|One of my favorite breakfasts- an omelette!|
When I lost my 30 lbs last year, in addition to regular cardio and resistance training, I was eating frequent, small meals and drinking about 96 oz. of water per day. Hydration and small meals are very much recommended for pregnant women, so I've been focusing more on that. I'm also trying to move a little bit every day, whether it be walking around the block, doing a pregnancy workout dvd, or simple resistance training.
On a typical day, I eat 5-6 small meals/snacks, about 2 hours apart. My plan for this week:
1st breakfast (7 am): Blueberry or banana oatmeal smoothie (1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/4 c oatmeal, 1/2 water, 6 big ice cubes, 1 sliced frozen banana OR 1/2 c frozen blueberries)
2nd breakfast (9 am): Omelette w/spinach, bell peppers, maybe ham
11sies: Clif builder bar and an orange
Lunch (1:30 pm) Tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat pita w/carrot sticks and pickles
Snack (3:30 pm): Homemade wasa crackers and a cheese stick with apple slices OR whole wheat pitas and hummus and grapes
Here are the dinner plans for the week (usually served between 5:30 and 6 pm):
Monday: Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with baked potato chips, pickles, carrot sticks, and grapes
Tuesday: Mexican salad w/lettuce, spinach, shredded chicken, black beans, salsa, corn, bell peppers
Wednesday: Chicken Enchilada Soup Edit: This was absolutely delicious and very easy! I had enough leftovers to put in the freezer for another day.
Thursday: Baked chicken, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, green salad
Friday: Pita pizzas with homemade pizza sauce and various toppings: pineapple, cheese, bell peppers, tomatoes
Saturday: Shredded chicken flautas
Sunday: BLTs with avocado
I'd also like to try making this rosemary focaccia bread this week since I have feta cheese in my fridge to use.
Need any suggestions for your own menu plans this week? Try checking out orgjunkie.com's Meal Planning Monday party.