Fun Recipes for Your Third Trimester of Pregnancy
Today we want to offer a few fun recipes for the third trimester of pregnancy. These recipes aren’t only nutritious, but they’ll also be sure to get a smile out of the future mother, which will boost her well-being.
Just like in the previous stages of pregnancy, it’s very important for mothers to take care of themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, proper nutrition doesn’t have to be boring, especially during the final stage of pregnancy.
The first thing you need to know are the ideal types of foods and amount of calories that women need in their third trimester.
At this stage of pregnancy, women need about 2500 calories per day. Their diet should be rich in omega 3, iron, magnesium, iodine and proteins.
The fun recipes we’ll present today are a combination of foods that you can prepare at different moments of the day.
They’re pleasing to the eyes, but at the same time nutritious and filling. The best part is that you can always create your own variations, making them even better .
Fun recipes for the third trimester of pregnancy
This first recipe is a breakfast option. It’s energizing, rich in nutrients, and is considerably filling. If you like cheese, this recipe is sure to delight.
- 1 slice of bread, toasted.
- 2 spoonfuls of ricotta cheese.
- 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes.
- 1 strip of bacon.
- 2 medium-sized eggs.
This breakfast is simple and fast. You just need to spread the two spoonfuls of ricotta cheese and slice them on the toast. Then, chop the cup of sun-dried tomato into small pieces and arrange it on the toast in the shape of a heart.
Now for the edible smiley faces. Crack the two eggs and carefully place them in a frying pan, making sure not to break the yolks. Once they’re fully cooked, use a large round mold to cut the eggs into perfect circles – two eyes.
To complete the face, add another sun-dried tomato for the nose, and use a piece of cooked bacon for the smile. Now you have all you need to make a fun breakfast for the mother-to-be.
Wash and chop all of the fruits in similar sized pieces. Write the mother’s name as well as the baby’s using fruit pieces, combining the different colors as you wish. Use the honey to add a bit of flavor and shine to this endearing fruit salad.
For the next recipe for the third trimester of pregnancy, you won’t need to spend a great deal of time in the kitchen. This lunch option includes light, fresh pasta that will help mom feel well-satisfied.
- 5 ounces of fettuccine pasta.
- 3 eggplants, peeled and cut into cubes.
- 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed.
- 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped thyme.
- 3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped.
- 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped basil.
- 1 ounce of pecorino cheese (or parmesan).
In a frying pan, add olive oil, garlic, and thyme, and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add the eggplant and sauté for 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the basil and salt and then process the ingredients until you have a homogeneous mixture.
Place the processed eggplant mixture back into the frying pan and add the tomatoes. Mix until the mixture dissolves and becomes creamy.
At the same time, you can cook the fettuccine pasta in a pot of boiling water. Check them constantly and remove from heat once al dente. To serve, place the pasta on a dish and then delicately add the creamy sauce. Finally, top everything off with the fresh basil and pecorino cheese.
For the last option in our list of fun recipes, you won’t need to use the oven. This dinner is ideal because it contains peppers, which are high in fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C.
This dish also contains chicken, which offers the proteins that are so important during the third trimester .
- 1 shredded carrot.
- 1 leek stalk.
- 1 teaspoon goats cheese.
- 1 finely chopped onion.
- 3 peppers: Red, green and yellow.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- 3 cups of boiled chicken breast, shredded.
- 1 clove of garlic, pressed.
In a frying pan, add one tablespoon of olive oil and brown the onion, garlic, carrot and leek for 8 minutes.
Then, add the chicken breast and mix all of the ingredients. Cut the tips off the tops of the peppers and fill them with the mixture, topping them off with got cheese.
Place the peppers in an oven-safe dish and bake for 35 minutes. Finally, serve them in streetlight order – red, yellow, and then green.
Remember that the purpose of today’s fun recipes is to simply serve as a guide to plan your menu. However, feel free to make any modification or adaptations necessary.
What matters most is that you keep nutritional values in mind so that you can offer the right balance.It might interest you...
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