The foods that I eat for Mel’s Clean Eating Meals seem to be changing these days. This particular day might look normal, but I struggle to get enough protein in each day.
I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant and my nausea has kicked up again. Nothing too terrible, but I don’t really have an appetite yet I get really hungry. However, once I eat my stomach gets upset. It is a never ending battle……
I can’t complain TOO much because the rest of my pregnancy has been a breeze! Chicken has been hard for me to handle the last few weeks, so I’m better off sticking with eggs and beef for protein sources.
Take a quick look at Mel’s Clean Eating Meals for this week. Don’t forget to check out my meal prep action with this week’s Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas Week 66 post. I show you all the food I prepare over the weekend to get me through a week eating healthy foods!
If you have any questions about Mel’s Clean Eating Meals then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
4:30am – Pre-Workout:
When I woke up in the morning I drank (close to) a full liter of water and I also had 1 small banana before heading to the gym. I try to drink a liter of water first thing in the morning to jump start my day. My stomach doesn’t handle that much water quite like it did before I was pregnant, so I try to get as much down as I can without getting sick.
6:30am – Meal #1:
Breakfast was a toasted English muffin. One half was topped with avocado and the other with low-sugar apricot preserves (from Trader Joe’s). I also had 4 egg whites scrambled and 2 whole eggs cooked over easy and a bowl of sliced strawberries.
I ended up eating half an avocado with breakfast. Most of it went on the English muffin, but part of it was eaten with my eggs.
8:30am – Snack #1:
A little after getting to work I had an apple and some raw almonds.
10:30am – Meal #2:
My mid-morning meal was a Sweet Potato Yogurt Bowl. I bought white sweet potatoes (which taste the same as the orange ones) and mixed 2% plain Greek yogurt with a little protein powder. Then I added a dash of cinnamon and a dollop of peanut butter. Yum!
12:00pm – Meal #3:
My lunch was simple, yet delicious! I had 1 cup spaghetti squash topped with salt, pepper and a little butter. I also had five meatballs that I made during meal prep, plus a spinach salad with diced veggies. On the salad I drizzled some balsamic vinegar. For a little carb-action, I had one slice Dave’s Killer Bread topped with a little butter.
2:00pm – Snack #1:
Later I had a snack of some Quinn Coconut Oil Popcorn. I like this stuff! It has a tiny bit of salt, but not a lot. I’ve been on quite the popcorn kick lately!
4:30pm – Meal #4:
In the afternoon I ate the chickpea salad that I made during meal prep. It has chickpeas, bell pepper, cucumber, EVOO, salt and pepper in it. So simple and LOTS of fiber!
6:30pm – Meal #5:
My parents had us over for dinner this particular evening. My mom cooked a beef roast in a slow cooker along with potatoes, carrots and onions. I also had a slice of banana bread and some fruit salad.
This was kind of a random meal for my mom to make. The fruit salad was leftover from a party she’d hosted and then her neighbors freezer died, so she ended up with some different frozen items. The banana bread was one of the items that was frozen that she thawed.
My mom also offered up some different Klondike bars, but my stomach just doesn’t handle as much food right now as it would have before Baby Edson was growing! I hate to pass up on ice cream, but I knew I couldn’t do it without making myself sick. Sad day, I know.
Well that was everything that I ate in terms of Mel’s Clean Eating Meals. Every day seems different when it comes to foods I can stomach and foods that I can’t. I’ve been getting nauseous again in these last few weeks and I was not ready for that! It has been hard for me to stomach very much protein, but I am working on it. Only five more weeks or so until Baby E is here!
If you have any questions about Mel’s Clean Eating Meals then please email me at email@example.com. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas Week 66 post to see how I made some of these foods ahead of time.