|peanut butter, green apples, hard boiled eggs, seasoning salt|
|messy-veggie nachos: blue corn tortilla chips, tofu, cherry tomatoes, Mexican cheese blend, corn, black beans, avocado, hot sauce|
|cacao chips, raw pumpkin seeds, shelled pistachios|
|grilled tofu and bell peppers, raw coleslaw, tomatoes and basil in balsamic dressing, quinoa with peas, corn and peppers|
|strawberry, banana, mango, kale (just a little) smoothie with a coconut milk base, chia seeds and hemp protein powder|
|quinoa with tomato-basil sauce, fresh garlic and onions|
I was asked the other day if I have chosen to do anything differently while pregnant because I'm a vegetarian.
To answer the question: sort of. I am taking a daily prenatal vitamin as well as a calcium tablet, folic-acid tablet with vitamins B6 and B12 and fish oil (I only took calcium before). And, while I've always tried to have a balanced vegetarian diet, I do notice now that I make an extra effort to eat and serve foods that provide lots of protein and iron to avoid the anemia I am more susceptible to now. The foods I try to have on hand are nuts and seeds, oatmeal, eggs, beans, kale, spinach, fresh fruits and vegetables, quinoa (and quinoa pasta) and tofu.
+Do you have any good protein and iron packed foods and snacks you'd recommend?
+Any other people who ate vegetarian diets out there during pregnancy? I would love to hear from you!
+Also, if you have any more questions, please feel free to leave them here in the comments or e-mail me.
I hope to do a few more of these posts in the future.