I’ve been having a lot of fun running around with family lately! I’ve also been trying to keep the diet a little healthier since last weekend. I’ve found it’s much easier to eat well when I’m in my own home, but when I go to my mom’s house…..it’s SO HARD!
She has so many yummy treats there right now and it is KILLING me!
I’ve been having this for breakfast most mornings…
Some sort of veggie/egg mixture with a side of fruit. I’ve been lovin’ cherries SO MUCH this summer. YUM!
I’ve had my weird lettuce/fruit/cottage cheese mixture a few times lately and I love it (this picture was taken last week though.)
For some reason lettuce has tasted SO GOOD to me this pregnancy. I could almost eat it plain. Weird. I’m going to make an effort to add it to more things so I can get more veggies in. I’ll keep you posted on the interesting concoctions I come up with.
I also made this for dinner the other night…
This is a perfect example of an “It’s summer and I don’t feel like cooking, but I want to feed my family something healthy” dinner.
It’s just Pot Stickers from Costco, roasted broccoli, chicken (I just cooked on my Electric frying pan), pineapple and grapes.
I’ve been buying Pot Stickers from Costco for a long time, but they recently started carrying a new brand that I LOVE!
They’re made by Green Chopsticks and they’re so good. The wrappers seem thinner than the other brand I used to get, which I’m happy ’bout. I’m also quite impressed with the “real” ingredients in these. They’re also super quick and easy to make and all my kids eat them! Yay.
We had a crazy night last night, so I made my kiddos quesadillas and Peanut Butter sandwiches for dinner (they didn’t complain at all!) and I made myself this concoction and ate it in the car…
It’s a blueberry Chobani yogurt, light cottage cheese, blueberries and granola. I always love these yogurt concoctions. They always taste good, take 2 seconds to make and sit well in my tummy.
They sent me two flavors, Dark Chocolate and Apple Crisp. SUPER YUMMY! I love the taste and crunch that granola adds to things and I also love that this granola adds protein! However, granola in general is HIGH in calories, so I just like to use it in small quantities.
This Cascadian Farm granola is about 230-250 calories per serving (3/4 cup), so I’ve just added a little bit to my yogurt concoctions, to protein shakes or I’ve just had a little bit by itself. I even came up with this yummy sweet treat a few nights ago…
Skinny Pop popcorn with chocolate chips and granola mixed in. This was fabulous and such a yummy late night snack!
Sadly, it seems like everything I eat makes me feel ill lately. I think my stomach is quite squished and can’t handle much these days. When I’m not pregnant, I NEVER EVER get heartburn, but now everything gives me heartburn and makes me nauseous. It’s so sad.
If I eat VERY clean and VERY small meals, I seem to do fine….BUT if I eat anything sweet/salty/fatty/carbohydrate-y/yummy, etc. it makes me sick AND if I eat more than just a small portion of anything, it makes me sick.
It doesn’t stop me from eating though! Ha.
However, I’ve found that warm lemon water is very soothing to my body lately. I prefer to have it first thing in the morning, but I’ve also been having it whenever I feel ill. It’s great and really makes me feel better.
I filled up a big water bottle with warm lemon water yesterday and took it with me on the go.
It was so good!
I also have to say this is NOT a cute picture of me! Like at all. However, this is pretty much how I look these days. Oy.
When I first found out I was pregnant, I told you guys I would share pictures of myself throughout the pregnancy…the good, bad and the ugly!
Well folks, I’ve afraid we’ve reached the ugly stage, lol! I would say the best word to describe myself these days is haggard.
I feel humungous, bloated, ill, frumpy and just NOT CUTE.
It’s okay though, I only have about 3 weeks left!!! I’m really looking forward to the scale, the bloating and my FACE going down in size.
Oh, and I’m seeing quite the resemblance to Jabba the Hutt these days…
I’m sure a lot of pregnant women can relate to feeling rather “Jabba-esque.” Notice how the chin(s) run into the chest, which runs into the tummy to form one giant blob??! Yes, I can relate. Poor Jabba doesn’t get to give birth though.
Anyway, I’m getting ready to head over to the reservoir to swim with my kiddos and family, so I gotta wrap this up! I also want to share a beautiful picture…
This is the view from my parent’s deck and it’s one of my favorite views in all the world! This picture actually doesn’t do it justice. I took this picture last night while my sissy and I were chatting on the deck. The sunset was a beautiful shade of red and pink….this pic doesn’t show how vibrant the colors were!
FYI, that is the Great Salt Lake and the sun is setting behind Antelope Island. That’s also my cute Elementary school. I LOVED growing up adjacent to an Elementary School and church. We had so much space to go exploring and running around. It was bliss.
Oh, to be a child again. I miss it. Well I gotta run! Enjoy the rest of your day!