I would say- as a small scale farmer- find your eggs and hopefully milk and meat from local farmers. They are healthier most of the time and give many more nutrients.
Eating in pregnancy - Page 2
Winter, is there a time of day that is good for you where you aren't feeling so sick? Right now, I feel perfect in the mornings, and I don't start to feel bleh (luckily not nauseated) until lunch-time on. I try to eat a really healthy smoothie in the morning to get some power foods under my belt while I still feel good. My go-to smoothie right now is non-dairy milk or coconut water, a frozen banana, organic cherries, peanut butter or hemp seeds, 2-3 cups of leafy greens, and a bit of cocoa powder if I'm feeling decadent. It really starts my day off right and involves no cooking!
I am feeling very fortunate that M/S hasn't reared its ugly head so far, but I am nervous about it also. Trying to chalk it up to my whole food plant based diet (I also don't eat wheat and most forms of soy ) and the acupuncture I've been getting (two things I was not doing in my other pregnancies).
Thank you for the eggs info! I always get the free range eggs, but maybe should also get the organic ones? Not sure what 'pastured eggs' mean, will have to look that up. But there are only 3 types I see at the store, factory eggs, free range, organic.
I've just heard people go to the doctor to be told they have high cholesterol and to cut down on fatty foods including eggs...which was a surprise to me too as I know they are healthy apart from that. So I thought I should limit how many I have, not one every day.
Teajunkie your breakfast smoothie sounds like a good idea, especially since it involves no cooking ha! I'm not getting any morning sickness yet, and hope I don't...but we'll see.. Hope yours isn't too bad, I can cope with feeling nauseous for a short time but not for hours and actually being sick!
Hoping to do better today being healthy! Egg with lunch
What is everyone else eating for breakfast, lunch, snacks? And drinking?
Skye, do you like Egg Drop Soup? My recipe is spicy, but you could adjust the flavor to your tastes. I use the same technique to cook an egg in ramen noodles: Break it into the boiling soup and immediately stir with a fork. It makes little feathery bits that are a pleasant texture, I think. Another way to hide eggs is in Fried Rice--use plenty of ginger to help with nausea; if you have fresh ginger root (I usually don't) that's supposed to work even better than the powdered stuff.
I bought some instant soymilk from the bulk section of the food co-op, for hot drinks at work. It's Better Than Milk brand. Personally I don't think it is better than cow's milk, just different, but the important thing is it gives me a warm, filling snack with protein, that's convenient to make and drink in the office. I'm not one who believes soy is evil, although I eat it in moderation, no more than one soyfood a day. The aftertaste sometimes gets to me, but that's true of just about everything I eat these days! It seems inevitable that approximately 2 minutes after I finish eating or drinking something, I have a nasty bitter taste in my mouth. :(
We have our own chickens and they are about to head into their yearly molt soon but for now they are keeping us well supplied with awesome, free range eggs
Ratchet, don't eat bulgur wheat! I had some the other day, and it was awful coming up. :-p Nuts are okay; I chew them very thoroughly.
I like hearing other people's suggestions for food, it helps me to think outside the (macaroni and cereal) box!
Ratchet I had that today, a tuna sandwich and half way through I felt nauseous, but continued eating and it went away! Couldn't waste it lol.. Now I feel like a nap, but can't too early.
Earlier I had 2 eggs with baked beans, protein packed meal was delicious. I had 2 eggs yesterday again in fresh crusty bread... sure am getting in the eggs after advice from people here, I like them hard boiled and easy to cook. But then later at night I got KFC as we were out late
Continuing to drink more water, eat breakfast and take my prenatal.
I had a very healthy diet before I got pregnant, but I have felt so nauseated lately that I can barely stand most foods. I am pretty much eating cheese (I almost never ate dairy before), bread, crackers, and eggs, and then forcing myself to eat a little fruit and veggies so I don't get scurvy. I feel so gross. The bulk of my diet before was fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, and eggs. I feel really gross eating all these grains and dairy, but it's the only thing I can stomach. I think I could handle a smoothie, though. Our blender broke and we never replaced it, but it might be time to get a new one.
Me too, moomily. I ate plenty healthy before my pregnancy but now I can't. My criteria for eating every day is "What can I imagine eating without hurling?" and that usually means bread and crackers. I'm supplementing with vitamins; that'll have to be enough for now.
I'm sorry to contribute so little to the topic but I came in to read because I'm just so jealous of those of you who can actually choose what to eat, and debate about it. Good on you guys, I hope you eat really well and your babies get really healthy.
Moomily, do you like baked sweet potatoes? I find them very palatable when more greenish and/or watery vegetables are not sitting well.
Another way to get in some ginger is oatmeal. I put water on to boil and put in a bowl quick oats, almond butter, coconut oil, sorghum syrup, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and raisins, then stir in the boiling water until it's a pleasant consistency. I find this is quick enough and non-smelly enough that I can get through making it without queasing, and then it tastes pretty good and has protein, fiber, good fats, iron, calcium, and various trace minerals in the sorghum. It's important not too make too large a portion, though, because it's very filling.