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October 2, 2011

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

I’m so glad that it’s October, because that means pumpkin puree is on supermarket shelves!
I LOVE pumpkin and use it in a variety of recipes, including soups, breads, pancakes, pasta dishes, and smoothies.

Check out MyPlate for Moms on FB for a delicious and nutritious pumpkin smoothie recipe. Pumpkin is packed with potassium to keep your blood pressure normal, and is brimming with beta-carotene, which lends color and protects cells against damage. Plus, this pumpkin smoothie is downright delicious and it’s a great way to work in a serving of dairy AND vegetables, and using eftover pumpkin puree.

Enjoy!

August 12, 2011

5 Smart Snacking Strategies

Nearly everyone snacks, especially pregnant women. Here’s an article I wrote about how to snack smart.

November 1, 2010

Snack Attack! Healthy snacks from the experts

Filed under: Cravings, General Information, Nutrition During Pregnancy — Tags: , , — Elizabeth Ward @ 11:05 am

When you’re pregnant, the urge to splurge on a snack can strike at any time. Here are some excellent snack ideas from Elisa Zied, MS, RD, who asked her colleagues, including me, for delicious, quick between meal noshes. Think of snacks as mini meals, not meal wreckers. Maybe you’ll get some ideas of your own after you read this helpful article!