A Day of FoodI was running late this particular morning, trying to get everyone ready and where they needed to be. I grabbed a little bunch of organic grapes to take with me in the car.
About 45 minutes later, I enjoyed my Chia Pudding that had been chilling in the fridge. I always just pour some chia seeds into a cup and let it sit for an hour or less in almond milk. (It's also good to stir occasionally and adjust milk amount accordingly.) Then I chop up some strawberries (or peaches or whatever berries I have on hand). I looooove this. It's one of my treats I always talk about while I'm eating. (As in, "This is sooo good.")
A late morning/early lunch snack? I really like these Sprouted Bagels (I think this one was Cinnamon Raisin.) from French Meadow Bakery. On top of the 1/2 I ate: Sun Butter, 100% fruit spread, and hemp seeds.
Lunch: A wrap using Food for Life Gluten Free Tortillas (my wrap of choice!), kale, lettuce, kidney beans, hemp seeds, tomatoes, avocado, garlic stuffed green olives, Cashew Cheese Sauce (SO GOOD) from Matthew Kenney's Everyday Raw, and Miso Dressing (based on his Ginger-Miso Dressing, just without the ginger).
Supper: Enchiladas and a salad with kale, other lettuce & greens, carrots, beans, tomatoes, avocado, and salsa. One of my favorite enchilada recipes: Cheesy Bean Enchiladas. But I make my own enchilada sauce and add frozen organic corn kernels and greens or grated zucchini.
We tried to make Blessed Mama's Strawberry Tall Cakes by cutting out the center and stacking it, but our lovely Arkansas humidity was making the frosting melt and everything slide and fall. Delicious regardless. I used the Sexy, Low-Fat Cupcakes recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. If I am making cupcakes just for my family, it's pretty much the recipe I always go to because they really are so much lighter, using applesauce and yogurt (and 3 TBS of oil). We only had blueberry yogurt; it's always fun to use flavored yogurt when making this recipe. These cupcakes have a bit of a different texture than typical cupcakes - but one that I prefer.
And that's it. I'm really impressed with everyone's posts I've read so far and appreciate everyone's comments. As I type this, my husband is upstairs putting together my new elliptical trainer. The nurse (and the doctor also made a comment) got on to me for gaining 8 pounds this month. It is a little frightening, I admit. I always gain a lot during pregnancy, though - probably a combination of nature and nurture. I'm getting serious, though! Elliptical, here I come.