Pregnant Women Power Foods
We know that healthy eating is important at any stage of your life. But for women who are pregnant, good nutrition is extremely important to maintaining your and your baby’s health.
Most people would assume that Greek yogurt would hail from Greece, but the origins of Greek yogurt are actually not clear. Strained yogurt has been used in regions all over the globe for centuries. It is created by straining out the liquid whey from the yogurt making it denser and more enriched with protein.1
Greek yogurt contains twice the protein of regular yogurt and is a great source of calcium. Both of which are vital to a healthy pregnancy diet. Getting extra calcium in your diet is very important for pregnant women; this ensures both mother and baby have enough to grow strong and healthy. Greek yogurt is also a good source of vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium! Greek yogurt also has less sugar and fat than regular yogurt making it an overall healthy choice.
Greek Yogurt, Chocolate, Walnut, and Wild Berry Parfaits2
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed $
2 cups nonfat Greek-style yogurt $
2 1/2 tablespoons mini dark-chocolate chips
1/2 cup oat granola
Spoon 1 tablespoon fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed, into each of 4 parfait glasses. Spoon 1/4 cup nonfat Greek-style yogurt over berries in each glass, then top each with 1 teaspoon mini dark-chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon oat granola, and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts. Add another layer of the berries, yogurt, chocolate, walnuts, and granola to each glass; serve.
- Posted by holx-admin
- On August 14, 2013