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post #122 of 155

I stopped by the sushi counter at the grocery store running between class and appointments, and I was planning on getting avocado rolls...but the summer rolls called to me instead! I've been craving them my whole pregnancy, and they're the one thing that I never have a problem eating. It's a rice paper wrap with lettuce, carrot, ginger, avocado, crab meat and shrimp with a sweet chili sauce for dipping mmmmmmm...like sushi but less filling and so much amazingness :)

 

Cheesecake sounds SOOOOOO good!!! I love lemon vanilla cheesecake....but I already had a frosty today lol

post #123 of 155

Omg those sushi rolls look amazing!!!!!! Fresh sushi...if I didn't have a ton of stuff to do tonight I'd break out my bamboo mat and go for it!

post #124 of 155

i know theoretically sushi is supposed to be filling..... but maybe it's the endless nursing and pregnancy, i just can't seem to fill up on ANYTHING!  3-4 rolls each time.  i try and put them in the fridge to 'save' til later, but w/in 2 hours i've eaten them all.  

 

love the summer rolls!  not so good w/ rice wrappers....  need practice (tutorial?!) but chili anything also sounds great!

post #125 of 155

by rolls i mean entire sheet of nori filled w/ rice and veggies, not one slice of a roll.....  :eat

post #126 of 155

That sounds like a reasonable sushi intake to me :wink

 

As you requested, this tutorial should help you make your dreams come true. I find that just a second-long dip in slightly warm water is long enough to soften. 

post #127 of 155

oooooooh!  i had played w/ them years ago (even succeeded at some fried spring rolls!) but then got a batch of wrappers that was too delicate.  this is a great link!  

 

adventures with food!  last night i made a 3 layer chocolate quinoa cake i need to frost- my in-laws are coming in town and my FIL has a sweet tooth and loves chocolate, so gonna frost that this morning.  and have extra quinoa so considering making myself another version- lemon or lemon ginger.  then telling myself i don't need cake.  and then ignoring that weird part of myself!

 

so glad someone else loves asian food!  we had a lovely woman who was Filipino as househelp in Europe growing up (gotta love civilized areas where househelp w/ 5 kids is affordable and expected :thumb) and was raised early on making and eating Greek food (we were in Athens) or helping her make wontons, lumpia, and other dishes in that genre.  I remember helping cook as young as 5 and it definitely set me up for cooking the rest of my life!

 

and i've always been a big eater!  my mom had 5 girls and people would always say 'oh, but imagine how much you save on groceries b/c they're girls!' and my mom was like 'really?  cause girls shouldn't eat?!?'  my kids are all big eaters too (husband was FLOORED and reported that each child eats as much or more than him and he's a solid 215 - dropping from a few years at 230+) and we're not skinny, but not big either.  okay- one skinny kid.  but he's one of those knobby-kneed boys w/ a shock of blond hair.  so cute and lanky!

post #128 of 155

Oh yeah, I LOVE Asian, Greek, Italian, Indian...I just love food! I remember being a knobby-kneed 6 year old and keeping up with my 6'2" dad at a buffet, so girls definitely DO eat!! And that quinoa cake (lemon version) sounds absolutely fantastic. 

 

I had a great food day today (I'll just report everything so far lol)

 

Breakfast: organic kale, parsley and heirloom tomato omelette with cheddar, a slice of toast and a mandarin orange

 

Lunch: a buttery and oozing grilled cheese sandwich with fruit salad (grapefruit, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and banana slices)

 

Snacks: water, whole grain pita chips and crackers, carrot sticks, a skinny cow heavenly crisp

 

Dinner: TBD...any suggestions? :yum

post #129 of 155

bwahaha!!!  my knobby-kneed kid has always been a spectacular eater and eats most big men under the table!  so true!!!  when he was 9 months old and a year old he was a little small, and when i told the Dr he ate 3 eggs and 4 bananas before 10am every morning, often w/ 3-4 brown rice pancakes and any meat he could handle, he was floored and didn't worry about his being lanky any longer.  

today- sushi for lunch (can't remember what i did before then but i might have run errands and forgotten to eat :flipped)

bananas w/ almond butter and chocolate chips

roasted 2 big chickens, a small wagonload of asparagus w/ hollandaisse sauce, and rice for a starch.  people finished up w/ the chocolate cake (frosted in vanilla) but i ate ALL THE ASPARAGUS and a little extra sauce.  then a handful of blackberries.

 

definitely getting to lemon cake tomorrow!  and due for a pic cause i still look like a chubby girl instead of pregnant, but it's definitely popped out!

post #130 of 155
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bwahaha!!!  my knobby-kneed kid has always been a spectacular eater and eats most big men under the table!  so true!!!  when he was 9 months old and a year old he was a little small, and when i told the Dr he ate 3 eggs and 4 bananas before 10am every morning, often w/ 3-4 brown rice pancakes and any meat he could handle, he was floored and didn't worry about his being lanky any longer.  

 

 

I was amused when I took my dd to the doctor today.  She is 3yo, and 48% for weight, 99% for height.  She looks skin and bones, though.  I've been letting her eat anything she will all day, and giving her spoonfuls of coconut oil besides.  50 calories in one bite!  Anyway, they were THRILLED.  And, after being grilled about how much milk my kids drank, they explained they were looking for the ones who drink too MUCH milk!  (I was awkwardly trying to explain that I didn't feel like it digested well, so we ate cheese instead of drinking milk).  The doctor said until 2 they need to be nursing or drinking whole milk, but after that they didn't need it.  He actually said that!  I couldn't believe it.  I guess they are just swinging the other way because the childhood obesity problem is so bad?

post #131 of 155

I'm doing okay with food.  Still not getting much pleasure in eating though.  Nothing tastes right still.  I do as many green smoothies as I can, a lot of dates and apples for snacks, olives for snacks.  I am only eating meat 1-2x a week though.  I eat that potato-quinoa-kale soup a lot.  Sometimes I mix it up and order out.  But generally feel like crap after eating restaurant food.  

 

I dunno.  Feeling uninspired by food lately and bored and like nothing really titillates my taste buds.  I really don't like to cook right now so I tried to look up new recipes to inspire me but failed because just couldn't find anything that "looked good."  Sometimes I eat vegan all day, sometimes, I eat vegetarian...sometimes I try to stick to paleo.  I dunno, all over the place right now with food.  Don't mean to complain, but I just want to eat something and have it be really enjoyable.  Instead it feels like such a chore still.  I basically only eat because my appetite is getting huge.  

post #132 of 155

:Hug

 

appetite just got HUGE but food tastes AMAZING.  can't order out (restaurant food is very unkind to my body) so still cooking up a storm.  i was paleo the entire first trimester, but 2nd trimester rice is my new favorite food!!!  and quinoa cake.  and more rice.  i can't believe HOW MUCH i'm eating now.  sometimes i think my breastfeeding for 30 min 3-4x a day is probably a key reason for rice cravings. but 2nd trimester is typically delineated for me by a huge spike in carb cravings.  so i roll w/ it.  BUT my desire for green veggies is also greatly increased in 2nd trimester.  shrug.gif

 

i used to want a perfect 'fit' tight bodied pregnancy, but have decided eating healthy and enough is really WAY more important especially while nursing.  so carbs it is.  and while i can eat meat most days, i pretty much eat whatever sounds good.  and lots of it.  which thankfully is lots and lots of food!  asian stylings lately.  yesterday i made sushi rolls again, but did avocadoes, homemade kimchi and salad greens in the rolls.  finally it's warm enough to start walking more and have been doing that daily.  :energyhoping to keep it up if not daily, more consistently now that it's not a deadly ice rink outside. :cold

post #133 of 155
Food. I keep avoiding it, then wind up.with low blood sugar feeling awful. So then I just eat something, which usually isn't the best choice. Food has to be available immediately, not have much flavor, and little texture in order for me to get it down. Having a hard time feeding my kids, too. Nothing looks good, and it is hard to prepare it.

Maybe there will be some improvement in the next few weeks. I doubt it, though. Looking back at my other pgs, I guess I didn't realize that I had strong food aversiojs throughout. And that's probably why I have gained so much weight.

So, really working on getting a good breakfast in, and forcing myself.to eat regular snacks and meals. Green smoothies first thing in the morning are working, and I think I will start throwing in some almond butter or meal. Helps liquid intake, too, because water makes me feel sick.

Way more sick this time, though. :/
post #134 of 155

For those who were craving sodas, my go to "soda" is 1/2 mineral water, 1/2 100% no sugar added but not splenda sweetened juice.  so good and much better for you with the added minerals.  Brussels sprouts have been my main craving along with the power of suggestion.  Tell me something delicious you ate and it's like one thing a day becomes my fixation.  Once I eat it, I can't look at it for a while.

post #135 of 155

I do that "soda" too! Delightfully fizzy and sweet but I don't have to worry about it being bad for me. 

post #136 of 155

broccoli!!!

 

today it was sauteed mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, bacon and white rice w/ spicy red pepper chili oil.  

 

and bananas and almond butter and chocolate chips.

 

my gas tonight (thanks broccoli! :thumb) has be out of this world.  but it was so tasty!!!

 

i'm such a foodie.  

post #137 of 155

Mmmmm that actually sounds pretty good! Tonight I had tofu summer rolls with hoisin sauce and pho, with lots of delicious Guylian hazelnut chocolate truffles...and topped it off with spicy doritos, starbursts and watermelon. So half good, half bad?

 

Prior to that, I had an apple with gouda for breakfast, and a grilled cheese for lunch. I'm definitely not doing well on the whole vegetable thing. 

post #138 of 155
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Food. I keep avoiding it, then wind up.with low blood sugar feeling awful. So then I just eat something, which usually isn't the best choice. Food has to be available immediately, not have much flavor, and little texture in order for me to get it down. Having a hard time feeding my kids, too. Nothing looks good, and it is hard to prepare it.

Maybe there will be some improvement in the next few weeks. I doubt it, though. Looking back at my other pgs, I guess I didn't realize that I had strong food aversiojs throughout. And that's probably why I have gained so much weight.

So, really working on getting a good breakfast in, and forcing myself.to eat regular snacks and meals. Green smoothies first thing in the morning are working, and I think I will start throwing in some almond butter or meal. Helps liquid intake, too, because water makes me feel sick.

Way more sick this time, though. :/

ugh- hugs and sorry!!!

 

i always eat well and balanced and gain a LOT of weight.  but it drops off quickly so i don't panic too much.  fat in the morning helps loads w/ blood sugar for me.  

post #139 of 155

Is "Everything" and appropriate reply???

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Is "Everything" and appropriate reply???

Why yes it is! 

 

My mother was celebrating her homeland's carnival (Italy) today, so she made a ton of fritelle, which are like a mix between funnel cake and donut holes with raisins. I'm pretty sure I ate my weight in them!

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