Second trimester – weeeeee!! Thankfully my appetite for healthy food came back full throttle toward the end of my first trimester and right into the second. Finally!! I feel so much better – more energy, “cleaner”, and just not as sluggish. And now I can focus on all the good stuff that this little girl needs. Judging by all the fruit I have been consuming, I may birth a watermelon. ;)
There’s a ton after the cut – more energy = more motivation to take pics of my food. So, get ready! Aaaaaaand as always, follow along on Instagram for more plant-based food inspiration.
Escarole + cannellini beans for meeeee (favorite).
Blueberry, banana, and peanut butter smoothie.
Peanut butter cookie energy balls for breakfast – I’m addicted! I shared this recipe a while back, so search for it in the archives if you’d like!
This smoothie packs a whopping 26 grams of protein. Weee!
A simple veggie sandwich – red roasted peppers, pickles (yup), tomato, and lettuce. Balsamic and olive oil, too.
More protein packed into a smoothie – chocolate, banana, and peanut buttterrrrrrr!
Avocado toast + hot sauce for life.
Raw veggies + hummus from the work cafe.
Lots of whole wheat couscous + cannellini beans. Simple lunch for protein!
Give me all the fruit + sunshine!
Quite possibly the ugliest photo I’ve ever took + uploaded but this tomato soup was soooo good. It was Annie’s brand and I added Chao cheese slices to it (the BEST vegan cheese!!) Joe ran out to get me this at 7:30pm because it was all I could think about eating. He’s a gem.
Tofutti cream cheese + tomato, lightly salted – definitely in my top 5 fave breakfasts.
I got these babies in my Vegan Cuts subscription. In case you’re wondering, these are like crack. Best vegan candy EVER.
toast + cream cheese seems to be my new go-to… plus cherry tomatoes and red peppers.
tofu + greens wrap at work.
Really digging this berry + walnut smoothie lately!
Banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, soy milk + flaxseed oil. Trying to get all the protein in.
Went to ikea for baby furniture, left with a package of the vegan Swedish meatballs because they are SO GOOD.
Brown rice + veggie stir fry from the work cafe.
Avocado + hot sauce toast = everything.
black bean + rice tacos with all the fixin’s – and enjoying hot sauce while I still can.
Banana, strawberry, flaxseed oil, cocoa, almond milk + cinnamon peanut butter from Wild Friends! Also, my fave coffee table books by one of my favorite artists, Katie Daisy (How to Be a Wildflower).
Beans cooked with green beans, corn, and red onion. This was a fast and simple dinner – I just really needed some protein.
Loaded veggie wrap with mustard.
Fruit cup! Give me all the fruit.
Avocado + hot sauce on english muffin. This seems to be a favorite lately…
Another morning, another baked potato.
These Ikea veggie balls are so versatile. Cooked them up with some olive oil, garlic, onions, and peppers. Such a great sandwich!
Bean and avocado salad with some chips.
A cheesy tofu scramble to put a dent in my protein intake for the day – more than 20 grams right here. Weee!
My current favorite chocolate milkshake – recipe is in the archives, just search for it :)
when husband makes you your own personal white pizza – yummmm.
lemon poppy seed bread on a cold day.
More fruit for the pregnant lady.
Tofu scramble on toast with some hot sauce.
These babies taste like Twix to me. I’m serious.
Overnight oats with coconut, banana, cinnamon, + some pb/date sauce. This is life.
Veggies with bbq sauce + some quinoa. My husband made this for me – YUM.
Rice topped with roasted veggies, side of avocado.
Baked fries + white bean and cashew cheese dip. Om nom.
Green (except it’s brown…) smoothie!
Loaded bean + veggie wrap – spinach, sweet potato, black beans, tomato, lettuce, pickled onions, etc . etc.
1/2 cantaloupe stuffed with strawberries.
Green soup topped with quinoa for protein (snuck a can of white beans in there too). You can find my green soup recipe on here, just search “green goddess soup” :)
Loaded salad – there’s some spinach, romaine, avocado, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, carrots, croutons, and tons of edamame. Olive oil and vinegar. Yum!
Tofutti + tomato for me (duh) and red pepper hummus for him.
Trying to eat better and more consciously this trimester. Whole wheat toast with peanut butter + a pile of fruit. YUM.
Pancakes for dinner – the best.
Close-up of my fruity breakfast.
Sometimes you just want a plate of steamed asparagus for dinner.
Another loaded spinach salad for me!
This was such a quick dinner – basically toss in whatever leftovers I had. It’s 1 zucchini spiralized and cooked with garlic, red peppers, quinoa, and some tomato sauce. Side of gardein chicken. It actually came out great!
Just a big ass fruit salad bowl… probably will kill this in 3 days. Haha!
Tofurky + veggie sandwich with mustard. I am not normally a mock meat fan, but this has been helping me with protein intake!
I love tempeh so much. This was roasted vegetables with tempeh strips – inspired by my aunt! She made this for me recently and I’ve been craving it since. She’s amazing.
Another loaded spinach salad!
Caramel date smoothie – for that energy and fiber boost.
Coconut rice + asparagus!
Mmm chili cheese fries. Yup, vegan.
The color of this smoothie makes my life – lots of berries and juice.
I’m doing real good with this spinach salad for lunch situation. Loaded as usual.
A tomato-based vegetable soup from the work cafe.
Avo toast life for life.
Vegan carrot cake from Crazy Burger – my grandma grabbed this for me. YES please.
Avo on cream cheese. The life. Plus, this week little babe is as big as an avocado. Awww yes.
Lunar smoothie. :)