Mel’s Clean Eating Meals has changed a little bit over the last few months. I’m officially into the third trimester of this pregnancy and I’m feeling really good. I’m hungry a lot, but I feel great.
I have been lucky and have not been sick or had food aversions. It has made healthy eating during pregnancy a lot easier! I’m still eating frequently (in fact, more frequently) and I am trying to keep the majority of my meals clean eating friendly.
I’ve stopped tracking my food intake and macro intake. Honestly, I’ve done it for the last year or more and it was time for a break. Plus, if I want a piece of cake while I’m pregnant then I’m having that piece of cake!
I still find tracking food intake to be very helpful if you want to lose weight, so I’m going to get back on that train at some point after Baby E arrives.
If you have any questions about Mel’s Clean Eating Meals, meal prep, tracking food or anything else health related then please ask! Shoot me an email at email@example.com.
4:30am – Pre-workout:
As usual, my day started bright and early (ok, I was up BEFORE the sun, so not so bright). I started the day by drinking one liter of water and I also had 1/2 banana before heading to the gym.
Bananas give me some quick energy for my workout, yet they settle well on my stomach. Too much food weighs me down, but I don’t wake up early enough to make a whole lot of food.
6:30am – Meal #1:
Since I made a frittata for mid-morning I haven’t been eating eggs for breakfast. I had oatmeal instead. First, I whipped one egg white with a fork, then added 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup water. I cooked that in the microwave until the oats were cooked and the egg whites firm. Then I stirred in 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder and topped the oats with strawberries, banana slices and almonds butter. Yum! I love almond butter on oats.
8:00am – Snack #1:
Since I’ve been pregnant it has been tough figuring out when to eat and how much to eat so that I’m not hungry all day long. Lately I’ve been eating a normal sized breakfast, then having an easy protein smoothie a little while later.
I made this smoothie with 2% milk, vanilla protein powder and a few frozen peaches. Simple, yet delicious!
10:00am – Meal #2:
My mid-morning meal was a veggie frittata that I made during this week’s meal prep. It contained zucchini, tomatoes, red onion, eggs and egg whites.
Along with the frittata I had some red grapes.
12:15pm – Meal #3:
Lunch was a serving of my Meal Prep Taco Salad Bowls. It has romaine lettuce, corn-avocado salsa, tomato salsa, lean ground beef and pepperjack cheese in it. On the side I had 1/2 whole wheat bagel topped with butter.
4:00pm – Meal #4:
My afternoon meal was a small gala apple, 1/2oz raw almonds and one container of Oikos Triple Zero Peach Greek yogurt.
5:30pm – Snack #2:
Apparently I didn’t eat enough in the afternoon because by the time I got home I was really hungry! I had to go to dinner with my family so I had an easy snack of some baby carrots and snap peas dipped in regular hummus.
6:30pm – Meal #5:
It was my Great Aunt Kay’s birthday so we had dinner at Wonderful House, a local Chinese food restaurant. I ordered something I’d never had called the Triple Ingredients on Hot Iron Plate (or something along those lines). It was chicken, beef and shrimp plus mixed vegetables that came out sizzling hot on a cast iron plate! It was like the Chinese version of a fajita. I actually really enjoyed it, but it was hot (temperature, not spice).
7:30pm – Dessert:
Since it was Kay’s birthday my mom made a homemade gluten free rhubarb cake. She tried a new recipe and it was good! We ate it at the park on paper plates and the weather was perfect.
Well that was everything I ate in terms of Mel’s Clean Eating Meals. It is quite the process figuring out when to eat and how much to eat as my pregnancy goes along. I’m officially in the 3rd trimester so I get hungry fairly often. Each day I pack several “just in case” snacks in my lunch bag so that I can eat those if I suddenly get hungry. I mostly pack fruit or mini Larabars, but I didn’t have to eat any of those on this particular day.
If you have any questions about Mel’s Clean Eating Meals then please ask! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas Week 59 post to see how I made some of these foods ahead of time.