Five Delicious Meal Recipes For Pregnancy

Five Delicious Meal Recipes For Pregnancy

So, are you hungry? We think so. You're not just eating for you anymore, you're eating for two! That makes what goes into your body extra important. To help, we've compiled five yummy recipes that will satisfy your appetite during pregnancy.

Spinach, Egg, & Avocado Stuffed Sweet Potato

Time to power up! This creative medley of flavors is rich in protein and antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of Vitamin A.

  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp Smart Balance
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups purified water
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • To garnish: sesame seeds

Get Full Recipe at Hello Glow

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie

Wake up and start the day right with this delicious and gluten-free vegan smoothie!

  • 1-2 cups ice
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
  • 1 scoop (about ¼ cup) plant-based chocolate protein powdere
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional Garnish: dairy-free chocolate chips

Get full recipe at The Seasoned Mom

Guacamole Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are a great option for lean protein while guacamole provides good fats and vitamins.

  • ¾ pound ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ avocados
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

Get full recipe at The Garlic Diaries

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

This is a healthy and tasty twist on the traditional pasta carbonara. Spaghetti squash is rich in beta carotene, which provides antioxidant benefits. Just make sure the bacon is fully cooked!

  • 1 large spaghetti squash (about 2 lbs.)
  • 6 slices bacon (or ⅓ cup cooked pancetta)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • extra Parmesan cheese for garnish if desired

Get full recipe at Simply Healthy Kitchen

BBQ Chickpea Deep Dish Pizza

If you're going to let yourself indulge, this pizza is the way to do it. Chick peas are considered one of the best foods to eat during pregnancy.

For the pizza crust
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water, divided
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the pizza toppings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and dried
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 ounces gouda, grated

Get full recipe at Oh My Veggies

Get more ideas from our Pregnancy Cravings Pinterest board!