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Spinach Artichoke Dip
Depends on recipe: During pregnancy you are supposed to avoid soft cheeses: feta, brie, camembert, blue-veined cheeses and mexican style cheeses such as queso fresco, queso blanco and panela that do not state they are pasteurized as these cheeses can harbor listeria which can increase your risk for preterm labor, miscarriage and stillbirth. If there's no soft cheese used to make the dip, your ok. ...Read more
Don't waste it: Infants have a poorly developed sense of taste, and no memory of savory foods, so many of the things you appreciate are wasted on a kid that couldn't care less. These complex mixtures are a real problem for food reactions, since it is a mixture of many components.If he breaks out or falls apart, you won't know which part is to blame.Stick with simple foods, and don't be in a rush. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should be okay.: While you are pregnant, you should avoid eating anything that could potentially be contaminated with bacteria. This includes raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs; also avoid unpasteurized milk or cheese. Spinach and artichoke dip should be okay as long as it has been prepared properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If clean, yes: If you're sure it's clean, spinach dip can be fine to eat. However, there have been some outbreaks of listeria, a type of bacteria, in spinach and other fresh vegetables. If you wash your veggies carefully and prepare the dip yourself, you should be okay. It could be more problematic if you don't know how the dip has been cared for until you eat it (like sitting on a table for a long time, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A medium artichoke has only 64 calories w 10.3 grams of fiber. It also contains 50 mg of magnesium, 25 mg of calcium, 0.73 mg of zinc, 0.152 mg of copper, 88 mg of phosphorus, 8.9 mg of vitamin c, 1.3 mg of niacin, 107 mcg of folate, 16 iu of vitamin a, 17.8 mcg of vitamin k, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artichokes: A medium artichoke has only 64 calories w 10.3 grams of fiber. It also contains 50 mg of magnesium, 25 mg of calcium, 0.73 mg of zinc, 0.152 mg of copper, 88 mg of phosphorus, 8.9 mg of vitamin c, 1.3 mg of niacin, 107 mcg of folate, 16 iu of vitamin a, 17.8 mcg of vitamin k, etc. ...Read more
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