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Feeling your best during your pregnancy starts with knowing the right food to eat, exercise recommendations, and the benefits of nutritional supplements.

If food or exercise triggers your morning sickness, it's best to avoid them until you feel better. It's important to talk to your healthcare professional if your morning sickness symptoms continue.

 

Yummy for Your Tummy

This is a surprisingly filling soup, full of noodles, fresh vegetables, and delicious seasonings.

Ingredients

6 cups reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger, or 1 teaspoon dried
½ pound udon, soba, or Asian-style wheat noodles
1 cup tofu, cut into small cubes
1 cup cooked chicken, cut into cubes
2 scallions, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, optional
1 teaspoon sesame oil
⅓ cup bean sprouts

Preparations

Add the broth and ginger to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook about 4 to 5 minutes, or until just tender, depending on the thickness of the noodle you use. Drain the noodles. Add the tofu, chicken, scallions, cilantro (if using), and sesame oil to the broth and simmer 5 minutes. Divide the noodles among 4 large soup bowls and pour in the hot broth and vegetables. Sprinkle the bean sprouts on top and serve. (Makes 4 servings)

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