Let’s all do a collective knock on wood, but I think I may have turned a corner with my morning sickness. The food aversions are still strong, I’m still trending toward sugary foods instead of savory ones, and I still don’t have much of an appetite after 3pm, but as far as actual queasiness and tossing my cookies? It’s been all but gone this week. I really hope this trend keeps on keeping on. It feels so nice to eat like a human again! And, the most amazing part, I actually feel hungry again. I haven’t really felt like eating for months, I’ve just been eating because I know I need to. But to actually feel hungry and to satisfy that hunger with food is amazing!
It’s the little things. Okay, onto my eats from yesterday . . .
After passing out promptly at 7:30pm the night before, I woke up at 5am absolutely ravenous. My big breakfast thing lately: frozen waffles. I made up a huge batch of these honey coconut whole wheat waffles, and they are just stashed in the freezer waiting for a 5am trip in the toaster. I topped mine with a touch of maple syrup. I had a bowl of wildberry whole milk yogurt (from this place, loving their dairy products) alongside, topped with some chopped plum and some blueberries. I also snagged a banana, because fruit is my life right now.
Breakfast #2 was a Larabar, pear, and Fage Total with Cherry. Fage Total is my absolutely favorite Greek yogurt, and the kind with the cherry is out of this world. I can normally only find it in 0%, but Whole Foods had the whole milk kind this week. Yay! I also had a mug of decaf, with cream, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
For a morning snack, I made a snack plate. I love these snack plates because they remind of the days when I used to pack myself bento boxes for work. On this plate: carrot sticks, grape tomatoes, a hard-boiled egg, apple slices and peanut butter, and a few peanut butter cookie date balls. Worth noting, I used raw peanuts to make those date balls this time, and they aren’t nearly as good. Raw peanuts taste so much like a bean (which makes sense, since they aren’t actually a nut, they’re a legume). So these bites are a little…bean-y. But still edible.
Even though it doesn’t photograph very prettily, lunch was a good one! Since I tend to have no appetite in the afternoon and evening, I decided to start making lunch my main meal (which is what a lot of experts recommend is the healthiest way to eat anyway). I made up a batch of not-so-normal beef stew. Craig’s on a special diet for health reasons, and it means some of his veggie intake is limited, so instead of the carrots and potatoes you’d normally find in beef stew, I put in rutabaga and zucchini. A little weird, but still tasty! I had a couple of slices of buttered bread with it. Because stew isn’t stew without something to sop up all the yumminess leftover in the bowl.
For an afternoon snack, I whipped up a smoothie. In the mix: banana, vanilla almond milk, an avocado, a dollop of peanut butter, a (tiny) handful of baby spinach, and a big, ole hefty scoop of unsweetened cocoa. Such a good combination. It’s like drinking pudding. Worth noting: this is the first dose of any kind of dark, leafy green I’ve had since October. I really need to be making more green smoothies and tricking myself into eating more greens.
And of course, dinner was my typical bowl of cereal. I had some shredded mini wheats with banana. And then right before bed, I dug into a yogurt and a peach. One day, real dinners will return, I promise.
Big thanks go out to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this fun food-filled party. If you guys haven’t clicked over to the main WIAW post yet, you should! There are so many fun eats and so many new blogs to discover.