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post #41 of 479
Found the chili recipe easily so here is the link. I added more chili powder, some cayenne and some garlic powder. It didn't list how much cumin to use but I ended up using a few tbsp.

http://low-fat-cooking.suite101.com/...e_chili_recipe
post #42 of 479
Congratulations, LizzyQ!!! I noticed your chart looked promising last time I lurked over on the ttc vegan thread. I'm so happy you finally made it over here!

I'm feeling rather cleansed today. I had a 12-hour puke fest yesterday which ended up with an IV at the hospital (I had never been so thirsty in my life!). They sent me home with the recommendation that I take a Gravol suppository before bed. I've never done a suppository, but it was AWFUL! But, like I said, I'm feeling rather cleanes since I hadn't eaten in over a day and my stomach and intestines were wiped out. I just ate some quinoa hot cereal with lots of soy milk which is so far sitting well in me. I can't wait to be able to eat some really good food... I checked out that Chili recipe and it looks good! I book marked it so that I can make it when I get an appetite back.

How's it going for everyone else??
post #43 of 479
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the recipe links, Vegan Princess!

Lilgreen OMG, how awful! Is this ms or did you have food poisoning? Whatever it is, I hope you feel better soon!

Welcome LizzyQ!! I'm so glad to see some of the vegan-ttcers make it over here! :
post #44 of 479
It was just bad m/s. i was scared it might be food poisoning too, but it was because i tried to wean off my m/s medication clearly before i should have. i just hope this bad m/s means its a girl
post #45 of 479
Time to revive this thread!

Anyone notice their tastes have changed? I'm well past the 1st tri food aversions, but I find myself eating some things now that I couldn't stand in the past. One of my new faves is raw tahini mixxed with a little agave and spread on apple. Tahini (sesame seeds) is high in calcium and iron - 2 things we vegans need! It's funny though. I used to think tahini was the most disgusting thing ever - but now I find myself eating some out of the jar and loving it. Maybe it's just what my body needs now!

I had (and caved to) some cheese cravings this past week. My body does not respond well. No bueno - and no more for me.

Happy halloween everyone!!

Cindy
post #46 of 479
Thanks, vegan_princess!

I made a great dinner last night that everyone loved. http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/...?RecipeID=2059 It was delicious!

My appetite is really returning. I'm having a rice pilaf with tofu and broccoli for lunch

Unfortunately, I've been craving sweets like they're going out of style! This is different from my other pgs. I'm hoping that along with the worst ever morning sickness, it means it's a girl (i have 2 boys)
post #47 of 479
My sweet tooth in out of control too! I *try* to assuage it with healthier items such as homemade raw chocolate ice cream or a raw chocolate shake made with hemp or sesame milk - so I am getting nutrients while satisfying my craving. But The desserts have definitely gotten the better of me and I am failing miserably at stopping this. I'm having a girl, for what it's worth. I'm really concerned about my sweet tooth bc I don't want to gain unnecessary weight. I am fine gaining whatever is necessary for a healthy pregnancy, but I don't want to be stuck losing extra weight that I never needed to gain from food that isn't even helping my baby grow. Anyone have any advice here?

Cindy
post #48 of 479
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I've been really happy with how much I like sweets this time. Last time I had to mix a little maple syrup into applesauce for pancakes and I HATED chocolate! Now I'm very happy to report that my chocolate consumption has stayed at the normal levels.

I'm sooo thankful that Costco sells big boxes of mesclun mix. I've been trying to be good and eat my raw nuts and greens every day. I make some salad dressing to have on hand in the fridge so I can't weasel out of the salad eating.

DS has been on a muffin kick, so, per his request, we made some chocolate muffins together (all whole wheat flour, though). I wish I wrote down what I did because they came out really good. I didn't skimp on the fat (they're still less fatty than commercially made muffins) and I added sweetener cautiously and stopped once the batter tasted just sweet enough for us.

Anyway, I hope you are all feeling good and have a great Halloween!
post #49 of 479
my sweet tooth hasn't gone away since I got pg with DS!

so far i get slightly grossed out when i think of eating certain things but it hasnt been too bad... so far.. i'm only in my 5th week!
post #50 of 479
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I've been really happy with how much I like sweets this time. Last time I had to mix a little maple syrup into applesauce for pancakes and I HATED chocolate! Now I'm very happy to report that my chocolate consumption has stayed at the normal levels.
Bwahahahahahaha!!! That's hilarious! I have a cute story about my mom. Back when I was born, doctors were still telling women not to eat chocolate while they were breastfeeding. So, the day my mom went into labor - she made a chocolate cake and then ate a piece because she knew she wouldn't be eating chocolate for a long time. I'm so impressed that she gave up chocolate just so she could breastfeed me. Thank goodness that advice doesn't hold water anymore.
post #51 of 479
Speaking of a sweet tooth (and I have a whole mouth full!), my midwife said that when you're craving something sweet, it often means that your body needs protein. So she suggested eating some protein and seeing if that makes the sweet craving go away.

Of course, I usually try the protein, and then STILL want something sweet!
post #52 of 479
I've read that if you're craving sweets it can be a hidden craving for protein. I've been trying to keep protein sources at the ready. I made a TON of roasted pumpkin seeds and suddenly I find that I'm eating handfuls of those instead of eating handfuls of Halloween candy .

(Again, sorry to bust in on the vegan thread when I'm not a true vegan in any sense -- we just do egg-free and dairy-free due to DS's severe allergies and don't eat much meat since I don't like to cook it!)
post #53 of 479
Oh...and while I'm hijacking your vegan thread. Can I just say that "The Joy of Vegan Baking" is my new best friend in the kitchen (though from the allergy perspective, "The Whole Foods Cookbook" by Cybele Pascal is the ultimate kitchen-mate -- she's egg/dairy free, but uses non-fish meats, since she's "top-8 free").

Anyway. I made the vegan pumpkin pie from TJoVB and LOVED it -- liked it even better than traditional pumpkin pie. Ditto for the sugar cookies -- they are the best I've ever had, vegan or not. I'm about to make another batch now! The German apple cake is great too, it doesn't last more than three hours in our house.
post #54 of 479
Add me to the list, Ladies!
Im 16 weeks pregnant today. Been vegan for almost 7 years. This is my second vegan pregnancy.
I feel like I am really struggling to eat balanced and I am failing miserably.
I am over my morning sickness but i still have major aversions.
If I eat something once, I can't eat it again for the most part.
I am wanting to go to the store daily, but we only have one car and its not working out.
I try to meal plan, but my appetite sucks and I never want to make the things I buy.

I'm frustrated.

Anyway!!! We should make a sub forum (or something) with all our favorite and easiest recipes.
I ended up getting like 7 tofutti pizzas yesterday as back up for my son becuase I never feel up to cooking and hes pickier than me!!!!
post #55 of 479
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Originally Posted by ainh View Post
Oh...and while I'm hijacking your vegan thread. Can I just say that "The Joy of Vegan Baking" is my new best friend in the kitchen (though from the allergy perspective, "The Whole Foods Cookbook" by Cybele Pascal is the ultimate kitchen-mate -- she's egg/dairy free, but uses non-fish meats, since she's "top-8 free").

Anyway. I made the vegan pumpkin pie from TJoVB and LOVED it -- liked it even better than traditional pumpkin pie. Ditto for the sugar cookies -- they are the best I've ever had, vegan or not. I'm about to make another batch now! The German apple cake is great too, it doesn't last more than three hours in our house.
Yes! That book is awesome. I can't remember what all I've made from it but everything has been so good. :
post #56 of 479
Thank you for the reminder about a sweet craving meaning you need protein! My midwife told me that a long time ago and I forgot. I do think I probably need more protein. I ate a lot of beans and a bit of tofu yesterday and had almost no sweet craving. I think that may be my issue!

My dad bought me the joy of vegan baking (along with 14 other vegan cookbooks!!) for my birthday. I've made the zucchini bread a couple times and love it...but I cut down the sugar. I made the corn bread last week and didn't care for the texture. I'll have to try the cookies when it's my turn to bring snack at my birth class. I've always loved baking.

Welcome wannabemammamia! Hang in there..it's sounds like you're doing the best you can.

Cindy
post #57 of 479
I've been making a lot of recipes from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook. Actually, it was my favorite cookbook even before I got pregnant.

It's specifically written for pregnant and lactating women who are vegetarian or vegan, and has a lot of wonderful sections in addition to the recipes. Like, which recipes to try if you're craving something salty or something sour, which recipes are best for which trimester, and a list of "superfoods" that all pregnant and lactating women should try to eat.

I love it!

And I LOVE LOVE the idea of sharing recipes with each other! I just typed all mine out, and organized them in a binder, so my husband and parents will be able to cook us healthy foods after the baby comes.
post #58 of 479
I have the Veg Mother's cookbook too. It's one of my favorites. After reading the post about the Joy of Vegan Baking... now I really want that one! It totally put me in a baking mood!

Sweets- I usually crave sugar after eating a meal, esp dinner. I HAVE to have desert after dinner now (which actually started when I got PG with DS, went away for a little while, and now it's back).
post #59 of 479
Hey all. Since I'm curious about vegan pg, I'd like to at least post an intro here. I'm not vegetarian even, but almost all the meals I make are vegan. I'd say I make one or two non-vegan meal every month.
But I do eat what is being served when we visit someone, or go out. So I don't really fit, but as far as health during pg, I think I kinda do. Do I? lol
post #60 of 479
thanks!
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