Good afternoon and happy Friday! =D Chicken burritos are one of my favorite dinners because it is simple, delicious, and all of the ingredients are super nutritious! We oven roasted and steamed a whole 8 lb chicken for 3.5 hours at 350 degrees. The whole chicken is cooked at 25 minutes a pound. To steam the chicken, water is placed on the bottom of the pan. Be sure to cover with tin foil before placing in the oven. When the chicken comes out of the oven, separate the breasts, legs, and wings. The meat will be so moist from being steamed in the oven that it falls right off the bones. We made four different dinners from each part of this whole chicken.
For this meal, we are using chicken breasts, spinach, avocados, and whole wheat tortillas.
Why is this meal nutritious for your baby?
Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts contains Protein and Iron.
Spinach contains Magnesium, Folate, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, Choline, Omega 3 Fats, Vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C. Eating spinach contributes to preventing birth defects in the baby.
Avocado contains Omega 3 fatty acids, Protein, Vitamin A, B6, and C, Calcium, Iron, Folate, and Magnesium. Eating avocados are essential to the baby’s eye and brain development.
Why are these nutrients important?
Iron helps create blood for you and baby as well as transports oxygen throughout your body.
Protein is necessary to the baby’s growth and organ development.
Fiber helps regulate the digestive track in pregnant women.
Calcium is necessary to the baby’s bone development.
Choline is essential to the development of the baby’s nervous system.
Omega 3 Fats is necessary to the development of the baby’s brain, eyes and nervous system. Many prenatal pills have DHA, which is an Omega 2 fatty acid.
Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, promotes the baby’s brain development.
Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, contributes to the growth of the baby’s skin as well as eye development.
Manganese helps with the formation of the baby’s bones.
Vitamin C assists with the development of the baby’s skin and bones.
Vitamin B6 helps promote the production of white blood cells by ensuring that the organs that create them remain healthy.
Magnesium helps to regulate blood sugar levels and your build tissues.
Folate contributes to the prevention of brain and neural tube defects in your baby.
Potassium contributes to balancing electrolytes and nerve impulse transmission throughout your body.
Thank you for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day <3