This is a good time to ask me. I have transitioned out of some of my standby foods, which made it hard for me to figure out what to fix & eat for awhile. (Meanwhile, there's no time to "figure it out" because I am in the juggernaut that is eating for twins....protein & complex carbohydrates basically all the time.)
But now I've got a few things to replace the ones (like chicken, and cheddar cheese) that have fallen out of favor.
I keep a pot of cooked brown rice in the fridge and use it to make myself fried rice for breakfast and/or lunch. The variety is that I switch up what I put in it.
Yesterday, I made a batch of it for lunch and had enough to save for breakfast today. Minced onion, chopped red & yellow pepper, sliced bok choy, sliced asparagus spears, rice, tamari, and a few eggs cooked into it. The day before, I made it with broccoli and mostly the same vegetables.
I try to keep broccoli on hand at all times....this morning I had a plate of leftover steamed broccoli after my fried rice was gone. And I'm about to have a snack right now....an apple and a 4 oz. piece of leftover cornmeal-crusted haddock. And maybe a sweet potato.
I have been baking sweet potatoes for snacks (in the toaster oven.)
Pink lady apples (I keep a supply on-hand, even though they are not in season here and therefore are not local, I need them.)
I was having a grapefruit every day, but they are far enough out of season that the taste/texture suffers, so for my vitamin C kick, I notice I've been eating more bell peppers, kiwi, and I just finally broke down and started in on some organic strawberries (the local ones will be coming in just a few weeks and will be SOOOO superior!)
Last night, I made a sort of Spanish rice with veggies & ground beef & tomato sauce. I also roasted Brussels sprouts. (love 'em) Oh, I saved a few to roast today, so I can add those to my "snack."
I do like scrambled eggs or a broccoli & cheddar omelet.
Roasted red potatoes or brown rice (can't deal with my usual carbohydrate faves like whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, whole wheat pancakes, wholegrain muffins & scones, wholegrain bread....I haven't really touched the stuff for months, now. Same with most dairy, and smoothies. It's very strange, but I think it has to do with instinctive diet-selection due to the twin pregnancy, and the higher hormonal insulin suppression. That's my theory, at least. Sort of a built-in tendency to protect against gestational diabetes, since the chance for it is so much higher with multiples. Whatever....the upshot is the only grain I really like & crave, and that sits well with me, is brown rice.)
I have been loving the wild-caught cod, haddock, and sockeye salmon, as well as ground beef and steak. Coming out of chicken, I binged on pork chops for a bit, but I think that ship has sailed.
I make these awesome creamy cod cakes which are part flaked cod, part cooked/mashed potato, with cream.
And the oven-fried haddock, which I dredge in flour, then dip in egg, then coat in cornmeal, then bake in a 450 degree oven....well, that's a close second.
The salmon I either glaze with a blackstrap molasses mixture (with sauteed cumin & cinnamon & other spices mixed in) or broil with lemon & butter.
I couldn't look at or think about beef for most of the first 2 trimesters, so I'm glad it's doing it for me now, since chicken & pork are not!