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
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boiled potato mood.
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!)
on cozy and snowy days, you just need toast. carbs.
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!)
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.
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!
this gorgeous lavender smoothie was banana, blueberry, coconut yogurt, flaxseed oil, peanut butter protein powder, and soy milk. loaded with all the good stuff!
not a meal, but happy with my super green + rainbow fridge. yay for healthy pregnancies!
avocado, mango, and corn. this is my newwwww favorite! avocado for calcium, folic acid, vitamins, and healthy fat.
loaded protein smoothie – lots of spinach, peanut butter, yogurt, soy milk, dates… you know.
Again – before lentils made me sick. At least I got to enjoy them a bit!
swiss chard, spinach, and beans.
big bowl of pineapple.
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.
Ate like 4 bites of this and then got sick. it didn’t stay down. so glam. looked good though!
Been eating a whole lot of fruit – glad that goes down as well as before!
the breakfast potatoes from the work cafe have been making my life. plus, they are only 75 cents.
choc cherry protein smoothie (chocolate soy milk has 8 grams of protein alone!) I added some peanut butter too for another 8 grams.
Baby must have been real happy with this one! Potato hash with tempeh, avocado, black rice, and salsa. Side dry english.
been loving these boca chik’n patties for lunch – they have 12 grams of protein in them so that has been good at least!
the orange craving is real.
the fluffiest and best vegan donuts i’ve had to date! donuts + pregnancy… oof.
a strawberry pop for pop lab for meeeee! this place had lots of vegan options.
i’m stereotypical – but I ate this whole batch within a few hours.
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).
citrus and star fruit – YUM.
vegan cupcakes!! my dad sought these out for me. he’s the best. the strawberry milk one was to. die. for.
refreshing arnold palmer – been loving these in place of water.
at the worst of my nausea – what a basket (definitely not my usual!!)
veggie sandwich – cukes, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles.
lemon yogurt by cashewgurt piled high with granola, banana, and blueberries. my appetite is coming back!
such a ripe mango for february!!
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.
couscous with cannellini beans + peas. protein!
give me all the colorful potatoes, all the time.
vanilla yogurt topped with granola, banana, and peanut butter.
green soup with a whole lot of spinach and broccoli for folic acid.
sunshine in a jar. (I believe this was banana, peach, orange, mango.)
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.
so much mango. I cannot get enough fruit!!