First off, its giveaway winner day!!
Congrats to Wehaf! I’ll email you and get your information!
What I’ve Been Eating
I have been pretty conscious about my eating during these first 20 weeks of pregnancy. It is important to me to feed myself well, because I know the nutrients I get are directly affecting the baby. Luckily, I really haven’t been getting any crazy cravings (other than the occasional cookie or Starbucks cake pop), so I haven’t felt like I am eating bad stuff at all. One thing I have had to change a bit is my dairy intake. It seems like Baby Baum just doesn’t like the stuff, which hasn’t been all that big of a deal. It does mean no ice cream though, which is a bit of a bummer sometimes!
Anyhow, here is a quick look at standard day of eats for me lately.
I use half a cup of oats, a banana, cinnamon, and a scoop of peanut butter. I’d say this is my breakfast during the week about 80% of the time. Depending on time, sometimes I’ll do an egg sandwich on Eggo waffles – always a winner!
Mid-Morning Snack: A piece of fruit or handful of nuts
I don’t always eat my midmorning snack – it really just depends on what I have been doing for the day. If I work out in the morning, I am always hungry by 10:30. If not, then sometimes I just skip the snack. It really just depends on my activity level that day. Musselman’s sent me a sample of their new big cups, which are 2x the size of their standard size snack cups. One of the 6oz containers is a perfect morning snack to tide me over until lunch! My favorite is the unsweetened with cinnamon that I put in myself – it isn’t quite as sweet and is the perfect snack! (I didn’t catch a photo because I ate them too quickly!)
Lunch: A sandwich, a salad, or some type of left overs.
Lunch tends to jump all over the place. If we don’t have a lot of food, I’m looking at a peanut butter and banana sandwich with some healthy snacks on the side (fruit, nuts, some dry cereal, etc.) Most of the time, it is leftovers from dinner the night before. Making extra food at night makes lunch the next day easy peasy!
Mid-afternoon Snack: Anything with peanut butter!
This always used to be a Greek Yogurt of some kind. I was addicted to them before pregnancy. No dairy = no yogurt. Now, I always incorporate some kind of protein in my afternoon snack, which is usually peanut butter. Today I ended up with a pear on some peanut butter toast. I have been loving pears being in season!! Usually it ends up being a banana, but the more pears, the better!
Dinner: A meat protein with veggies and some sort of carb/starch
Dinners at our house are pretty darn predictable. We grill or bake some kind of lean protein – pork, chicken, beef, etc and pair it with roasted potatoes or rice, usually with green beans (my favorite!). Every once in a while, we go on the different route and make a casserole meal (lasagna, enchiladas, etc.), but tend to stick to norm most of the time. We always cook to have leftovers to make our weekdays hassle free.
This is another snack that varies. If I am hungry, I’ll have something small – bowl of cereal, piece of fruit, popsicle, or dairy free ice cream bar. I can not go to bed hungry anymore, or I’ll wake up in the middle of the night famished and have to raid the pantry.
Now that I’ve actually written everything out, I’d say my daily eats are pretty darn boring. Oh well, whatever works to grow a nice healthy baby, right?! I imagine I’ll start increasing my caloric intake a bit in the coming weeks. I’ve noticed myself getting a bit more hungry at meals, so I’ll add an extra scoop of food here and there. So far, so good!
Disclaimer: Musselman’s sent me the applesauce to review the new 6oz Big Cups. All opinions are my own.