Post # 1
As I skim through some of the pregnancy threads, I see a lot of us mama’s talking about food – what we’re eating, craving, throwing up (lol) and what we should be taking in during pregnancy.
I thought that having a thread for everyone to post their lunch ideas on might inspire some other healthy snacks for other bee’s that are great for pregnancy? I find myself packing the same lunch every day and am getting a little bored, looking for some quick and easy (and healthy!) snacks to tag along to avoid the fast food chains on my lunch break.
So bees, what’s in YOUR lunch!?
Most days, I pack the following:
-1 Nalgene full of juice for the car ride to work (equal to about 2.5 glasses). I prefer a minute maid frozen mix of some kind of fruit punch, peach juice etc for flavor
-1 small ziploc bag of baby carrotts and some ranch dip
-1 small cup of applesauce
-2 pieces of bread for breakfast , either cin raisin toasted with butter or whole wheat bread toasted with peanut butter/honey
-1 coffee thermos full of milk
– I WAS bringing yogurt with granola but haven’t done that in a while, but it was a tasty mid-afternoon snack
-protein bar like Nutrigrain, Special K bar… etc
– I pack leftovers from the night before for lunch if there are any, sadly if there aren’t I usually skip out to Wendy’s for a chicken wrap, or Mr.Sub for a grilled chicken sub of some kind.
I find myself packing these huge lunches but do think it has helps to snack through the day.
OK bees, what are you packing!?! I need some new ideas!!
Post # 3
I am currently eating some beans that I defrosted over jasmine rice. i made a big enough batch so Ill have enough of both of these for a couple days.
I brought some bread with cheese for breakfast #2 (I ate cereal immediately upon waking).
I ate a pear for mid morning snack. (and 1/2 a croissant someone brought in)
I have a mandarin and greek yogurt and hard pretzel for this afternoon.
My pregnancy food is not my normal food for many reasons.
1) I cant seem to get down veggies most days and I used to eat a ton of those. I am eating way more grains than I ever used to.
2) I am eating stuff to clear out my cubboards as we are moving in a couple weeks.
3) Darling Husband is not here so I am not really cooking much at all.
Post # 4
I try to bring leftovers whenever possible. Last week I made a batch of veggie burgers and ate one everyday for lunch. I bring PB&J and milk when I’m a) too lazy to put together anything else or b) we are low on groceries.
Snacks: granola bars, fresh fruit, almonds, the occasional Luna bar
I was bringing Chobani yogurt cups for a snack but I got sick of them. So I just started blending them into a smoothie in the morning.
I used to snack on raw veggies & hummus or blue cheese dressing all the time, but I can’t seem to get myself to eat raw veggies right now.
Breakfast is usually toast, oatmeal, or a smoothie. I eat eggs or cereal during the weekend. I also had a major bagel & cream cheese craving for a while, but I’m trying not to eat them too often.
I try not to eat lunch out very often, but when I do it’s a chicken sandwich from Subway or a local place or a Jimmy Johns vegetarian sub. I used to hate Jimmy Johns and now I find myself craving it.
Post # 5
I have a Bunch of food allergies (dairy, eggs, wheat, beef, garlic & pineapple) so
I might have some good ideas for people struggling with dairy apparently that happens in early pregnancy??
Oatmeal w/ apples baked in & cinnamon
Peanut butter & rice cakes with banana slices and honey.
Hash browns & ham w/ sliced tomatoes.
Hummus and veggies, for me mostly carrots, Cucomber & cauliflower
Low sodium potato chips plain
Pickles 🙂 had to add that one xo
Gluten free crackers with peanut butter
Banana bread (homemade, nothing I eat is processed due to concern of contamination & my food allergies)
Lunch / dinners
(for me these are the same, I always eat leftovers for lunch)
Taco salad, lots of avocado & veggies
BBQ chicken & potatoes
Spaghetti & pork meatballs
Butter chicken (dairy free ! )
Post # 6
I’m 27 weeks and just “failed” my glucose test, so I’m currently on a diabetic meal plan to see if that stablizes my sugars.
Soo… looks something like this:
Snack: banana and two cheese string
Lunch: Big greek salad, chicken breast, 1/2 a whole wheat pita, 2 plain yogurts and an apple.
Afternoon snack – handful of nuts and raw veggies
Post # 7
Great idea for a post because I’ve been really trying to think of healthy new lunch ideas since I’ve been in a rut lately. Today I brought with me:
- Activia yogurt
- Bean salad
- Pita chips
- Granola bar
Post # 8
Today I have
breakfast 1 (first wake up)- greek yogurt with Uncle Sams Flax cereal
Breakfast 2 at work- egg salad with some rice crackers
lunch- beans and jasmine rice
snack- greek yogurt.
And I am sure Ill probably eat some other random bites of tings like a couple twizzlers.
dinner I am planning on a burger patty topped with a guac and cucumber sticks. I
Post # 9
@StaceyA: I would have posted my ideas but you and I pack the exact. same. foods. It is almost creepy! haha! The only thing I pack that you don’t have listed is string cheese. I get the Weight Watchers kind and it helps me get some extra protein in!
Post # 10
I do a lot of what has been posted above but here is my usual routine throughout work:
Breakfast: yougart, granola bar, or cereal with fruit
Snacks: (usually one in between breakfast and lunch and then another after lunch before I leave) string cheese; those individual packs of pringles or pretzels; apple sauce; fruit cup; carrots
Lucnh: salad, lean cuisine type meal, subway, chicken salad, or pbj.
Post # 11
Here are some of the lunches I have.. I try to mix it up so I don’t get bored:
-Big salad with different vegetables and grilled chicken
-Whole wheat wrap with garlic hummus and vegetables
-BLT on whole wheat (with the uncured/nitrate free bacon)
-Homemade chicken salad with Rotiseree chicken, red grapes, and celery
-There are more but I’m drawing a blank right now. I also eat a lot of leftovers for lunch depending on what I had for dinner the night before.
Post # 12
Sandwich, cottage cheese, watermelon, banana, graham crackers, and i bring a gallon of water to drink every day. but I eat all of this slowly all day long… I dont actually just sit and eat a whole lunch.
Most of the time it is leftovers with the fruit.