I liked food today!! I wanted to cook today!! I feel like its been weeks since I actually wanted to eat anything without it just being me telling myself that I need to eat. I have not wanted to step foot in the kitchen and generally my husband and I enjoy hanging out in the kitchen with each other. He came home and I told him I'd had a great day at work, gone to the gym (hadn't been since before the holidays), made some kindling, cooked an asian rice/tempe/kale and seaweed dish-it tasted good, and washed the dishes. He deserved it. He's been trying so hard to make good meals. I've had aversions to pretty much everything. I've been especially hating healthy things like veggies and just wanting carbs and sugar which is completely unlike me. I bought some "organic" spaghetti o's the other day, which I thought was funny because someone else was mentioning that they'd wanted them. I even got to indulge in a mocha latte this morning-I haven't had coffee in weeks! I usually drink black coffee but I thought that may have been pushing it. I hope I wake up tomorrow still loving food like the old me (please, please)!
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Oh my goodness, I hope this newfound feeling is here to stay for you!! I can't say I'm not at least a little bit jealous, as I've moved from all day nausea into the all day nausea + vomiting territory, and just getting crackers down is a serious task for me. I long to have a day like you had! On the positive side, you also made me actually want food...japanese stir fry! I hope I keep that craving until tomorrow and can make good on it
You healthy people make me feel so guilty!
I have visions of teaching the older three how to prepare a days' worth of food. That would be 3 days down where I don't have to think about it. I'll have to be really creative with my almost
5yo, but she LOVES working in the kitchen, and is pretty capable. She can scramble eggs (if someone else breaks them), and I'm thinking she could load a crockpot with sliced peppers, carrots, tomatoes, pre-browned ground beef, and pre-mixed spices.
Hmmm...I really need to get on that.
this healthy person made spicy wings and fries yesterday for dinner. b/c it sounded good!!! and it was. b/c of my gluten-free/grain-free needs (if i cheat on grains i wake up so swollen and my hands hurt so badly i can't do normal tasks, so that's incentive to keep eating well) it's harder to cheat. but i still can find ways!
Bwahaha!!! my almost 6 year old makes pancakes w/ me in the morning. she breaks the eggs, mixes the batter and flips them (i pour) and she's good. your plan is totally doable if you get on it!!!!
then you have to share the recipes you use!
my almost 8 year old though, he's, well, less focused, and tends to forget or become distracted from projects.... he's a bit of a spazz. my almost 3 year old is a little helper and sets the table. that leaves my 4 year old to watch on passively and suck her thumb and tell everyone else what they're doing wrong.....
i made a bunch of pulled pork yesterday to carry us for a few days. i've been doing a lot of meat at a time and just reheating it creatively- taco meat/chili meat is resurrected on nachos, cheesy hash browns, shepherd's pie mexican style (see the theme?), same w/ chicken, and now pulled pork is in the fridge. husband is vegan currently, so his flax crackers, guacamole, olives etc aren't too terribly tempting. my kids love salads, so that keeps the veggies simple and i can whip together most meals if the meat is cooked in 20 min. sometimes 45 if i have to bake potatoes. last night i spiced the pulled pork which slow cooked all day (helping to heat the house BRRRRRR) and served that w/ salad (greens, raisins, sunflower seeds, oil/vinegar, salt and pepper- my kids preferred salad) and buttered quinoa.
i really need to do meal planning though. some days i just stare blankly at the hungry kids and the fridge and my mind just screams 'go lay down' and i can't make it all come together....
Eating was helping my sickness but lately feel like it's hard to know what to eat. I find that when I eat salads (I love salads...or used to) I almost always throw up after. I'm not sure why! I was really enjoying sprouted bread for a few weeks there but now just the thought repulses me. I HAVE discovered that I enjoy kale chips and they don't bother me...which is weird because the salads are a no-go. I HAVE had a desire for steel-cut oats and honey so I hope to make that today and (hopefully) enjoy it.
I wanted a chocolate chip cookie earlier...my husband said he would get me one from the natural foods store (we don't have an oven) and if I don't want it he'll eat it...lol.
Basically eating super healthy is a real challenge for me lately! Aversions to most fruit, meat and salads are making things hard. I can still eat pink lady apples though.
totally have had this problem in late first trimester EVERY TIME. salads and spinach (raw) just won't stay down. ???!!!!
i end up making 'cookies' of almonds, spices, seeds, dried fruit, etc. my little 2 year old last pregnancy would look in my hiding spot and in her deep voice ask "COOKIES, Mama? COOKIES?"
had to add in sweet/carbs too- and find i digest them better than usual. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!!! even if it's kinda kooky!!!
smoothies and ice cream (i love to make a coconut based one) are usually very soothing.
Haha I love your posts, House of Peace! Yeah I''m finding that carbs ARE digesting a lot better when I'm pregnant, vs not! Those little cookies you talk about sound amazing and healthy. I wish I could make them but don't have the electricity for a food processor. (living off the grid means my food options are limited as it is!)
Today I had two enormous bananas, two Greek yogurts, a giant bowl of pasta with squash and peas, tangerine juice, almonds, applesauce, a chai latte, 3 fruit Popsicles, and FOUR bratwursts(I literally could not stop myself).
Apart from the excessive bratwurst consumption I haven't been terribly unhealthy, but I also haven't had much of anything green in the last two weeks.
Yep! I have that insane hunger too! I have it right now and know it's going to keep me up at night! But I don't know what to eat. :-( I really don't! What do I have on had that can POSSIBLY fill this bottomless pit??? haha. And yep, I'm at my most nauseous when hungry...or sometimes even right after eating. The times I've puked in this pregnancy have been after eating...some foods just don't agree I guess.
I'm dreaming right now of lettuce burritos with pinto beans, rice, salsa and guac..all stuffed into a a green leaf...I want...I want...dunno how I'll wait until tomorrow.
@OtherSoul, I feel that way often (I need this NOW, I don't know if I can wait until tomorrow!), and then the next day, the thought of it repulses me. I know I'm starving and yet can't find anything that doesn't look/sound/smell disgusting. It's disappointing, because from week 4-6, I just wanted to inhale EVERYTHING. Now, I'm subsisting off of fresh juice and broth and hoping that this stage passes quickly before I add another 2 lb loss to my underweight frame. I just want to whisper to my tummy "I'm sorry baby, I'm trying..."
Yep, that's what happened to me today.. Hubs got all the stuff for the lettuce veggie tacos for tonight and now I'm just like, whatever...blagh. My stomach is very sensitive now (I throw up most AFTER I eat because it doesn't sit well) and my food aversion really kicked up this week. NOTHING seems appetizing and almost all food is disappointing somehow. I remember going through this with my sons pregnancy too. I feel like just about everything I eat just tastes wrong.
I know exactly how you feel! The only thing that I have that makes me say "oh wow, this is amazing!" is fresh juice. I've had acid reflux all my life, so I've pretty much felt morning sickness, food aversion and vomiting after eating for 20+ years. The one thing I learned is when you're already feeling nauseous, acid is bad because your stomach will revolt, and for some reason lettuce of any kind just does not sit well. That said, I was totally craving arroz con frijoles and guac and while it didn't taste *amazing*, it made me feel ok after eating it
i just managed to eat far too much food. ugh. digestion is certainly slowed down.
but i was so hungry. until i ate it. then i felt crummy. but it was my first round of INSANE HUNGER this time round. followed by that classic WTH was i thinking feeling.
but so far it's staying down.
(i'm willing it down. and reading 'Cooked' by Michael Pollan b/c it was at the library and i needed an escape plan. read Expecting Better (new pregnancy book) earlier. i'm a compulsive reader when i'm not cooking!!!!)
I keep going back and forth about food. Yesterday I was a little sketchy because I wasn't really feeling bad, and it scared me. Today, though? Blech. I feel SO sick (but haven't actually gotten sick), and took a 2.5 hr nap this afternoon. How that happened with the kids, I don't know. Funny, though. I told the older two to work on their math books until I came downstairs. I went upstairs to put the little girls to bed, and fell asleep, too. Dd1 actually sat at the table for 2.5 hours and did math. She's halfway done with her book now! Ds...not sure if he did ANY math, but at least he was quiet.
Anyway, blech. Food. Eating it isn't helping. Not eating it isn't helping. I don't know what to do because I can't go to sleep like this. :/ The stew we had for supper was good, but...sigh.
Rather, "Yay! Symptoms!"
I had a food win today...a fresh peach that was amazing, and fresh homemade strawberry milk. I was completely nauseous before that and after I ate it, it was as if my body just went "aaaaah, thank you", and there was peace.
Now if only I can shake these smoked salmon sashimi cravings before I do something irrational!
Ohh, Fragolina - that sounds soooo yummy! I've been craving dairy...which for me, is not such a good thing to eat...but I do it anyway and just suffer the consequences. (broken out skin, TMI on the other stuff! LOL)
Yesterday, I asked my mom to come with me for lunch at a great little café here in town, because I was TOTALLY craving this one gluten-free pizza they have, with Artichoke hearts, Roma tomatoes, pesto, feta & asiago...I added pepperoni & a side of marinara too. Oh. My. It was SO good, I ate almost the whole thing!! Oink.
Everything sounds so good, especially that pizza @my3beasties!!
I've started trying to cook again now that I have some semblance of control over the morning sickness (more pukey, less overall nausea), and today I made fresh lemon pepper roasted chicken with baby white and purple potatoes and carrots. The chicken I wasn't too keen on, as meat hasn't been my thing lately, but the potatoes and carrots with the zingy lemon juice and zest? Amazing! I had a ton :)