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?
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Yummy!!! I love that open-faced egg sandwich idea! I definitely need to try that! I’m pretty obsessed with eggs these days, carrots and hummus, smoothies and pasta.
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It’s funny…hummus has been way off my radar throughout the entire pregnancy and I usually love the stuff!
I’ve been craving salads like crazy the past few days! I think it’s all of the meat and potatoes I had while in Colorado 😉
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Bodies often crave for what they need!
Cutest pregnant lady ever! Love this! I must say that I crave many of these foods as a non-pregnant girl….haha.
Aww thanks! Haha there’s nothing wrong with that!
Glad baby boy got the message about your love for nut butters 😉
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Oh boy did he ever!
Hi Melanie, thanks for the info. Can you also post a quick recipe for these items?