My Pregnancy Confession…
Even though it’s my job to know how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible, I am not immune to the occasional (or recently, frequent!) slip-ups when it comes to healthy eating. I know what I should eat, but often what I actually do eat doesn’t appear anywhere on the list of best pregnancy foods. I’d love to know I’m not alone in this, so I’m sharing my food confessional below and hope that you all will share via Facebook and Twitter so we can all make each other feel a bit better!
I like to pride myself in eating healthfully during pregnancy but I am beginning to think I have been lying to myself, at least some days! With all the quinoa and flax seeds in my pantry I think I actually convinced myself that I was eating them everyday. Except, let’s just say, not so much, and this baby is hungry!!!!
So here’s my pregnancy food confessional from Sunday:
I started the day off right, as is generally my mantra but sadly somehow it doesn’t seem to translate to the rest of my day! So I began with a Luna Bar (oh yeah, nutritional bar for women), a banana and some OJ. My husband made a detour on our way to soccer practice to pick up some bagels, so I’m thinking I can blame him for this next error/delicious choice, depending on how you look at it. After all, how could I turn down bacon, egg and cheese on a french toast bagel?! That’s right: a french toast bagel! It’s just like a piece of french toast had a baby with a bagel, and since I’m having a baby, it makes perfect sense in my mind. Somehow I forgot this was my second breakfast.
Lunch soon came around, and the kids’ pizza looked yummy so I sampled a bit. But, it didn’t quite hit the spot so I washed it down with another bagel left over from breakfast #2. Nothing like a morning bagel at lunch, the cream cheese tastes that much better. I know, I’m sounding weird now, but as I said, this baby is hungry!
Mid-afternoon, I got a hankering to make brownies with the kids as the afternoon progressed. The only thing is, they seem to have more self control than I do. After they’d had a wee taste they were quickly distracted by some healthy out door activity. I on the other hand decided to sample and, quite frankly, didn’t stop. The biggest disappointment came when the chocolate milk I wanted to have to wash the brownies down didn’t taste that chocolatey after all the chocolate brownie in my system. Ever the problem solver, I set about looking for a palate cleanser so I could indeed enjoy my chocolate milk, as a pregnant gal should! A couple of chicken nuggets later and I was on my way to chocolate milk loveliness.
I’m embarrassed to say that pizza, yet again, seemed like a marvelous option for dinner. I did remember to throw on some fresh basil from the garden, being sure to attempt to meet some fresh leafy green requirement. As I sat back on the coach and wondered why I didn’t feel so great, trying to force some fresh fruit down my throat, I flashed back to that quinoa and those flax seeds sitting ignored and alone in the cupboard, and vowed tomorrow would be a new day. But remember, this baby is hunnnggggry!