Steam some folate-rich
asparagus for three minutes (it’s just coming into season) and then add to an oiled frying pan with beaten eggs and seasoning, and cook on a medium heat until cooked through. Folic acid helps to prevent development problems in your baby, while eggs are rich in protein, to fill you up until lunch and keep energy levels steady.
If you want something lighter than porridge, try bircher muesli. Simply soak whole rolled oats overnight in either milk, unsweetened apple juice or, if you want to go dairy-free
, soya or almond milk. In the morning, grate in a raw apple into it, stir in some natural yogurt and top with fresh berries. The energy in the oats will be released slowly so you won’t get any highs and lows mid-morning, meaning you’ll be less tempted to reach for the office biscuit tin.
Sardines On Toast
Ok, so fish for breakfast may be one of your stranger cravings, but sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids
which help with your baby’s brain development. Gently heat up some tinned fillets in the oven until warmed through, place on toasted ciabatta and sprinkle with fresh chilli and parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.
Boost the fibre content of these berry muffins
by swapping 100g of the plain flour for a wholemeal variety, and it will fill you up and keep you going all day.
Healthy Baked Beans
Yes, it’s tempting to open up a tin of Heinz, but you can also make your own healthy beans, without all the added sugar and salt. Simply cook some dried cannellini or haricot beans with tinned tomatoes, garlic and cider vinegar. A great source of fibre to keep your digestion
healthy in pregnancy.
grain is perfect if you’re intolerant to wheat. It has a low glycaemic index so releases energy slowly so you can keep going through the morning. Make your own by mixing buckwheat groats with porridge oats, seeds and nuts, plus a little honey and oil. Put in a baking tray and pop into a low oven, stirring often. Add dried fruit once baked.
Grilled Halloumi And Tomato Breakfast Wrap
If you’re craving a flavour hit but are trying to cut back on the bacon, go for grilled halloumi cheese in a wholewheat wrap, with chopped tomatoes.
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