FOODIE UPDATE (nigerian food time table for healthy pregnancy)

Any healthy Nigerian food time table features six mealtimes and common Nigerian dishes that anyone can cook.

Here is how you can build your week in terms of meals:

Monday Breakfast: Oats and tea or small cup of coffee (200 ml);

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit;

Lunch: Amala with Ewedu and fish stew;

Afternoon snack: Seasonal fruit;

Dinner: Sweet potatoes (boiled or baked) with meat stew;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

Tuesday Breakfast: Akara and Ogi;

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit; Lunch: Fufu and Efo Riro;

Afternoon snack: Fruit salad; Dinner: Efo Riro and rice;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

Wednesday Breakfast: Bread, boiled eggs and your beverage of choice (see Monday);

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit;

Lunch: Fried plantain (Dodo) and Jollof rice with chicken or meat stew;

Afternoon snack: Chin Chin;

Dinner: Eko with chicken or meat stew;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

Thursday Breakfast: Bread, stew and your beverage of choice;

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit;

Lunch: Pounded yam with Egusi stew; Afternoon snack: Fruit salad;

Dinner: Boiled plantains with any stew you want;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

Friday Breakfast: Oats and your beverage of choice;

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit; Lunch: Moi Moi, white rice and fried meat/stewed fish;

Afternoon snack: Roasted plantain with groundnuts;

Dinner: Ewa Aganyin or beans and chicken stew;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

Saturday Breakfast: Corned beef stew, boiled yam and your beverage of choice;

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit; Lunch: Ikokore with chicken or meat stew;

Afternoon snack: Meat pies; Dinner: Coleslaw with fried rice and fried chicken;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

Sunday Breakfast: Fried eggs, boiled yam, sausages and stew;

Morning snack: Seasonal fruit;

Lunch: Amala or Semolina with bitter leaf stew and Ogbonno;

Afternoon snack: Fruit salad;

Dinner: Ground rice (Tuwo) with meat stew;

Evening snack: Granola bar or cereal with skim milk.

This is a sample Nigerian meals time table. You do not have to follow it to a T. Mix and match things, replace meals with something similar. Nevertheless, remember to eat regularly.

If you are looking for a more detailed overview of meals according to the week of pregnancy, you can visit this website and find what you are looking for.

However, the meals they propose are mostly meant for people from the Western countries. You can either go with it, or replace them with their Nigerian counterparts, if they exist.

If you are still not sure about what you should and should not eat during pregnancy, continue reading for some tips on the matter.

What to eat during pregnancy Before you run to cook your first meal from the meal plan, consider the things you should consume in order to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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