My Pregnancy Must Haves: Stocking the Kitchen

Every pregnancy is different and no one craves the same foods, this list is a product of those food items I currently don’t know what I would do without.

In order to consume the right amount of daily calories I’m required to consume on the daily, I keep around a variety of healthy snacks. My calorie requirements are around 2450 based on my height, pre-pregnancy weight, and activity level plus the 300 additional calories required for baby.

Snacks list:

Yogurt

Cereal

Carrots and Hummus

Chips and Salsa

Canned fruit

Fresh fruit

My most common cravings have been raspberry sorbet, pickles, and Doritos. (Though not usually at the same time).

I also try and eat three main meals a day. For Breakfast I try and keep around the following items.

Breakfast:

Oatmeal (instant)

Fruit

Yogurt

Muffin mix (That I bake into muffins generally the night before, these also make great snacks)

Cereal

Eggs

Turkey bacon (regular bacon is expensive and has an overpowering smell that can sometimes be too much)

Toast

I tend to eat similar lunch and dinner items so I will combine these lists into one. However, I will note that my cravings tend to change day to day, and as a result I try and keep around a multitude of ingredients in order to combat with them.

Taco supplies i.e chicken, black beans, tortillas, shredded cheese, and salsa

Spaghettio’s

Salad Makings (This baby loves their fruits and veggies)

Chicken is a big staple these days

Baked Potato makings i.e potatoes, shredded cheese, butter, and sour cream

Of course I also have my typical household staples that my household was never without even before I became pregnant.  These items include: canned beans, spaghetti sauce, and spaghetti noodles.

Lunch/Dinner:

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