Tips for healthy eating during pregnancy (and a bonus nutritious snack recipe) | Eat for two

Some of us may think (or wish!) that being pregnant is a license to “eat twice as much,” but Veronica del Real, a nurse practitioner, says that’s not the case. “Although there’s someone else on board, it’s not eating for two; it’s just a few more calories a day, which pretty much means one healthy snack a day.”

Specifically, how many extra calories should moms-to-be eat?

Veronica recommends eating foods high in calcium and vitamin D. Calcium-rich foods include:

  • Milk
  • yogurt
  • cheese
  • leafy greens

In order to get enough vitamin D, Veronica suggests eating fortified foods and getting enough sunshine (yes, sunshine!).

Check out this example of a healthy daily diet during pregnancy:

Yogurt parfait is simple and delicious.


Yogurt parfait


Here’s how to do it:

  1. Put some yogurt in the bottom of a glass, sundae dish or mason jar.
  2. Add fruit, then granola.
  3. Add more yogurt.
  4. Top with more fruit and/or granola.

Watch Veronica and I make the yogurt parfait while watching this video.

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