Then i try to have a salad either before lunch or as my lunch- today I had one wtih craisins, walnuts, mandarin oranges, strawberries and pineapple with poppyseed dressing. I was actually sad when it was gone!
Other than that, I am not at all proud of how I am eating these days. NOTHING appeals to me. I am going to try to make some veggie soups and stuff on my days off and I will freeze some of it. I try to sneak things in little by little. But I secretly want pizza all the time.
You could make shakes.
Try mixing some fruit in your cereal or yogurt. Blueberries or strawberries in your pancakes/waffles. Apples or grapes in chicken salad with pecans is really good. Apple sauce, unsweetened?
I second the Sneaky Chef book. Your library prob has it. I got a copy at Marshalls for cheap. Things like pureed carrots in ground meat for tacos, meatloaf, meatballs. Pureed spinach and blueberries in brownies (yum surprisingly). Pureed cauliflower and/or carrot in mac n cheese. Cheese sauce over veggies used to help me as a kid. Nut butter with apple slices.
Oh, or things like tacos or pizza where you get to combine veggies with other tasty stuff (really, putting cheese on anything just makes it taste better).
Also, salad has been repulsing me lately too (I think someone mentioned that in the thread). However, I've been all over fresh soups - Tomato Bisque, Minestroni, etc - this is a great way to get your veg without having to stomach the sometimes too-fresh stuff.
So give yourself a pass to eat whatever you want for now, but once you start feeling better/move in the 2nd tri I would definitely try to add fruits and veg back in as much as possible. The body has enough vitamins and minerals etc. stored up for the LO in the first tri, but after it is more important to eat right to grow that healthy baby!
Me= crunchy mama to one rambunctious toddler, born on October 1, 2009. And one sweet little baby born January 19, 2012.
When I have been able to eat I either want salty kosher dills including some of the juice or cucumbers with vinegar and salt. Tostitos with salsa con caso (sp?) I ate mushrooms and onions but couldn't bring myself to eat the broccoli and asparagus I made the other night:Puke
I know I will do better when I am feeling better.
Mommy to Petunia 11/04 Bug 10/06 Button 11/09 and Sweetie pea 12/11 DW to J :
I'm not doing that well either. For some reason McDonalds and Burger King sound really good when I'm nausous or starving.... which is pretty often.
We'll do better second trimester!
Loving my twin boys! 11/03/2009 And my daughter 08/16/11 momma Homesteader Doula
I've been sick with a cold or flu-type stuff like 4 times already this pregnancy, and I know it's cause I'm not eating enough fresh, live food.
For me it's a time thing, and probably also a money thing. I don't have the time to make a weekly salad like I used to, or chop up a fruit bowl to snack on all day. I'm barely home long enough to boil up some velveeta noodles and rush out the door again. Sometimes DH cooks, and I eat great but it's not really enough.
I'm gonna check out the diet guidelines in that hateful What To Expect book online...while much of the advice in there is stupid at best, their diet stuff might give me a kick in the butt as to how much more carefully i could be eating
i remember someone saying they'd actually made an excel spreadsheet of all the stuff they were supposed to do daily: eat leafy greens, kegel, RRL tea, etc. I think I might need to do that too!
Freethinking Earth-mama of five.
:Mommy to Lennon Elizabeth 11/27/09 and somebody new, due 10/08:
I normally eat very healthy. But during the first tri I just cannot eat veggies! With my first pg, I had been a vegetarian for years and started to cave and eat Wendy's cheeseburgers. Although this time I haven't gone for fast food (yet) I've still wanted bacon and ham (I don't eat red meat normally). I've been wanting proteins (eggs, bacon, and beans), some carbs but more like crackers and cereal and fortunately fruit still sounds really good. I also eat cheese like crazy during the first tri. My midwife suggested upping my protein intake and so I'm trying that to help with the nausea. So if dinner consists of cheesy nachos with beans, so be it!
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!