Throughout pregnancy, my appetite has gone in waves of normal to crazy hungry, but most of the time I am pretty darn hungry.
My diet isn’t nearly as perfect as I’d like it to be…my latest craze is Mentos candies. I have a whole stash of them in my car. I’d like to eat more salmon and more salads. I’d like to say I’m not eating any processed sugar or any processed foods in general. I can’t say that though.
BUT, I am doing my best given the circumstances (food aversions, cravings, etc.) to nourish my body and baby with healthy foods, and that is still pretty good if you ask me.
Here are some of my must-have pregnancy foods I have been noshing on for the majority of the pregnancy.
Open face egg sandwich on gluten-free waffles. I learnt to make this dish at my Online Prenatal and Childbirth Classes where I also learn a lot more about childbirth and pregnancy. For this dish, I fry an egg (making sure the yolk is cooked through), and place it on a gluten-free waffle with pepper jack cheese and mustard. So, so good.
Greek yogurt sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
Burgers, steak….okay, beef.
Pickles: as cliché as it is.
Raw cocoa bars or Larabars.
Peanut butter on anything: toast, apples, celery, dates, spoon.
My favorite chocolate peanut butter ugly smoothie that I have evvverrrryyy morning. It’s so good I’m still not sick of it! Plus it’s a great way for me to get 2-3 servings of fruits and veggies into my day.
Panera Bread…specifically their broccoli and cheese soup or chicken wild rice with whole grain baguette. OMG.
Although I’m not SUPER into vegetables, I am still getting at least two servings a day, usually three.
Not too shabby, right?
Pregnant or not, what are your food must-haves?