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Part 2 Eat This, Not That: A Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 22, 2014

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just a few dasy away, the bevy of holiday parties and end of year celebrations with family and friends are here. You may already be getting tins of cookies and other goodies from neighbors and co-workers. We’ve taken some classic holiday sweets and stacked them up to help you determine smarter, healthier food choices for you and your baby.

Christmas Cookie Showdown:

Chocolate Chip Cookies versus Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

33 Gram Serving

Sugar Cookies 

33 Gram Serving

Calories

149 Calories

 144Calories

Carbs

 20.1 Grams

20.2 Grams

Fat

7.04 Grams

 6.03 Grams

Protein

1.3 Grams

1.3 Grams

♥ WINNER: Sugar Cookies – Depending on the size of the cookie, a single cookie is around 10-12 grams. So when faced with your in-laws cookie tray, grab one or two of the smaller sugar cookies to do the least damage, and enjoy! However, it’s important to note that these nutritional facts are for just the cookies alone and do not account for any frosting or added decoration. So if the sugar cookies are decked out with a fancy holiday design, you may want to opt for the chocolate chip cookie after all.

Peppermint Paradise:

Peppermint Patty versus Candy Cane

Peppermint Pattie 1.5 oz serving (1 Patty) Candy Cane0.5 oz serving (1 Cane)

Calories

165Calories

 60 Calories

Carbs

38.8 Grams

♥ 14.0 Grams

Fat 3.08 Grams

♥ 0.0 Grams

Protein ♥ 0.9 Grams

0.0 Grams

♥WINNER: Candy Cane – A single candy cane is 1/3 the size of a Peppermint Pattie. So if you can keep yourself to just a single serving you are certainly better off going with the candy cane. However, if you find yourself eating three or four candy canes, you’re better just indulging on the single Peppermint Pattie.

Fruit n’ Cake Faceoff:

Hickory Farms Fruitcake versus Upside-down Pineapple Cake

Hickory Farm’s Fruitcake

4 oz Serving

Upside-down Pineapple Cake4 oz Serving
Calories 440 Calories

 270 Calories

Carbs

45 Grams

 42 Grams
Fat 60 Grams

 10 Grams

Protein  5.2 Grams

2 Grams

♥WINNER: Upsidedown Pineapple Cake – While fruitcake is packed full of nuts giving it a clear advantage from a protein perspective, the upside-down pineapple cake is lower in calories, carbs and fat.

Nutrition during the Holidays

It’s OK to indulge a little over the holidays. But to help ensure that you’re getting the nutrition you and your baby need, remember to take a daily prenatal vitamin. The Prenate® Vitamin Family has a vitamin for every step of pregnancy. Click here to learn more about our prescription prenatal vitamins and for information on how to take advantage of additional savings.

 

 

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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.

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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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