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I admit I don't eat as healthy as I should but I would also say pregnancy did bring on healthier eating habits that I carried over after delivery.
In my first pregnancy I was consumed with just keeping anything down (see Hyperemesis Gravidarum discussion) but, for my second and third go around, I made a point to add in some extra good stuff, even if I didn't like it. After all, those 40 weeks weren't about me, it was about doing the best I could to provide the best, to my ability, environment for my growing baby.
Red pepper was something I use to never eat, and I added while pregnant. Now, I actually love and crave it.
Something I also increased while expecting is nuts. Not only are they packed full of good for you "stuff", they make for such quick-during-the-day snacking, too. I do actually love them, pregnant or not, but try to consume in moderation when not pregnant because they are so fattening. So, yes, I upped them while pregnant for the babies, but after, they're really just special treats.
Here's a great go-to list of things to increase for optimal nutrition while expecting.
What about you? Do you eat better while pregnant? Did you have any healthier eating carry-over after you had the baby?