Pregnancy in itself has got me eating a lot, but on the days when I teach my kickboxing classes I feel like I’m constantly putting food in my mouth to ensure the both the baby and I are getting all the nutrition needed to grow strong and healthy.
Yesterday’s eats [Or What Haley Ate Monday]:
Breakfast pre-workout was two mini frittatas topped with salsa + nutritional yeast [I made these with whatever veggies we had on hand and without the goat cheese].
[note the lack of daylight when I eat breakfast… I teach class at 8am, so I eat by 6.30]
Post-workout meal was a blueberry coconut buckwheat bake [recipe coming soon!] topped with homemade almond butter. It rocked my world. I may have double – or triple – dipped into the almond butter jar, too.
The buckwheat bake held me over for quite a while, so by the time I was hungry for lunch it was almost 3:30pm. I had some spaghetti squash tossed with veggies, pasta sauce and tofu, and topped with goat cheese.
I had to eat dinner before my 7pm class so I chowed down on a massaged kale salad I put together the night before [kale, tomatoes + a homemade miso dressing] before running out the door.
[I finally figured out that I need my massaged kale salads to sit in the fridge overnight in order to enjoy the consistency… If I just massage it with my hands for a few minutes, I feel like it’s still too dense.]
I also snacked on quite a few homemade crackers and carrots with hummus [I made a simple hummus the other night but you could also try green garlic hummus!] right before leaving the house.
And by the time 10 pm rolled around and I was finally back at home, I was hungry again. So I had a cup of brown rice cereal with some almond milk while catching up with Ben.
Plus about 4 liters of water [it’s amazing how much water I need to feel hydrated lately] and some peppermint tea throughout the day.
As usual, yesterday’s eats were all over the place. My body’s switched back from liking larger meals to doing better with smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day [which I’ve been used to for years]. I don’t even question things at this point anymore… I just trust that my body and the baby will let me know what I need, when I need it.
On the agenda for today: Practicum meeting, shopping/errands, school work, our weekly chiropractic date [Ben + I always go together], and then class.
I’ll be back later with a recipe!
How’s your nutrition been lately? Does your body like small meals or large ones?
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