Welcome to OB Complete® Nutrition…
Your partner for maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout your pregnancy journey. From prenatal health and nutrition, to postnatal well-being, the program includes the essentials on what is needed to nourish mommy and baby.
Whether this is your first baby or you’re an experienced mom, planning meals during pregnancy is important, and now you’ll have direct access to healthy recipes, nutritious snack options and valuable pregnancy advice from our expert nutritionist.
We’re here to make it all very convenient and simple for you, so get started today by clicking below!
TIP OF THE MONTH
February: Feeding Yourself and Family with Love
February is “love month,” and it’s a great time to focus on the people you love in your life. Family meals don’t have to be difficult or elaborate, but they are an important time to connect. Eating with love means that you’ll choose foods you enjoy and foods that make you feel good, inside and out.
Try these tips to help you plan meals and prep them with more time efficiency and bring on the joy in your family meals!
- Meal plan from your pantry first. Take a look at what you have on hand before you make your grocery list. For example, canned beans and vegetables can be combined to make a soup or chili for the colder weather. Write down the meals you plan to make on a chalk board or paper in the kitchen and then make your grocery list for the items you don’t already have.
- Batch prep ahead. Many meals can easily be reheated for later use, slashing your weekday prep and cooking time to ten minutes or less. Spend time on the weekend roasting a tray of veggies to use in different meals throughout the week. Cut up any other fresh vegetables you have for easy snacking and salads or steamed vegetable side dishes with meals. Prep ahead a big batch of rice, freeze half for another week and use the remaining in a few meals. If you have a slow cooker or other time saving cooking device, plan to use it at least once a week.
- Put out a snack bowl filled with fresh fruits like bananas, grapes, apples, citrus fruits and small packages of your favorite nuts, trail mix, dried fruit, or granola bars for easy grab-and-go snacking.
- Make good use of leftovers. Instead of eating the same meal twice, consider giving it new life. For example, any leftover vegetables can be added to eggs to make a “breakfast for dinner” omelet or for breakfast burritos – just add salsa and avocado!
Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietician nutritionist, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast.
Through her weight-inclusive counseling practice, she helps people make peace with food, find the joy in exercise, and create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. Central to all her work, Rebecca aims to develop self-compassion in place of shame by rejecting the rules of diet culture and the pervasive myth that to achieve better health one must loose weight.
Using her Body Kindness philosophy, Rebecca mentors registered dieticians and supports women from around the world in collaborative online learning spaces free from unhelpful diet chatter and negative body talk.
Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, podcasts and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, The Today Show, the Washington Post,
O Magazine, Self, Real Simple, Health, Yoga Journal, and many others.
She lives in Washington, DC., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nations Capital. Her website is BodyKindnessBook.com.
Folate helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects. Reduced Folic acid intake can increase the risk of neural defects, such as spina bifida, at birth.1,2
OB Complete® Petite, One and Premier prenatal dietary supplements contain 1 mg of Folate (as Folic acid).
This Content is for informational and educational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, pediatrician, or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding diet and exercise during and after pregnancy, or other medical condition.
These meal plans were developed by Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, EP-C. Rebecca Scritchfield is a paid spokesperson for Vertical Pharmaceuticals, LLC, the maker of the OB Complete® family of prescription prenatal dietary supplements.