Lunch Recipes For During Pregnancy
We realise that lots of you
Mammas-to-be out there are busy women; it can be challenging to maintain a
healthy balanced diet when you're having to grab lunch on the go and we've all
given in to the pre-packaged sandwich, even though these aren't always the healthiest
The following recipes can be lovingly prepared and enjoyed on your day off or
quickly put together in the morning, wrapped up and taken to work for a lunch
time treat! What's more, each dish contains some of the vitamins that you should
be aiming to take in daily, so not only will you and bump enjoy a tasty lunch,
but you will also enjoy the benefits too.
Chicken and Avocado Salad
This delicious salad is a
so good for you! Avocados are packed
with vitamins and a great source of potassium, which is important in helping
your body to release energy from protein, fats and carbohydrates. Avocados are
also high in folate content, meaning that they are beneficial in the
development of your baby's brain.
As added extras, pomegranates are full of antioxidants and the chicken provides
a good portion of low fat protein (essential for your baby's growth). This salad is perfect to take to work for
with halloumi, basil and sundried tomatoes
Halloumi is made from sheep's and goat's
milk and so is a great source of calcium. Babies need calcium to grow healthy
bones and teeth and for their heart, nerve and muscle development.
Rocket has plenty of folate, which is
essential for the development of your baby, and tomatoes will boost your
vitamin C intake.
Here are a list of some great sandwich ideas; some are a healthy options, such
as the Avocado and Chicken or Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil, while others can be
viewed as a treat! Our favourites are the Hawaiian Toastie or the Pesto Chicken
hope that you enjoy making, and most importantly eating, our healthy lunches
and don't forget to share your own recipes with us too!