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Healthy Winter Recipes for Pregnancy

December 12, 2020

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Winter is when things slow down, people spend more time inside, and we prepare for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Winter can be a stressful time, so expecting moms need to pay extra attention to their health and make sure they’re taking time to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Here are a few recipes that can help you stay healthy and happy throughout your winter pregnancy.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Soup is such a comforting food, especially during colder months. And when pregnancy sickness hits, sometimes you just don’t want to eat a big meal. Soup can be easier on the stomach while providing hydration and nutrients.

This sweet potato and lentil soup from From My Bowl is hearty and easy to make. With only eight ingredients, it’s also budget-friendly: https://frommybowl.com/sweet-potato-lentil-soup/.

Turkey Cutlets in Mushroom Sauce

Turkey is a popular dish for fall and winter, and especially around the holidays. And turkey is also a good source of protein, choline, zinc, and B vitamins.1 But instead of cooking a whole bird, you can try this recipe for turkey cutlets in a savory mushroom sauce from keyingredient.com: https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/2190345036/turkey-cutlets-with-mushroom-sauce/.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bake

Brussels sprouts are a versatile winter veggie that can be roasted, steamed, baked, or sautéed. They contain folate (an essential nutrient during pregnancy), vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin K.2 This recipe from delish.com features brussels sprouts baked in a cheesy sauce with white cheddar and Gruyere cheeses, bacon, cream, cayenne pepper, salt, butter, and shallots. You can customize the dish to your tastes or nutritional needs (leave out the bacon to reduce the sodium and fat content.) Link: https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/thanksgiving/recipes/a44632/cheesy-brussels-sprout-casserole-recipe/

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake with Figs

Winter and gingerbread go hand-in-hand. But for those who need something gluten-free as well as nutritious and delicious, this recipe from Abbey’s Kitchen ticks all the boxes. It combines favorite seasonal spices such as ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, but it uses almond flour and zero dairy to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. The figs add some extra color and flavor, not to mention protein and fiber.3

Get the recipe here: https://www.abbeyskitchen.com/recipe-gluten-dairy-free-sticky-figgy-gingerbread-loaf/.

Don’t Forget Your Vitamins

During pregnancy, your body will need additional nutritional support. It’s always good to eat a balanced diet and try to get as many nutrients from your food as possible. But sometimes expecting moms need a little help. Taking a daily prescription prenatal vitamin can help fill in the nutritional gaps that expecting moms aren’t able to fill with diet alone. Talk to your doctor about finding a prenatal vitamin that works for you.

 

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This post is sponsored by the Prenate® Vitamin Family, a line of prescription prenatal supplements designed to enhance preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition in women. Talk with your doctor about how taking a daily prescription prenatal or postnatal vitamin could help support a healthy pregnancy and postpartum wellness.

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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.

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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.

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