I am honestly TRYING to break my pregnant self out of the carb-fest that I’ve been on for the past several weeks. However, my body really has a different idea. Eating is still posing some significant challenges at the moment.
- I still don’t want to eat meat (this lasted my entire pregnancy last time).
- Chicken literally makes me gag.
- Salad is iffy.
I have problems. Which means that you have problems too, if you’re following my menu. If you’re trying to be ‘bikini-ready’, you’ve surely come to the wrong place. However, I’m trying to keep you (and my poor protein-deficient husband) in mind when I plan the weekly menus. If it was only about me, the menu would look like this:
But! I can’t do that to you guys. Instead, I’ll only sorta kinda carb bomb you.
I’m also trying to branch out a little bit on the toddler front, and give the little one some different variety. She does eat a very nutritious diet, but I’d like to make sure she’s trying new food often, and I sometimes feel like I have a hard time keeping it interesting.
So this week, we’ll try hummus. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t tried to give her hummus yet. I suppose I just never have it in the house because my husband hates it. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Coupled with my pregnancy-related malfunctions, I’m also having a problem motivating myself to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I’d much rather be enjoying the warmer weather, digging in the garden, strolling the baby, and playing at the playground. As a result, you may have noticed that I started making only 3 dinner meals per week, and I’ve also scaled down on the number of recipes in total that I make each weekend.
Incidentally, this will probably come back to bite me in the butt when my freezer starts to look a little sad and empty…but I’ll suffer the consequences later. I’d rather enjoy the weather.
The menu this week is pretty easy, so this is a good week to get started if you’re just jumping in!
- Blueberry Orange Muffins – Peas and Thank You
- Banana Banana Bread Recipe – Food.com – 25885
- Vanilla French Toast Recipe
- Asian Bowtie Pasta – weekofmenusprintrecipes
- Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Creamy Crockpot Tortellini (this isn’t much of a “recipe”, more like instructions…but it’s easy!)
- Sweet and Sour Chicken | Made it. Ate It. Loved it.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right?
Have a great week!