I'm 7 weeks pregnant and have been eating Paleo for the past 5 months, I have been eating my usual meals but lately I've been feeling really hungry and would like to add some snacks other than fruit or nuts that will be filling nourishing for my baby. What do you suggest?
You may want to puke at this suggestion - but when I was pregnant this last go round I wanted anchovies, liver (chicken pate), fish eggs, seaweed, sardines, stuff like that. If you read Nourishing Traditions these things are right up there for baby growing food.
Fish eggs are rich in natural Vitamin D and DHA/EPA. Eat with some Creme' fraiche or european style sour cream
If you are dairy free try to see if you can tolerate clarified butter/ghee for the K2
Roasted bone marrow
Canned Sardines in olive oil, Canned Cod liver in its own oil
Home Made Kale chips (There are lots of recipes on the web)
Lots of hard or soft boiled pastured eggs
REAL protein cookies if you are craving sweets http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2010/04/video-thursday-real-protein-cookies/
Also, See the Weston Price list of nutrient dense food for healthy babies and mothers http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/311-diet-for-pregnant-and-nursing-mothers
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