Post # 1
Any other ladies follow a paleo/primal lifestyle?
Now that the MS is kicking it up a notch (I’m only 6 weeks) and I have to eat every hour I’m finding it hard to come up with snack options. I feel like i need to bring an entire fridge to work! Plus I feel like crap so all I really want is Mac n Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, French Fries etc. The comfort foods.
Just wondering if you guys have any tips or maybe some new snack options for me!
Post # 3
I know nothing about the paleo/primal lifestyle so I don’t know if my suggestions are good ones or not…
I really like to snack on almonds… I eat the whole natural ones
I love any kind of fruit right now especially pineapple, strawberries, apples and oranges
Cheese with wheat thins
& I like to make smoothies from frozen fruit and skim milk!
You could also try mashed cauliflower … I’ve never eaten or made it but I know a lot of people say it tastes just like mashed potatoes… I dunno though!!
Post # 4
I don’t know that much about the paleo diet (just the very basics that I have heard from other people), but have you talked to your Dr about you being on the paleo diet? Speaking as a paleontologist……..back in the day when people *realy* ate a ‘paleo diet,’ infant mortality was a LOT higher than it is today….today we have nutritionalists and neo-natal vitamens (etc., etc.) so ask your doctor what you should be eating…….and keep youself healthy!!!
Post # 5
Thanks for the feedback. Don’t worry our little embrio is getting plenty of nutrition. The diet is full of meat (iron), fruit, veggies, greens, nuts, etc etc. All I do is eat food that packs a great nutritional punch. What I’m not eating is really just wheat/grains, sugar, legumes, and junk! True paleo is dairy free but I am eating full fat dairy and cheeses. As well as almond milk which is full of calcium.
The problem is with morning sickness I need to eat consitently (ok every 2 hrs) and I need to have snacks to eat in the middle of the night. With my first pregnancy I lived on comfort foods of saltines w/ PB, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, cheerios – none of which I can have now.
Banana has been my midnight snack. I did make a caulifower and cheese dish last week that was like mac n cheese and SO YUMMY! I’m eating nuts and veggies but they kinda get old and don’t hit the spot when you feel icky. I did have time to bake this weekend so I have some almond flour biscuits for a couple days. I need to make some egg & sausage ‘muffins’ I can snack on and stock up on more almond butter. Plus fruit fruit fruit.
Post # 6
Many women relax paleo in pregnancy to include tubers like sweet potatoes, yams, and even white rice. I would do what you are comfortable with. I think as long as you eat whole foods, you are fine.
I will also eat paleo for pregnancy, and think it is the best way to go given the rising rate of gestational diabetes. But I will up my fruit intake and likely add potatos.
I will try to continue avoiding gluten, so mac and cheese would be out, but I have made home made mac and cheese using cauliflower instead of pasta (this is a typical english dish from what I have heard). It tastes great, is still gluten free, and it hits that comfort food spot.
Also, there are some great sites for paleo kids. Most of them incorporate more sweet potatos and starches for their growing bodies.
I’m sure you will get some pushback, but a paleo diet can be really good for breastfeeding since paleo/primal diet doesn’t shun healthy fat. Some women who have ended up donating milk (stored pumped milk they didn’t use) got great feedback from the donation centers and their milk was in demand due to the fat content and profile.
Post # 7
I eat paleo as well except I do eat some dairy. My favorite snack is ham (nitrate free Boars Head makes it) rolled up in a slice of raw cheddar cheese. It’s so delicious!