Best Pregnancy Foods Video
Speaker 1: There may be no other time of your life when what you eat matters as much as it does as when your pregnant. After all, what you eat, your baby eats.
Speaker 2: When [Theresa Todd 00:00:08] learned she was pregnant she asked the creator of 360yourlife.com for help. BrookeThomas and Theresa are both joining us today with a look at the best pregnancy power foods.
Speaker 1: Hello. Good to see you ladies.
Theresa: How are you?
Speaker 2: Congratulations, Theresa.
Theresa: Thank you.
Speaker 1: You enlisted the help of Brooke because you thought, I want to do this right.
Theresa: Absolutely. It’s so important when you’re pregnant. Obviously, you want to do what is best for your baby but you want to support your own health so you can keep up with your busy day.
Brooke: We got together and we came up with a great regimen, some great food. We brought Theresa’s favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner and also some tips.
Speaker 1: Okay.
Speaker 2: Okay.
Brooke: We’ll start with what you have first thing in the morning.
Theresa: Perfect. I start the day with half a grape fruit and an alkaline water with lemon and ginger which really triggers the digestive system. A lot of pregnant women suffer from constipation, bloating, this will really help get things going and you get the added bonus of the vitamin C which supports your immune system and you really need that.
Speaker 2: The alkaline water is for?
Brooke: It alkalizes your system. It’s an anti-oxidant. It keeps your body in balance, hydrates you, because you need to be hydrated a lot when you’re pregnant.
Speaker 2: We want to be alkalized?
Brooke: Yes. You have to be alkalized and this Diamond Creek is a great, great, brand. They sell it healthy market, a lot of health food stores.
Theresa: Follow that up with a great pre-natal regimen, which Brooke put together for me. I love this supplements because they’re whole food based so they’re really easy on digestion and the nutrients just zips up your energy right away.
Brooke: You want to make sure you are getting folic acid, lexaphin, it’s great for the baby’s brain development, vitamin E is great for the elasticity of your skin, for stretch marks. You definitely want to be nourished with vitamins. We’ll start with the breakfast. This is a frittata that’s found on my website. We have broccoli, spinach and asparagus in this which is really high in folate. You hear a lot of folate and folic acid when you’re pregnant. Of course, eggs are high in protein.
Speaker 2: Brooke, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a frittata in a cup like this.
Brooke: Yes, yes! This was Theresa’s idea. This actually helps her.
Theresa: I’m a business owner here in Charlotte, I own the Pink Iron Boutique so I’m constantly on the go, I’m on my feet all day, it can be exhausting. I needed something that was quick that I could take with me. I’ll take them for breakfast or it’s a great midday snack. I know we get hungry about every two hours so this is perfect for me with the protein and you can really get creative to what you put inside.
Speaker 1: Very good.
Brooke: Next, we both have gluten sensitivities, which a lot of people do. Instead of sandwiches and wraps with whole wheat bread or whole grain, we actually have started, this is something that I just love, the collard green wrap. You just wrap your sandwich in a collard green instead of whole wheat or whole grain. I know this has been one of Theresa’s favorite things
Theresa: I never thought of doing this, it’s one of my favorite discoveries. Right now it’s great because there’s lots of fresh vegetables at your farmer’s markets that you can pack it with. If you have any proteins from left over dinners or anything, it makes a great lunch. It’s crunchy and still really satisfying. All that live energy from the food really goes into your body and makes you have some nice sustained energy throughout the day.
Speaker 2: You really don’t miss the bread.
Brooke: You don’t!
Speaker 1: I believe, and I know people will think, you’re crazy, but I used to love bread. Really, you do this you don’t miss it …
Brooke: … And it looks pretty.
Speaker 1: It looks pretty and you get the … [crosstalk 00:03:11]
Brooke: Last for dinner, salmon and kale salad. Salmon is high Omega 3’s. Good fatty acids, good for the baby’s brain development. Kale actually is high in vitamin E. Vitamin E again, great for skin elasticity, great for stretch marks and it’s a great easy dinner. I put the salad booster on top of the salad which is really high in anti-oxidants as well.
Theresa: We just had salmon last night, it broils up in 10-15 minutes, super easy and Brooke’s kale recipe is fantastic. You should really give it a try.
Speaker 1: Is that Kale recipe on your website?
Brooke: Yes, all of the stuff. I made a special blog for today that anyone can go to. My website, or your website to check it out.
Speaker 2: When you have a craving for something sweet?
Theresa: Do not forget that love crunch. Everybody needs to try this recipe. It’s fantastic, it’s really easy, it’s gluten free again, sweet and crunchy all together. I definitely get those cravings for sure. I bring this to the store, share it with the ladies. You can throw on top of yogurt, throw it on your dessert or just eat it by the handful. It is delicious.
Brooke: I made this at Valentine’s day, that’s when I first started making it. It has just kept going. I can’t stop making it.
Speaker 1: You made it as an alternative to all the treats kids were getting at school, right?
Brooke: Right, exactly. It looked pretty and kind of looked love like, so I called it, Brooke’s Love Crunch. Literally …
Speaker 1: … [crosstalk 00:04:25] it’s all clean and [inaudible 00:04:28]?
Brooke: It’s gluten free rolled oats and then we put cacoa dark chocolate. Then the strawberries, the freeze dried strawberries, and maple syrup. That’s it.
Speaker 2: Wow. [inaudible 00:04:39] have you tried this? It’s amazing.
Speaker 1: I have tried it.
Speaker 2: It is so good, I tastes like candy.
Speaker 1: As you’re talking about all this, it’s great for pregnancy, I’m thinking it’s probably pretty good for everybody else too.
Brooke: Exactly. Good food is good food for everybody. [crosstalk 00:04:53]
Speaker 2: That just made it even more awesome.
Brooke: We were saying too, a lot of times, when you’re pregnant. Sometimes we’re just like, oh we’ll just eat anything.
Theresa: A lot of people say that to you but when you think about it, it’s really the most important time for you to be giving your body absolutely the best nutrients that you can. Brooke shows you, it’s really easy to do. It’s not something that takes a lot of time or technique. It’s simple stuff.
Brooke: Your husband, or boyfriend, it shouldn’t be boyfriend, but your husband can enjoy nice healthy foods too.
Speaker 2: We’ll just say your, donor.
Brooke: Or donor. [crosstalk 00:05:28]
Speaker 1: We don’t judge. [crosstalk 00:05:32] No judgement here. 360yourlife.com, 360yourlife.com that is Brooke’s website. Theresa, congratulations.
Theresa: Thank you.
Speaker 2: When is your baby due?
Theresa: September 7th. I’m starting my third trimester so we’re really excited.
Brooke: Third trimester.
Theresa: We’re having a little boy.