Easy Grocery List for a Healthy Pregnancy
Eating healthy while pregnant can be one of the most important things you do for your unborn baby. With all of the changes and hormones that are racing through your body, eating healthy can help ease some of the discomforts you may face while pregnant.
Setting yourself up for success is going to make all the difference in following through with eating healthy. Don’t fall victim to the belief that you can eat whatever and however much you would like. You still want to pay attention to serving sizes while pregnant, eating an entire cake does not count as one serving.
Here is an easy-to-follow checklist that will help you stock your fridge and pantry to eat healthy during your pregnancy. Skip the condiments because they can be hiding extra sugar, preservatives, and artificial ingredients. You can click on the links for some great recipes and if you like what you’re reading, feel free to “like” my page while you’re there to stay up to date with my latest and greatest healthy recipes!
- Homemade Salad Dressing (grab my favorite here)
- Hot Sauce (I liked my food hot while I was pregnant!)
- Coconut Aminos (healthier alternative to soy sauce)
- Alcohol-Free Kombucha – great for your gut and you can even make it at home. Click on each step to watch a video series I created. Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 (part 1) & Step 3 (part 2)
- Organic Fruits
- Organic Veggies
- Organic Greens (spinach, kale, mixed baby greens)
- Probiotic (my favorite here)
- Fish Oil (my favorite here) *note: keep them in the fridge or freezer to prevent oxidation
- Dried Fruit
- Hemp Hearts, great source of protein
- Low mercury, wild caught fish
- Grass-fed Meats (local if possible)
- Organic Eggs (local if possible)
- Organic, grass-fed Dairy
- Ginger, great for nausea – just add to tea!
- Avocado Oil, great for homemade dressing
- Coconut Oil
- Local Honey
- Real Maple Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
- Popcorn Kernels (get rid of the microwave stuff!)
- Coconut Flour
- Almond Flour
- Millet Flour
- Rolled Oats
- Chia Seeds, make a great pudding
- Coconut Milk
- Canned Pumpkin, delicious in pancakes and oatmeal
- Canned Wild-Caught Salmon (use in place of tuna because of the lower mercury content)
- Lara Bars (careful with sugar content)
The more that you can stick to simple, whole foods the better. You want food that doesn’t have an ingredient list or at least has a minimal one. If you’re thinking that you can’t afford to eat healthy, then I invite you to join me for a 5-day video series where I share all my tips and tricks for feeding my family of 7 healthy foods on a budget. Click here.
Any step that you take towards a healthier diet will benefit your unborn baby. If you don’t know where to start I invite you to book a free 30-minute consultation, click here. Cheers to a healthy pregnancy!
Love & Health,