What are you eating in early pregnancy?
, Jan 31 2013 11:53 AM
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:53 AM
I thought it would be great to share with each other what we have been eating and to share ideas?
Im one of those worrying about what i am eating is ok?
for breaky i have been having 2x hard cooked eggs on linseed and soy toast and a warm milo.
Lunch i just had leftover lasagna & vegies from last night and now munching on some rockmelon/strawberries (dont really feel like them but guess its good for me)
would much prefer a chocolate!
tea im thinking steak and vegies
how many warm milos a day do you think i could have??
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:22 PM
As many as you like - it's for the baby!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:54 PM
Breakfast either fruit and yoghurt or home made banana bread with fresh juice (currently watermelon/orange), I tried apple ginger this morning and am not convinced about the anti-nausea effect. Also 1 cappuccino per day till motrning sickness kicks in. Trying to curb my hunger with fruit and eat extra salad and fresh veggies. otherwise I'm normally pretty healthy except for liking rich and fatty foods.
FYI: for those who are suffering, many foods have natural anti-inflammatory properties, eg basil, fish etc. See whfoods.com for details. Also white chocolate doesn't have any caffeine.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:05 AM
I'm pretty much been eating the same as I was beforehand - except for avoiding certain things. We eat really healthily normally though (well, I like to think so!).
One thing I've been struggling with is breakfast. We go out every Saturday and Sunday for this, and I love my poached eggs! I've tried fried eggs, omelettes, and scrambled... none hit the spot (actually, they make me feel a little ill). So last time we just asked them to poach until the yolk was cooked solid. They did a pretty good job with this. It was slightly soft in places, but it is with a hard boiled egg anyway yeah? I hope it's okay.
I've noticed that oily foods make me feel ill, but I don't eat much of those anyway.
For breakfast, I have anything from fruit to half a sandwich to soup (I made a big patch of pumpkin soup - so it's nice and healthy and ready to microwave from the freezor).
For lunch, either veggie bake (mostly veggies and cheese, and a little rice), sandwich, or soup. And always fruit snack. sometimes veg.
For dinner, we usually have tuna burritos (a very healthy version), home made pasta, eating out (usually Indian if so), and a variety of other things.
Dessert is more fruit.
We drink lots of sparkling water with fresh lime. Delicious.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:05 PM
My taste is all off - so things I would normally eat are not appealing ATM
I never knew there was a problem with poached eggs.... I ate them when PG with DS
Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:44 PM
Now that morning sickness has kicked in I'm going to try some plain wholemeal saladas.
I drink smoothies as an easy alternative to get more fruit in. I just make them with soy milk, a banana and some frozen berries. I find them nicely filling and refreshing. The frozen fruit makes the smoothy nice and cold and cools me down from the inside :)
Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:31 PM
Just wanted to know what your take on stuff like cooked prawns, lobster and crab, where it be on a pizza or from the fish markets, I have heard so many different things???
Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:44 AM
I read that you shouldn't eat cold prawns etc. they can get bad bacteria when cold. If its on a hot piece of pizza should be fine.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:48 AM
I'm wondering that too, I love prawns and in pasta, pizzas etc. I'm hoping they get the tick if they are hot.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:27 PM
Hey guys, few things I've noticed about my appetite...
First what they say about pairing starch and protein has been working well for me, ie cheese Toasties, yum!
Also I noticed that any food with high water content on its own is bad, ie fruit and yoghurt for breakkie, or this arvo I had a smoothie and just felt queasy and bloated after.
I have been eating lunch a little early and then having a snack in the afternoon too...
Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:55 AM
Got my BFP last Wednesday
Since then I have been eating pretty much the same, we eat pretty healthily except I can't eat as much as before! I feel bloated and gassy so have had to reduce my portion sizes. Instead of having lunch as my main meal, I'm having a small fruit snack in the morning, a small lunch. I have been drinking rooibos tea (caffeine free) which I love... has anyone else tried it?
Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:00 AM
I love Rooibos tea! yum.
I've always been a big brekky girl - having things like toasted egg and cheese sandwiches, baked beans on toast and those big square vita-weet things (toast sized) with Vegemite and cheese. So into cheese right now!
Lunches are sandwiches or leftovers, and dinners are home cooked - things like spaghetti bolognese (I add heaps of vegies too), stir fry or burritos.
I'm having heaps of sparkling water too and am completely off chocolate. I'm not normally that much of a choc-a-holic but right now I can't understand how anyone could ever find it appealing.
Snacks are carrots and frozen berries mostly and I've enjoyed a banana smoothie when out for coffee with a friend
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:35 PM
Crackers, cheese and tomato for me... can't get enough!
I had an episode of gagging on my cereal this morning...
Upside... I got to have the above mentioned favourite
Mrslb... those lunch slices are amazing, I bought 2 different flavours today om nom nom!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:59 AM
Pretty healthy most of the time, breaky normally muesli w yogurt and berries, lunch salad and dinner meat and vege. Simple but yummy. Snacks are nut or fruit
DH loves to cook so have also had homemade meatballs and pasta lately. This is beautiful but did full me up very quickly.
I have Lindt dark chocolate almost every day only a couple of squares. I love the passion fruit and strawberry flavours!
Pretty much the same diet I had before without the wine!!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:43 PM
Great idea MrsRadiant! I'm always interested to know what people like eating, just because I like food/cooking, but especially now
I only got my BFP a week ago and am basically doing the same as DimensionK and Ivorylace - I just eat as per normal but I have stopped eating certain things or cut down (ie Coke intake cut
I'm a vegetarian but haven't ever had any problems with iron (still waiting for results of latest blood tests - hopefully all good).
I usually only have milk for breakfast on work days as I'm rushing, but I follow it up with a snack at my desk (trying to go with fruit). Have been starving lately though! Thinking I will need to change this and get up earlier for work so I can make breakfast. (The last few days I've had omelettes or pancakes as I haven't been at work.)
Lunch is usually salad, or yoghurt and fruit or yoghurt and sandwich/wrap or vego sushi. Think I will stick with this unless I have some good left overs.
Usually have home cooked meals for dinner - Eating lots of veggie soups for dinner lately and think I will stick with this as well! Obsessed with this black bean/salsa soup right now!
I've just been drinking juice and water, though I did have a frozen coke last week. I don't drink coffee but I'm a bit worried about giving up chocolate - I loooove chocolate! Not sure how I will cope
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:33 PM
Hi June bee, just be careful regarding salad, as it needs to be washed just before eating, ie avoid restaurant salads that have been sitting for awhile.
Also don't know if you like white chocolate but it has zero caffeine (lots of sugar and fat though so small quantities)
Regarding iron, the supplements may make you feel sick, I was vego and took them and vomited and I wasn't preggo then, so I recommend taking with food...
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:48 PM
Thanks so much Klj! I wouldn't have thought about that with restaurant salads. Thanks for letting me know. I mostly take my own, but I do have lunches with friends at work and will think about it.
Also did not know that about white chocolate or supplements! I haven't taken supplements in some time (usually my iron is ok), but waiting for blood test results so possibility that my dr might want me to take some again and I'll keep it in mind.
Thanks again - Im so new to it! There seems so much to think about:)
Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:25 PM
No prob I'm still learning too...!
Be careful even with your own salad that you wash it just before eating (I recommend googling it)...
The doc recommended me folic acid supplements and the ones I got had iron too.
I still have a half sized coffee in the mornings, good not to have caffeine withdrawals!
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
I just looked up all the food I can't eat. No sushi!! It's a bit depressing:p That said, I know it will be worth it in the end!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:11 PM
Only just got our first BFP last Friday but have made some pretty dramatic diet changes since then, the main one being cutting out wine! I do enjoy a glass of white vino, but no longer
We do eat pretty healthily, but I'm notorious for skipping meals (especially breakfast) then making poor choices at meal times :/ and we tend to eat out a lot.
I was raised vegetarian but do eat meat now, but still enjoy lots of yummy veggie packed dinners.
I've been reading the "what to expect" app daily updates on my phone and read how at 5 wks our baby's brain is developing and it needs good fatty foods and omega 3's, so scrambled egg with plain wholemeal toast for breakfast, a tuna & salad sambo for lunch, yoghurt and handfuls of walnuts for snacks and last night I made baked salmon with lemon, soy sauce and leeks served with steamed broccoli, green beans, cauliflower and baby potatoes - delicious!
Thinking of chicken burritos tonight with wholemeal wraps...yum!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:17 PM
wow your all eating better than me, I had a coffee and a shake for breakfast, ham sandwich (oh bugger! I cant have ham!) a yogurt, water , spaghetti bol for tea still hungry or sick, tummy not happy, I might go eat a banana that might make me feel less guilty...
Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:20 AM
Thanks PP for the idea of toasties! Eating cheese and tomato toasty now
What's wrong with chocolate?! I was reading something yesterday that said there was a link between eating chocolate and a lower risk of miscarriage so now I'm very confused!
I've only known for 2 days and I've been eating pretty much the same as normal. If I can muster the energy I'm going to make lasagna for dinner (and grate some veg like carrot and zucchini into the meat sauce).
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:44 AM
I don't think there is anything massively wrong with chocolate, it all depends on how careful you want to be.
It does contain caffeine, and obviously high fats/calories but in moderation i think it's fine.
A couple of friends who have had bubs recently had the most atrocious diets during pregnancy, not on purpose but literally as their MS was so bad there were only a few foods they could tolerate (one could literally only stomach white foods: rice, bread, mashed potato etc.) she had never before eaten white bread! Her obstetrician said it was fine as long as she took her prenatal vitamins and drank lots of water.
Another friend craved everything sweet - a magnum a day, punnets of strawberries, vanilla milk shakes etc.
Obviously if you feel well enough, eating exactly what you're meant to and nothing of what you should not is the way to go, but as long as we do our best
Our burritos were so good last night! Chicken and veg stir fried, served with refried beans, salsa, guacamole, natural yogurt, jalapeños, freshly washed lettuce, grated cheese on wholemeal tortillas!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:38 AM
I have fullon starch and cheese cravings. Yesterday i made a potato gratin- slice potato with cheesy bechamel baked in the oven. Was so awesome but not exactly healthy... Nor is my nacho addiction! At least I make fresh salsa on top and retried beans on the bottom. Hungry... Again!
Blackbird I found liquid stuff like shakes makes me feel sick.... Like too sloshy or something
Edited by Klj1, 19 February 2013 - 11:40 AM.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:01 PM
McDonalds released those honeycomb and toffee shakes the day I got my BFP. I've been desperate to try one. I was naughty yesterday and caved in and it was AMAZING. So now I'm off to the shops with my toddler to try to find some honeycomb ice cream topping and ice cream so we can make similar shakes at home.
I always crave sweet stuff when pregnant.
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