I had told myself prior to getting pregnant a 2nd time I would fully intend on eating a healthy, nutritious, good-fat loving diet. However, about 6-7 weeks after I saw the plus sign on the pregnancy test and the food aversions & nausea kicken in, all those good intentions flew out the window. I experienced some mega-guilt for a while and wished that all the things I used to make in the kitchen would have sounded appetizing, or that I'd have either the energy, stomach or nose to tolerate making them, but alas, I didn't. So I had to stop kicking myself in the shins and just let it be for a while. One thing that made our load lighter was going ahead and ordering some Dinner Done meals that are prepared ahead of time with real ingredients, and then frozen, which allow you to pop them in the oven or cook them on a skillet at your leisure.
Now that I feel better though, I'm much more inspired to eat well again. This is what has been gracing our dinner table recently:
- Roasted Chicken
- Fresh salad with pecans, strawberries, cheese & homemade balsamic vinaigrette (this is seriously the BEST; Sarah, the author, is currently one of my favorite good-food resources)
- Homemade chicken salad (I combined pieces of my roasted chicken with homemade mayo, added some salt & pepper and chopped onion, and voila, Greg was very happy)
- Homemade mayonnaise using adaptations on the following recipes (Nourished & Nurtured & Mommypotamus). I used mostly sunflower oil & some olive oil, and then followed the proportions on mommypotamus' blog. The main difference is I did not use coconut oil, because sometimes it hardens, and I already use so much of it, I wanted a different flavor.
- Almond flour pancakes
- Sweet potato fries
I have much thanks to give to the women who write the following blogs:
Sarah @ EverydayPaleo
Sarah @ Nourished & Nurtured
Heather @ Mommypotamus &
Ann-Marie @ Cheeseslave
They have so many excellent recipes if you're trying to follow any kind of paleo/primal, GAPS or healthy & nourishing kind of diet (with no processed foods & less emphasis on grains and sugars). I am not 100% all the time, but when I do prepare food this way I feel infinitely better.
What have you enjoyed noshing on lately? Please be a doll or a gent and share your favorite recipes below!