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post #21 of 248
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Mmm, those taco bowls sound good Becky.

 

What if you had popcicles instead of a smoothie to mix it up?  This morning I made pina colada smoothies for DS and I.  Half a pinapple cut in chunks, 1.5 bananas, cut up and frozen, 1 mango cut up and frozen, 1 can coconut milk, and a big handfull of spinich.  Then I added a bit of water as needed to smooth it out.  We had some for a snack, then there's some for DS and I to have tomorrow, and I put the leftovers in popcicle molds and into the freezer for dessert one day.  This is a bit more tropicle fruit than I suppose is ideal as it's a lot of sugar, but at least there's all the benefit of the fruit too (vitamins, fibre, etc. not just processed sugar) and I did toss in the spinich...

The meat from the taco bowls were from a pot roast I made the other night so I've gotten three meals from it so far and there is still a little left!  I added some more bell peppers and onions and we had it again tonight.

 

That smoothie sounds yummy!  I think I could handle that! I'll have to pick up some pineapple.

post #22 of 248

Ugh, I have *not* been eating as many fruits and veg as I should be. And still too much junk and carbs. But today was.....ok I guess. Even if I could commit to eating an apple with pb everyday, it would make a difference. 

 

Late breakfast: tiny piece leftover homemade french toast (from challah I made last week) with little drizzle of maple syrup

 

Lunch: whole wheat wrap w/ 2 scrambled eggs, cheddar, onions+peppers, cilantro, salsa, greek yogurt+hot sauce YUM

 

Mini cup of coffee half caff w/ whole milk and sugar

 

Late snack/first dinner: whole wheat everything bagel w/tuna

 

Actual dinner: lots of steak, arugula salad w/evoo+lemon juice, goat cheese and dried cranberries, OJ to down my vitamins

 

Dessert: near half a pint of vanilla haagen-dazs

post #23 of 248

Another disappointing day.  I just can't seem to get it right some weeks, even when I know what's good for me!

 

All day:  2 quarts pregnancy tea with red raspberry leaf, nettles, alfalfa

 

Breakfast:  pancakes, butter, maple syrup; coffee with milk; smoothie with milk, frozen banana, frozen peaches; 1/2 C hawthorn berry infusion.

 

Lunch:  takeout from Logan's Roadhouse.  Salmon with herb butter, broccoli, rice pilaf, 2-3 big yeast rolls with butter, some of DH's onion petals with sauce.

 

Dinner:  church supper.  Pesto pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple cobbler, lemonade.  All very processed and even two hours later I already feel bad.  

 

Will have another 1/2 C hawthorn berry infusion before bed.  

 

Tomorrow's another day!  I've got a shepherd's pie in the making!

post #24 of 248

Loogie, I agree, it can be really hard to get produce in! Carbs are so yummy and satisfying for me too.  I find if I make sure I include greens in my breakfast I tend to do better through out the day, but not always.

 

PastorMama,  I have been craving shephard's pie which is off because I never have it or make it.  It just sounds sooo good!  I think that's what I am making on Friday!

 

I am having such a hard time drinking enough!  I usually love water but this pregnancy I am just not.  I could drink cranberry juice all day but that's so much sugar!

post #25 of 248

Becky - ITA!  Plain water is so gross to me at this point.  I have to have it at least with a big squeeze of lemon, or better yet with all my herbs in it.  I actually crave the taste of nettles and RRL in my water, which is odd because some people think it tastes bad.  I guess that means my body must need them.

 

Today is shaping up much better!  I'm writing some of what has already happened, and then my aspirations for the rest ;)

 

All day long:  2 quarts pregnancy tea with red raspberry leaf, alfalfa, nettles

 

Breakfast:  1/2 C hawthorn berry infusion, 2 eggs mixed with a little milk and scrambled in butter, slice of homemade toast with pastured butter, clementine, coffee w/ milk and chai concentrate

 

Snack:  Homemade graham crackers, raw milk chai 

 

Lunch:  Salad with lettuce and spiced almonds topped with DH's leftover BBQ chicken breast

 

Supper:  Shepherd's Pie with pastured ground beef, onion, carrot, peas, rosemary, chicken stock, topped with mashed potatoes.  I completely made it last night, and just need to pop it in the oven, so I have no excuses about making supper tonight!

 

Before bed:  another 1/2 C hawthorn berry infusion

post #26 of 248

Ok, I am posting an example a somewhat not so great typical day (yesterday) that I need to turn into a better day (today)

 

Yesterday: way unbalanced

Breakfast/lunch-Homemade black beans, 1.5 scrambled eggs w/milk, 1 small but very buttery homemade empanada, 2-3 pieces fried plantains, reduced fat sour cream, salsa (leftovers from the night before. And the empanadas are so rich and I have leftovers- anyone want em? :P), Iced pregnancy tea blend, homemade- RRL, nettles, lemon balm, spearmint

 

Snack-Snack bag size pretzels, Decaf black tea w/milk and sugar, string cheese

 

First dinner-Slice of bready gooey NYC pizza

 

-At Bradley class snack: 6 dark choc. covered almonds, 2 clementines, 3 pita chips with chummus or sardine spread

 

-LATE Dinner, gotta stop doing that: burger w/cheddar on onion roll, side salad, about 10 fries (some dipped in mayo), about 10 of DH's mussels, shared creme brulee

 

Today was and will be:

All day- homemade preggie tea

 

Late breakfast- Nature's Path flakes w/ 2%milk

 

Lunch- whole wheat wrap w/homemade chummus + mixed raw veggies, maybe apple w/peanut butter too

 

Snack: Sweetened (only way I'm liking it these days) Chobani yogurt, strawberries

 

Dinner: bunless Dr. Praeger's veggie burger topped w/ cheddar + two eggs, side salad

 

Snack: glass of milk

 

I went to my first Bradley class yesterday and the teacher gave us a checklist to track our daily food intake. It recommends 100gms of protein everyday. I just planned the day out with what I thought was lots of protein and it's still not enough. Unless I'm eating a chicken based meal everyday I really don't see myself realistically hitting that target. And the idea of protein powder is very blech to me. 

post #27 of 248
Yesterday:

Breakfast: Asiago Bagel & 1 piece of string cheese

Snack: Spinach & Artichoke Souffle

Lunch: Cheese & Broccoli Soup, Spinach Salad w/shrooms, bacon bits, some other random veggie/seed toppings & light dressing, shortbread cookie

Snack: 1/2 pint Greek Frozen Yogurt

Dinner: Penne Arrabiata, 6 pieces of fried zuchinni, 2 pieces friend ravoli, one small roll

Snack: Piece of string cheese & glass of milk (milk just before bed is helping with HB a lot)

I think I had two small pieces of chocolate during the day too, that helps curb my sweets cravings to have something small I can eat on hand.

Not too bad though dinner was pretty carb heavy. I figured I better post one before we go on our eat out for every meal 2-3 week time!
post #28 of 248

 

Dinner: bunless Dr. Praeger's veggie burger topped w/ cheddar + two eggs, side salad

 

Ok well THAT dinner didn't happen. But am happy to report the rest of the day did! Dinner turned into lots of veggie lentil soup and buttered toasted baguette. YUM. Can we discuss how good buttered bread is? Gah!

 

Maybe for "dessert" I'll have half a massive honeycrisp apple with peanut butter.

post #29 of 248
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

Ok well THAT dinner didn't happen. But am happy to report the rest of the day did! Dinner turned into lots of veggie lentil soup and buttered toasted baguette. YUM. Can we discuss how good buttered bread is? Gah!

 

Maybe for "dessert" I'll have half a massive honeycrisp apple with peanut butter.

Buttered toast is one of my many downfalls. Especially Tuscan Pane, or some similar sourdough type toast. Holy yum.

 

Today's eats:

 

Breakfast: 1/2 banana and 1/2 small apple, plus 4 dried apricots, all cut up and topped with a very small amount of my 'special sauce'- coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and soymilk. Topped with sliced raw almonds.

 

Lunch: Hummus and carrots plus grilled onions on a whole wheat pita-flatbread, topped with feta and cheddar, and a very small side of kale w/ tamari and nutritional yeast.

 

Snack: 2-3 tbsp peanut butter mixed w/ water, honey, organic dark choco chips, slivered almonds, and raisins. Ow on my tummy.

 

Dinner: SO GOOD! Chickpea, brown rice, kale, and sweet potato soup. It was AWESOME. I made it from scratch and had like 3 bowlfuls.

 

Dessert/Nighttime snack: a handful of organic dark choco chips, and half a cup unsweetened soymilk.

 

Plus lots and lots of red raspberry tea, of course. And some nettle tea.

 

 

 

We are supposed to go to Johnny Rocket's tomorrow, but I'm having second thoughts   :/

post #30 of 248

 

Breakfast: 1/2 banana and 1/2 small apple, plus 4 dried apricots, all cut up and topped with a very small amount of my 'special sauce'- coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and soymilk. Topped with sliced raw almonds.

 

 

This sounds so good!! Well, aside from the soymilk, since it makes my throat close up. But I will have to remember this combo with almond or regular milk. Do you make it liquidy? What's the consistency level?

post #31 of 248
That soup sounds awesome OtherMother, mmmm! I love Kale in soup smile.gif
post #32 of 248
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Quinalla View Post

That soup sounds awesome OtherMother, mmmm! I love Kale in soup smile.gif

Oh gawd, it was DIVINE. The kale soaked up all the sweet potato goodness, it was so good. I'll post the recipe later  :)

post #33 of 248
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

This sounds so good!! Well, aside from the soymilk, since it makes my throat close up. But I will have to remember this combo with almond or regular milk. Do you make it liquidy? What's the consistency level?

 

Yeah, it's pretty liquidy- enough to be able to mix it with the fruit and have it coat everything nicely! I do like a tsp of coco oil, a tsp of honey, a tsp or more of the milk, plus a splash of vanilla. It makes fruit even yummier  :)  And the crunchy sliced almonds rock too!

post #34 of 248
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Yesterday was a day from hell, so I wouldn't consider this 'normal'- but I'm starting to realize as soon as you start thinking of things as normal, they change. Oh, well.

 

Yesterday's eats:

 

Breakfast- Two slices homemade breakfast bread (spelt flour, oats, whole eggs, raisins, rolled oats, little bit turbonado sugar, nutmeg, very ripe bananas, topped w/ pumpkin seeds)

 

Lunch- One bowl leftover Kale/Sweet Potato/Chickpea/Brown Rice stew, topped with nonfat feta and nutritional yeast, plus a serving of organic hummus and carrots, and a slice of Ezekial toast with Earth Balance butter

 

Snack- handful cranberry/sunflower seed energy bites

 

Snack #2- Greek yogurt (2%) with organic dark choco chips and chopped almonds, 2 more slices breakfast bread

 

Dinner- strawberry/blackberry/raspberry smoothie made with lowfat tart frozen yogurt and a teeny bit OJ, then a slice Ezekial toast w/ Earth Balance butter and a serving of hummus/carrots later

 

 Like I said, it was a weird day. I'll tell ya though, that soup was soooo good, especially with the feta on top... I think I'm going to make it again for Sunday dinner, or Monday at the latest!

 

Today is weird too, because I got next to no sleep last night (DD has an ear infection) and had to run out to go to class, and won't be home til dinner.

 

But ...

 

Breakfast: 2 very ripe organic 'nanners, soymilk and a tidbit raw honey in my pregnancy tea

 

Snack: 2 slices breakfast bread (see above)

 

Lunch will be a serving of hummus and carrots,

 

Snack will be a handful of energy chunks,

 

and I have no freaking idea about dinner. I may or may not feel like cooking, but eating out is seeming less and less attractive to me since I almost always have to compromise on nutritional quality. I'd rather just save my money and make some brown rice or something. HEY! I just remembered I have chickpeas, brown rice, tempeh, and a purple cabbage at home! I'm thinking dinner at home tonight  ;)

post #35 of 248
Breakfast:

Greek yogurt, an organic apple, a large glass of coconut water and a cup of coffee. (I actually do a half cup, then fill the rest of the mug with whole organic milk and a splash of creamer.)

Snack:

More coconut water and filled cracker sandwich thing

Lunch: (Totally off because we were at my son's friend's birthday party.)

A piece of pizza, a couple pieces of pineapple and cantaloupe, and a piece of cake covered with all kinds of artificially colored icing. :/ Couldn't resist though.

A cup of red raspberry leaf tea.

Dinner:

Greek burgers (hamburgers, feta cheese, cucumber dill sauce on onion buns), roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed organic baby spinach with toasted pine nuts and golden raisins.

I'll probably eat a big bowl of ice cream later, too. wink1.gif
post #36 of 248
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Greek burgers (hamburgers, feta cheese, cucumber dill sauce on onion buns), roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed organic baby spinach with toasted pine nuts and golden raisins.

That all  sounds amazing!

post #37 of 248
It was super yummy and easy. (The "easy" part is a must these days! Haha!) Oh, and the feta (one of those soft cheeses we're supposed to be avoiding) was mixed in with the ground beef before my husband shaped it into patties and cooked it, so no listeria worries. orngbiggrin.gif
post #38 of 248
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Today .. not super proud of the last part but oh, well.

 

Breakfast: Green drink  (1 frozen 'nanner, two big handfuls of de-stemmed organic kale, lots of water) plus two pieces leftover breakfast bread (see my earlier post for ingredients), a tbsp of raw honey in my nettle tea

 

Snack: Clementine

 

Lunch: Hummus and carrots; organic mixed-green salad with sauteed red onion, garlic, and 1/2 package tempeh, topped with nutritional yeast and french vinigarette; 1 1/2 slice seven-grain sourdough topped with earth balance butter. 

 

Snack: 3 figs sliced with sprinkle of raw pumpkin seeds and organic dark choco chips

 

Dinner: Handful of carob-spirulina energy chunks, small glass of soymilk, 1.5 slices seven grain sourdough w/ earth balance butter, and a serving or so of that really awesome Panda licorice. Oh, and raw honey in my red raspberry tea later.

post #39 of 248

Oh boy- I think I ate more than a whole bagel over the course of the day yesterday. Not good.com!! I saved the day though with dinner being almost a full red pepper and my homemade chummus, a bowl of vegetable lentil soup, and half an apple with peanut butter and many prunes for dessert. 

 

Today:

Combo breakfast lunch:

Whole wheat wrap w/cheddar, 2 eggs, leftover black bean dish, chopped red pepper, salsa, reduced fat sour cream

 

Coffee, 1/2 caff w/milk and agave or sugar or maple

 

Snack: not sure, a yogurt most likely, maybe half an apple

 

Dinner: Oven fried chicken, purple cabbage slaw, quick pickled cucumbers, maybe a biscuit with strawberry jam if I get to making them

post #40 of 248
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

Oh boy- I think I ate more than a whole bagel over the course of the day yesterday. Not good.com!! I saved the day though with dinner being almost a full red pepper and my homemade chummus, a bowl of vegetable lentil soup, and half an apple with peanut butter and many prunes for dessert. 

 

Today:

Combo breakfast lunch:

Whole wheat wrap w/cheddar, 2 eggs, leftover black bean dish, chopped red pepper, salsa, reduced fat sour cream

 

Coffee, 1/2 caff w/milk and agave or sugar or maple

 

Snack: not sure, a yogurt most likely, maybe half an apple

 

Dinner: Oven fried chicken, purple cabbage slaw, quick pickled cucumbers, maybe a biscuit with strawberry jam if I get to making them

Cool dinner! Not sure how my tummy would do with it though   ;)

 

Today's eats:

 

Breakfast- grapefruit and RRT w/ raw honey and lemon

 

Snack- protein shake (2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 frozen nanner, 1c soymilk, plus 1/2 scoop hubby's protein shake) and 4 carob-spirulina energy chunks

 

Lunch- garden salad (organic spring mix, cuke, green pepper, tomato, sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and french vinigarette) and a bowl of brown rice & chickpeas topped with nutritional yeast, tamari, and a tsp miso

 

Dinner- grilled cheese (on whole wheat bread w/ reduced fat cheese) and tomato soup, plus an additional small slice whole wheat bread topped w/ earth balance, plus a handful of those awesome licorice bites  :D

 

Dessert: small handful dark choco chips, 3 figs, plus sprinkle of sliced almonds

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