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

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’ve been having peanuts / a muesli bar for morning tea, a toasted cheese sandwich for lunch, or an avocado on toast, or sometimes leftovers (today I had leftover home made guac in a tortilla) a yoghurt with a piece of fruit cut up n it, and for afternoon tea when I get home I usually have 2 pieces of toast with peanut butter. I’m a primary school teacher and am very active during the day so am constantly refueling. I get really hungry at work! 

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I eat mostly small meals throughout the day at my desk: fruit, milk, oatmeal with cinnamon, a yogurt, some almonds, rye crackers with peanut butter, etc…

Otherwise I bring leftovers from last night’s dinner- which is better because it helps me last through the day more and then I’m not so hungry when I get home.

Actually I need more substantial lunches- I’m going to steal some of your ideas ladies!

 

Post # 34
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Helper bee

Its hard with the listeria rules, but I’m pretty cautious. Some go to things I do is either avacado and tomato wraps, salmon (canned wild is low mercury) and capers, bean salad (which I make clean at home so I’m not worried about listeria). Honestly I didn’t eat much meat pre pregnancy. Well I would say half my meals were meatless. Hell I’m sure people will roll their eyes but my fav dinner is often a baked potato, maybe side of steamed veggies. Oh oh and soups are imo the absolute best easy food to make. Mostly cause I make amazing bone broth. Add whatever to it and freeze in containers. When you want one it goes from frozen to piping hot, so extremely safe and homemade. plus you make one pt and have a bunch of meals. Early on I was really freaked on the listeria and lots of freezer to hot homemade foods. Gmas pulled pork worked out too. Just too much meat for me.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I also eat the Amy’s organic burritos. I also bring yogurt, granola bars, cheesestrings, pistachio nuts. Oh it sounds so healthy….then I go home and binge on chocolate :s

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some combination of yogurt, soup, fruit, crackers… And in the first tri, when I had MS, I had a pb+j sandwich every day!

Post # 37
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I still just eat leftovers!  I make meals where I know I will have leftovers, and that is what I use to take to lunch and often eat the next night.

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Good tips on here! Personally, I’ve been obsessed with Tasty Bite Madras lentils. I buy them at Costco and I think they’re about $1.50/pouch. Pretty expensive for a pouch of lentils, but much less expensive than buying lunch out. I heat it up and stir in some feta cheese for a little extra protein, and throw some avocado on top. Pretty easy and delicious for an at-work lunch that involves zero planning or prep. Even when I was at my worst in terms of food aversion, for some reason this meal always hit the spot.

Other than that, I pretty much live off of apples and string cheese, or cottage cheese with apples and toasted almonds. Sometimes we’ll buy a rotisserie chicken and the “super salad” from costco, and that gives us a few nice meals. My husband does most of the cooking, but I can be annoyingly picky lately, so I find it’s good to keep these staples in the house otherwise I’m too prone to pick up a pizza 🙂

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I usually bring sandwiches to work for lunch. I put things like tuna (1ce a week) , chicken salad with avacado, turkey meatballs (make these on the weekend and freeze then defrost in the morning), eggs (either hardboiled with bit of light mayo, celery ect) or I will make an egg frittata with cheddar cheese. We had a pork tenderloin the other night and we had left overs so I put that in my sandwich. I will usually have a yogurt, fruit, dried fruit to accompany it 🙂

 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What kind of soup do you ladies eat? Like canned soup? I would love to bring some to work for lunch… I’ve been eating out way too much lately, but I bought sandwich stuff (pb&j) and string cheese, apples and pretzels for this weeks lunch. If I don’t eat every 2-3 hours I get nauseas! I’m 10 weeks 5ish days. Depending on if you’re going by last period, or how the baby is measuring, haha. Point is, I’m in my first tri and only want carbs!! I really don’t want to gain an unhealthy amount of weight, so this isn’t ideal.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh and if you like fish sometimes I grill a piece of salmon in the oven , mash it up add some mayo and your good to go in a sandwich! Delish and super healthy 🙂

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KateByDesign:  Almost all the feta I’ve seen in the grocery store is made with pasturized milk.  Same thing with Brie.  Our cheese over here (USA) is so poor quality and sits on the shelves for so long that they have to pasturize it! (I realize this is a blanket statement and there are exceptions, but is true for most of what’s in the grocery store.) And in Europe they have awesome fresh cheese so they don’t care if it’s pasturized or not and eat it with gusto when preggers!

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have been bringing a can of sardines from home (omega 3 powerhouse!) and putting them on top of a salad I get from the cafeteria at work filled with leafy greens, tomatoes, beets, carrots, etc and topping it with a little olive oil and balsamic. Nutritious and filling.

I don’t like canned soups because they are ao high in sodium but we will usually make a big batch of chicken and vegetable soup or butternut squash soup on the weekends at home and I’ll bring a serving of that in with me for lunch at work.

Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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