Breakfast is important so do it like a king. Take the time to chop some fruit for these easy ideas for a healthy breakfast.
Having a good breakfast gives you the energy you need to start your day and can be a quick and easy way to take in some valuable nutrients. This is even more important when you're pregnant.
Porridge with fruit
You could sprinkle sliced fresh fruit or berries onto the porridge, add a handful of dried fruits or have a piece of fruit on the side.
Wholemeal toast or bagel
Have it with jam or Marmite, and add a glass of milk.
Make sure it's sugar-free and have it with milk and a banana or other fruit of your choice.
You can now have lightly cooked eggs so long as they are Red Lion standard. Try scrambled egg with grilled tomatoes and wholemeal bagel.
You can try any fresh or tinned-in-juice fruit and plain yoghurt with wholemeal toast on the side.
A note on eggs: In 2016 the ACMSF found that the presence of salmonella in UK hen shell eggs has been reduced greatly – therefore it is recommending that the UK guidance is changed so that lightly cooked hen eggs are now safe to eat provided that they are produced under the Lion code quality assurance scheme.
If you’re struggling with morning sickness, or finding it hard to get up in the morning, breakfast is probably way down your list of priorities in pregnancy. We look at why it’s worth getting up for.
How much should you eat in pregnancy? During most of your pregnancy you do not need to take in extra calories (over the recommended 2,000 a day for women).
Choosing healthy foods is very important but the amount you eat is important too.
In pregnancy it's important to eat well. If you are used to eating foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat, you can make a few changes that will be good for you and your baby.
During pregnancy eating small more frequent meals can help with sickness. If you want a snack, there are lots of healthier options.
These healthy pregnancy recipes are great for your main meal of the day, when you have a little more time to prepare, cook and eat food.
1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2008) ‘Antenatal Care’, NICE Clinical Guidelines 62: http://publications.nice.org.uk/antenatal-care-cg62
2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2010) ‘Weight Management Before, During and After Pregnancy’, NICE Public Health Guidelines 27: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph27
ℹLast reviewed on June 27th, 2017. Next review date June 27th, 2020.