Eating well in pregnancy means trying to eat a range of different foods everyday. This means you and your growing baby will get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Foods that are heavily processed, high in sugar, salt and fat are not so good for you and your baby. But you can still enjoy these occasionally as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Sometimes, sugar, salt and fat are hidden in many of the foods we eat every day, especially foods that come ready prepared. This means we may be eating a lot more than we realise. Food labels can help you understand which foods are high in sugar, salt and fat.
It is also important to be aware of some things that you should avoid eating and drinking completely when pregnant and some foods that need to be prepared in a certain way.
These ideas for swaps focus on foods that will provide you and your baby with healthy nutrients and cut back on sugar, salt and fat.