Being pregnant has definitely messed with my diet. I’m not talking “diet” as in trying to lose weight…I mean “diet” as in what I used to consume on a regular basis. My days of salads, fish, and egg and cheese sandwiches are almost extinct. Nothing ever really sounds good to me anymore (unless it’s something horribly bad for me, and in that case, I try to resist the urge). I know I’m hungry, but it takes me a good 15 minutes of staring into the fridge to decide what I want to eat. On top of that, I find out that I need to be consuming at least 80g of protein a day, so I’ve been trying to pack it in anyway possible, but really I’m quite sick of this protein thing if you ask me. But, what baby needs, I will provide.
So what have I been eating? Let’s go on a journey…
Chick’n (as in soy) Whole Wheat Wrap with veggies and Greek dressing. Ok, not too bad. I can pat myself on the back for this one!
Nachos! Did I mention how much I have been craving Mexican since becoming pregnant? I’ve always loved Mexican food, but when it results in multiple trips through a particular fast food chain’s drive thru just to get a burrito, I KNOW I’m not feeling myself. And looking at this photo is seriously making me want to go grab some nachos right now…
Apples and Peanut Butter. Honeycrisp apples have been my favorite for the past 6 months. And I have to have them in the all-natural peanut butter. I want the contrast of the sweetness of the apple and little bit of bitterness from the peanuts. Yay protein!
The best thing you can do for a pregnant (and maybe hormonal) lady? Send her husband home from a business trip with something (doughnuts) that she has been craving for the past month. If you do, she will cry, and then eat a doughnut…or two…or three. If you are ever in NYC, make sure you stop by Northern Spy Food Co. and say hello Amy. She is the pastry chef and she makes amazing desserts! (Amy, if you’re reading this, I think I need some more.)
Jon’s still busy traveling for work, but I was lucky enough to get him home for 3 weeks straight. It was nice to have someone to make me dinner. I hate cooking for one! And, of course, he’s going to make sure I get my protein! Shrimp tacos (hello, Mexican!) with chipotle ranch.
Remember those Whoopie Pies I made? Yup…licking the spoon! How could I resist?
And when I don’t think I’m going to meet my protein intake for the day, enter the PROTEIN SHAKE. A scoop of whey, some berries, a banana and some milk. Sometimes I’ll add a bit of Greek yogurt for even more protein. They are delish, but I suck them down so fast that I’m still hungry afterward. This is why I no longer step on the scale.
But at least the baby’s growing…