutrients You Need” under “Just the Facts, Mom.”
Keep it fresh
>>Store salad greens and herbs wrapped in damp paper towels inside a plastic bag, seal the bag and refrigerate it. They will stay fresh for several days.
>>Vegetables such as sweet peppers, zucchini and asparagus will last for a few days in the crisper.
>>Leave tomatoes, pit-containing fruits (such as peaches and plums) and berries on your counter; the warm air in your kitchen will turn them sweeter.