Food diary: 01.09.2013
Every now and again I’ll share a day of food with you.
No matter what I do it seems to take me an entire hour to drop Raffi off at daycare and get back home. Most days I eat breakfast with Raffi before we leave, but this morning I chose to unload the dishwasher and get some things ready for dinner instead.
When I got home it was already 10 AM so I quickly toasted up two giant pieces of Whole Foods fresh whole wheat boule with Skippy natural peanut butter and some grape jelly. We were a peanut free home for a long time because of Raffi’s peanut allergy, but now I keep peanut butter on hand to eat when he isn’t around.
At 1 PM I still wasn’t hungry for lunch, but by 1:15 PM my appetite went from 0 to 100. I made myself 2 slices of toast pizza (Italian bread, tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella) and had a nice big salad on the side. I’ve been trying to eat more vitamin rich foods since my diet has been all over the place with the holidays. This salad had baby spinach, romaine, shredded carrots, tomatoes, 3/4 avocado, some feta and a lemon olive oil dressing.
I always have a pretty strong sweet tooth so I always plan something sweet into my afternoon. Today it’s a chocolate chip cookie with hot decaf tea. I enjoyed it less than an hour after lunch. I always have a snack between lunch and dinner even if I’m not very hungry. I find it keeps me happier and bound to eat a more normal portion at dinner.
I’ve really been enjoying our Ninja cooking system and use it 1-2 times a week. This morning I prepped our dinner and it made my house smell delicious all day. On the menu is homemade chicken soup with onions, celery, chicken, spinach, and ditalini. I had two giant bowls along with a small grilled cheese sandwich. I also had some caffeine free soda, which I typically limit to 1-2 times a month. Trig and I enjoyed dinner in the living room after Raffi went to bed. We have one more episode of Downton Abbey to watch before we are completely caught up. I bought Trig seasons 1 & 2 for Christmas and we’ve been slowly (or quickly?) making our way through it.
Just a short while after dinner and dishes I decided to have something else. I ate a super cold orange with yet more decaf tea. I also ended up eating 2 of those Dove milk chocolate promises. I bought them for the holidays but it seems I’m the only one that’s been eating them. More for me!
It makes me quite self conscious to share everything I’ve eaten in a day with all of you. I forgot what that feels like.
Goal for today: To eat 3 different colors.
Goal achieved? Yes. I ate red tomatoes, orange carrots, green spinach, and green avocado.
Note: I am 27 weeks pregnant as I write this.