Dinner can be a hard meal to face during pregnancy, because you may not feel very hungry when dinner time rolls around. However, you should still try to eat something, because you and your baby both need those nutrients to get you through the night. This doesn't mean you have to eat a big meal, a lighter option like soup will do the trick.
We also suggest that you don't eat too late at night, especially fatty or greasy foods. The most annoying feeling is having heartburn or indigestionwhen you are trying to get to sleep and if you eat too late these gastrointestinal complaints may be inevitable.
Here are a few dinner ideas, which you can also eat at lunch time ...
Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables. This is a great dish, which gives you a good serving of protein and a bit of carbohydrates for added energy. It is quite heavy though, so make sure you're eating an early dinner.
Greek salad. If you don’t have much of an appetite a salad can be an ideal dinner option. Salads are filling and give you all the right nutrients and vitamins! Just make sure you don't drown your salad in creamy dressings. Lighter dressings, such as balsamic vingarette or a bit of olive oil with a pinch of salt are much healthier ways to give your salad an extra kick of flavour!
Vegetable consome. This is another great dinner option, especially if you are nearing the end of your pregnancy and feeling too squished to hold much food in your stomach. Smaller portions are the way forward!
Remember, being pregnant doesn't mean you can't enjoy your usual Sunday roast! However, it's best that you eat more meat and vegetables than the carby bits of your Sunday Roast - moderation is key!