Convenience foods that taste good are one of the luxuries of modern living – it’s just unfortunate that so many of them are full of preservatives and other ingredients you should steer clear of during pregnancy. Find out some super foods for mom to be & guidelines for eating for two while below is a list to avoid.
1. Packaged noodles
Read the label: These quick-cooking noodles are packed with salt, fat, and little else.
If you fill up on empty calories and sugar, you won’t have any room for more nutritious drinks. Low-fat milk, water, and juice are better choices.
3. Shelf-stable commercial lunches
Sure, they’re a quick fix for hunger pangs, but preservatives, salt, and fat make most of them a poor choice. There are some okay packaged lunch options out there, though, so check the labels!
4. Too many frozen prepared meals
There are some good choices out there, but many have astronomical amounts of salt and fat. Instead, pop a potato in the microwave, then top it with cheese and steamed broccoli for a fast, healthy meal. If you can’t avoid the occasional frozen meal, look for organic brands that are low in salt and fat.
5. Iceberg lettuce
When it comes to lettuce, choose greens, such as romaine, that are full of fiber, A and C vitamins, folic acid, calcium, and potassium. Iceberg lettuce has only trace amounts of these nutrients.