Saturday, March 14, 2009

on pregnancy food

this list is by no means exclusive, but these are some of the treats i've greatly enjoyed during pregnancy...

1. flintstones complete vitamins. i tried a couple of prenatal vitamins and usually felt sick after taking them (maybe too much iron?), so flintstones have been the vitamin of choice for the latter half of the pregnancy. They taste delicious and are v. comparable in nutritional value (the gummi ones are not as good for you, so stick with complete!). Highly recommend these!

2. water. enough said.

3. super pretzels (buy them in the frozen section at Wal-Mart and cook them in the microwave for 30 seconds! so delicious and easy!). definitely my biggest comfort food that i eat at least every other day.

4. dr. pepper. i tried to give it up during the first trimester, but then justified one a day by telling myself that i could be doing much worse things to the baby like drugs or alcohol or drugs, and i don't drink coffee, so the little caffeine in dr. pepper really isn't that harmful.

5. fried eggs. during the first trimester, these were one of the only foods i could eat, especially in ecuador. yay for protein.

6. welch's 100% juice (white grape cherry is my fav). actually i was a huge ocean spray lover for the first 2/3 of the pregnancy, but i've recently converted to welch's because 100% juice really is healthier and it is on rollback at wal-mart, ha.

7. subway. $5 footlongs (even chicken bacon ranch!). love quiznos, too, but subway locations are usually more convenient.

8. bananas. i'm convinced that eating one a day helps keep me regular because i never have trouble pooping like other pregnant friends.

9. chicken noodle soup. ate a can a day during the first trimester.

10. extra crunchy jif peanut butter. for many years, i've loved 1/2 of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast. this also makes the perfect midnight snack (right up there with super pretzels) to put me back to sleep if i wake up hungry.


julie said...

glad to hear that you are pooping regulary. i was a bit worried for a moment.

it was really great to talk to you and santiago the other day. it made me realize how much i miss you both!!

lots of love from new zealand!


Erin said...

Flinstone's Vitamins! Good times.