Full Week of Clean Eating: 27/28 Weeks Pregnant

I debated whether I was even going to record and post this week, because I had a lot going on. But I realized that everyone else has busy lives and needs to be able to eat healthy on the go as well! Monday I had a shopping day with my mom, sister, and aunt. Thursday I didn’t record at all; I had my blood glucose test and my day was very far from normal. Friday we had the annual ugly sweater party with a group of friends. We all make lots of amazing, delicious food and have a great time. So I decided it would be a great example of what moderation looks like!

When you see “chicken breakfast sausage links,” here’s what I’m talking about! I get these at Costco. They have an amazing ingredient list and they taste great.

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Monday:

Breakfast: Advocare Meal Replacement Shake made with 8 oz milk.

Snack: none

Lunch: Chili’s: 6 Oz. Classic Sirloin with Grilled Avocado. Here is the menu description: 100% USDA Choice sirloin with Chili’s seasoning & drizzled with spicy citrus-chile sauce, topped with grilled avocado slices, garlic roasted tomatoes & chopped cilantro. Served with fresco salad. This was found in the “Lighter Choices” section of the menu. It had 420 calories and 39 grams of protein. Being pregnant, I obviously ordered the steak done medium well, but it was still juicy and tender. Eating healthy while eating out is possible! 🙂

Snack: Protein bar (I was totally going to eat some almonds too, but got sidetracked and completely forgot. #pregnancybrain)

Dinner: 1 organic cilantro-lime chicken sausage, portobello mushrooms, and ear of sweet corn. I sauteed all of it together in olive oil and spices.

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The ingredients used to make dinner.
The ingredients used to make dinner.
Not the prettiest dish, but it didn't lack flavor!
Not the prettiest dish, but it didn’t lack flavor!

Tuesday:

Breakfast: 1/2 C oats, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, 2 chicken breakfast sausage links.

Snack: 2 clementines, 1 serving almonds

Lunch: Salmon, carrots roasted with olive oil and herbs, and a steamed ear of corn on the cob

Snack: 8 ounces of milk mixed with 1/2 scoop whey protein, 2 slices whole wheat toast with 1 TBS peanut butter

Dinner: 1 C prepared Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese (made with Greek yogurt) mixed with 1 packed cup of steamed broccoli.

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See, you can have your macaroni and eat it, too!
See, you can have your macaroni and eat it, too!

 

Wednesday:

Breakfast: 1 serving Kodiak Powercakes pancakes, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, 1/2 slice cheddar cheese, 3 chicken sausage links (1 serving)

Snack: 2 apples w/ 2 TBS peanut butter

Lunch: “Chicken Burrito:” 1 chicken breast, sliced and mixed with Greek yogurt, salsa, black olives, 1/2 ears’ worth of sweet corn, and some cheese. Mixed together and eaten in a Flatout.

Snack: 1 serving of Mary’s Gone Crackers with 2 slices of Swiss cheese, cut into triangles.

Dinner: I didn’t feel great or have much of an appetite, so I just had a grilled cheese (two slices whole wheat bread + 2 slices cheddar cheese) and a serving of applesauce.

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Thursday: Fasted blood glucose test day. That meant no breakfast, and this girl is very used to breakfast! After drinking that sugary drink and having blood drawn, I didn’t feel great. My appetite and eating was messed up for the rest of the day.

Friday: Breakfast: Advocare Meal Replacement Shake with 8 ounces of milk

Snack: Advobar

Lunch: 1 piece of whole wheat bread with a slice of swiss cheese, plus a protein bar. (I wanted to cook something but the power was out! We were in the middle of a winter storm!)

Snack: none- I was busy making food and getting ready for the party, and since I really didn’t have an appetite that day, I didn’t even realize it.

Dinner: Ugly Sweater party! I enjoyed one of each of the little sliders I brought: 1 pizza and the other turkey and swiss. I had a 2 bacon-wrapped smokies, and a small spoon of mud dip with probably 7 chips. (Haha I’m not positive, but of course I forgot to save the Snapchats I took, so I’m just trying to give you the best idea.) For dessert, I had two petits fours, and half of a turtle brown. (Petits fours are these tiny little cake things that are probably like a square inch.) I did not eat until I felt full and I didn’t feel icky that night or the next morning; I woke up hungry as usual, which is the sign of a good metabolism! Learning to enjoy pleasure foods in moderation is so important.

Saturday:

Breakfast: 1 serving Kodiak Powercakes pancakes, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, 2 chicken breakast sausage links, 1 clementine

Snack: no bake energy bites, 2 clementines

Lunch: “Pizza Grilled Cheese” and steamed broccoli: 2 slices whole wheat bread, 1.5 TBS pizza sauce (buy with no sugar added or make your own; I usually make my own), 2 TBS ground beef seasoned with Italian seasoning blend, 1 slice cheese, sliced black olives. Cooked grilled cheese style.

Snack: none (I slept in and got a later start to my day after not getting home until midnight Friday night, so I didn’t need 5 meals within the hours I was awake.)

Dinner: salmon, sauteed portobello mushrooms, corn on the cob lightly seasoned with butter and salt

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