Vegan foods during pregnancy?

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  1. renniemart

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    What are the best Vegan foods during pregnancy? any suggestions?
     
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    Here are some Vegan foods for pregnancy that might be useful.

    Breads and grains

    9 or more servings/day

    1 slice of bread
    1/2 bagel or English muffin
    1 rice cake
    6 crackers (such as matzo, bread sticks, rye crisps, saltines, or 3 graham crackers)
    3/4 cup ready to eat cereal
    1/2 cup pasta or rice
    Small plain baked potato
    1 small pancake
    1 6-inch tortilla

    Fruits and vegetables

    4 or more servings/day of vegetables / 3 or more servings of fruit

    3/4 cup fruit juice or 1/2 cup vegetable juice
    1 piece fresh fruit
    1 melon wedge
    1/2 cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit
    1/2 cup cooked or canned vegetables
    1 cup chopped, uncooked vegetables

    Dairy

    4 or more servings/day

    1 cup low-fat milk or soy milk
    1 cup low-fat yogurt
    1 1/2 ounces of cheese
    1/2 cup of cottage cheese

    Protein

    3 servings per day

    1/2 cup cooked dried beans or peas
    1/2 cup tofu
    1/4 cup nuts or seeds
    2 tablespoons of peanut butter
    One egg or two egg whites

    Fats and oils

    In limited amounts (about 5 to 8 tsp./day)

    Olive, canola, or peanut oils
    Tub margarine
    Fat-free salad dressing

    Sweets and snacks

    In limited amounts

    Fat-free baked goods
    Sherbet, sorbet, Italian ice, popsicles
    Low-fat frozen yogurt
    Angel food cake
    Fig bars
    Gingersnaps
    Jelly beans, hard candy
    Plain popcorn
    Pretzels
     
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    Think you should take the necessary pills too.
     
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    What kind of necessary pills are you talking about?
     
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    1. cooked dried beans and peas
    2. fruits and vegetables
    3. whole grains
    4. calcium-rich foods
     

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