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post #161 of 323

breakfast: mug of ovaltine and Greek yogurt with granola

snack: small bowl of apple jacks

lunch: Reuben (made by my sis, apparently that is her preggo craving) and pineapple spears

snack: pistachios

dinner: veggie hoagie with cream cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and mixed greens

snack: popcorn


I want to eat more, but there is nothing I want to eat


edited to add: snack: small strawberry shake

Edited by Veritas Vitae - 3/18/12 at 9:22am
post #162 of 323

i also had a glass of chocolate malt ovaltine - it's one of my cravings lately (and a decent way to get some protein, calcium, etc) smile.gif

post #163 of 323

I've been having a visible growth spurt the last 2 weeks, although I don't feel like I've been eating that much more in quantity.  However, I've been eating way more desserts, breads and chocolates and not enough vegetables and protein lately.  I've gotta try to turn that around!  I just have a hard time making well rounded meals when my DH is out of town (every other week).  There's no motivation to "cook for one" so I end up just snacking all day.  Fortunately the weather is warming up here so I can take myself out to eat .... but dining alone is not much fun, either!


Anyways, for those of you who are craving sweets, snacks and confections like I am these days, check out this Pinterest board which has some great healthy dessert variations (yes, chocolate is still trumping protein right now for me):




Really good stuff there!  I made this hot cocoa recipe yesterday (hey, there's protein in milk!) - it was sooo rich:



  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener, such as 1 stevia packet or 1 tablespoon sugar or agave

Wisk over stovetop until heated through (or microwave, if you must)....




post #164 of 323

My favorite chocolate AND protein snack right now is dark chocolate covered edamame (dry-roasted soybeans) from Trader Joe's. I might branch out into some choc covered nuts when I'm done with the container. 

post #165 of 323

Ive had cravings for sweets but since you can't buy any of them 'ready made' here I end up not eating them unless we're at someones house who makes them or has a freezer... I would love cake or some milkshakes or ice cream sundaes ALL the time..!! We also don't have a freezer so storing anything frozen is out of the question.. I swear that's why I haven't put on even more weight this pregnancy- I'm too tired to go to the store for 'emergency runs' and DH is allergic to grocery shopping.


I also have had a horrible craving for pancakes but since DS isnt sleeping much I wake up way to exhausted to make them and DH has been less then helpful on the home front this week.. he's leaving next week for work- so its just DS and I.. cannot wait. One less kid to take care of. whistling.gif



Yesterday was:


breakfast- fiber granola and apple with vanilla yogurt


snack- banana and chocolate (we were visiting family and lunch wasn't until very late-all they had was easter candy on the table until about 2pm) confused.gif I am used to eating by 1, so I had such a headache I went for the candy dish because I was desperate.


lunch (which sort of turned into dinner by the time we ate it)- big salad with chicken, clear broth soup, piece of fatty pork with brown rice (the pork- yuck), (ironically) a piece of chocolate and strawberry cake grandma made with whipped cream and coffee


night snack- popcorn, dry cheerios and a piece of toast with cheese (mostly ate out of stress not hunger)

post #166 of 323

I'm making a somewhat odd resolution to eat out more.  I just won't eat vegetables prepared at home.  It's the weirdest thing and I don't get it.  I'm getting really frustrated about it, however, so my goal is to have lunch out a few times a week at one of our amazing local foodie places that have amazing salads and such.


yesterday was sort of terrible, at least at the end:

Decaf latte for breakfast (had morning meeting... blech)

tuna melt on wheat foccacia and side salad with balsamic for lunch

Worked out and let myself get WAY too hungry before dinner, so by the time we ordered at the restaurant all I wanted was fat.

Chicken pot pie (homemade and delicious, but pure cream) and then chocolate almond frozen custard on the way home.

needless to say, I had horrible indigestion all night long after eating essentially full fat dairy for my entire dinner meal.  Sigh.


Today has been much better:

2 eggs with multigrain toast for breakfast

latte (2% milk)

Big goat cheese salad with side of gingered carrots (these were amazing.... I can't even deal with how much I loved them)

Dinner will be leftover potpie and fruit


I'm going to start buying sliced fruit from our local grocery (they have a wonderful selection of fresh sliced mango, watermelon, and so on) and then eating large salads for lunches a few times a week.  I don't know why I can't do this at home, but I can't.  And we can probably afford to do this until our CSA starts in early June.

post #167 of 323

Very little. Cece is feeling poopy and she has been on me all day. We shared a grilled cheese and a smoothie for breakfast.

post #168 of 323

I actually ate so much today I cant remember it all whistling.gif



vegan mac and cheese

granola with milk


1.5 lbs of strawberries (no that is not a typo)

a big bowl of soup

a bunch of chocolate from DS

a whole medium pizza

small salad


some various dried fruit and nuts

hot chocolate





post #169 of 323

So far- whole grain cereal with milk, plain salmon spinach sandwich and spicy mustard, raw celery and neufchatel cream cheese, apple and nut butter, small handful of blackberries, tonight is a spicy veggie and tofu stir fry with brown rice which was already prepped this morning and waiting to be cooked tonight.  

I have been eating not so good lately so need to step it up.  Not terrible but I have been on a fried kick for a bit like sweet potato fries, tots, salt and vinegar chips, lots of chips and salsa, just stuff like that. I eat lots of other good stuff in between, but eating fried stuff several times a week is not really a habit I want to get into.  But it has been delicious shy.gif  

post #170 of 323
Originally Posted by ithappened View Post

1.5 lbs of strawberries (no that is not a typo)

ROTFLMAO.gif  And now I want strawberries....


post #171 of 323

I have been eating mint chocolate chip ice cream nearly every day.  I could eat it more than once each day, but I'm trying to be good.

post #172 of 323

oh i wish i could get mint chip ice cream here.. i would eat a whole gallon.

post #173 of 323
Thread Starter 

Had one of my usual work-day breakfasts, lunches:

toasted bagel thin with cream cheese.

chickpea patty w/ pita and lettuce, and salad for lunch


then for my afternoon snack, I went to Taco Bell for the first time in like 10 years, not even kidding! I drive by on the way home and I knew it would happen. I got two bean burritos without onions, yum. Seems to have agreed with me okay. No Doritos taco!

Gonna have some Thai food in a bit, including my fav beef chili salad.


post #174 of 323

oh man.. and now I wish we could get bagels here too!

post #175 of 323
Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

I'm making a somewhat odd resolution to eat out more.  I just won't eat vegetables prepared at home.  It's the weirdest thing and I don't get it.  I'm getting really frustrated about it, however, so my goal is to have lunch out a few times a week at one of our amazing local foodie places that have amazing salads and such.


Heh, I'm like this, too.  So, at least, you are not alone!  I love salads at restaurants but I can't be bothered to make salads at home.  Salads that I make just don't taste good.  The only veggies I really eat at home (sadly) are baby carrots and broccoli and, oh, lettuce.  Potatoes don't count, right?  Mmmm, baked potatoes.


I'm not even going to detail what I ate today...Let's just say that I need to go grocery shopping.  I'm pretty much down to almond butter/nuttella sandwiches, yogurt, and sour cream&cheddar potato chips.



post #176 of 323

my veggie strategy is to buy a prepared veggie tray. the one i really love is from trader joe's and has baby carrots, snow peas, jicama, and cherry tomatoes. i can either eat straight from the package, or put smaller portions in a container to bring as a workday snack. that is about the amount of effort i'm gonna put into vegetables, though i will have my partner microwave frozen asparagus or green beans with dinner sometimes. 

post #177 of 323

I am out of ideas for dinner... we have a lot of brown rice and broccoli in the house, a little tofu and a little cheese/milk.. some dried spices but that's about it.. any suggestions what I could cook?



post #178 of 323

ithappened - sounds like stir fry to me.....


I'm still haaaaaating vegetables at home!  So I'm continuing to put spinach or kale into my daily smoothies.... however I worry that my diet lately is way off balance as almost everything I eat is sweet (fruits, smoothies, yogurts, sweet potatoes, juices... chocolate!).... this kiddo is going to develop a sweet tooth, I'm afraid!

post #179 of 323

Banana, granola, walnuts, apple, homemade thin crust veggie packed pizza (so veg packed I offered to make a salad to go with and DH was like no reason to, the salad is completely covering the top of the pizzasmile.gifbut it was delicious and crispy still!), small peanut butter and cherry jelly whole wheat sandwich, roasted seaweed, and tonight will be homemade spicy stuffed burritos using the grill.  Dessert will be fresh mango or melon.  

post #180 of 323

newmumjoy I am living off of fruit lately so Im a bit screwed.. its all carbs and fruit.



today I had:


flax seed pancakes, lots of coffee, granola, cantelope, half an apple, beans with nutritional yeast and tomatoes, a few dates, more granola, white bean and brocolli soup, an egg and a McFlurry (embarrassing but its the only place open with sort of ice cream on a sunday evening here).



Im doing well with veggies as long as they aren't in the form of a salad but cooked into or made into everything I eat.. fruit however I can eat by the truck load.

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