Moms to Be: What do you eat for lunch?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

weightwatchers152 :  Hey there!  are you nuking the deli ham?  I used to have turkey and laughing cow roll ups for lunch pre-pregnancy but once I got knocked up, most days I have either a non-cream based soup or chilli or a veggie salad.  Sometimes I’ll have some leftover steak (medium-well blargh) or chopped bbq pork with some veggies.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Oh wow, props to you for being able to eat so healthy! My first trimester, I basically lived on gatorade and plain chips LOL I have no advice, I literally eat whatever I am craving, today it’s McDonalds lol

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

weightwatchers152 :  as PP said make sure any deli meat you eat is hot. I think hot deli meat is gross so I’ve just been skipping it (but boy do I want an Italian sub…). I’m 13weeks and my lunches are primarily pasta salads w/chicken, soups (mushroom barley…nommm), egg salad sandwiches, veggies w/dip, or spinach salads. The first trimester I ate whatever I craved since the thought of many foods made me sick – luckily I craved veggies and eggs most days lol. I also have found that my appetite is reduced compared to pre-pregnancy so I’m able to get away with smaller meals. I have a few extra snacks through the day just to prevent nausea and those are mostly clementine and saltines. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

weightwatchers152 :  Make sure to eat the deli meat hot.  Did you OB say it was fine to eat deli meat? Mine is super strict and basically tells me I can’t eat half the things I want πŸ™

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Just a tidbit of info.. The deli meat thing is a suggestion and based on whatever your doctor tells you or you choose to do. There’s no increased risk of listeria when eating it while pregnant they just don’t suggest it because now you can give your baby listeria if you get it.. its the same risk as you put yourself at eating deli meat while not pregnant. πŸ‘

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I ate deli meat and didn’t worry about it.  It is way more dangerous to drive to work and do many other daily life activities IMO.  

I would think about adding Greek yogurt into your rotation.  Fage is my faaaaavorite. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Meh. I ate deli meat without microwaving it with my first pregnancy and I eat it this one as well (I’m 21 weeks). I don’t buy it from an actual deli, it’s Applegate Organic ham. You could get listeria from a variety of foods, unfortunately. Anyways, I love a big salad for lunch- lettuce or spinach with nuts, cheese, strawberries, apples, carrots, red pepper, pea pods and dressing on the side until it’s time to eat it. 

weightwatchers152 :  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve been staying away from deli meats, but still have a bit of coffee when needed, so what do I know undecided 

I find salads packed with protein, fats, and veggies the easiest. Chicken, steak, hard boiled egg, etc. I also add beans, lentils, and/or chick peas, quinoa and a whole wack of veggies. Avocado is a must πŸ˜‰ I also throw some baked sweet potato on there sometimes. Basically just cram as much good stuff in as I can.

Nuts

A little bit of dried fruit (so much sugar in dried fruit! Try to limit intake)

Greek yogurt 

Water!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

You’re all eating so much healthier than me πŸ™ I’m 11+2 and only crave dairy and meat and actually have an aversion to most vegetables, so i just haven’t been eating them at all. The thought of salad makes me nauseous. I’m going to give birth to a grilled cheese sandwich:(

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Haha wellll today I had a bowl of honey bunches of oats with protein nut milk, 1/2 an organic pop tart, and an apple. But yesterday was better! I had an egg with turkey bacon and cheese on an english muffin, some carrots, a kiwi, and some pita chips. My schedule has been all wonky lately, so my lunches have varied a lot! I try to get some protein (I don’t eat much meat, so usually it’s tofu, greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or beans), veggies, and healthy carbs. I was pretty nauseous until 18 weeks, so a lot of times my lunch was just a bagel and cream cheese! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Usually leftovers from the night before- lentil soup, tofu and rice bowl, homemade pizza- or a sandwich (tuna once a week, hummus and avocado, etc). I’ll have two clementines during the morning as well- my only craving this pregnancy.  At 10w though it was usually a bagel and mac and cheese- so nauseous back then! I was super healthy before getting pregnant and thought I would continue that during pregnancy but no such luck- at 23 weeks I still have an aversion to vegetables and tend to eat more what I want rather than what I think I’m supposed to. Oh well, I’m sure the baby will be fine. We do the best we can πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yak :  The first trimester I lived off of bagels and grilled cheese… I couldn’t stomach ANYTHING else. It gets easier after the first few months once you can start to stomach normal food again πŸ™‚ You’re doing great, momma.

Also, totally lol’d at your grilled cheese comment 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Today I had chicken salad made with hummus instead of mayo on an orowheat flat bread, zucchini, and a slice of cheese with crackers. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Just a tip for the lunches, grill some cheese and meat on your sandwich and then add your salads. When I was pregnant I really wanted subway but I couldn’t eat it because they only toasted the cheese and bun not the meat (unless you order something like meatballs or bacon). So I made my own subway with heated ham/salami, grilled cheese and salads. It’s a good way to have protein, carbs, dairy and vegetables into your diet as well πŸ™‚ 

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