Im in a stump right now. Im 16 weeks pregnant and fell off the Bandwagon. I was vegan for almost a year last year but i started eating meat again but i also started to feel like crap and gain weight. I have 3 kids... My oldest is 8 1/2, my other daughter is 6 and my son is 3. My husband is the only meat eater 24/7 My kiddos yes they eat meat but as much as him. The kids and i dont eat Dairy.
My problem is im always hungry and it has nothing to do with pregnancy... Well before i was still hungry no matter what Vegan foods i ate. I started to get lazy in Jan and quit making dinners and started snacking. Even the kids... the only one that ate with DH with packed food lunch. I just got lazy. I used to make Lentils, quinoa, sweet baked potatos and all that but i just stopped. so i stopped being Vegan. I was still Starving and my stomach was Growling after eating a huge sweet potato with stuffed spinach, veggies and Quinoa. I would make a salad on the side. Or i would make Mexican tortilla soup but dh hated it because it had no Cheese and chicken. So it was not filling not even for me. it was nothing buy spicy broth. Another plate i would make would be Quinoa or Couscous with salad, asparagus or mashed potatos. Still not filling for any of us. Idk what to do... DH hates lentils and says they are hard still.
We cant spend a ton of money on food for 5 people. We usually shop at Stater Bros or Vons. Sometimes we go to trader joes but its 45 mins away. He doesnt want to spend more then $150 on food for 2 weeks. he is aware vegies and fruits dont last more then a week. If i buy a bag of apples my kids eat it in 2 days and i never get to eat it. Same with Oranges, Bananas, Strawberries, Grapes. Nothing lasts here and my kids get pissed at me when i tell them to stop raiding the pantry and fridge. the girls get into tantrums. Nothing satisfies them either. they have big stomachs i guess like me. I really need a Menu plan that everyone will enjoy plus i need to pack DH lunch Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat and Sun for work. And he wants chicken in each lunch