Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

What I’ve Been Eating Lately [Vegan Pregnancy – First Trimester]

Hey there friends – I’ve been compiling all the things I ate over my first trimester, and now I can finally share with you! So warning, there is A LOT after the cut. Not going to lie though – a lot of what I ate is not on here because it was way too boring and just not interesting (plus I kept forgetting to take photos – rather, did not have the energy or drive to!) I had a rough couple weeks (7-9 were ughhh) and I ate a whole lot of carbs. Think: bread, dry cereal, pasta with butter, crackers, potatoes, frozen waffles, etc. But in between and towards the end, I did get to eat some good stuff and that’s what you’ll find below. Plus… so many oranges. All I want is orange juice and oranges. It’s wild. xx

Oh, and as always, follow along on Instagram for plant-based food inspiration!

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

boiled potato mood.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

there’s sweet potato underneath all that goodness – loaded up with spinach, walnuts, and some golden quinoa on the side. trying to get in all them pregnancy superfoods (spinach for folate, walnuts for omega-3’s, quinoa for protein, and sweet potato for vitamin a + c!)

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

on cozy and snowy days, you just need toast. carbs.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

whole wheat english with thin layer of coconut oil + some himalayan sea salt. coconut oil is way better than butter, and it gets the same job done. It provides rich amounts of saturated fat with high amounts of lauric acid (great to prepare for breastfeeding!)

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

This was when I could eat lentils without wanting to toss it back up. It doesn’t upset my stomach early on in the pregnancy, and this dish alone has a whopping 26 grams of protein.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

garlic and kale with a bit of olive oil. This was like 3-4 cups of raw kale cooked down quickly over high heat… and I ate the whole bowl in one sitting. happy to be enjoying greens still!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

this gorgeous lavender smoothie was banana, blueberry, coconut yogurt, flaxseed oil, peanut butter protein powder, and soy milk. loaded with all the good stuff!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

not a meal, but happy with my super green + rainbow fridge. yay for healthy pregnancies!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

avocado, mango, and corn. this is my newwwww favorite! avocado for calcium, folic acid, vitamins, and healthy fat.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

loaded protein smoothie – lots of spinach, peanut butter, yogurt, soy milk, dates… you know.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

Again – before lentils made me sick. At least I got to enjoy them a bit!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

swiss chard, spinach, and beans.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

big bowl of pineapple.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

more english muffins with coconut oil… I read that coconut oil may help neutralize stomach acid and helps balance blood sugar to aid with nausea. I’m going with it.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

Ate like 4 bites of this and then got sick. it didn’t stay down. so glam. looked good though!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

true life.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

love.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

Been eating a whole lot of fruit – glad that goes down as well as before!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

the breakfast potatoes from the work cafe have been making my life. plus, they are only 75 cents.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

choc cherry protein smoothie (chocolate soy milk has 8 grams of protein alone!) I added some peanut butter too for another 8 grams.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

Baby must have been real happy with this one! Potato hash with tempeh, avocado, black rice, and salsa. Side dry english.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

been loving these boca chik’n patties for lunch – they have 12 grams of protein in them so that has been good at least!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

the orange craving is real.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

the fluffiest and best vegan donuts i’ve had to date! donuts + pregnancy… oof.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

a strawberry pop for pop lab for meeeee! this place had lots of vegan options.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

i’m stereotypical – but I ate this whole batch within a few hours.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

fresh veggie and dip platter in delray – I was sooo craving this. it was very refreshing and felt good eating raw food (way too many carbs lately).

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

citrus and star fruit – YUM.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

vegan cupcakes!! my dad sought these out for me. he’s the best. the strawberry milk one was to. die. for.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

refreshing arnold palmer – been loving these in place of water.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

at the worst of my nausea – what a basket (definitely not my usual!!)

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

veggie sandwich – cukes, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

lemon yogurt by cashewgurt piled high with granola, banana, and blueberries. my appetite is coming back!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

such a ripe mango for february!!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

we got out on a gorgeous 55 degree day in february and enjoyed a vegan breastfast feast. savory knot, lemon poppy bread, coconut yogurt parfait, and coffee for joe.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

couscous with cannellini beans + peas. protein!

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

give me all the colorful potatoes, all the time.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

vanilla yogurt topped with granola, banana, and peanut butter.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

green soup with a whole lot of spinach and broccoli for folic acid.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

sunshine in a jar. (I believe this was banana, peach, orange, mango.)

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

simple and one of my favorite lunches! soft bread piled high with roasted red peppers (tossed with olive oil, balsamic, and lots of garlic!) yummm. so happy to be eating more veggies towards the end of this trimester.

Pregnant Vegan Meals - First Trimester

so much mango. I cannot get enough fruit!!

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4 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Eating Lately [Vegan Pregnancy – First Trimester]

    • Hi love! It’s always so good to hear from you :) I’m glad you like these posts, because I love documenting my food, lol!

      I have been playing around with so many protein smoothie recipes lately (because I don’t like protein powder, so I am relying mostly on the whole ingredients to provide it) and will be sharing a bunch soon so stay tuned.

      But this one in particular is:

      1 frozen banana (1g protein)
      1 cup spinach (1g)
      2 tbs peanut butter (8g)
      Soy vanilla yogurt (I believe about 5g)
      1 cup soy milk (7g)
      2 dates (1g)

      23 grams of protein total!

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