(Closed) Pregnant Ladies: Share your go-to-lunches!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Lately I’ve been really into soups and salads for lunch.  I prefer a nice chopped salad with a simple vineagrette and a more substantial soup.  Seems to keep me full, but not feeling gross/barfy and also keeps my mysterious acid reflux in check.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsWBS:  pregnant lunches ARE hard. i JUST got back to wanting fruits and vegetables so i don’t want to overdo it on salad and end up hating them for the next 4 weeks. the only salad i can eat just about everyday is caesar salad (which isn’t that healthy). being a fit person, i never had this problem. food was nothing more than fuel to me. now it’s actually important that i like the way it tastes. this is really a challenge!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KateByDesign:  Salad with carrots, cabbage, red peppers, walnuts and tiny cubes of cheddar cheese. I put a sweet dressing on (Brianna’s Poppyseed) and it’s so good! 

Also whole wheat pasta (it has protein!) with marinara sauce with peas, sauteed onions, little bits of ham (cooked, then just reheat the pasta) and parmesan cheese. 

Peanut butter and honey sandwich on wheat toast, Greek yogurt and apple slices.

Ok, now I’m starving so I need to go make something! Good luck to you and congrats!

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TaurianDoll:  The only thing that made it easier for me is that I tend to crave things in like month long spurts. So, I’d be good with the same thing every day for a few weeks, which makes it a lot easier to plan for. Otherwise, I’d lose my mind.  I know it can be so hard thinking you want something one minute and a few hours later you don’t want it anymore! I found keeping a lot of different choices of snacks at work helped with that, too.  I always have a few different types of granola bars/trail mix at my desk. In the fridge I keep a few yogurts, apple sauce, and string cheese.  My co-workers probably hate me since I take up half the fridge with all my snacks!

 

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KateByDesign:  They say no to caesar because of the raw eggs in the dressing. Most of the commercial dressing on grocery store shelves does not have raw eggs.  I’m also not strict at all with keeping to the do not eat list.  I’ve been eating ceasar salad all pregnancy with no issues.  If you go to a restaurant you can ask them if the dressing is made with raw eggs if it will make you more comfortable. 

 

Post # 24
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Worker bee

I have been taking an apple, greek yogurt, sugar free pudding, or soup and pudding and apple

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TaurianDoll:  By the end of your pregnancy you won’t give a shit about all the “rules” lol.  I started off so strict in the first trimester (minus the fact all I could eat most of the time was french fries due to MS) but once I started feeling better I quickly got over all the do not eats.  

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsWBS:  very true. i saw a very pregnant lady at au bon pain and i wanted to ask her what she was thinking about ordering since the sandwiches are mostly served cold. but before i could ask, the worker yelled out and ultimately handed her the cold roast beef deli sandwich she ordered while she palmed a diet coke in the other hand. i was like “oh ok. well… alrighty then.” lol

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

For lunch, I usually have a PB&J, peanut butter and crackers, or a bagel with cream cheese (not healthy AT ALL, I know, but it’s one of my go-to pregnancy cravings) and for a snack when I get off work I have a yogurt.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

When I was pregnant I couldn’t stomach a full meal in one sitting, so I stocked my office with snacks to graze on throughout the day: peanut butter and honey sandwiches, greek yogurt with granola or berries, cheese sticks, hummus and cut veggies or pita chips, luna bars, bananas, pineapple chunks, etc.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Twice a week I eat a pouch of tuna mixed with half an avacado, a boiled egg, some pickle relish, a dash of lime juice, and cracked pepper. 

Other times I will have some left overs from dinner, like baked ziti or quiona peppers. When I am really lazy I will heat up a lean cuisine. 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We roast chicken and turkey breasts then I have safe meat for sandwiches and salads. 🙂 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KateByDesign:  Oh I hear you. You are talking to the girl who doesn’t eat anything between 2 pieces of bread =)  There are very few things I’ll eat left over, as a general rule of thumb i HATE reheating meat, but I think that lasagna tastes amazing the next day. Hopefully some of the other Bees had some good suggestions for you. 

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