What to Eat During Pregnancy: Healthy Vegetarian Meals

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Watch as Parents Magazine shows you healthy vegetarian meals during pregnancy! A vegetarian pregnancy is getting easier with these five tips for getting nutrients. Protein is essential for your baby’s organ and tissue growth. Choose small portions of beans, nuts, nut butters, quinoa, or tofu at most meals. For vegetarians who eat dairy, milk, yogurt, and eggs are also great options in healthy meals. Iron carries oxygen in the blood, and it is found in plant proteins. Try soy milk, beans, fortified cereals, whole wheat bread, or instant oats. To increase your iron absorption in pregnancy recipes, pair iron-rich foods with oranges and sweet peppers, which are high in vitamin C. B12 helps your baby’s developing brain and nervous system. Eating healthy vegetarian meals with soy milk, veggie burgers, and milk products help keep a healthy pregnancy. To support a healthy immune system, increase your zinc intake. Wheat germ and pumpkin seeds are both great sources of zinc. Recipes for pregnant women include a variety of vitamins and minerals to help your baby develop. Healthy cooking doesn’t have to include meat, and these easy vegetarian meals are the perfect example of that!

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Amanda Biddle says:

Nix the Soy! Look at the research on soy for life in general, or especially
while pregnant. I usually opt for Coconut milk. Its tasty and more
nutritious, without the hazards.

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