When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I did was find out how much I should be eating. As it turns out, it’s more like eating for 1.1 than eating for 2. Basically I’m trying to eat almost exactly the same… except I almost always have dessert at night. My doctor told me not to gain more than 10 lbs in the first 20 weeks, since the last half of pregnancy weight gain is not really in my control. So far I’ve gained 3lbs and I’m pretty happy about that. Here is what I’ve been eating in a typical weekday (note the word weekday, weekends are no holds barred! Hehe).
7:45 AM – Breakfast starts with a green monster. I usually make it with 1 handful kale, 1 big handful frozen strawberries, 1 date, ½ banana, 1 scoop of Sunwarrior Vanilla, and vanilla almond milk.
10:00 AM – Hunger kicks in and I have my first snack, usually fruit and string cheese or a Clif bar. Clif has been winning lately since it almost always sounds more appealing to me than fruit. I love all the flavors that I’ve tried. This one is Chunky Peanut Butter.
12:15 PM – I go home for lunch (lucky to work 2 miles from home) and usually make a salad. This one is some romaine lettuce, rotisserie chicken, shredded cheese, Bolthouse Caesar dressing, and Frank’s! I love putting hot sauce on my salads now.
3:00 PM – Time for snack #2! I usually go for a Chobani with some low fat granola on top. One of my fave things about Chobani is that they have the extra space in the cups for mix ins.
7:00 PM – Dinner is served. It’s funny how that since I have been pregnant, my interest in cooking has waned. The last thing I want to do now when I get home from work is cook. I just want to relax. Luckily, Jay has been in his cooking mood and has made some great stuff! This week it has been some delicious Beef Stew. You can see the bread in the corner of the photo. It was a cheddar garlic bread from the farmers market. It’s one of the best pieces of bread I have ever had! Dunking that bread in the stew was perfection.
8:30 PM – All I can think about at this time of night is chocolate …cookies, ice cream, brownies. Luckily I made these amazing Nutella Pops this weekend. They taste an extra creamy fudgsicle. Here is the recipe…
Nutella Whipped Cream Pops
Makes 6 popsicles
• 2 cups Trader Joe’s House Whip (or Cool Whip)
• 1 cup milk (I used reduced fat)
• ½ cup Nutella
Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until blended, then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours, then enjoy.
What is your favorite way to eat chocolate?