Thank you to my friends at Chobani for sponsoring this post!
Hey guys! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared a full day of my meals/snacks, so I thought it would be fun to mix it up and do a pregnancy eats post. This is what I ate last week on a day I was working from home. It’s similar to my normal day in meals now that I’m feeling better and out of the first trimester, just with the addition of some extra snacks and/or larger portions sizes.
Before I get into my food, just a reminder that what works for me food-wise may or may not be what works for you. Please don’t take this post as a “this is what an RD eats so it’s what I should eat, too.” That’s not my intention here at all – everyone is different and should focus on what makes them feel great. 🙂
I had a waffle with peanut butter and some fresh blueberries to kick off the day before Matt and I headed out for an early morning walk with Ashe! This is an old walk photo since we don’t usually bring our phones out on walks with her – nice to disconnect. 🙂
After the walk, I quickly changed and headed to the pool for a short swim! This was the first time I swam in quite awhile and it felt sooooo good – the water was nice and cool, and my stiff pregnant body was loving it, too. We don’t belong to any of the private outdoor pools in Arlington (sooo expensive and crazy long wait lists), so I just hit up the local high school indoor pool… you can do cheap drop ins as a local resident! I did about 25 minutes of easy laps, alternating between freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.
Post-swim, I showered there and while I was getting ready I drank one of Chobani’s new drinkable yogurts, DrinkChobani, that I brought with me from home – it was still nice and cold since I wasn’t in the pool that long! (I took this picture on my walk in so I wasn’t a creeper taking photos in the locker room!)
I’ve been LOVING DrinkChobani lately, especially given how thirsty I’ve been, and with the fact that I need to refuel much more quickly now that I’m pregnant unless I want to feel nauseous.
Chobani first sent me some samples to try when I was early in my pregnancy and feeling super sick; I’ve always been a drinkable yogurt fan, but they sounded especially good given the nausea situation, so I was all about it! I also loved that they contained probiotics, were an excellent source of calcium as well as protein (so helpful when meat was turning me off – or when I need something fast and satisfying that was portable), and made from real fruit with 1/3 less sugar than the other leading adult yogurt drinks. Gluten free, too, which is good news for Matt!
A few days later, the samples arrived, and between the two of us (Matt loved them too), we ended up drinking all dozen drinkable yogurts within days. Um, apparently those were a hit! I’ve since bought more and we have both been loving having them as an afternoon snack, or post-workout as I mentioned as a quick refuel before showering and then having a bigger breakfast later. My favorites are the mixed berry, strawberry banana, mango, peach, apple veg, and vanilla. 🙂 Matt also sometimes has one as a portable breakfast on his way to work with some nuts on the side.
When I got home I threw together breakfast – scrambled eggs with a little cheese and hot sauce, plus a corn muffin one of my AnneTheRD clients made and gifted to me recently. I also had some unpictured black tea!
I broke halfway through the work morning for a snack: an orange with some almonds.
For lunch, I met my friend Gretchen for a fun outing! I wanted to treat her to lunch as one more thank you for watching Ashe while we were in Iceland, and we decided on Café Kindred in Falls Church. She’s also pregnant and we are having similar cravings, which worked out perfectly because we both wanted half a sandwich and half a salad, so we got both and shared! Tuna melt + spinach salad + some fries to share for good measure. 🙂 #balance
It was delicious, and so fun to see her!
Back at home, it was back to work! I took a short break to take Ashe for another walk mid-afternoon and then had a mix of plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and peanut butter granola with berries for a snack.
I had a bunch of evening AnneTheRD nutrition clients so dinner was a bit on the later side (around 8) – good thing lunch was bigger and I had a snack! I find eating a lot earlier in the day is key for me – this was always key for me, but even more so now that I’m pregnant.
I was craving something simple and refreshing with some raw veggies in the mix, so I threw together one of my standard grain salad bowls. I also snacked on some unpictured carrots while cooking! 🙂
This variation had greens + microwave plain brown rice + canned lentils + green pepper + feta + avocado + balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious! (Matt was off playing soccer, so he ate solo later on.)
And that’s that! Earlier in the pregnancy I was often having a bowl of cereal before bed (mostly because I wasn’t eating enough earlier in the day because I felt sick, especially at dinnertime, so right before bed I was hungry), but now I’m finding I don’t want that anymore since I’m satisfied by what I’ve had and not hungry at all by bedtime. Whatever works!
Have a great day guys! Feel free to share your own day of eats in the comments – I always love getting new meal and snack ideas!