i’m sure it’s no surprise that raw veggies are showing up in my pregnancy eats. i try to get a healthy amount of raw veggies on most days. broccoli has been a big go to for me during this pregnancy because it’s naturally high in folic acid and vitamin c, both of which are important to pregnancy health. but also because i find broccoli easy to just snap off a few florets, rinse and munch.
i like to pair veggies with a hummus that is prepared with a healthy oil. this adds protein and a bit of fat to the snack.
and up there in the cup is kefir. kefir is a new addition to my diet thanks to this pregnancy. i was looking for a way to get more probiotics in my diet. kefir has probiotic benefits as well as protein, calcium and fat. i compare a few different ones in the dairy aisle to check sugar content and healthy bacteria amounts.
by pairing a healthy dairy fat food and a healthy oil fat food with my raw veggies, i hope to increase the absorption rate of the foods for my system. i’ve read that consuming them this way is actually better for my body than eating the raw veggies on their own. i’ll take the professionals for their word, but mostly i have noticed with the addition of healthy protein and fat i stay satisfied longer.
and also, there’s this:
because even though i’m pregnant and trying to eat super healthy, i’m still me. there will always be room for tacos.