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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Healthy and Yummy? It is possible!

With New Year's resolutions underway, most people are starting their annual "I will lose 2o pounds" diets. However, when you are preggers, dieting is not a smart choice because right now you need to nourish your body and your baby. On other hand, eating healthy is a fabulous resolution to uphold pregnant or not. Your baby will appreciate the extra nutrients it is getting as will you body. When you eat foods that are filling and provide energy, you might just find that you are not as lethargic as you were when you lived on french fries and ice cream. The only drawbacks? When you are pregnant, you can't always control your cravings and can have strong reactions to foods in ways you never experienced before. Knowing all of this, we have come up with a few delicious recipes and snack ideas for you try to satisfy your cravings and help you stay on the right track.

* Craving something salty?
-Opt for a 100 Calorie pack of popcorn. Popcorn is low in fat in and calories plus it contains fiber and protein. It's a filling treat and if you are still starved you can still make 2 more bags and not feel guilty.
-Make home-made chips and salsa. All you have to do is spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray, add a layer of tortillas that have been cut into triangles, spray the tops of the tortillas, lightly add salt, and cook at 350 until brown. Add salsa to dip.
-Craving french fries? Make your own! Pre-heat the oven to 450.Slice a potato in wedges and lightly drizzle the potato with olive oil. Sprinkle over some salt and any seasoning you like on top of of your fries (ex. cajun spice) and then bake until the potatoes are crisp. Yum!

* Craving something sweet?
-Grab a jello cup or 1oo calorie chocolate mousse cup and dress it up with some yummy whipped cream.
- make a fruit cup for yourself and add 2 tbsp of cream cheese frosting to serve as a dip
- microwave 1-2tbsps of chocolate chips until melted and dip in strawberries for a quick chocolate fondue

Have any favorite recipes to share? Let us know!!

Have a fabulous and delicious day!
The Moody Mamas

1 comment:

  1. While I love the suggestions, I'd honestly avoid the 100 calorie snack packs.... a) they can get expensive and b) they are usually packed with preservatives and other unhealthy additives for you and baby. Pop your own healthy popcorn. Instead of Jello for dessert, try some dark chocolate - for the same amount of calories, you get more nutritional value plus important antioxidants.

    Just my two cents. :) Have a happy and healthy New Year.