F.O.M.O.O.F.Y.E. – Fear of Missing Out On Food You Enjoy
You’ve likely already heard about some of the foods you should stop eating when you’re pregnant. With so many diet changes (and body changes) there’s a chance you might feel like you’re missing out on something while pregnant. These sensible food replacements will help you make healthier food choices without feeling deprived.
Try Fatty Fish Instead of High-Mercury Fish
Fish can be a very confusing topic because some fish are essential to eat during pregnancy because of their nutrients and others can be dangerous to consume during pregnancy
A simple rule of thumb is to replace high-mercury fish with fatty fish that are high in Omega-3. Some great fish substitutions to add to your diet include anchovies, tilapia and salmon.
Explore Vegetarian Sushi
We get it – girl’s night out simply doesn’t feel right without sushi on your plate. But don’t worry – you don’t have to avoid sushi altogether. Explore vegetarian sushi. You’ll avoid the dangers of raw fish and you might even find a new favorite roll to add to your regular sushi diet.
Tofu Dogs Instead of Hot Dogs
Processed meats are dangerous for pregnant women to consume. Fortunately for you, tofu replacements like tofu dogs are a great option to substitute. Some brands even taste remarkably similar to their meat counterparts.
Sparkling Grape Juice Instead of Champagne
While sparkling grape juices won’t give you a buzz – they are a great option if you want to partake in a celebratory drink among your family and friends. It’s not a direct replacement, but it can be a good option if you want something sparkly.
Cooked Sprouts Instead of Raw Sprouts
Unfortunately, sprouts can contain Salmonella and other bacteria. The great news is – there is a simple solution if you need your spouts fix. Cook your sprouts all the way through to make sure they are safe to eat.
Air Popped Popcorn Instead of Chips
Listen, we know the alluring crinkle of a potato chip bag (especially if you’re eating for two). But if you’re really craving that salty treat – try reaching for some popcorn instead. Air-popped popcorn has fewer calories and will work for your salty cravings while you’re trying to eat healthier.
Do you have more questions about what you can do to make your pregnancy easier? Come visit one of our pregnancy and parenting classes to get all the information you need.