I need easy, healthy meal suggestions. I could stare into the fridge or cupboards forever and can't figure out what to eat. Nothing sounds good. I know I should be eating whole grains, leafy greens, etc... pg power foods. But, when I read those things, I imagine crunching on a handful of wheatberries and grazing on leaves like an animal. I can't figure out ways to prepare them! We've been eating natural pb on whole wheat bread every day for months. I need suggestions to get more of those pg power foods in our diet.
Anyone know of good websites, cookbooks, or other threads with easy, healthy recipes? Or whole foods meal planning ideas for pregnant ladies? We are dairy free due to casein and whey allergies, but not vegan. We do eat meats, eggs, etc... Most cookbooks seem to be conventional foods full of white starches, bad fats, and processed foods. Others I have are completely vegan and I spend all day making a single dish because I first have to make all the ingredients.
I am hoping someone here has some suggestions for me.
P.S. It's good to hear that your morning sickness is over; that is so miserable. I hope your energy returns soon!
Green smoothies are a good way to get the dark leafy greens in w/o eating them. You can just sip on them.
Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH
I have some beans in the crockpot and I plan to add any other veggies that I need to get used up. I do have another freezer, so I can freeze them if I get them cooked.
I just found this also-
Natural mom's Recipes
When I was going through this a few months back, I had alot of luck with planned leftovers--like making an big egg casserole that DS and I could eat for breakfast every morning without any more work than slicing it out of the pan and putting it in the microwave. Plus, egg casseroles are a great way to get some veggies in--peppers, onions, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes.
Soups were also really good--I could make a big batch and eat it for several days. I also would cook up a few chicken breasts (enough for 3 days or so), so that I always had some protein to throw on a salad (bagged, or course ), or into a vegetable soup, etc, because I really felt a ton better if I got enough protein in (like, 100-120grams/day).
Anyway, good luck, Mama!
Erin, Catholic mama to three sweet boys: Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10) and a sweet girl, Charlotte (7/12/12).Joyfully expecting #5 April 2014!
I'm trying to think what I did....I was only really fatigued in the beginning and we ate frozen pizza for 3 months because for whatever reason it was the only thing that sounded good. After my first tri I went crazy cooking.
I may not be much help since I've been eating out at Qdoba's alot since becoming pregnant.
Sarah. Wife to Pearry, mama to Pearry II and Isabella Rose, born Breech at home and Benjamin, our January 1st bebe
It's worth figuring out how to do this, because if you're breastfeeding you'll be just as famished once the baby is here--plus it'll be hard to figure out how to cook while caring for a baby (it was hard for me, anyway). I ate a lot of the same things after the baby arrived as before.