The foods you eat help fuel your body with vitamins and minerals. During pregnancy your body is working hard to help your baby grow, therefore it needs additional protein and energy. Eating small frequent meals and snacks during the day will help achieve this goal. Protein and energy will help your baby grow, ensure you… Continue reading Energy bites: A no-bake healthy snack recipe
It’s important that you gain enough weight to help your body go through all the changes needed during pregnancy. During the last 2 trimesters your body needs extra energy and nutrients to help your baby grow. As a result, you might find that you are hungry all the time. This is usually caused by the… Continue reading Why eating small frequent meals is best during pregnancy
Should I limit caffeine when I am pregnant? Yes, you should limit how much caffeine you get from food and drinks when you’re pregnant. During pregnancy, we recommend no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of caffeine in a day. That amount of caffeine is equal to: two cups of coffee four cups of tea two… Continue reading Caffeine – how much is too much during pregnancy?
How Getting More Iron in Your Diet Can Help You Feel Energized Since finding out that you are pregnant you may be feeling more tired than usual. Even though it’s normal to feel tired during pregnancy, if your iron levels are low, you can feel even more tired. Iron plays an important role in carrying oxygen to… Continue reading Pregnant and Tired? 5 tips to get more iron for your body
Have you ever had a really busy morning filled with errands and appointments, when your stomach reminds you that it is now mid-morning and you haven’t eaten yet? Eating regularly is more important during pregnancy because the food you eat gives your body and baby nutrition and energy. As a dietitian, I hear many reasons why… Continue reading Breakfast-on-the-Go