Hello there. Since I did a mini weekend recap yesterday, I’ll forgo that today and we’ll talk about recent eats instead. They’ve been WEIRD.
The combination of pregnancy and some stress has had my stomach all sorts of off. It’s no secret that carbs have been my #1 pregnancy craving but lately I’m really having aversions to meat and vegetables. I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday morning and literally could barely look at all the veggies on display in the produce section and same with the meat section. I ended up coming home with things like fruit, pre-packaged ravioli and tortellini, chips and other simple things.
Most of my carb cravings are savory although I do enjoy a slice of cake or a muffin here and there. Things like chocolate bars, ice cream, brownies, etc do NOT sound good to me right now. Pregnancy is so strange.
So here’s a look at what I’ve been eating!
Pumpkin bread with a little peanut butter, grapes and two scrambled eggs. This was the first time I’d had eggs for breakfast in a very long time.
This is a terrible picture and my smoothie really was that brown thanks to berries + spinach BUT I’ve been eating a lot of smoothie bowls. It’s one of the only ways I can get spinach down.
Unpictured: BAGELS! I’ve been loving bagels with butter or butter and cream cheese. I have a stash of them from a local bagel shop in the fridge.
Lots of sandwiches. Turkey, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, mayo and spicy mustard on sprouted wheat.
Open faced turkey sandwich on sourdough. I heat all of my sandwiches under the broiler.
Lunch of butternut squash soup and cake with some girlfriends on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Insider tip for Charlotte locals, the cake from Laurel Market is homemade and amazing. I sampled some carrot and strawberry.
And today I did manage to eat a salad but it definitely took some effort and wasn’t super enjoyable. Chopped spinach, beets, feta, cashews, dried cranberries, pears and Trader Joe’s almond butter turmeric dressing.
I was so fortunate last week to have a few friends bring dinner over on different nights after my hospital visit on Monday. I was so grateful for their kindness. This was the chicken and hummus bowl from Yafo with roasted cauliflower. Pita and a tomato cucumber salad on the side.
There was one night where my stomach was off and both of the girls threw up at different times during the day (ahhhhh) so I made us a big pot of rice and everyone had rice for dinner. I added eggs and avocado to mine and mixed theirs with a little bit of their food.
Okay, if you live in Charlotte and you haven’t had the Quinoa Stuffed Avocado from Viva Chicken then my assignment to you THIS WEEK is to go get it. OMG. I can’t believe I waited so long to try this delicious combo of quinoa, red pepper, rocoto mayo and balsamic vinaigrette stuffed in an avocado. You have the option to add pulled chicken on top. It’s seriously so so so good. I’ve always been a big Viva Chicken fan but I think it’s safe to say my number of Postmates orders from them will be increasing in the near future!
So, with 12 more weeks to go I’m not really stressing abut food. This is such a short season in life and there’s loads of time in the future to get back to my normal focus on cleaner eating and having more protein and veggies in my diet. My body is obviously telling me what it needs and wants because baby boy is growing right on track, as is my weight gain and all that other stuff.
Did your diet change significantly during pregnancy? Was it just early on during the first trimester/nausea stage or was it throughout pregnancy?
What kinds of foods have you been craving lately?