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 actually 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 (I really need to share the recipe with you guys, because man, they rock) 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. Alongside, I had a bowl of wildberry whole milk yogurt (from this place, loving their dairy products) 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 a 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 pretty, 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 carrots and potatoes you’d normally find in beef stew, I put in rutabaga and zucchini. A little weird, but still tasty! Alongside, I had a couple of slices of buttered bread. 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.