Hi Friends! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery Girl! Today I’m sharing with you What I Eat In A Day! I always love watching these types of videos not because we should eat exactly like someone else, but simply for inspiration for a new idea or two! I am currently in my second trimester and I eat pretty similar to when I’m not pregnant. The main differences are eating smaller, more frequent meals and my body really craves and feels best with high protein meals and snacks.
As an ambassador for MegaFood®, who is sponsoring this video, I will also be sharing more about the pre / postnatal multivitamin that I take and about some of their other amazing supplements.
Let’s get started on my day! First thing in the morning I drink a big glass of water.
Breakfast: For breakfast I’m having a bowl of oatmeal with hemp seeds, banana, cinnamon and peanut butter. We typically make a big pot of oatmeal to share as a family in the morning.
After breakfast we’ll either go on a walk as a family before it gets too hot for the day. If I have a lot of work to do that day, just my husband goes walking with Ella so I can get some work done. We don’t have childcare for Ella so we really divide and conquer throughout the day so that we can both get our work done and take turns being with Ella.
Second Breakfast: So if you’re pregnant you know all about second breakfast ha! This is usually a small morning snack really. I’m having almond milk yogurt (I love this one which has 4 grams of protein per serving) with blueberries and more cinnamon. Sometimes I will also add granola.
Lunch: We eat lunch early, sometimes at 10:30 or 11 in the morning! Lunch is usually a salad or soup, or both! Today I’m eating this pre-made Whole Foods salad because it’s quick and between watching my 1 year old, being pregnant and trying to fit in work whenever she is sleeping, I need something quick because the days go by really fast. I can just toss this salad into a bowl topped with a hard boiled egg and some pre-prepped quinoa, salad dressing and hemp seeds and it’s really filling! My first pregnancy I could not stand vegetables which made it really hard, so I am grateful that my body is craving more salads and fresh foods this time around.
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Afternoon Snack: For snacks I either eat almonds, pistachios, carrots and hummus or cassava chips and avocado. I make sure my snack includes protein or a healthy fat which helps me feel full and satisfied.
Dinner: We eat dinner anywhere from 4:30-7pm. Usually it’s earlier however because we like to eat as a family, and my daughter goes to bed early between 6-7pm. Because we work from home this works for us, but I know eating this early doesn’t work for everyone! For dinner tonight we are having salmon, green beans and mashed cauliflower which tastes just like mashed potatoes to me! Ella has the same dinner that we do and we just serve it in a way that is better for her.
Lately, I’ve been hoping on the elliptical a few nights a week after my daughter goes to bed. I’ve never been a person who has the energy to workout in the evening but the days are so busy that right now an evening workout works best for me. I usually do 10 – 20 minutes on the elliptical, squats, some yoga poses for stretching and strength and some free weights for my arms, shoulders and back.
Evening Snack: Because we eat dinner so early I am hungry for a snack around 7:30 / 8pm, especially if I worked out after dinner. I usually have an orange and a piece of peanut or almond butter toast and a cup of chamomile ginger tea. We usually get to bed by 9:30pm – I have always been someone who likes to go to bed early and I am so tired this pregnancy that by 9 I can’t wait for bed!
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Disclosure: Healthy Grocery Girl is a MegaFood Ambassador. This post and video is sponsored by MegaFood. All opinions are my own.