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Healthy Holiday Desserts for the Expecting Mom

November 20, 2017

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means lots of yummy treats waiting to be gob- bled up! But don’t let the holidays get you off track with your nutritional needs whether you are pregnant or preparing for pregnancy. We have found some classic dessert recipes with a healthy twist to make sure mom and baby stay on the right track throughout the holidays!

Pecan Pie

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Who doesn’t have fond memories of pecan pie during the holidays? Pecans are a great source vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended daily value for fiber. Pecans are also a natural, high-quality source of protein that contain very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol. We found a delicious recipe for a healthier version of the classic pecan pie. Who says you can’t eat desert and still be healthy?

Sweet Potato Custard

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These sweet spuds are loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C along with iron, potassium and vitamin B6. Vitamin C is works as an antioxidant in the body to combat free radicals and protect our cells.1 It also aids in iron absorption, which is especially important during the second and third trimesters.2,3 They are also a great source of fiber, which can help combat constipation that is often linked with pregnancy. Here is a delicious, healthy sweet potato custard you can put on your table this holiday season.

Apple Crisp

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The sweet smell of apples baking brings the holidays to mind for many. One study found that mothers who eat apples during pregnancy may be protecting their children from having asthma later on in life.4 Apples are also high in vitamin c and contain iron. They can help boost iron and curb anemia related to iron deficiency. During pregnancy, iron-deficiency anemia is said to be factor in low broth weight, premature births and still births.5 So look to this apple crisp as a tasty and healthy alternative to a traditional, higher-calorie apple pie.

Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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While more research is needed, there are some studies that found that there may be a preventative effect of cranberry ingestion against urinary tract infections during pregnancy.6 They are also high in vitamin c and fiber. So when you are thinking of what to bring to your next holiday party, remember this super fruit. Here is a wonderful recipe for Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon rolls.

Prenatal Nutrition During the Holiday

At the end of the day the holidays are meant to be enjoyed. With these healthy alternative holiday desserts you can keep your prenatal nutrition on track. When diet alone cannot meet nutritional guidelines, a prenatal vitamin can be a helpful supplement. Prenate® Vitamin Family offers a line of prescription prenatal vitamins that help fill nutritional gaps. Each Prenate® contains folic acid, which help prevent neural tube birth defects. Many contain absorbable forms of iron, calcium and DHA that help meet nutritional recommendations for both moms and babies. Talk to your doctor today to see if Prenate® is right for you.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

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