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post #21 of 44

Baked Egg rolls. http://www.joyfulabode.com/2009/07/05/homemade-baked-egg-rolls/


These can be as easy or complicated as you want. Bagged shredded veggies, or fresh, shred yourself. I don't do the mushrooms in that recipe. Those look nasty and make me want to gag! LOL

 

Egg roll wrappers have 7 grams of protein per three wrappers. Not the best source of protein, but with the veggies and ginger (do some minced fresh) and it's a tasty, easy and fairly nutritious snack/meal.

 

I'm eating some right now. eat.gif

post #22 of 44

One of my favorite foods is fresh summer rolls-- I use dried rice wrappers from the Asian market, and get them softened and roll them up with things like bean sprouts, a bit of mint, some edamame, cooked shrimp, etc. The only thing I haven't perfected is my peanut dipping sauce for them.

post #23 of 44

Yum CM!! I've been meaning to swing by the Asian market and get spring roll wrappers. Wish they carried them in my grocery store.

post #24 of 44

I made an amazing smoothie this morning.  1 cup milk blended with kale and 1 cup frozen fruit and 1/2 cup OJ.  Tastes like an Orange Julius!  Spinach would work well too.  Mmmmm....

post #25 of 44

Can anyone give me some tips on how to eat a healthy diet without too much fiber until things balance out in my digestion? I don't have an OB yet which is a bummer because I really need someone to ask whether they would rather me eat my regular high fiber, lots of veggie diet and take anti-D meds or just try to control it with a bland low-fiber diet.

 

 

post #26 of 44

bootsvalentine- I find that it doesn't seem to matter what I put into my body (as far as food goes), my digestion is all weird when I'm pregnant. Prenatal vitamins with extra iron can also do a number on your gut. What kind of vitamins are you taking?

 

Basically, it's not just the food, but the supplements as well. I'm not a doctor, but I would tell you to eat a well-balanced diet with a lot of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean meats. I also believe that you should eat what your body craves, but try to understand where it's coming from. Generally, when we crave sugary stuff, our bodies are really crying out for protein. Protein is really important during pregnancy and is needed for brain development. I also take 1500 mg of fish oil every day to guarantee that I'm getting enough Omega's. 

 

I don't know if any of that is helpful to you, but hopefully you get the answer you need soon!

post #27 of 44

I need some serious help here.  I don't know how to eat healthfully.  Well, I know logically but I don't know how to make it work for me.  I look for recipes and menus and just get discouraged because they're either too much work or they're full of things I hate.  Everything I hear is contradictory - don't diet but don't gain weight.  The only way I've ever successfully not gained weight is when I don't eat.  I have to eat but the nausea makes my options even more limited than usual.  All the good intentions in the world just go out the window when I'm starving and sick and the only thing I can think of that sounds good is a bagel.

post #28 of 44

What's wrong with a bagel? lol.gif

post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie View Post

Baked Egg rolls. http://www.joyfulabode.com/2009/07/05/homemade-baked-egg-rolls/


These can be as easy or complicated as you want. Bagged shredded veggies, or fresh, shred yourself. I don't do the mushrooms in that recipe. Those look nasty and make me want to gag! LOL

 

Egg roll wrappers have 7 grams of protein per three wrappers. Not the best source of protein, but with the veggies and ginger (do some minced fresh) and it's a tasty, easy and fairly nutritious snack/meal.

 

I'm eating some right now. eat.gif


Thanks for this!  That sounded awesome.  We went to the store after the big appointment today and got the ingredients but then DH drove to work with the bag in the car and forgot to bring them in for 7 hours.  Do you think they are still safe to eat since they will be all baked?  I would hate to throw out all the ingredients: celery, wrappers, and cabbage.  It is winter here but I am just not sure.  I guess better safe than sorry.  There was also some yummy sweet potato fries left out.  

 

post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

What's wrong with a bagel? lol.gif



Carbs are teh ebil, you know.  But it can be worse - like right now I just want to eat Doritos.  Or cookies, or what have you.  I want what I want and have no willpower.

post #31 of 44

I have found, interestingly enough, that I want carbs waaaaaay more while pregnant than otherwise (being a full-time diabetic, I am normally quite careful with them). I haven't seen correspondingly high blood sugar readings, though, so clearly my body needs more carbs when crittering. I am just careful to always have a protein with my carbs, no matter what.

post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by Sol_y_Paz View Post


Thanks for this!  That sounded awesome.  We went to the store after the big appointment today and got the ingredients but then DH drove to work with the bag in the car and forgot to bring them in for 7 hours.  Do you think they are still safe to eat since they will be all baked?  I would hate to throw out all the ingredients: celery, wrappers, and cabbage.  It is winter here but I am just not sure.  I guess better safe than sorry.  There was also some yummy sweet potato fries left out.  

 



I would have still made them. Maybe not the bean sprouts if you got those, but all the rest.

post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by bootsvalentine View Post

Can anyone give me some tips on how to eat a healthy diet without too much fiber until things balance out in my digestion? I don't have an OB yet which is a bummer because I really need someone to ask whether they would rather me eat my regular high fiber, lots of veggie diet and take anti-D meds or just try to control it with a bland low-fiber diet.

 

 



I hate to add this to the recipe thread, but I just wanted to say that so far with three pregnancies I don't vomit, it uh comes out the other direction for me. That's my M/S. Have you ever considered that? Instead of trying to prevent it, just as a women with nausea can't, I would just make sure to stay hydrated.

post #34 of 44

Great thread!  I am looking forward to using my holiday vacation time to get organized with recipes/menu plans, etc.  Things are super hectic in our lives right now and we don't eat dinner together at this point at home, so I am pretty much on my own and need to fit in lots of healthy snacks all day long.  My ideas so far are hard-boiled eggs, dried fruits, kale chips, avocados-- love those-- with citrus, getting greens in for breakfast (DH makes green smoothies, and I love stir-fry for breakfast..this morning I threw some leftover steak in a skillet with a head of broccoli and some sliced bell peppers and it turned out delicious with a bit of coconut oil and soy sauce!), and snacking on raw veggies with hummus.  We'll see if I can stick with healthy snacks-- I am only 4 weeks pregnant, but I feel good with no food aversions at this point, thankfully!  I am really craving chinese/thai/indian food though!  Mmmmm, General Tso's......

 

I also need to get some fish oil supplements. I used to take them all the time but ran out a few months ago and somehow never restocked. I'm feeling pretty guilty that I wasn't taking them at conception! Oops. 

 

 

post #35 of 44

I'm making this for lunch: Quinoa egg bake http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2309

 

So far, it smells great! Even dh is excited to try it.

 

post #36 of 44

I just got a pot of this on the stove for dinner. Sounds like protein-a-lishous! http://www.recipegirl.com/2012/01/02/bean-and-sausage-soup/

post #37 of 44

I've been looking up soups and stews to make.  They sound really good right now, and if I can just throw it in the crockpot in the morning, then even better!  I just don't like to cook anyway, and I'm so tired and unmotivated, and I have a feeling that is only going to get worse as pregnancy goes on, and probably even more so once the little bug shows up.  So I think I need to embrace the crockpot with abandon.

post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by mcampa View Post

I am trying to be very conscientious about eating a healthy, balanced (in food and proportions) diet for the me and the babe. The first 2 weeks I was starving all the time. Now, I am less hungry (or more queasy) and need more appetizing foods.  I found and tried this recipe: http://www.fitpregnancy.com/recipe-finder/main-dish/pasta-kale-turkey-sausage-and-mushrooms It was great.  Any other good suggestions?

 



I just tried this recipe tonight, and YUM, YUM, YUM!!!! 

 

Whole Foods only had chicken sausage, but that worked fine. DH suggested that spinach might work better than the kale, due to texture. I actually think that the taste of kale would probably be better, but since he NEVER wants spinach in recipes, I will be more than happy to oblige :) My in-laws are staying with us, so I made a double batch, but they went out today, and never showed up for dinner, so now I have basically an entire dinner's worth of the recipe in the fridge, so I have plenty of leftovers to tide me over the next few days. Yea!

 

Thanks for the recipe share!

post #39 of 44

bootsvalentine, what did you end up doing about your diet? I've been dealing with constipation for weeks so had been eating tons of fiber but suddenly yesterday I had a bout of diarrhea and now I don't know what to eat. I've been playing it safe and staying away from whole grains and fruit and veg so far just to be safe, but that doesn't leave much in the house for me to eat. Fortunately tomorrow I have a dr's appt anyway, will see what she thinks.

post #40 of 44

moremadder, I ended up sort of wimping out. I do tend to try to eat lots of white rice when I'm having issues, but I also ended up just eating what I wanted/sounded good and wouldn't cause nausea/heartburn, and taking Imodium as needed. It was a big relief. I didn't seem to be able to predict what would cause the diarrhea.

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