Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy can be easier said than done. When every bone in your body is screaming for cheeseburgers and cupcakes, it's hard to say no and opt for a salad instead. If you are expecting, it is important to know what vitmains and minerals will best serve your changing body as well as your baby's development. 

A pregnant woman's body requires an increase in folate, fiber, protein, calcium and heart healthy fats – not to mention double the iron intake! Consuming foods high in these nutrients helps to fight fatigue and allows your body to stay satisfied longer. 

Balancing a nutritious diet doesn't have to be another calamity of pregnancy.The list below gives examples of foods that are rich in all the components your baby needs to develop. Use this as a guide the next time you are shopping for groceries.

When you are browsing the aisle, fill your cart with: 

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Oranges
  • Avocados
  • Nuts or nut butters
  • Lean meats
  • Broccoli
  • Dried fruit
  • Eggs
  • Leafy greens

Plan meals and snacks around these pregnancy superfoods to keep you feeling great through every trimester. And don't beat yourself up if you give in to those cheeseburgers and cupcakes every now and again, it happens to the best of us!