Kara Korhonen, dietary expert, talks about a great source of fiber during your first trimester, the famous, pregnant lady casserole.
One of the recipes for the first trimester is Pregnant Lady Casserole. Why do I call with this? The top of this hot dish is covered with pickles, hard-boiled eggs, and ice cream. Okay, not the ice cream. Leaving your food craving for pickles aside, if you recall the daily recommendation for fiber is 28 grams. Pregnant Lady Casserole is an excellent source of fiber over five grams per serving. In addition, one serving is also a good source of folate so eat up. For Pregnant Lady Casserole, you will need four medium size potatoes, sliced a quarter of an inch to half an inch thick, one tablespoon canola oil, one medium union sliced, eight ounces of sliced mushrooms, and two teaspoons caraway seeds. One 16-ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets, two cloves of garlic minced, one teaspoon of dried dill, one dill pickle chopped, two hard-boiled eggs chopped, and half a cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Place the sliced potatoes in a large saucepan and covered with cold water. Conventional or organic sometimes potatoes get green spots. The green areas contain solanine, which inhibits the action of neurotransmitters. Oh, what the heck does that mean? Do not eat the green spots. Oil of high heat until tender about 20 minutes. You will know if the potatoes are tender when you could easily poke them with fork. Drain the tender potatoes meanwhile heat the canola oil in a large dip pot, add the union, cook for about five minutes over medium heat then add the mushrooms and cook for about seven to eight minutes. Once the union to translucent and the mushrooms have cooked down, add the caraway seeds and then the broccoli, cook for 10 minutes. The key is to avoid over cooking your broccoli, we want the broccoli to be bright green not mushy brown. Turn off the heat and add the garlic, dill, and drained potatoes. Gently stir. In a 9 by 13 inch baking pan add the cooked ingredients, sprinkle with the chopped pickle, eggs, and cheese. Baked in a 350-degree oven uncovered for 30 minutes. A bowl full of Pregnant Lady Casserole and a grainy whole-wheat roll or all you need for a hardy nutritious meal.