Chives

 

Sprinkle Some on Your Salad or Soup

 

Mix them into softened cream cheese before you spread it on a bagel, cracker, tortilla chip or slice of bread. Stir them into dips or add them to hummus. The possibilities are endless..

Serving Size:  2 tablespoons, chopped

Greatly nutritious because…

Folate (or Folic Acid) may be the most important nutrient of the first trimester.

For proper iron absorption, your body needs vitamin C. Chives give you both.

Magnesium is involved in more than 300 cellular reactions, making it very important to your health and your growing baby’s.

More on Iron:

In combination with sodium, potassium, and water, iron helps increase your blood volume and prevent anemia. A daily intake of 27 milligrams is ideal during pregnancy.

Examples of daily sources of iron:

2-3 servings of green leafy vegetables (1 serving = approximately 1 cup)

  • collard
  • turnip
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • cabbage

3 servings of whole grains (1 serving = approximately. ½ cup or one slice)

  • bread
  • cornmeal
  • cereal
  • oatmeal

2-3 servings of lean protein (1 serving = approximately 3 ounces/ size of a deck of cards)

  • beef
  • seafood
  • poultry

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