A wholesome breakfast during pregnancy is important to let you and your baby begin the day on the right note. Easy-to-make and healthy breakfast recipes save your time and energy. These recipes have the right balance of complex carbs, proteins, good fat, omega-3, and vitamins. Fresh fruits, yogurt, and berries further enrich their nutrition value.
Breakfast is a crucial part of everyone’s routine which shouldn’t be skipped. Especially when pregnant, your breakfast acts as the first source of nutrition for your little one to kick start the day. As you need an extra 300 calories to support the growth of the baby, including whole grains, proteins, fresh fruits, and dairy in your breakfast is a good idea.
Below are some easy-to-make and healthy breakfast recipes, which can be included in your diet plan for all the 9 months.
1. Whole Grain Toast With Avocado And Eggs
Having complex carbohydrates like whole wheat bread doesn’t spike your sugar levels instantly, which is recommended during pregnancy. When topped with healthy fats like avocados and eggs, these make a healthy breakfast trio. The good cholesterol present in avocados and the choline present in the egg yolk gives the right dose of nutrition to you and the baby.
- 2 whole wheat bread slices
- 1 boiled egg
- 1/2 avocado
- Simply slice the boiled egg and avocado into thin pieces and place them equally on the 2 toasts of whole wheat bread.
- Sprinkle some salt and pepper to make a wholesome breakfast.
2. Yogurt With Berries, Nuts, And Granola
Having a significant amount of good gut bacteria is important to prevent constipation and heartburn, which are common problems during pregnancy. Yogurt is the good source of the gut-friendly bacteria. Granola is loaded with complex carbs like oats and whole wheat. While berries provide the natural antioxidants and a range of vitamins, nuts are abundant in proteins and good fat. Together, they make a nutrient-rich breakfast just right for your increased nutritional needs.
- 1 scoop yogurt (preferably plain to reduce sugar intake)
- 1/2 cup granola
- Handful of nuts (a mix of walnuts, almonds, and pistachios)
- Handful of berries of your choice
- To a scoop of yogurt in a bowl, add granola, nuts, and berries, and give it mix. Quick, isn’t it?
3. Bean, Egg, And Cheese Burrito
Packed with proteins, this burrito gives just the right amount of energy to kick start yours and your little one’s day. Egg and cheese are also a good source of fat.
- 2 scrambled eggs
- 2 tbsps of cooked beans (avoid canned if fresh ones are available)
- 2 tbsps of grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tomato
- 1 whole wheat tortilla
- On a tortilla, add all the ingredients mentioned above.
- Season it with salt and pepper and roll up the tortilla, folding both the edges.
4. Bagel With Baked Salmon And Cream Cheese
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for your baby’s brain development. However, make sure it isn’t smoked and is thoroughly baked. Cream cheese is a good source of protein and whole wheat bagel a high-fiber complex carb.
- 1 whole wheat bagel
- Cream cheese
- A portion of baked salmon
- Slice the bagel into horizontal halves and spread cream cheese over it.
- Slide in a portion of baked salmon.
5. Green Spinach And Kiwi Smoothie
What better way to start your day with a smoothie filled with vitamin C, calcium, folate, omega-3, and proteins! This green smoothie provides the right amounts of nutrients if you have morning sickness.
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Handful of spinach
- 1 kiwi
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy the wholesomeness of the smoothie.