(Closed) Vegetarian Mums-To-Be…

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had never heard that about pre-prepared salads.  Why is that?

I’m currently 38 weeks, a very selective pescatarian and never had any issues when eating out.  I just choose the restaurant we eat at very carefully.  Don’t know if you have a Chipotle but I love it.  Rice, black beans, fajita veg, salsa, cheese, lettuce.  Yum.  For awhile I kept a stash of raw almonds, granola bars and cheese with me all the time.  Now since I am home more I can cook.  Really focus on your protein and iron intake though since that is a common misstep for veg heads.  Eggs and dairy are your friends!

Post # 5
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Hm. I’m almost 24 weeks and eat salad now. I’ve never heard of that either.  

Honestly, in the first trimester I ate terribly because I was so, so, so sick, and I had so many food aversions. I ate a lot of french fries when we went out.  But, if you don’t have aversions, you could have some veggie chili, veggie burgers are still fine (I always only eat half of the bun), Mexican food (beans, rice, guacamole), Indian food (maybe a tofu curry), mediterranean food (falafal, hummus, grape leaves)… I’m vegan, and I try to start each day with a protein shake so I’m not so concerned about protein intake for the rest of the day– I eat protein, but I’m not concerned about getting enough because I started the day with 30 grams. 



Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I think that the nutritional benefits of the veggies, beans, and fruit probably far outweigh the very small risk of listeriosis. I get that it’s serious and nothing you want to mess with – but you also need to eat! So, I would take that “prohibition” with a sizable grain of salt.

I would also suggest branching out into a wider variety of restaurants. There are lots of great veggie-friendly Mediterranean, Asian and Indian dishes that you can try.

Post # 7
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsMagillToBe:  I’m not a vegetarian but I couldn’t stomach meat for the first 4 months or so.

I ate pasta, lots of pasta, rice and bagels with cream cheese and cucumber. Cooked veggies, stir fry, veggie curry, and lots of salad and fruit. Including the pre-prepared salads…guess I didn’t get the memo.




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