Breakfast Important Meal For Expecting Moms

A woman’s body goes through so many changes during pregnancy. Mom’s, after all, are creating a life. Breakfast is an important meal for everyone, but that is especially true for pregnant women.  

Breakfast helps expecting women fuel their day, support baby’s development, help provide needed nutrition and maintain a healthy weight.

 The Texas WIC food package includes several healthy breakfast options for Pregnant women, to help support them during pregnancy, including:

  • Eggs
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk

The entire package includes more foods, check the entire package out on the Texas WIC website. If you are pregnant, apply for WIC on their website here.

 Breakfast is the first meal of the day after sleeping for roughly 8 hours. The energy boost from your first meal can help moms get the nutrition they need. Use WIC foods like milk, cereal and fruit to make this breakfast recipe, that’s really perfect any time of day.

CEREAL, FRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL

1/2 cup of breakfast cereal

2 cups fresh or frozen berries

1 banana

½ cup milk

Toppings such as almonds, berries or cereal

Blend frozen berries, banana and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with breakfast cereal or sliced fruit. Makes 2 servings

Pregnant & Need Help? 

Are you pregnant and need help with your pregnancy, but not sure where to start? Start with Texas WIC. 

The program is open to pregnant women that are Texas residents. The free program can begin as soon as you learn that you are expecting a baby. To qualify, expecting Texas mothers must meet the following income requirements, which are provided by Texas WIC: 

Households with the following gross yearly income per member: 

  • 1 household member can qualify making up to $25,142 gross yearly income per household;
  • 2 household members up to $33,874 gross yearly income; 
  • 3 household members up to $42,606 gross yearly income; 
  • 4 household members up to $51,338 gross yearly income; 
  • 5 household members up to $60,070 gross yearly income and 
  • 6 household members up to $68,802 gross yearly income.

Texas WIC provides FREE resources to help you along your pregnancy, including nutrition counseling and FREE healthy food packages to help ensure you and your baby have a healthy pregnancy. 

To see if you qualify for the program, apply online at texaswic.com/apply.

JC Food Mart is a service provider for the WIC program, not a part of the WIC program.