I have been so hungry when I wake up over the past few weeks. I try to get up and drink some water right away because I also feel very thirsty, but that doesn’t keep me out of the kitchen for long! It’s usually around the time I am brushing my teeth that my stomach really starts grumbling.
I head to the kitchen for some cereal to hold me over.
Pomegranate Blueberry Crisp from Trader Joe’s.
It is delicious, but a little too sweet for me in the mornings.
I also usually whip up a smoothie to drink mid-morning at work, when I knew I will be hungry again.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 8 frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp pepitas
- 1 cup water
I love smoothies as a morning snack! They are filling and refreshing.
For lunch today, I made an old favorite, which was pieced together after scouring through our empty cabinets and fridge for lunch.
Almond Butter, Banana and Jelly Sandwich on Millet Bread.
(this is a recycled photo, but you get the point! )
I seem to get hungrier for snacks than I did before and I think it is because my meals have been smaller. I don’t have as much room for food in my stomach anymore (!!), so smaller meals and snacks sit much better with me.
Snacktime – Hummus & Spelt Pretzels
And, for dinner, I stopped at Panera Bread on my way to our Newborn Essentials class!
Thai Chicken Salad, which was packed with romaine lettuce, chicken, peppers, carrots, edamame, wonton crisps and a light thai dressing.
This salad was great!
And, during class I snacked on a Blueberry Muffin Larabar, which is a new flavor that was sent to me from Larabar as a sample.
This flavor is delicious! It smells just like fresh baked muffins and tastes just as good.