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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Week 23 Day 3 - Best Foods for Pregnant Women


This will be our daughter someday!

Top Foods for Pregnant Women

Whole grains

Enriched, whole-grain breads and cereals are fortified with folic acid and iron and have more fiber than white bread and rice. Work whole grains into your day: oatmeal for breakfast, a sandwich on whole-grain bread at lunch, and whole-wheat pasta or brown rice for dinner.


Add black beans, white beans, pinto beans, lentils, black-eyed peas, and kidney, garbanzo, or soy beans to your diet. Try them in chili and soups, salads, and pasta dishes. Besides providing protein and fiber, they are also good sources of key nutrients, such as iron, folate, calcium, and zinc.


Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your baby's brain and eyes, and salmon is a great source. Plus it provides protein and B vitamins. Salmon is also relatively low in mercury compared to other fish. Try it grilled, broiled, or on a salad. You can safely eat up to 12 ounces of low-mercury fish, such as salmon, per week. 


Eggs are versatile and a good source of protein that provides amino acids you and your baby need. They contain more than a dozen vitamins and minerals, including choline, which is good for baby's brain development. However, be sure not to eat undercooked or raw eggs.


Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are delicious snacks and taste great in pancakes and on top of cereal. Berries are packed with vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber.

Low-fat yogurt

One cup of plain, low-fat yogurt has more calcium than milk, is high in protein, and doesn’t have the added sugar of flavored yogurts. Dress it up with fruit or crunchy, whole-grain cereal.

- WebMD

I have to work from 12pm-8pm today. I actually am starting to like the later shifts, I can sleep in a little bit, and also because I usually get to cut more at work when I work later. My wife has to go to the wake of the guy that lost his life at her work last week. Still so sad.

The "Today Show" on NBC is doing a special on the city of Chicago this morning. Pretty cool to see them talking about all of our unique attractions, foods, and what makes this city so special. Nothing better than a Chicago-style hotdog, or a hot day at North Avenue Beach, or even better, a Pizzeria Uno Deep Dish Pizza! If you have never been to Chicago, it is worth the trip, just come in the summer because it sure gets cold here in the winter! And stay a few days because there is just so much to see.


It has been crazy at work today. So much to do and because I started at Noon instead of 9am, I was naturally 3 hours behind. Not fun, but at least it's almost over now, and I am off tomorrow. Thursdays are the worst. 

My wife is at her cousin's wake right now. I will probably beat her home. 

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