I thought that I would start doing a weekly post on what I ate Wednesday. I get so many messages asking what I eat on a normal week day, so I thought I’d start making this a regular thing in the hope that it might inspire people to try something new. As I work from home I try to make everything fresh, but obviously there will be some times when I’m out and about so I will share that too. If I am out I will usually try to take snacks with me, even if it’s just some boiled eggs, nuts, seeds, blueberries and energy balls. The worst thing is trying to find healthy food when you’re in a rush or on the go and that is the time when you are most likely to reach for something naughty for convenience.
Since I’ve been pregnant I haven’t increased what I eat in any way and I am very much of the belief that just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I have to start eating for two. I am lucky in that my appetite hasn’t rapidly increased and I’m sure a large part of that was because I was so unwell for the first 13 weeks. What’s important to me is that the baby is getting all the nutrients and vitamins it needs that are vital for its growth and to give it the very best start in life.
Wednesday 20th April 2016.
Today I had a diabetic nurse appointment mid morning and I had to drop my husband at the train station early so once I was home at 07:45am it was a quick breakfast of wok’d kale with a fried egg in coconut oil and an avocado. I drizzled lime juice and added some sea salt and some lime zest on top. I had this with a peppermint tea and a glass of water. My blood-sugars were good before I ate (4.4mmols) so I didn’t have any insulin for this either. I usually always choose a protein based breakfast as I find it keeps me fuller for longer, means I require less or no insulin and helps me to stay focused too.
Once I got home from hospital at about 14:00pm my blood sugars were 4.9mmol so I threw a salad together with what we had in the fridge and cupboards. This is courgette noodles with avocado and spring onion cream, olives, milled linseed, chia and hemp (buy here) and some feta. I know that for a lot of people feta wouldn’t be considered Paleo, but it works well for me in my diet and it also gives me a healthy dose of calcium, which is vital for the baby’s development. I drank a sparkling water and also had another peppermint tea.
I had a midwife appointment after lunch, she checked my blood pressure, weight, the baby’s heart beat and my tummy and all was perfect. I have recently started to feel the baby moving which gives me so much joy. By the time I got home it was mid afternoon, so as a celebration I had a raw chocolate brownie that I had made yesterday (made with 4 ingredients: cacao, medjool dates, coconut oil and ground almonds). I sat in the garden for about an hour doing some recipe development as it was so warm and sunny and watched Tilly (cat) chasing anything that moved.
I had pregnancy yoga at 7pm so before I went I made dinner to have once my husband and I got home. This was a curried sweet potato and butternut squash soup with some paleo bread. After we got home it was late so we had dinner and then I had my pregnancy vitamins, aspirin (75mg – prescribed by Dr to help hopefully prevent pre-eclamsia) more water and a ginger tea.
Let me know what you think of these posts, whether you like them and whether you want to see more! I’d love to hear what you eat and hopefully we can all inspire each other!
Hope you’re all having a happy and healthy week!