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<p>What is tasting good to you guys these days?</p>
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<p>So far today:</p>
<p>A little trail mix with dry cereal and almonds</p>
<p>A pear</p>
<p>A homemade breakfast burrito (half at a time was all I could manage)</p>
<p>Popcorn with a little real butter - yum <img alt="lurk.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gif"></p>
<p>Should have a little chicken curry with veggies & a little brown rice for dinner later...</p>
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<p>I guess it's not that much since I'm a little queasy in general, but crunchy and spicy were big for me in the first trimester last time, too!  I need to cook & freeze some little individual servings of taco meat and stock some crunchy shells so I can avoid sending DH on the late night Taco Bell runs this time <img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></p>
 

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<p>I had a bowl of chia goodness cranberry ginger (<a href="https://www.ruthshempfoods.com/chia.html" target="_blank">https://www.ruthshempfoods.com/chia.html</a>) with a little bit of unsweetened coconut beverage around 8:30am, cup of pureed carrot ginger vegan soup (with a spicy kick) at 11am, another cup at 2pm, and a huge cup of  slightly agave sweetened home made ginger mint "lemonaide" for digestion, plus added lime coconut water to it for added electrolytes to reduce bloating. I know Im lacking protein so far today, and this is far from my usual diet. I usually started with a protein green shake, bean soup for lunch, and some sort of bean or tofu meal and enormous salad for dinner, and snack on nuts and seeds. Oh, and caved and had half a gluten free blueberry muffin about 20 minutes ago. I bought some raw unsalted trail mix from the local whole foodsy type store we have here in Portland, OR that was mixed for women (high in iron and stuff, or something like that- i think its sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, sesame seeds, bunch of stuff). I really want to eat it. Im scared of protein, well, food in general right now, as Im experiencing SEVERE gas and bloating at night. Im on 24 hours of no sleep right now as I was so bloated and gassy I couldnt sleep nor eat. It felt like my ribs were digging into my stomach and could breathe. Trying to find out my triggers. I also bought about $100 worth of natural digestion supplements, including peppermint/fennel/ginger softgels (<a href="http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/ProductsbyCategory/Category/M003563.htm?cat=Herbs%20%26%20Mushrooms" target="_blank">http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/ProductsbyCategory/Category/M003563.htm?cat=Herbs%20%26%20Mushrooms</a>), post meal DHA/licorice , and all natural anti-gas tablets if neither of the previous two dont work, though Id rather not be dependent on those after the fact.</p>
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<p>Going to try to eat some of my vegan hoppin John later (black eyed peas and collards), and possibly some left over tofu tacos with tofu, black olives, corn tortillas, lots o' salad green, organic salsa to try and get some protein in.</p>
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<p>Im not having any real food adversions, except to sugar (bummer- i do love a good bit of so delicious vegan coconut milk chocolate peanut butter ice cream), processed foods (never liked them anyways, but really cant stand the idea of like, eating a chip or something), even small amount of wheat (not celliac that I know of, just never tolerated it well), anything having to do with dairy (lactose intolerant, but would sneak a little cheese here and there or a slice of cheese pizza, sounds very unappetizing now), and the smell of our dogs food  :)</p>
 

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<p>I have been eating mushrooms every day this week. I think we have gone through a pound and a half of mushrooms just this week alone. Grilled veggies are tasting great to me lately, asparagus, tomatoes, zuchinni, mushrooms, purple onions... I made a stir fry the other night with sesame oil, olive oil, ginger and some other spices and it had quite a kick and it was awesome. I would love some fresh grilled fish, but I haven't seen any at the grocery store for a reasonable price that looks appealing lately.</p>
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<p>I don't eat sugar, white flour or caffeine anymore (stopped before I knew I was pg) and I am finding that I feel so much better, I'm sleeping better, and waking up clear headed. Its so amazing what a huge difference it has made in the way I feel.</p>
 
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<p>I try to follow the Brewers diet, but also will be adding in a lot of raw food as well. I've been toying around with going raw for a year or so. I did a 30 day raw food cleanse a couple months back. I have not been able to maintain that through the Holidays. Not even a little bit!  I really like warm/hot foods, so raw is not super easy. But I can at least incorporate it heavily into my diet.</p>
<p>I am cutting back the caffeine which is always a bummer at first b/c I love coffee a lot!</p>
<p>I will be drinking a lot of green smoothies which is good b/c it's the only thing that is palatable right now.</p>
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<p>Lastly I have to get off the dairy again. Both my boys are dairy intolerant. It was awful when I was nursing. I knew I should have been dairy free through my 2nd pregnancy but I was too lazy to do it and I regretted it and ended up going dairy free a few days after he was born anyways. This time I'm going to do it, starting now. We live a very dairy minimal life b/c of the boys. Over the years they have gotten less intolerant. But I have brought cheese back into the house and we do like pizza. I'll be switching to goat cheese, in fact, I meant to get some at the co op yesterday. Darn!</p>
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<p>Anyhow, I focus on protein pretty heavily. I really believe in the power of protein for a healthy pregnancy as well as the prevention of pregnancy illnesses.</p>
 

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<p>I am enjoying reading this thread, I was just musing about the ways I want to eat healthier this pregnancy (and perhaps stave off the morning sickness somewhat this time?).  What are everyone's go to snacks?  I eat a lot of peanut butter toast, but I am trying to up the amount of fruit and veggies I am eating throughout the day (a weakness of mine).  Carrots and hummus and apples w/ peanut butter were the two things that came immediately to mind, but I would love to hear more ideas!</p>
 

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<p>I ate half a bag of pepperoni yesterday. LOL. Straight out of the bag, cold. In the parking lot of the grocery store, if I'm going to be totally honest. So much for eating only natural foods, but man, it was so good!</p>
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<p>As for snacks, I have no problems with dairy so I eat cheddar cheese sticks, greek yogurt and celery sticks a lot, because I really do love celery. Boiled eggs are another favorite of mine for a snack, but I know that's certainly not everyone's thing.</p>
 
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<p>I can't believe how many different foods everyone who posted can eat. For me, it's been just bagels. And I've been choking them down.</p>
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<p>I don't have an appetite at all, but I know I'm hungry. I felt like this with my last pregnancy as well, but this time the food aversion came earlier and is worse.</p>
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<p>Last night, I discovered lemons and they helped me get rid of the nasty taste from all the bagels. Now I'm eating a tangerine and it seems to be staying down.</p>
 

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<p>I've been eating black eyed peas, collards and brown rice.  For breakfast I was doing a kale and fruit smoothie with ground flax (we are now out of town for wedding so I'll have some lentil soup for b'fast and lunch).  I also made a big batch of white bean and kale soup that I've been stomaching well.  I've been craving green olives and spicy foods - so adding lots of red pepper to my beans.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mommy2b4</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1289028/january-what-are-you-eating-thread#post_16170200"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I've been eating black eyed peas, collards and brown rice.  For breakfast I was doing a kale and fruit smoothie with ground flax (we are now out of town for wedding so I'll have some lentil soup for b'fast and lunch).  I also made a big batch of white bean and kale soup that I've been stomaching well.  I've been craving green olives and spicy foods - so adding lots of red pepper to my beans.</p>
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<br><br><p>Thanks - you have inspired me! The black eyed peas with rice sounds great. And nothing has sounded good to me for at least a week!</p>
 

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<p>I'm currently following the Maker's diet.  Which entails only Honey, Maple syrup or Stevia as sweeteners.  No white sugar, white rice, white flour, etc.  Free range meats, no factory meats.  Whole grain breads, brown rice, fresh veggies and fruits, organic if possible.  Those kinds of things. :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm diabetic and so my cravings will be a little different.  <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif">  So far it is cilantro. </span> <span><img alt="stillheart.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif"> it!!  Cheeseburgers probably are a close second, but those are free-range meat, cooked on a cast iron pan with organic cheese, onions, mushrooms, and pickles wrapped in lettuce.  Mmmmm.....  So good.</span></p>
 

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<p>Yesterday it was salt & vinegar chips, DH had to go to the store for milk anyways so he got some, today it's strawberries, but he's refusing to go out in a blizzard a second day in a row to satisfy my cravings.</p>
 

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<p>Another yummy thing I found I really like is black beans, with cut up organic hot dog and cheese melted and heated and all warm and yummy.  Hehe.  Mmmm....  I did start craving apples too and have been having some with breakfast in the am, like a slice or two.  Wish I could eat a whole one.</p>
 

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<p>I am usually really good and stick to healthy foods for lunch and dinner, but I have the bad habit of skipping breakfast. I am trying to make it a point to eat breakfast and a mid-morning snack every day, but my body is so used to not eating it I can't even stomach breakfast.</p>
 

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<p>Really cold seltzer water with lime or lemon juice.</p>
<p>Cold oranges.</p>
<p>I can't really think of anything else that really "hits the spot".</p>
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<p>I am eating because I need to, right now. That is quite a change for me because I am a foodie and I normally love to cook. I am trying to follow the Brewer Diet to make sure that I get enough protein.</p>
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<p>I made a big pot of kale soup yesterday and like so many things, halfway through cooking it, I could n't stand it anymore. :)</p>
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<p>I am not a sweets or junk food kind of person normally, but I was thinking a lot about a black raspberry ice cream cone yesterday.</p>
 

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<p>I made a big pot of kale soup yesterday and like so many things, halfway through cooking it, I could n't stand it anymore. :)</p>
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<br><br><p>I know how you feel. If I smell anything cooking, it turns my stomach.</p>
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<p>I spent my entire last pregnancy eating at diners because I could get what I was craving asap. 20 minutes later is too late!</p>
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<p>We don't have the money to eat at diners this time, but I'm trying my best to eat what I can - which is very little.</p>
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<p>Ordinarily I try to eat as healthy as possible, but I quickly learned during my last pregnancy that I have to eat what I can when I can.  Right now that seems to be mostly at night, I starve from around 8:00 on so I try to satisfy all of my cravings then.  Lately it's things like fresh fruit, which ordinarily I'm allergic to but during pregnancy it doesn't bother me so I eat as much as I can which is a treat, any kind of bread, chickpeas, celery, cheese, and on occasion I'll splurge and allow myself one of my biggest cravings which is french fries, burgers or pizza, though I still try to find healthier options for those.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Smurfy</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1289028/january-what-are-you-eating-thread#post_16176980"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Ordinarily I try to eat as healthy as possible, but I quickly learned during my last pregnancy that I have to eat what I can when I can.  Right now that seems to be mostly at night, I starve from around 8:00 on so I try to satisfy all of my cravings then.  Lately it's things like fresh fruit, which ordinarily I'm allergic to but during pregnancy it doesn't bother me so I eat as much as I can which is a treat, any kind of bread, chickpeas, celery, cheese, and on occasion I'll splurge and allow myself one of my biggest cravings which is french fries, burgers or pizza, though I still try to find healthier options for those.</p>
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Funny, I have tons of allergies too  (wheat, soy, corn, dairy) and I noticed during my last pregnancy that I could eat whatever I wanted without a reaction.</p>
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<p>Any one have any idea why? Maybe our bodies are more resilient during pregnancy?</p>
 

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<p>I have nothing to back this up, but I remember reading somewhere that our immune systems are somewhat suppressed during pregnancy, to protect the fetus (which has foreign DNA).  Allergic reactions are the immune system in overdrive, so maybe this is related?</p>
 
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