It's been awhile since I've done a WIAW post, and I thought it would be fun to look back on what my pregnant self was eating/craving. As you can see for yourself, I eat a LOT when I'm pregnant. I included two days worth of food. The first is a normal weekday, and the second is one of our weekend days in San Diego. I took these photos over a week ago, back when I still had enough room in my stomach to eat big meals. Lately I've been splitting my meals in half, and eating twice as often, but I think I'm still eating roughly the same amount. As you can see I eat a lot more fruits and veggies on a normal day, and a lot more french fries and dessert on the weekend. Too bad everyday can't be the weekend ;)
Breakfast (8ish): 1 packet of plain oatmeal mixed with 1 packet strawberries and cream oatmeal. This is definitely a weird pregnancy craving for me because I've never before in my life eaten strawberries and cream oatmeal, but now I'm slightly addicted. 2 pieces of toast, 2 eggs and half a grapefruit (another pregnancy craving). Ive been eating this exact breakfast for about 3 weeks now. This is double what I'd eat pre-pregnancy, but I wind up shaky hungry by 11 if I eat less.
Lunch (noon-ish): Nachos are on constant lunch rotation over here. These are just corn chips, vegetarian refried beans, light mozzarella, and taco sauce, along with an apple.
Snack 1 (3ish): post-workout I ate a small bowl of Trader Joe's multi-grain O's with a banana and unsweetened almond milk.
Snack 2 (5ish): We don't eat dinner till 7, and I can't last that long without a second snack. This is the same green smoothie from this post that Ez and I have been drinking almost daily.
Dinner (7ish): Zucchini "noodles" topped with lentil tomato sauce and light mozzarella. Don't mind the watery-ness. Pregnant lady was too hungry to let the noodles drain properly. We ate this with mushroom cream cheese pinwheels, which were delicious, but I forgot to get a picture.
Dessert: (8:30) Post after-dinner walk we had strawberry shortcake using cake mix soda cupcakes - which are basically just a can of soda and a box of cake mix (I used yellow cake + diet sprite). Normally we just use those dessert cups that taste like twinkies, but the store was out and I happened to have cake mix and soda already. This was a pinterest creation (of course!) and they actually turned out really good. Here are a bunch more yummy combos I want to try. We topped the cupcakes with strawberries and lots of cool whip. Yum.
Since I didn't take pictures of everything I ate over the weekend, this is a mish mash of pictures taken over two days to give an idea of a sample weekend day.
Breakfast: 2 fried egg sandwich on wheat bread with herb cream cheese. Ez and I split the fruit.
Post-breakfast dessert: We split these bite-size cakes. So delicious!
Lunch (at the zoo): Veggie burgers and fries followed by a soft serve cone that Joe and I split. Too bad for Ez that he slept through it.
Dinner: Fish sandwiches and Joe and I split the fries/onion rings. We also ate a few bites of fudge afterward, but it was disgustingly sweet and we threw it away. That's saying a lot, coming from me.
So there you have it! I think my pregnancy cravings are pretty basic: eggs, fruit, french fries, sweets, and nachos. Got all my bases covered ;)