Pregnancy Tips – 1st Trimester Cooking & Nutrition

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Latham Thomas explains proper nutrition for health and energy in your first trimester, including tips for easy and healthy snacks.

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Hi, I’m Latham Thomas, prenatal wellness expert with and the founder of Tender Shoots Wellness. Today, we are going to talk about your nutrition for the first trimester.

Eating and pregnancy go hand-in-hand. Now is the perfect time to change your diet and lifestyle. It’s time to eat wholesome food and avoid foods high in saturated fats.

During pregnancy, a few hundred extra calories from healthy foods is all the extra you really need. Since certain vitamin and mineral needs (like calcium and iron) go up, so adding foods rich in these nutrients is best for you and your growing baby.

Remember to take your fortified prenatal vitamin daily with folate and check in with your medical provider to see which prenatal is best for you.

During the first trimester, you may find it difficult to eat a balanced diet if you are experiencing morning sickness. One way to help prevent morning sickness is to have a protein-rich meal for breakfast and dinner, and to eat at regular intervals throughout the day.

This should consist of fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, yogurt, dried fruits, cut up veggies, dips like hummus and, of course, bottled water.

Today, we’re going to make a quick trail mix that you’ll be able to take with you on the go. Take almonds (a good source of healthy fat and protein), dried apple (a good source of pectin), raisins (which help to ease constipation), cashews (which are high in magnesium and a great source of healthy fat) and dried berries (a good source of antioxidants). Place it in a big bowl and mix it all together.

Pack your trail mix in small baggies for your prenatal pantry on the go.

Some other things to include in your prenatal pantry include granola bars, crackers, almond butter and bottled water.

If you go out and your forget your trail mix and you get hungry, just stop at the store. But, remember to choose the healthiest option. Try for a piece of fruit, unsalted nuts or yogurt. Make sure to keep easy and nutrient-rich foods like these within reach. It will help to keep you and your baby feeling good.


John Boyd says:

Do NOT drink reverse osmosis water it’s very acidic, void of minerals and
bad for health. It acts as a spong absorbing calcium etc.

Linda Weaver says:

This trail mix is a good snack for expectant mothers who are always on the

Deirdre Moenk says:

There was no cooking info. Just a trail mix. I need actual meals. Not just
bird food. 

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hmm I need to take notes.the things I eat are not healthy lol.

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Im in my.first trimester. Not only am I never hungry and have no appetite.
Thinking or smelling food makes me wanna puke.

1436iloveu says:

@zarazara70 wow im going through only 5 weeks i think and im already
experiencing throwing up and morning sickness..i think these tips might

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lisainohiousa says:

Good tips, thanks!

zarazara70 says:

how can i digest it bcz m experiencing morning sickness whole day long,,m
goig through week 9

hisboo911 says:

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back of ur throat

Sara M says:

I can’t even think about food, the morning sickness lasts till i go to
sleep at night and sometimes wakes me up in the middle of the night.. i eat
crackers to stop me from puking but that all it does for me :(

LadyD1979 says:

Its nice but its actually baby that decides .

Fari Waheed says:

i have never puked in my two pregnancies. i had rather other deadly disease
as herpes zoster

Melissa Engler says:

Yeah I hate all food right now. I can’t do anything.

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What do I do if I have problems with eating veggies and fruits? There are
hardly any vegetables that I eat and very few fruits that I like.

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