Pregnancy Meal Planning

Sample Menu Two

This menu gives you some flexibility in how much work you would like to put into the preparation. Many of these items can be made at home, or purchased already prepared.

Breakfast

Oatmeal
Slice of Whole Wheat Toast
1/2 Grapefruit
8 oz Glass of Milk (8oz = 1 Cup)

Snack

Blueberry Muffin

Lunch

Broccoli Bacon Quiche
White Bean Salad

Snack

2 Deviled Egg Halves

Dinner

Parmesan Chicken
Rice pilaf
Steamed Carrots
8 oz glass of Milk

Snack

Chocolate Pudding

Making this menu work for you

Here are some suggestions for adjusting this menu to the level of preparation you desire:

Oatmeal can be made from an instant package, fast or slow cook stove top methods, or overnight crock pot methods. Add ins may include fruit, nuts, honey, maple syrup or yogurt.

If you have at least half an hour to bake one morning a week, use that morning to bake a batch of muffins. Store them in your freezer in zipper lock freezer bags. Thaw in the microwave. Another option is to buy muffins from your grocery store bakery.

Quiche can be made with or without the crust and can be made ahead and refrigerated. An additional option is to make mini-quiche using a muffin tray and store extras in the freezer. You can find ready made quiche in many grocery store bakeries or the frozen food section.

Deviled eggs can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

If you don't have time to make parmesan chicken or rice pilaf from a recipe, you can use a boxed mix or purchase frozen varieities of a meat and side.

Pudding can be made using a favorite recipe, from a box mix that is cooked or instant, or can be purchased ready made.