A pregnant woman needs approximately 300 calories more daily. Calories per day should be 2100-2400 and should be divided to include an evening snack.
Examples: 24 ounces of skim or low-fat milk, 3 ounces of white meat chicken or turkey, 3 ounces of Swiss or Cheddar cheese, 1 3/4 cups of low-fat plain yogurt or cottage cheese.
Examples: A slice of whole-grain bread, 1/2 cup of brown, white or wild rice, 1/2 cup cooked whole-grain cereal, 1/2 cup cooked pasta.
Examples: Full servings - 1 tablespoon of butter/margarine/mayonnaise or vegetable oil. Half servings - Ounce of cheese, a tablespoon of cream cheese, peanut butter or heavy whipping cream, a cup of whole milk, 1/2 cup of ice cream or 2 eggs.
Examples: Cakes, cookies, potato chips, soft drinks, sweetened juices and candy.