Sometimes it's hard enough to feed myself, or my family. When I'm pregnant is gets harder. Fresh or even frozen food is expensive and my budget hasn't grown as much as my waistline has. So here are a few ways that I deal with food during pregnancy.
Most the time I have found that ingredients are less expensive that already made food. When combined they are also healthier. Keep flour, oil, baking powder, and baking soda on hand. They can make most base carbohydrates such as tortillas, bread, or dough. Also, look for vegan recipes for such foods. They don't require eggs or milk, which can be expensive.
Brown rice, split peas, lentils and beans all come in the dried food section of the grocery store. They are really not that costly and they last for quite a while in storage. Beans, peas and lentils are a great source of protein, which both a growing mother and baby need. Best of all they don't have huge amounts of salt or sodium that could lead to complications such as gestational diabetes, or preeclampsia .
Binge A Little
The biggest problem I have during pregnancy is my cravings. I always want things that are salty, or full of sugar or I just plain can't have. To remedy this I have a little of the first two every now and then. If I don't do this I end up going on full day binges of food not good for me or my little one to be. As for the stuff I just can't have, I hang in there. Pregnancy isn't forever.
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