A pregnant Carrie Underwood will once again avoid turkey this Thanksgiving.
The 31-year-old country star, who grew up on a farm and has maintained vegetarian and vegan diets since she was a teenager, told Yahoo! Beauty in an interview posted on Tuesday that she will continue to remain meat-free during her pregnancy. The Grammy winner and American Idol alum and husband Mike Fisher, a 34-year-old NHL player, are expecting their first child, a baby boy.
"I have been vegetarian for about 10 years now," she said. "With pregnancy, I am definitely going more on the vegetarian side, but as soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan."
Maintaining a vegetarian diet while pregnant is healthy for both mothers and their children as long as the women get the appropriate vitamins and nutrients. Doctors may prescribe supplements.