I've been absent-lost in the whirlwind that is the first trimester. While I have been extremely blessed to have made it through without one bout of morning sickness, my eating habits have changed, needless to say. I have been doing loads of research about healthy, safe foods to eat during pregnancy, and I have done my best to eat healthy whenever my brain lets me.
My biggest concern was with getting an adequate serving of daily vegetables, since my brain can no longer bare the thought of consuming them to the degree I did before pregnancy. And did I mention that I have had zero desire to cook? Hmm. My food world has definitely been rocked.
So here's my ammended eating plan. It does contain some carbs, because that is basically all I've felt like, but I have stayed within my healthy weight gain range, so my body must be processing things properly.
Ammendments to daily eating:
4:30 am: Breakfast #1
Whole wheat English muffin with with either cream cheese or crunchy peanut butter
6:00 am: Breakfast #2
Smoothie: 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries, a huge handful of spinach, a splash of apple juice (the all natural kind, not from concentrate), water
9:00 am: Snack #1
Oikos Greek Yogurt (those commercials with John Stamos really got to me :))
11:00 am: Snack #2
12:30 pm: Lunch (I only eat 1 lunch, thankfully)
Hard boiled eggs, veggies (carrots, red bell peppers, broccoli, etc.), cheddar cheese, grapes
3:00 pm: After-School Snack
Terra Chips or some other crunchy item
6:00 pm: Dinner
This has been my downfall. If I'm being open and honest with the world, dinners have ranged from Chiak-fil-a to build-your-own gormet sandwiches from a local market (for Dallasites: Eatzi's). Gone are the days of a carb-free dinner full of home-cooked veggies and meats...for now anyway.