I haven’t done one of these types of posts in quite awhile, but they’re always one of my favorites to read! On this particular day, I was home on “Christmas break” but this is typically how I eat on a regular basis — lots of fresh produce, protein, and fats. This day’s meals document what I ate at 38 weeks pregnant hence the random snack in the middle of the night. ;)
I sometimes post my meals over on my fitness IG account — I’m planning to get back into this after baby is born because right now I’m riding the carb train a little harder than usual. ;) Feel free to click on over if this is something that is of interest to you!
You may read more about my approach to nutrition in the following posts:
Typical Day of Eats (Super old post)
How My Diet Has Changed During Pregnancy
Typical Grocery Haul
Healthy + Simple Snacks
Healthy + Simple Meals
2:30am - Snack
Lately I just can’t seem to make it through the night without a snack, even if I eat something right before going to bed. My go-to in the middle of the night is almost always a bowl of cereal and is usually whatever we have on hand (we switch it up from week to week). I go through spurts of buying “healthy” cereals and then the sugary ones — it just depends on the week. Honey Bunches of Oats was on tap this particular week and man, it hit the spot. I always pour some unsweetened vanilla almond milk on top since we really don’t buy milk except now that I say that, Andy has been on a Fairlife milk kick lately and has been using that in his protein shakes.
9:15am - Breakfast
I had a horrible night of sleep (didn’t fall asleep until almost 4am) so this day was all sorts of off-kilter. I had breakfast around 9:15am when I woke up — I feel like waking up this late throws me off so much as I’m usually up by 5:30 / 6 am. Typically, I eat breakfast around that time and then will have a snack around 9:30am but since I had a snack in the night and then ate breakfast around 9, I skipped the snack on this day since I didn’t feel like I needed it. Breakfast consisted of a bunch of egg whites scrambled with one whole organic egg and a slice of organic colby jack cheese. I topped it with diced tomatoes, avocado, and S&P. I paired this with some fruit and a cup of coffee with cream.
12:15pm - Lunch
I had just finished a workout on the treadmill and was starving afterwards so I sat down to this delicious salad. Organic spinach, diced cabbage blend, pineapple, blackberries, sesame seeds, almonds + cashews, and chicken from the crockpot. I mixed it with a little bit of Asian dressing and some coconut aminos (kind of like soy sauce without the soy). I had a pear on the side along with a huge glass of ice water.
2:15pm - Snack
I had to run out the door to an appointment so I threw together a quick smoothie before getting in my car. Half of a banana, a handful of organic frozen berries, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder. I’ve been on such a smoothie kick while pregnant and this hit the spot! Normally I’d add a scoop of protein powder to this concoction but I’m still avoiding it due to pregnancy per my doctor’s recommendation.
5:00pm - Snack
I had to run a few errands after my appointment and ended up swinging by Hy-Vee to grab dinner for Andy. I picked up a box of Outshine lemon popsicles on my way to the cash register because they sounded really good and I enjoyed one on the drive home.
5:45pm - Dinner
I didn’t feel like cooking so I made a little snack plate consisting of celery, carrots, tomato, cucumbers, homemade pumpkin bread, organic colby jack cheese, crackers, olives, and an apple. Normally I’d add a scoop of homemade hummus to this plate but we were all out and I was way too hungry to make more before sitting down to eat. #reallife
6:15pm - Treat
The doorbell rang shortly after I finished eating and my niece and brother-in-law had stopped by to drop off a container of Christmas treats. Oreo truffles are one of my all-time favorite holiday goodies so I ate two of those before putting the container away.
8:30pm - Snack
I always have some sort of snack before bed and on this night it consisted of 2% plain Greek yogurt topped with a drizzle of pure maple syrup, melted peanut butter, and a sprinkle of organic unsweetened coconut flakes.
What’s your go-to snack before bed?
Favorite items on a snack tray? I love cheese, crackers, and olives!