Mel’s Clean Eating Meals has changed a bit over the last few months. I’m not 7 1/2 months pregnant (30 weeks)… 3/4 of the way there! I’ve tried to keep eating clean as much as possible, but I do indulge occasionally in chocolate or ice cream.
I’ve been trying to keep my protein intake up, but haven’t been doing an afternoon meal like I used to. My afternoon “meal” is typical snack foods like yogurt, nut mixes, cottage cheese, protein bars, etc. Otherwise, my eating has remained fairly similar, just more frequent. Who would have thought I’d start eating even more frequently!
Don’t forget to check out this week’s Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas Week 61 post to see how I created some of these meals and snacks ahead of time. Here are my clean eating meals for the week.
4:30am – Pre-workout:
My day started with drinking 1 liter of water. I can’t seem to drink the entire liter every morning, but I get pretty close. My tummy just can’t hold as much water apparently now that I’m pregnant! I am still trying to stay hydrated and I drink as much as I can each morning, but not always a liter.
For a little energy I had one small banana.
6:30am – Meal #1:
Breakfast was a bowl of hot protein oats. I whisked one egg white in a bowl, then added 1/2 cup quick oats and 1 cup water. Then I microwaved that for roughly two minutes, or until the oats cooked and the egg whites became solid. Next, I added 1/2 scoop vanilla protein to the oats and mixed them up. Last but not least, I topped the oats with sliced banana, cacao nibs, coconut chips and peanut butter.
8:00am – Snack #1:
The farther along I’ve gotten in this pregnancy the harder it is to eat much in one sitting. I’ve been having to eat even smaller meals much more frequently. Who knew I would have to eat even more frequently?!?!
When I got to work I had 1% cottage cheese with 1/2 banana drizzled with agave syrup.
10:00am – Meal #2:
My mid-morning “meal” was a mixed berry Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt cup, 1oz raw almonds and some green grapes.
12:00pm – Meal #3:
Lunch was a No Cook Meal Prep Burrito Bowl! So easy to make and so yummy. It included 4oz chicken, sweet corn, black beans, brown rice, black olives, salsa and shredded romaine. If you’re short on time but still want some healthy meals for the week, then make these easy burrito bowls!
2:00pm – Snack #2:
After lunch I had a small gala apple and a Sprite Zero with cherry syrup added from Sonic. I know, I know… I rarely drank pop before I was pregnant but occasionally I need a Sprite Zero!
4:00pm – Meal #4:
Mid-afternoon I had another “meal” that included 2 hardboiled egg whites and 2 whole hardboiled eggs, plus 1 Cashew Cookie Larabar. The Cashew Cookie flavor is one of my favorites!
6:30pm – Meal #5:
Donny wanted to make fish for dinner, but once we got home we were both exhausted (still suffering from a crazy weekend). Instead, we ordered take-out from our favorite Asian restaurant in town. I had steamed shrimp & veggies with brown rice and a drizzle of Yushen sauce. The meal comes with so many vegetables and they are steamed, rather than pan-fried! Plus, I love that they offer brown rice with all of their meals.
8:00pm – Snack #3:
Before bed lately I’ve been eating a bowl of cereal. I love cereal, but I can’t tell if I’ve been craving the actual cereal or craving the milk…. either way, I enjoy a bowl of cereal almost every night before bed. This bowl was Great Grains Pecan, Raisins & Dates cereal.
Well that was everything I ate in terms of Mel’s Clean Eating Meals! It has been a rough week in terms of energy, but I’ve been trying to eat healthy as much as possible.
If you have any questions about these clean eating meals then comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas Week 61 post to see how I put these easy meals and snack together.