Beware of gaining too much/not gaining enough weight!
Gaining too much weight during a pregnancy will make you susceptible to pregnancy induced hypertension. However, recent trends have been seeing mothers-to-be that are too slim. It is said that not gaining enough weight will result in not only a smaller infant but also makes you susceptible to lifestyle related diseases. In any case, weight control during gestation is very important.
How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
The weight a pregnant woman gains until birth mostly consists of the weight of the infant (fetus), placenta, amniotic fluid and blood. A newborn's average weight is approximately 3 kilograms. It is said that a mother-to-be's body stores up necessary nutrients for birth and breastfeeding during pregnancy as well. In recent time, weight gain calculated according to each individual's pre-pregnancy weight seems to be the most ideal.
Ingredients (serve 2)
- 2 bread rolls
- 100g avocado
- 40g boiled broccoli (frozen)
- 18g cream cheese
- 2tsp lemon juice
- 1tbsp mayonnaise
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper
How to cook
1. Thaw broccoli in a microwave oven (600W), drain and cut into 1.5cm pieces. Cut cream cheese into 1 cm cubes.
2. Put avocado and lemon juice in a bowl, mash with a fork, add mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
3. Add broccoli and cream cheese to (2) and mix.
4. Cut a slit in the bread roll and insert (3).
Something that can be eaten fresh and nutritious.