WIAW: Finding a balance… kind of…

It’s been a couple of weeks since I have done a WIAW so I thought I would do one today.  As you know I still struggle with some food issues and aversions in this pregnancy.  Basically, I can’t do chicken or fish and the idea of any kind of “green” smoothie sends me running!  I am working on getting in grass fed meat 1-2 times a week per doctors suggestion.  My biggest cravings are carbs and cheese!!  So here is a glimpse in the food that I ate yesterday… no judgement… right??!  It’s all about balance!

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I had an awesome 3 1/2 mile run in the morning on my treadmill.  I’m loving the energy that I have to get a good sweat.  Post run was this pumpkin “bowl”

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Right, so what is in there you ask?  Well greek yogurt, a paleo pumpkin muffin and some good ole plain pumpkin.  It’s kind of a mish mosh but soo tasty!  Have you started eating pumpkin yet?

I had a meeting in the morning and in between meeting 1 and 2 I had a Go Macro Bar.  Keep in mind I am working on upping my protein these days since the doctors suggested a high protein diet during my pregnancy.

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Once I got back to my office it was a quick lunch before the afternoon meetings began.

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Two hardboiled eggs (a huge love of mine in this pregnancy) and a bowl of crock pot veggie quinoa soup that I made over the weekend!

Around 3pm I had a huge craving for licorice.  I haven’t had licorice in a very long time and for the most part I haven’t craved a ton of sweets in this pregnancy but I’ve been having this craving for a few days and it wasn’t going away so before my 4pm meeting I made quick stop at Trader Joes and gave in to the craving.  I followed it up with an apple… because hey… it’s all about balance right!??!  I did NOT eat all that licorice pictured that was a snap shot of the container but I did have a fair amount which later resulted in heartburn and a tummy ache.  Story of my life these days!

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I also spotted THIS at Trader Joes but I didn’t buy because I wasn’t going home!

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Yippee for another true sign of fall!  Brussels sprouts are back in season!!  Don’t get me wrong, I will eat them all year but now is the time when they are the best!  I’ll surely be back for a stalk of those SOON!!

After a long late afternoon meeting I met the Hubs and Sara for a quick dinner out.  Salad and a roasted veggie flatbread hit the spot!  Both had a goat cheese (another major LOVE of mine!)

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Not pictured is the 1/2 dozen Tums I consumed throughout the day and the massive amounts of ice water (another big pregnancy craving of mine!)

So there you have it… eats for a day– random?  Yes… Strange.. maybe?  I mean it’s not like I am eating pickles and ice cream!!  Right?  By the way, pickles is one of the few things that I have always hated!!  I will never be that pregnant girl eating pickles… I PROMISE!!

Did you have any weird food cravings in your pregnancy?

Who’s ready for brussels sprout season??!?

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10 Responses to WIAW: Finding a balance… kind of…

  1. I just craved sweets! And I am SO ready for brussel sprout season, my favorite veggie!
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  2. I didn’t know fall was brussel sprouts season. I love that you use your slow cooker. Me too!
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  3. Bethany says:

    Yum those pumpkin muffins look amazing! I LOVE everything pumpkin!
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  4. I am totally making those pumpkin muffins and totally eating them with greek yogurt and pumpkin! sounds like a win!

  5. Yuliya says:

    I love brussel sprouts, too 🙂 We just bought our first ones of the season last week and I’m so excited for them 🙂
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