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Hi everyone! The first couple of weeks I did really well with what I was eating: lots of salads with veggies and fruit, lean meats, etc. Then I got food aversions to pretty much everything I ate in those few weeks (though I never had any actual nausea) and started eating a lot more junk. I'm thinking I need to get serious about eating healthy again, but I am craving junk and still don't really want to look at a salad. Plus I am tired all the time and really don't feel like doing any time-consuming cooking.<br><br>
Anyone have any healthy, yummy, quick, and easy recipes? Is anyone following any particular pregnancy nutrition guidelines? Is it better to just use common sense and choose more veggies, less junk?<br><br>
I guess my creativity is just shot lately cause all I can think of is buying a bunch of veggies and steaming them - boring... And plain baked/grilled chicken sounds disgusting to me right now.
 

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Hmm, well. I've been lucky because my cravings have been almost exclusively for healthy fresh foods. Just the thought of fast food, fried foods, and sweet baked goods kind of makes me gag!<br><br>
Lucky for me our Veggie CSA distributed its first share two weeks ago so our fridge is absolutely overflowing with fresh veggies. Bok choy, lettuces, arugula, tatsoi, chives, green onions, cilantro, etc...<br><br>
I've been making lots of salads to use up all the greens. I don't really use recipes but I tend to throw some kind of lettuce or arugula, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, green onions. Then, in a little tupperware (or an old glass jar, something spillproof) I mix balsamic vinegar, a bit of olive oil, some mustard, black pepper, and goat cheese. Shake it hard to mix it all together, then drizzle over the salad.<br><br>
One of my favorite easy meals when I've been feeling nauseous but hungry is just some small noodles (those mini-stars, or teeny shells, or anything small enough you can basically slurp it down like rice). I just mix in a Tbsp. or two of butter, and if I'm in the mood, some of the pesto I have frozen from last summer's basil. Simple, filling, comforting, delicious.<br><br>
If my SO and I are in the mood for something a little more time-consuming, we've been making lots of curries and stir frys. We keep lots of veggies chopped in the freezer so it's easy to throw tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, etc into a wok. We typically add potatoes or chickpeas to make it a more solid meal. (And of course whatever you like for curry spices -- we use some combination of cumin, coriander seed, ginger, garam masala, black sesame...).<br><br>
I've also been eating tons of watermelon and pineapple when I'm hungry but just don't want to cook, like right before bed. Last night I went to the fridge for watermelon right before bed and it was gone -- SO had finished it off. I almost cried! (He'll never do that again!)
 

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I got caught up in eating a lot of junk as well. Now I've become glucose intolerant. Waah!<br><br>
How about roasted veggies. I toss them in 1 TBLS of olive oil per cup, put them in for 35-40 minutes and then toss them in some garlic and rosemary and put them back in for 5 more minutes.<br><br>
Oh, if you like eggs you could do a frittata. Basically scrambled eggs, any veggies you want to throw in there, bake on the stove and then when the bottom is done, put it in the oven and broil the top for 5 minutes or until done. So yummy. I usually put in a lot of garlic, little bit of salt and pepper. Mmmm.... So easy.<br><br>
If I think of anything I else I will let you know. Hopefully you can get on the healthy eating track again. I had to so GL!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Polenta is almost instant to make, and a good change from wheat; top with some bean soup<br><br>
I made deviled eggs for the first time the other night, and I really like those! I just used 1 T mayo and 1 T of sour cream, vs. the 1/4 cup of mayo that most recipes call for.<br><br>
Tuna. I'm having that for lunch today...a can of tuna, mixed with diced granny smith apple, and enough yogurt to hold it all together.<br><br>
And lots of fruit! Organic peaches; apples; going blueberry picking today.<br><br><br>
Dinner is still tough for me to think about and cook...but I've been managing. I made split pea soup in the crockpot the other day, which was excellent b/c I didn't have to think about it all day; but I learned to put it on the back porch, or I have to smell it all day!
 

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Girl, me too! I was so nauseous, and simple carbs were the only thing I could handle. My doula said it was okay the first trimester, but now that I'm ten weeks, I'm feeling better and can handle protein a little better (like, last night I had an ounce of chicken and was able to lay down and tolerate it...)<br><br>
Yesterday, I had a few oz of chicken with homemade mayo and lots of carrots and celery as a chicken salad with crackers, and then for dinner, steamed rice, my oz of chicken and some roasted cauliflower. (and then a serving of plain ruffles and ranch dip to settle my stomach for bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)
 

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Thanks for the ideas, ladies! Both watermelon and peaches sound great right now - maybe that will satisfy my sweet tooth. Roasted veggies sounds way better than steamed. We love stir-fry and curry, but I haven't wanted to put the effort into it, but if I chopped up a whole bunch of stuff and put it in the fridge it would be ready when I needed it. Thanks a bunch, I am getting hungry now!
 

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this is me as well. Luckily I'm starting to crave more lean meats (deli sandwiches like crazy for some reason), cheese, and fruit. I'm still eating quite a bit of carbs though-much more than pre pregnancy. I've been keeping an eye on my glucose levels and I'm still okay for now. I'm trying to increase my exercise by walking in the nice weather, but it's already getting too warm. Also, when I had glucose intolerance my last pregnancy it helped A LOT to eat a protein rich breakfast. That might be something you could try. Worse comes to worse you can always look for low carb options of the foods you're craving-I had to do this with pregnancy number two as well.
 

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Hey how do y'all know if your glucose is out of whack? Is that something that has it's own symptoms or did it show up in your blood work?
 

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The sugar in my urine was really high from my first midwife appt. and my last visit with a NM at Kaiser. The second was a morning pee before eating even. I notice too when I eat well I only really get up once to pee at night otherwise its 3 times.
 
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