Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. And when you’re pregnant you want to be extra sure to start your day with something nutritious and filling. Blood sugar can drop over night and if you don’t take the time to fill that belly you could be setting yourself up for dizziness or fatigue. Try one of these quick & nutritious breakfast recipes for a delicious bite in 5 minutes or less!
Power Breakfast Bowl from Simple Healthy Kitchen
This breakfast from Simple Healthy Kitchen is super hearty and delicious and with a hot or cold prep option, it’s perfect any time of year! Packed with lots of nutrient-dense toppings (hello chia seeds!), and loaded with fiber, this “power” bowl is perfect for a pregnant (or nursing) momma.
Creamy Chocolate Wild Blueberry Smoothie from CitNutritionally
The secret ingredient that gives this smoothie it’s creaminess also means it’s ultra-nutritious and starts your day with a serving of healthy fat that is so important for your growing babe. Gotta love that avocado! Bonus points for finding a way to have chocolate at breakfast! Yum!
Storebought granola can have upwards of 20 ingredients on the label, many you can’t even pronounce. And it’s often loaded with added sugars, artificial colors and an insane amount of Calories. Making your own at home is an easy way to take charge of your mornings, and know exactly what’s fueling your body. Family Style’s homemade granola has no added sugars, and the addition of coconut oil means you get a healthy dose of fat (12g) per serving. Don’t be scared. While coconut oil is made up primarily of saturated fat, it is unique in that its fat is mostly medium chain triglycerides, which research has shown may help aid brain function. What a great way to start your day!
Sweet Potato Toast from Family Food on the Table
Made with any variety of your favorite toppings, this one can be sweet or savory…or both! Sweet potatoes are an amazing source of nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber. Family Food on the Table has all sorts of ideas on how to prep this breakfast in just a few minutes.
Avocado is one of the best foods before, during and after pregnancy. Not only do they contain the “good”fat that is essential to brain development but they offer up healthy servings of folate and potassium, two key nutrients pregnant women usually don’t consume enough of. This post from The Kitchn offers up a bunch of tasty and nutritious toppings to heap on a basic piece of avocado toast.