Need some dinner inspiration? It's here for the next 7 days - low glycemic, easy meals with common ingredients - with a downloadable grocery list!
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About the Recipes
These are all easy recipes with common ingredients and low skill, or not a lot of hands-on time.
Some recipes lack nutrition facts but it's okay because you can look at all of these recipes and know that they are high protein and high fat (both of which are blood sugar stabilizers) and low carb.
They have freebie vegetables (carbs that won’t spike your sugar) so you can eat without worrying about portions or spiking! What a relief, right!
Looking at the list you’ll think it’s too much, but there will be PLENTY of leftovers (unless you’re already feeding a village).
Even if you don't follow the plan at least you get some ideas.
Based on the mix of food here, you’re getting a good mix of macro and micro nutrients.
Be a SUPERSTAR - add any dark green (preferably leafy) vegetable to any meal because they are FANTASTIC at covering your micro nutrients that so many moms lack!
The EASIEST way to maximize nutrition is to make sure you're eating a variety (visually - LOTS of color) and that you include green in every meal.
Please DON’T skip the seafood! Seafood is a fabulous source for DHA, Viatmin D, iodine and many other micro nutrients as Lily Nichols mentions in her book Real Food for Pregnancy. She also states that studies show that children with the worst cognitive outcomes were from mothers who did NOT eat seafood. Here's the direct link to the findings of that research.
If you want to learn more about why complete nutrition during YOUR pregnancy is vital to you, your child's life and grandchild’s life, check out the audible resources on my Pregnancy Nutrition page and look for the podcast Yoga Birth Babies.
Because some vitamins are fat soluble and others are water soluble, take your prenatal vitamin with a meal and glass of water. That way you get the best absorption.
See the top recommended prenatal vitamins here.
Sunday - Garlic Butter Salmon with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice – 5 mins Prep; 20 mins total
Monday - Cabbage Lasagna – 25 mis Prep; 1hr 10mins Total
Keto Chicken Parmesan Casserole – 15 mins prep; 40 mins total
Wednesday - Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce – 20 mins prep; 30 mins total
Thursday - Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce – 10 mins prep; 30 mins total
Friday - One Pan Healthy Chicken and Veggies – 15 mins prep; 35 mins total
Saturday - Sheet Pan Balsamic Basil Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl – 10 min prep; 30 min total
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