Thursday, March 4, 2010

Feed Me!

Hey guys! How goes it? Things are good here, same old same old.

I've been finding lately (basically since I got pregnant) that I am starving ALL the time! I know it's because I'm pregnant but jeez I'm really getting sick of it. They say when you're pregnant to only eat 200 extra calories a day but I'm sorry I think I need more than that. I don't know maybe I'm not eating enough? Here's what my current eating looks like:

6am-1 piece of toast with Smart Balance spray "butter"
9am-1/2 PB & Apple Butter sandwich, Clementine
11:15am-Turkey, Boca Burger or Chicken Breast, grapes, V8, Clementine, small salad with just lettuce and tomatoes topped with low fat bleu cheese dressing
1:30pm-1/2 PB & Apple Butter sandwich, apple sauce
2:30 pm-1/2 PB & Apple Butter sandwich
After 3:30 when I get home I snack and snack and snack until I feel full. Usually on cheese and ice cream :-) Then at about 6 I eat dinner.

I think I'm going to try to get heartier snacks for the afternoon and start eating more often. I'm also making a breakfast casserole for the morning. Here's what I'm going to try to make my eating plan look like.

6am-toast, hard boiled egg white
8:30am-breakfast casserole, fruit
11am-lunch
1pm-snack
3pm-snack
6pm-dinner

I'm trying unsalted pretzels dipped in low sodium refried beans, mashed potatoes and a brown rice/corn/salsa/avocado concoction for afternoon snacks. Do you guys have any other suggestions for some snacks that might work? I looked online for ideas and a lot of people said popcorn (doesn't keep me full, too much salt), carrots in hummus (yuck and yuck), fruit and pb (I have a lot of fruit already, sick of pb), yogurt (doesn't keep me full), cottage cheese with fruit (LOVE this but holy moly does it have a lot of salt in it.) Can you guys think of anything else that might work? Sorry I know I'm being picky!


Have a wonderful Thursday!

2 comments:

  1. Simple Idea.

    Take 3-4 large Mushroom heads, put some Low Fat Cheese on them and grill them.

    You get Calcium, Fat Soluable Vitamins, Copper, B Vitamins, Vit C, Magnesium etc etc. Good all round meal.

    Simple, quick and easy.

    Plus low Fat Cheese is more Protein rich than Cottage Cheese, so it should help keep you fuller, along with the Mushroom Proteins as well :-p.

    Take care and best wishes.

    Matt

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  2. OMG!! I was going through my blog roll a few weeks back and was deleting abandoned blogs, but just couldn't delete yours...so glad I didn't. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you.

    Guess what? I'm pregnant too!! Seven weeks along. And today, I've been feeling tired too and finally had this thought..."no...please don't let me start being tired yet!"

    So, I may be feeling more tired. I did nap today though.

    As far as what to fill up on? Do you like oatmeal? Maybe cook up 1/3 to 1/2 cup of oatmeal, pile on the cinnamon and sprinkle a little stevia (it's a natural sweetner that doesn't spark sugar cravings) and then plop on some peanut butter.

    So happy for you!!

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