Salt does not need to be restricted in pregnancy for most
women. Foods that are less processed will contain less salt.
To avoid excessive salt, limit intake of highly processed foods
such as canned soups, boxed pasta and rice mixes, salted
snacks, and salty seasonings.
O u t
Eating out can be challenging especially when you
a r e trying to eat healthy. Portion control is key
since the servings at most restaurants are often-
times 2 to 3 times larger than at home. Use the
p o r tion guide available on page 3. Selecting the
right restaurant and planning ahead are impor-
tant ways to eat out more healthfully.
D Choose lean meats that are baked, broiled,
D or grilled
D Include vegetables and a whole grain starch like
D brown rice or whole wheat pasta
D Drink low fat milk as a beverage whenever
D Enjoy a fresh fruit cup for dessert
D Limit foods that are fried and prepared in butter
D or cream sauces
D Be mindful of the calories from the bread basket.
Sample Healthy Meals Out
Grilled chicken on salad greens with dressing on the side
D Turkey breast with lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat ro l l - u p
D 2 slices of vegetarian pizza with a side green salad
Beef, chicken, or shrimp fajitas
Chicken or seafood stir- f ry and specify “light on the oil and sauces.”