Soup may not be the first thing of you think of eating in the after memorial day, but during pregnancy, comfort foods are welcomed despite the season – especially when nausea and tiredness are the norm. It’s crucial for women to take care of themselves during this time, as pregnancy can be incredibly straining. One of the best ways to do so is through the simplicity of eating well. Proper nutrition is not only critical for the development of your new baby, but also the key to helping you feel your best.

One of my favorite things to eat – pregnant or not – is soup. Not only does it last for days (and beyond when you freeze it), soup is a great way to pack in several important nutrients and vitamins. Here are some of my favorites to enjoy during pregnancy and beyond: