Just a quick recap of what I eat in a typical healthy day – yesterday was one of the rare days in months with no cookies and junk. Jane’s 5 weeks old now and I need to stop using pregnancy/breastfeeding as an excuse to eat way more crap than I should.
Also, I’ve been asked if was going to “stay vegan” through pregnancy and breastfeeding, as if it’s somehow difficult or unhealthy during those periods, which of course I believe is totally untrue. We had our 1 month checkup last week, she’s perfectly healthy and gained almost 2 lbs. in 3 weeks, is in the 67% percentile for weight and 92% for height! (Which the doc says is not an indicator that we’ll have a 6 ft. tall girl!)
–“Orange Julius” smoothie with clementines, banana, splash of soymilk, and ice.
-Toast (Trader Joe’s sprouted bread) with almond butter and jam.
-Leftover soup – Nathan made a huge pot the other day, simple and hearty with boullion base, potatoes, corn, pinto beans, mushrooms, and brussel sprouts. I added some frozen collards to mine for extra nutrition.
-Cucumber slices and toast with homemade hummus.
-Big bowl of steamed broccoli with nutritional yeast and spaghetti sauce (from a jar).
-A few dates and a granola bar.
Beverages were lots of water, some of this Good Earth Chai Tea I just fell in love with, and a cup of half hot chocolate, half coffee.