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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tips Tuesday!

The summer time brings a strange batch of mixed emotions for a lot of pregnant women. Normally during the summer one is preparing to "get in shape" for that "bikini" bod, but this summer, if you are pregnant you should be concentrating on staying healthy. Don't worry, you will look fab in your bathing suit or bikini nonetheless, but right now, is not the time to diet. In fact, most nutritionists recommend that pregnant women consume 300 extra calories a day. Obviously a candy bar here and there is no biggie, but when deciding how to use those calories it is best to think of foods that are delicious and nutritious. Here are some of our favorite snacks that are healthy and scrumptious:

* Fresh fruit. If you want to make something extra special make your own frozen treats using a little fruit juice and some pureed fruit.

*Compact snacks like carrots and hummus or some baked t0rtilla chips with salsa (here it is about portion control.

*Crackers and cheese. Some brands even sell low fat varieties or low carb crackers so be on the look out for those.

*Nuts. They are wonderful if you are craving salty food and have a generous portion of protein.

*Protein Bars like Luna bars. We swear, some brands have bars that taste almost as good as candy. In some cases, they have as much calories and fat as a candy bar too, so look at the nutrition facts to see if your pick is a good choice.

Have a healthy and wonderful day!

The Moody Mamas

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