5 alternatives to canned foods during pregnancy

Canned foods can be a lifesaver for busy weeknights, for making fewer trips to the store, and meal prepping. But, are they safe for pregnancy?  Learn about some alternatives to canned foods during pregnancy!

Buy Fresh Produce

Fresh food is a great option, so try to get as many goods, including fruits and vegetables, as fresh as possible. This will ensure your meals are made with the most real food ingredients and minimal preservatives.

Shop at farmers markets

There’s nothing like picking your own food right from those in charge of making it! Farmer’s markets are a fun activity and convenient, allowing you to get the best of both worlds.

Grow your own foods

This one might sound a bit overwhelming or time-consuming, especially if you don’t have a green thumb. But growing your own food can be truly rewarding. Not to mention it’s fun, super healthy & seriously fresh.

Alternative packaging

Produce comes in many different packages, not just canned. While this might be the most affordable option, the risks don’t make it the best bang for your buck! The most popular alternative packaging is glass.

Cook at home

Cooking your meals at home also ensures that canned goods aren’t being thrown into this mix without you actually knowing. Some restaurants may use canned foods to save money on their end.

To learn about the safety of canned foods & other alternatives for pregnancy click the link below!