Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rice, Veggies, and PROTEIN!

I just got back from lunch. I was able to sit outside today and enjoy the amazing weather. It has been unsually cool for mid August. I'm lucky to say this is the last August I'll have to be pregnant. (at least with baby #1). I hear pregnancy can be hard in the summer... I get a winter pregnancy. :)

So for lunch I had some rice mixed with corn, red and green peppers, and onions. It was SO good. I also had a mixed greens salad with some cherry tomatoes (yes, I love these, I can't believe I ever hated them) and a light vinaigrette. I feel healthy and full, but I was wondering if I got enough Protein!? I feel so much pressure to eat correctly for my baby, and make sure that he is growing strong, healthy, and smart. I immediately got back to my desk and started a little research....

I found this on the Dr. McDougall website:


To be on the safe side, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends men, women, and children should get five percent of their calories from protein. WHO recommends pregnant women should get six percent. The chart to the right reveals the protein levels of selected plant foods. As you will see, it's virtually impossible to fail to meet the World Health Organization's daily requirements.


It looks like I'm doing pretty good! My doctor told me that if I am getting 6 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, then I am doing better than 90% of women out there. :) That is reassuring. Keith bought some strawberries and Mandarin oranges last night... if he hasn't eaten them all, I can't wait to get home and share some of those with baby B!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

You're already a great mommy, eating healthy for your baby!