Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Reveals the 9 Foods Her Nutritionist Recommends
Keeping up with the Kardashian family's strict diets and detoxes can feel nearly impossible. But luckily, Khloé just shared a list of foods she follows for a healthy lifestyle—and sticking to it feels surprisingly doable. "There are so many crazy diets out there, it's sometimes hard to know what's actually healthy and what's just a fad," she wrote in a recent post on her blog. Ahead, the mom-to-be reveals nine foods her nutritionist Dr. Philip Goglia recommends, to help you power through the day.
The reality star's nutritionist recommends you eat seafood like salmon, black cod, arctic char and sea bass at night. "You increase your intake of omega fatty acids, which helps with deeper sleep, increased growth-hormone release and a reduction of inflammation," Kardashin writes.
Examples Kardashian provides of these are potatoes, rice or brown rice, yams or sweet potatoes, oatmeal, oat flakes, quinoa and lentils. "These are your energy-source friends, many of which have anti-inflammatory benefits as well!," she says.
Try out this slow cooker cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast.
LEAN RED MEAT
"Eating lean red meats[...]especially in the evening will provide a huge boost in energy the following day for early morning training. Red meat is also a source of iron that will increase hematocrit levels (the percentage of red blood cells in your blood), resulting in improved endurance capacity for your cardio training sessions."
Try this flavor-packed Flank Steak with Olive Tapenade!
DARK LEAFY VEGETABLES
Kardashian says these are a "MUST" for staying healthy. "The iron content of foods like asparagus, spinach, kale and rapini will increase the oxygen in your red blood cells, which will increase your endurance when working out and provide you with consistent energy."
Try out Emeril Lagasse's healthy kale soup for a hearty, iron-packed meal.
"Lean meats like chicken and turkey breast are a great source of protein for tissue repair," says Kardashian. But not if it's fried! "Instead, try broiling, grilling, poaching, steaming or baking," she adds.
Ina Garten's perfect roast chicken is a great place to start.
When choosing a fruit, Kardashian says: "Generally the darker the fruit, the better—however, all are great choices for your metabolism, immunity and energy."
Make this Blueberry and Spinach Salad to get your greens and fruit in!
"Eggs are one of the most protein-rich natural foods, giving you approximately 70 to 90 calories of healthy fat and protein," she writes.
If you like your eggs poached but don't want the fuss of cooking them on the stove, try our foolproof microwave method.
"The general rule of thumb for an inactive lifestyle is to consume half an ounce of water per one pound of body weight daily," writes the reality star. "For an active lifestyle, drink up to one ounce of water per one pound of body weight." (She also adds that she stays away from sparkling, mineral or tonic water.)
For extra flavor and nutrition, try Kourtney Kardashian's "detox water" recipe.
Says Kardashian: "Not only do tree nuts like almonds, walnuts and cashews offer an incredible source of energy and protein, but studies show that the heart-healthy legumes also help keep your cholesterol down, lower levels of heart disease-causing inflammation, improve the health of your artery lining and reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can lead to a heart attack."
For a healthy side dish or meal on its own, try this Quinoa Salad with Apples and Cashews.