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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Paleo Pregnancy - What I Feed My Face

Since I am trying to keep up this whole Paleo business while pregnant, I thought I would give you a little peek into my daily eats. This is a fairly typical day for me right now and not too terribly different from my pre-pregnancy diet, I just eat a few more snacks than usual. I find that my growing belly is better suited to handle smaller meals and snacks throughout the day than three large meals.

 And now, we invite to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents... your dinner.

Pre-Workout Snack - On this particular morning, Kevin and I went to a 5:30am spin class. Before heading to class, I ate a Lara Bar for a little pre-ride energy.

Breakfast - For breakfast we made Everyday Paleo Egg Cupcakes with bacon on the side. When I got to work, I also had a Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie (banana, coconut milk, pumpkin, espresso, molasses, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and ice).


Morning Snack - I get hungry every couple hours so I don't always make it to lunch without a little snack to hold me over. Today I had grapes and trail mix.


Lunch - I didn't get a picture, but I polished off four more of the egg cupcakes for lunch!

Afternoon Snack - Before leaving work, I reached for an apple with some almond butter.

Dinner - I was on my own for dinner tonight, so I whipped up a quick salad with baked chicken and apples, caramelized onions, pecans, crumbled bacon, spinach, cabbage and sun-dried tomatoes. I also made a homemade dressing with dijon mustard, oil, vinegar and herbs.

Evening Snack - My favorite! Banana soft serve (banana and coconut milk) mixed with cocoa powder and topped with coconut and raw honey.

Well, that was my day in a nutshell! I feel pretty good about my food choices most days. I am pretty snacky so I try to keep my meals on the lighter side.


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    1. Thanks! I just realized there was a lot of bacon...I swear I don't eat bacon EVERY day! :)

  2. All those foods look sooo goood! You look as great as ever. ...and I appreciated the "Beauty and the Beast" introduction. ;)

    1. Yea! I was really hoping someone would notice that reference.

  3. So excited to have found you blog! I just found out I was pregnant (hence the anonymous because I haven't told anybody and I don't want it to show up on any of my accounts!) and I've been doing paleo for about 2-3 months. I've also been doing Crossfit since May 2012. My two big goals, besides growing a healthy baby, is to stay paleo as much as possible and to keep working out. So I was very excited to find your blog! I'm just getting into it, but do you have any posts about how the Crossfit & pregnancy is going? There is a girl at my gym who is pregnant (about 25 weeks) but she's been absent for about 2 months now.


    1. That is awesome, Emily, congratulations! I am still attending CrossFit classes twice a week, but I am fairly new as well (just started over the summer) so I don't feel super comfortable giving out advice on the subject. My coaches have been super helpful with modifications and alternate exercises for me to do. Have you read She has a lot of good tips!