Pregnant Ladies: Share your go-to-lunches!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I lived off of hot pockets for lunch. It was disgusting!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bring a salad for lunch and I usually have chicken on it. (remember that meat is okay as long as you heat it up to steaming first) giant salad with italian dressing pop the chicken in the microwave for a minuet and I am good to go. 

When I work nights I usually bring a tortilla with beans/rice/steamed veggies and some salsa. It is hearty enough that I can eat it slowly and not feel too full but I don’t get hungry again right away like with just a sandwich. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KateByDesign:  Left over dinners, almost every day. From weeks 12-20ish I lived off of Amy’s brand bean & cheese burritos. I’ve never been a sandwich eater (yes I’m weird) so i’ve almost always done hot lunches. Other fun lunches include crackers, cheese and an apple. Yogurt and granola and if I’m not being lazy I’ll add fresh fruit or if i’m being really lazy i’ll just pick up the yogurt parfait at starbucks. But mostly I try to cook enough dinner foods that I’ll be able to have it for lunch. I had tri-tip and rice the other day, just finished my left over chicken, beans & rice from yesterdays lunch out. I also have some home made chicken noodle soup in the fridge that tastes great with crackers or bread. And I’m not going to lie, I try really hard to get in a couple of lunch dates a week, one with DH and 1 with any available friend. =) 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Today was a lunch failure. Banana, some cheezits, chocolate covered coconut. :/ I’m home now and eating a spinach salad with beets to make up for it.

 

Usually I have leftover dinners for lunch and I rotate them so I’m not eating what I had the night before. Common weeknight meals are soups/stew/chili, bean tacos with guac, baked pasta/veggie dishes, stirfry/curry with tofu/tempeh/seitan, pizza with veggie toppings, mediterrenean snack spread with hummus, rice + lentils, herb salad, pita.

 

“Emergency” lunches for days that I don’t have leftovers to grab include a mix of the following: carrots/celery/whole grain crackers with PB or hummus to dip, yogurt + fruit + nuts/muesli, chickpeas/beans tossed in dressing with some greens. I’m vegetarian so I’m not opposed to eating the occasional processed vegetarian “deli meat” for the convenience of slapping together a quick sandwich – I think tofukey is the easiet for non-vegetarians to get on board with, along with tempeh bacon in a BLT type sandwich. 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

It varies so much.  Right now I’m having a gluten free bagel with chicken breast, avocado and dijon mustard.  I’m really into soups for lunch… Lately Amy’s Organics, to be specific. Sometimes cottage cheese and veggies.  Sometimes 2 eggs and salt reduced turkey bacon.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper

@KateByDesign:  I am a sucker for a vegetable bagel sandwich. Toasted everything bagel, light cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, capers (mmmm), sprouts and spinach if I have some. I like to have some fruit salad or whatever fruit I have available to go with making it a relatively well rounded and very filling meal.

If I am super hungry or on a cold day like last Friday I bring some tomato soup from our local “Whole Foods” type store. Yummy!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been really into taco salad recently.  I pack the salad part then the meat and beans separately so I can heat them up and put it on top.  Then a little baggie of tortilla chips and I’m golden!  

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve been making lots of soups.  They are easy to heat up and very filling.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I cook chicken on sunday’s and cut it up and cut up peppers and onion and assemble salads each day. I did this before pregnancy and once I got over my MS I continued. During MS I had PB&J every single day. that got super old

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@KateByDesign:  Besides leftovers, I eat a lot of Lean Cuisine meals.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Leftovers or pizza lol

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i struggle with this too. we have a lot of places to buy from but as you can imagine, it gets pretty expensive. i want to go back to taking lunch to work but it is so hard to know what i will actually want the next day. i would like to try frozen dinners but they have so much sodium.

i would eat pot pies and frozen dinners everyday if i could.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KateByDesign:  I try and cook enough dinner for leftovers.

 

 

 

I was doing salads a lot for a while.  I’d precut everything on Sunday and put them together in tupperware for the week.  My favorite for a while was Spinach, baby arugala, strawberries and almonds with a raspberry vinegarette dressing.  Then, I’d bring some hummus and pita bread to go with it or some of those campbells soup on the go (low sodium ones!)

 

 

 

I’m on a chicken wrap kick lately.  I’ll cook up some chicken on Sundays and cut it up to throw on wraps. My go-tos are buffalo chicken wrap and chicken caesar. They’re quick and easy to make.

 

 

 

Pregnant lunches are hard!  I used to be a lean cuisine every day type of girl but they really aren’t good for you, especially the amount of sodium while pregnant. With a little prep time on the weekends, you can come up with some healthier options that are convenient for the week.

 

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