A typical breakfast in my first trimester, when I was craving a bit more carbs. I had two eggs fried in butter with bacon on the side, hashbrowns and gluten-free sourdough from Bread Srsly – with more butter. Butter is great for building a healthy baby so I make sure to eat a lot of it (which let’s face it – isn’t hard).
Majority of my meals are simple and quick. Here is an easy dinner I tossed together. I used leftover pork, topped with tomatoes, avocados, jalapeno and romaine with a side of kraut for probiotics. The tortillas are completely paleo and from Seite Foods.
Another perfect example of a healthy breakfast. Pastured eggs and bacon, hashbrowns and shredded Brussels sprouts. So good and so nutrient dense!
This is from Greek Easter, when my husband, mother in law and I went to our favorite Greek restaurant. They roasted a lamb out front, right on Connecticut Avenue (one of the major roads in and out of DC) which I just think is so hilarious and authentic. The lamb was amazing, and is great for a growing baby. It’s a wonderful source of iron, among other nutrients!
I feel like I have a lot of pictures of breakfast type meals because eggs were such an easy, affordable and healthy protein that I could easily eat throughout my first trimester (thank God). This was a tomato, goat cheese and caramelized onion omelet with a side salad.
I often go work out of a coffee shop by my house and order one of their amazing salads. This is my favorite one, I get it almost every time. It’s a ton of organic greens, mozzarella, smoked salad, tomatoes, onions, garlic and olive oil. I don’t eat the strawberries, as they’re one of the highest pesticide-sprayed foods.
Even more breakfast food, but this time for lunch. I had a slice of gluten-free sourdough topped with arugula, tomato, Primal Kitchen Mayo, two eggs and an avocado on the side. Simple, healthy and delicious.
My grandma and I go to lunch every week and we often go to a wonderful restaurant that uses wild seafood, grass-fed meats, local produce, etc. I was really craving their tuna salad and I so rarely eat tuna that I went for it. I know it’s not one of the best options for pregnancy, but having tuna once really isn’t an issue. Plus, other people eat cake. I eat raw tuna over a bed of cabbage, red onion, bell peppers and avocado. It’s such a great salad.
This was a post-workout meal. I had ground turkey, spinach and leftover brown rice noodles in my fridge. Protein, fat and carbs! I made this by cooking up the turkey with a whole bunch of butter, organic spaghetti sauce, spinach and tossed with the noodles and sheep’s milk cheese.
An easy lunch. A big ol’ bowl of greens (not sure why it looks so small) with bacon, red onion, red sauerkraut and a ranch style dressing. Now I’m craving this again!
Tossed a crockpot in the chicken – wait, didn’t type that correctly. Tossed a chicken in the crockpot, underneath are onions, rainbow carrots and celery. Inside is obviously butter. After it cooked, I removed all the meat – then made bone broth with the carcass.
Yes, I eat sushi while pregnant. However, only from a trusted source. I’ve been eating sushi at this restaurant since I was 21, so over 7 years. I’ve never once had an issue. It’s fresh, it’s delicious and it’s healthy!
A simple dinner. Crockpot chicken leftovers, mashed potatoes and collard greens cooked up with cherry tomatoes and garlic. See? My meals are so simple!
More crockpot chicken! This time I chopped it up, tossed with Primal Kitchen Mayo, fermented pickles, red onion, walnuts and cranberries. On the side is a slice of gluten-free sourdough, heirloom tomato, organic dill havarti and lettuce.
This was a meal we had on a double date. I shared this with my girlfriend. It’s a baked tater and grass-fed steak topped with paté Paté is a pregnancy superfood because it’s so incredibly nutrient dense.
Yes, even more raw seafood. From the same restaurant where I had the raw tuna salad. Again, been eating there for years and trust their sourcing. This was raw salmon with creme fraiche and citrus segments. One of my favorites!
Another breakfast. Eggies with veggie hash and a side of turmeric sauerkraut.
One of the healthiest dinners ever – wild scallops in herbs, roasted cauliflower with cherry tomatoes and buttered rainbow carrots. So many veggies, so many nutrients!