This is a question I get asked a lot. And my answer is… as many as you want! Once the nausea is gone, most pregnant individuals can enjoy their regular foods again. Sometimes meat is still a food we can’t eat. So I suggest to add eggs to help keep up with your extra protein and iron needs.
Eggs are a perfect replacement for meat. Two eggs provide similar amounts of protein, iron and fat as a piece of meat the size of a deck of cards.
Eggs can fit in almost any food combination.
Here are a few ideas for adding them to your cooking:
- Hard boiled. Eat as a snack, egg salad sandwich, in salads, on a piece of toast or wrapped.
- In an omelet, which is a layer of eggs with toppings you like (cheese, vegetables)
- As part of pancakes
- Scrambled with cheese
- In French toasts
- As a frittata, where layers of vegetables are covered by beaten eggs mixture and they can be in the size of a muffin or a big plate.
Just remember to always make sure your eggs are fully cooked before eating them.
Stay tuned for next week’s egg recipe!