Pregnancy Food Diary: Twenty Four Weeks

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Food Diary from Wednesday, January 25

Breakfast: 1.5 eggs with onion, ham, and broccoli cooked in butter and coconut oil, one piece of part-whole grain bread with butter, kombucha, black tea with raw milk and honey
Snack: a banana

Lunch: brown rice pasta with canned salmon, homemade tomato sauce, spinach, broccoli, olive oil and parmesan, salad with feta, olives, and homemade vinaigrette, small piece of part-whole grain toast with butter, pregnancy tea
Snack: Chai Teeccino with cream, soaked zucchini bread with butter
Dinner: pinto beans refried in palm shortening, quesadillas made with corn tortillas and cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and tortilla chips
Snack: Homemade yogurt with homemade peach jam, zucchini bread with butter

How did I do?
(the recommended # of servings of each food is in parentheses)

Protein:  4 (4)
Eggs: 1.5 (2)
Dairy: 3 (4) 
Butter: 5 (3)
Whole Grains: 4 (2)
Refined Grains: 1 (0)
Veggies: 4 (3-4)
Greens: 2 (2)
Fruit: 1.5 (1)
Citrus: 0 (1)
Probiotic Foods: 4 (4) 

Note: I'm changing that last category from "fermented foods" to "probiotic foods", because there are foods - like raw milk - that are not fermented or cultured yet contain beneficial bacteria and enzymes that aid in digestion. I don't just want to eat food, I want to digest it!

What counts as a Probiotic Food?
From the food diary above, I am counting kombucha, raw milk, sour cream, and yogurt as probiotic. Other examples are kefir, raw cheese, and lacto-fermented fruits, vegetables, and condiments.

Are you pregnant? What are you eating to nourish yourself and your baby? What do you wish you were eating more or less of?

This is part of Monday Mania.


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  2. Does it matter what kind of butter?

  3. Foy, I try to buy grass-fed butter when I can, otherwise I buy organic butter. But any butter is better than no butter!