This is what I ate last Saturday. I was out of town, staying with my parents after returning from a trip to visit family in California. I wasn't at home with all my normal foods, but I did what I could. :) (Man was I missing the kombucha and raw milk!)
Food diary for Saturday, January 21
Breakfast: Organic plain fat-free yogurt mixed with Daisy sour cream (to simulate whole milk yogurt in its absence), with honey, blueberries, and homemade granola (I had packed some from home), half a cup of coffee with half-and-half.
Lunch (we went out to a breakfast-all-day place): Eggs Benedict with spinach and bacon on an english muffin with hash browns, some crepes with lingon berries (we split these 5 ways and everyone had a taste. What a delicious treat!), a bit of freshly squeezed orange juice
Snack: whole-grain toast with natural peanut butter and honey, yerba chai with half and half, piece of cheese
Dinner: chicken with homemade peanut sauce, carrots, and broccoli over whole wheat pasta
Snack: part-whole-grain pumpkin bread (made with coconut oil and sucanat - thanks Mom!)
How did I do?
(the recommended # of servings of each food is in parentheses)
Protein: 3.5 (4)Eggs: 2 (2)
Dairy: 3 (4)Butter: 1 (3)
Whole Grains: 3.5 (2)
Refined Grains: 1.5 (0)
Veggies: 3 (3-4)
Greens: 1 (2)
Fruit: 1.5 (1)Fermented Foods: 1 (3)
Citrus: 0.5 (1)
Citrus: 0.5 (1)
More about this day...
It's hard to find fermented foods on vacation. All I managed was a little yogurt.
I'm counting freshly squeezed orange juice as a half a serving of fruit. Whole fruit is always better than juice, but I couldn't pass up the freshly squeezed stuff! When you do drink juice, it's important to have it with plenty of fat and protein to keep your blood sugar from spiking. I'm hoping the Hollandaise sauce on my eggs was made with real butter... :)
I've been craving green veggies like crazy, so I was grateful for the spinach on my eggs and the broccoli in the dinner my parents made!
How am I doing on my goals?
I was out of town all week, so I didn't do too great on some of these goals.
1) Get to bed earlier.
With the exception of travel days, I didn't do too bad on this. But I'm hoping to get into more of a routine now that I'm back home!
2) Take supplements throughout the day.
I've mentioned before that I have trouble remembering to take my vitamins except at bedtime. I'm working on taking them with each meal, instead of all at once. I'm getting better! Soon I'll share with you what supplements I take during pregnancy.
3) Drink pregnancy tea.
Two cups yesterday! Recipe coming soon!
4) Make (almost) all grains soaked, sprouted, or soured.
My Grandma did have some sprouted bread with flaxseed that I tried to eat whenever I had bread, and I packed granola from home, but other than that my grains were either whole and not soaked or sprouted, or refined. And how can you pass up your German Grandmother's stollen!?
5) Eat those greens!
I tried to find greens even on travel days: I had a mixed green salad with my burger (from a sustainable Burger place at the San Francisco airport...gotta love California!), and I ordered spinach on my pizza at O'Hare (it was either pizza or McDonalds when we arrived hungry at 9 PM). I was pleasantly surprised that it was absolutely loaded with spinach!
Are you pregnant? What are you eating to nourish yourself and your baby? And how do you manage to eat well while traveling?
This is part of Monday Mania, Simple Lives Thursday, and Fight Back Friday.
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