This is partially inspired by our DDC's recent focus on weight gain.
I think we're all in agreement that nutritional quality, rather than the final number on the scale, is the real matter of importance during pregnancy.
So, what I'm really curious about is- what are my fellow preggo ladies munchin' on? It's easy to give a general caloric number or food examples, but I think posting a daily food intake (or a couple days) might be really fun- and very informative to readers. If nothing else, maybe we can spice up our diet with new dishes inspired by our fellow sisters-in-gestation.
I also think it'd be a good place for non-judgemental online friends to point out possible nutritional deficiencies.
I'll begin. Today has been less than normative, since I'm visiting family and so out of my element, and we were at a playdate. Usually I start w/ RR tea and a green smoothie (1-3c), and lunch on something protein-and-veggie-full.
Breakfast: Whole-food protein shake w/ organic soymilk, red raspberry leaf tea w/ whole milk
Snack: 5 carob/spirulina energy bites, more water
Lunch: Green Smoothie (1 sweet potato, 1 frozen banana, 3 stalks organic kale, 1c organic soymilk + water), 1c 2% greek yogurt, and 1/4 DD's grilled cheese (sharp cheddar on whole grain bread)
Snack: Ginger Tea
Dinner will likely be 1/4 of an Annie's Cheeseless Roasted Veggie Pizza, and a big pile of collard sauteed with coconut oil and some sunflower seeds and minced dried apricots. I may add some tempeh in there, but I've already consumed probably 80g of protein today.
Usually my day would contain more veggies in the form of my afternoon salad. But this isn't a bad day so far, overall :)