Pregnancy Protein

Blueberry Pancake Smoothie Full of Pregnancy Essentials

Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

Breakfast or dessert-take your pick! This delectable smoothie is not only tasty but full of pregnancy essentials like protein and calcium. Not a fan of blueberries? Swap the blueberries out for strawberries or raspberries for an equally delicious treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of reduced-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup of reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ¼ cups of frozen blueberries
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in blender.
  2. Cover and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe transcribed from: Parents.com

Pregnancy Nachos Loaded with Fiber, Calcium, Protein and Folate

Pregnancy Nachos

You probably didn’t think it was possible that someone would recommend nachos as a healthy food while you are pregnant. It sounds just about as likely as your midwife recommending you visit the McDonald’s drive-thru. But, believe it or not, these nachos are actually healthy. Loaded with fiber, calcium, protein and folate, here’s how to feel like you’re cheating without actually cheating.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of corn chips
  • 1/3 cup of kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped olives
  • 1/4 cup of shredded reduced-fat cheese
  • 1/2 cup of shredded lettuce of your choice
  • 3/4 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup of fresh salsa
  • 1/2 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Layer corn chips with kidney beans, olives and shredded cheese on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in oven or toaster oven for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and Greek yogurt.
  4. Enjoy

Recipe transcribed from: Parents.com
 

 

Pregnancy Protein Muffins

Healthy Protein Muffins

Keeping healthy snacks handy when you’re pregnant is a great way to stay energized and beat the bouts of nausea. It can even be wise to keep a snack on your bedside table at night to munch on before you get up in the morning. These pregnancy protein muffins are a nutritious and yummy snack that will help you meet your necessary 3-4 servings of protein per day. 

Ingredients:

  • 10 egg whites
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 scoop of organic vanilla protein powder
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: Fresh berries, dried berries, almonds, walnuts or pecans.

Directions: 

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Scoop mixture into nonstick muffin tin.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe transcribed from: Michelle Marie Fit