A Light and Healthy Lunch

Since its so important to eat right while pregnant (despite all the strange cravings) I've been making an effort to have a really healthy lunch every day. In the mornings I generally drink a smoothie with fruits, yogurt, and about 2 cups of spinach or other greens blended into the mix. In the evenings I always make a veggie packed dinner complimented by some good quality protein. Lunch is particularly tough for me though. Since I work from home during the days I frequently lose track of time and skip lunch entirely or am so busy with a project that I end up just snacking on whatever is easily available from the fridge. I found that planning my lunches at the beginning of the week is helpful.

For a quick afternoon pick me up full of pregnancy supporting nutrients, try these Tuna Salad bites! Canned tuna is a great way to get brain building nutrients from fish and this recipe only takes a few minuets to throw together.


  • 1/2 Can Tuna Fish in Water
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 or 2 Slices Low Fat Swiss Cheese (Jarlsberg Light is good)
  • Wheat Crackers
  • Salt
  • Pepper
To Make
  1. In a medium bowl combine tuna fish and yogurt until well mixed. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Top crackers with cheese, tuna mix, and a slice of cucumber.
  3. Serve chilled.
Pair this light lunch with a glass of milk and don't forget to take your prenatal vitamins!


  1. Great idea on the smoothie and light lunches, Olivia. The internet was flooded this month with searches on smoothies. Everyone with their new year's resolutions, no doubt, lol. I love putting a little flax seed oil in mine - so many nutritious benefits.
    I love your blog. Lots of interesting info on so many topics. I'll be popping by often. Thanks for visiting.

  2. Robyn, Thanks so much for the visit! I have to admit I was one of those smoothie searchers! I even have a whole board on Pinterest just for them! What fabulous blog you have as well! Its already on my reading list.