If anyone knows anything about pregnancy, they know us women work darn hard to grow these little miracles!  Appetites change, dimensions change, emotions change; it’s all oh-so-glorious! But we mustn’t forget about the thickened hair, the glowing skin, and the shining eyes. And no matter what your fitness and nutrition routine was like pre-pregnancy, expect the unexpected. Your “perfect plan” of clean eating and occasional cheats may just go out the window. You’ll want to find foods that satisfy your appetite, calm your belly, but also provide good nutrients. Seem impossible? Just follow along for tricks of the trade that I’ve discovered throughout this first pregnancy that have kept me somewhat on the healthful track while trying to feed this wacko palate!

As satisfying as it is, we should try to develop our baby with more than just macaroni and cheese 🙂

The diet below was devoured at about 29 weeks. My appetite has been more in control (after about week 18) with an ability to stomach more things than not – specifically more veggies and proteins. Luckily, I was able to keep my pre-preg eating schedule of 5-6 small meals per day. Doctors highly suggest that a pregnant woman should eat every few hours throughout the day to minimize nausea, heartburn, fatigue, and maintain blood sugar levels. If you are not used to eating 5-6 small meals daily, slowly make an effort to do so!

You’ll see that I have repeat foods throughout the day due to food prep. Taking a couple of hours during the week to prepare clean foods to have readily available will save you money, hassle, and extra weight gain. I cannot stress this enough! Pregnancy is not an excuse to frequently get sloppy with your decisions, fatigued or not. Your body and your baby will thank you for treating them as the priceless gifts they are.

The diet below is not squeaky clean, but it was the best I could do that day. I needed more greens and veggies snuck in there somewhere. And of course eating your vitamins and minerals is the best source for nourishment, but at least I have my Juice Plus vitamins in there to boost my unfulfilled nutritional needs! And not to mention, my energy levels 🙂

So folks, here it is:

BREAKFAST (biggest meal of the day)

  • 1/2 cup plain oats topped with 1/2 small banana, cinnamon to taste
  • 3 egg whites w/ Swiss cheese melted, spinach leaves
  • Juice Plus vitamins


  • Orgain Chocolate Shake (26g protein)
  • 1 Ezekiel wrap with natural jelly spread



  • Ezekiel wrap with lemon hummus and 4 ounces cod
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts



  • 2 cups Boom Chicka Pop popcorn
  • Handful of roasted unsalted almonds


  • 1 cup Boom Chicka Pop popcorn
  • 1 green apple
  • 4 ounces cod with 1/4 cup melted mozzarella on top
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Juice Plus vitamins


  • 4 Trader Joe’s dark chocolate sea salt almonds (I swear it was only 4. They’re huge)
  • Sprinkles of organic shredded mozzarella cheese


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