Pregnancy planning Getting pregnant Great nutrition for getting pregnant Here's how to boost your fertility without giving up your favourite foods 1 of Ad break Great nutrition for getting pregnantEating a healthier fertility-boosting diet does not have to be hard or involve giving up your favourite foods. Often simple swaps can give you much healthier choices that will help you get pregnant, leaving you the chance to have your favourite treats ‘guilt free’ now and again. Don’t forget that you’re doing this for the good of both you and your baby – what greater incentive could there be? Check out our selection of getting pregnant swaps for breakfast, lunch and dinner, packed with nutritional benefits. BreakfastTop tip: Don’t forget that breakfast is the ideal time to take your daily supplement containing 400mcg folic acid Instead of… Muffin and a coffee Switch to... Bowl of high-fibre cereal such as Fruit ’n Fibre with semi-skimmed milk Nutritional benefits • Half the calories• One-third the fat• Twice as much iron (4.4mg)• Almost five times more folate (72mg)• One-third more fibre (3.5g) BreakfastInstead of... Small croissant with butter and jam Switch to... Toasted tea cake with low-fat spread Nutritional benefits • One-third less calories and fat• Twice as much iron (1.6mg) LunchInstead of... White bread, BLT sandwich Switch to... Wholemeal chicken salad sandwich Nutritional benefits •Half the calories•One-third the fat and salt•One-third more folate (75mg)•Twice as much fibre (4.9g) Continue slideshow > LunchInstead of... Jacket potato, butter, cheese and coleslaw Switch to... Jacket potato, cheese and beans with side salad Nutritional benefits • One-quarter less calories• One-third less fat• Twice as much iron• One-third more fibre (11.5g) LunchInstead of... 3 slices of a meat-topped pizza Switch to... 3 slices of vegetarian pizza Nutritional benefits •One-fifth less calories and salt•One-quarter less fat•Same iron content (3.5mg)•Plus an extra 12mg vitamin C and 5g fibre Evening mealInstead of... Chicken curry and rice ready meal Switch to... Chicken curry and rice ready meal, plus broccoli and carrots or green beans Nutritional benefits •An extra 50 kcals but also an extra 1.4mg iron, 0.5mg zinc, 80mg folate and 4.8g fibre Evening mealInstead of... Macaroni cheese Switch to... Pasta with meat and tomato sauce, plus green salad Nutritional benefits •One-third less calories and less than half the fat and salt•More than twice as much iron (3.1g) and folate (56mg) and vitamin C (36mg) Continue slideshow > Evening mealInstead of... 2 grilled pork sausages, gravy, mash, cabbage and carrots Switch to... Small grilled steak, gravy, mash, cabbage, carrots or broccoli Nutritional benefits • One-quarter less calories, sodium and half the fat• Almost double the iron (4.4mg)• Almost three times the zinc (5.8mg) By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 15 July 2008 Comments Latest on MadeForMums Rochelle Humes' divisive method for clearing her baby's bunged up nose Viral wedding invitation tells guests: "Breastfeed in the toilets!" Kimberley Walsh admits her marriage 'revolves' around her kids Bobby and Cole Exclusive look at the Hee Tee: A 'heat and energy generating' buggy!