Feed Your Fetus: Healthy Foods for Pregnancy

 Peppered Turkey Burgers

Choose any lean ground turkey from your local market and prepare to get creative. Turkey tends to be a bit bland on its own, so feel free to add a pinch of salt and pepper(or cilantro or chili-pepper for a little extra kick) to the patties before cooking. Once cooked add lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and a slice of cheddar cheese and serve on a toasted whole wheat bun. The turkey alone provides nearly 40% of your daily protein requirement and is a great source of iron, while the cheese adds crucial calcium to your diet. In addition, avocado is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat and the tomatoes provide lycopene which acts as a powerful antioxidant. Last, but not least the whole wheat bun adds fiber that helps keeps you more regular. All of this adds up to a meal super charged with nutrition for your developing baby, and tastes amazing to boot. Eat up Mama! 

Serving Suggestion: If you are feeling bloated skip the salt and cheese, to cut back on your sodium intake.

 

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