A healthy pregnancy diet, Latino style: Portion sizes for common foods

Food list

Take a look at this list to get an idea of the wide variety of foods you can choose from to make up your healthy pregnancy diet. Next to each food item, you’ll find the quantity that makes one portion. For instance, “Arepa: 1/2″ means that half an arepa is equal to one serving of carbohydrates.

This will make it easier to follow our healthy pregnancy eating plan. Included are many delicious Latino ingredients that you can enjoy while pregnant.


The average woman needs nine daily servings of carbohydrates (which are also referred to as starches).

Legumes, grains, cereals, starchy vegetables, fruit, and milk all contain about the same amount of carbohydrate per serving. (Nonstarchy vegetables, such as leafy greens, contain fewer carbohydrates.) The key to controlling blood sugar is to balance the number of carbohydrate choices at each meal and snack.

This is particularly

Read More

Paloma Faith feels her parenting style is misunderstood

Paloma Faith says her gender neutral parenting comments were misunderstood. (AP)
Paloma Faith says her gender neutral parenting comments were misunderstood. (AP)

Paloma Faith says her comments about raising her daughter without gender were misunderstood – and she was simply trying to protect her privacy.

The Upside Down singer – who became a mother in 2016 – said in 2018 “I don’t differentiate gender because I don’t believe you should to a young child.”

Faith, 38, has now told the Radio Times: “I was misunderstood – the media reported that I wasn’t dictating gender stereotypes.

“True, I don’t encourage gender rigidity with toys, but really, I was traumatised by the birth and protective of our privacy.

Read more: Paloma Faith: ‘Men couldn’t cope with motherhood’

Paloma Faith became a mother in December 2016. (Getty Images)
Paloma Faith became a mother in December 2016. (Getty Images)

“I wanted her to develop into herself before the world decided who she was. I felt like a lioness. She makes me look at the

Read More

Matthew McConaughey on his ‘tough love’ parenting style

Matthew McConaughey recently opened up about his “tough love” parenting style.

The actor and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey have three children: Levi, 11, Vida, 10, and Livingston, 7. The couple recently sat down for an interview with Town & Country magazine.

“Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want,” Matthew McConaughey said. “Other times it means tough love.”

“Affluent people can give their kids everything they want, but they’re not usually going to get what they need,” the actor continued. “Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn. ‘No’ takes a lot more energy. It’s a lot easier to say ‘yes.'”

MORE: Camila Alves McConaughey celebrates 5 years of US citizenship

He also admitted that he is “more consistently the yes guy” with his kids compared to his wife.

The couple discussed their Just Keep Livin’ foundation for Town & Country’s

Read More