Monday, June 30, 2014

Preggo Food

I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of what I've been eating lately. In my second trimester I am finally craving healthier foods....lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Foods like yogurt and whole grain rice blends have also been tasting really good. In my first trimester I ate a lot of eggs for breakfast but now I tend to wake up craving something sweeter like fruit and yogurt or oatmeal.
One of my absolute favorite snacks these days is raw vegetables with some sort of vinegar-based dressing on them. The vinegar tastes so good!

A snack of radishes, tomatoes, and basil topped with homemade balsamic vinegarette.
This one was such a good afternoon snack! It is a salad from my childhood....cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion tossed with salt and pepper, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. I didn't intend to eat the whole bowl but I couldn't help myself. I drank the vinegar out of the bottom of the bowl. Is that weird?? I wonder what it means when you crave vinegar while pregnant.
I didn't think the vegetables and vinegar could get any better until I had the bright idea to top them with feta cheese. Oh my goodness, I think this is my favorite food combination right now.
Now obviously I don't eat vegetables all the time. Another food that I'm loving is pizza....more specifically, pizza cooked on the BBQ! Last week I made a couple homemade pizzas and had Adam cook them on the BBQ for me. Adam declared it some of the best pizza he had ever eaten. I thought it was pretty amazing as well. Mine was topped with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. I sautéed some kale with Ryan, hoping he would eat some but he wouldn't. So I ate the entire head of kale myself. Vitamins for the baby!
We enjoyed the pizza so much that we BBQ'd a couple more last night!
So that's a little glimpse of what I've been eating lately. I am still craving some unhealthy foods, including brownies and Chinese food. Chinese food always sounds good but I never buy or make it because Adam doesn't like it. I think I need to change that! Aversions still include coconut (yuck!!) and sometimes ground beef or the thought of Mexican food.

What have you been eating lately?


  1. With Rosalie I had aversions to coconut and ground meat, too! I loved eggs (scrambled mostly), and hot chocolate (with lots of marshmallows!!)

    With Susannah my aversions were all vegetables, fresh cut grass, walking into the grocery store... yeah, I had nausea like all the time :( I ate mostly bread and cheese in various combinations.

    Anyway, your food moods seem a lot like mine with Rosalie! Oh, do you like beets? If so, I have a great beet salad recipe (with feta, and a vinaigrette!)

  2. Oh yes, pickles, vinegar, peppercinis, hot cocoa, plain seltzer water, mexican food.... pickles!