I confess to being a bit naughty in the eating department these past few weeks. It started with my Dad’s birthday buffet dinner (pregnant ladies with voracious appetites shouldn’t be allowed near buffets. Or at least this one shouldn’t!), followed by a family lunch at Jamies Italian and from there one special event rolled into another. Then I went to Melbourne for the weekend where I indulged a wee bit too much, and on top of all these events, I’ve had the most intense and overwhelming pregnancy cravings for cake (CAAAAAAKE!) and peanut butter with chocolate. Normally I avoid indulging these naughty cravings by looking at photos of deliciously yummy food on Pinterest, but my beautiful Nana made me one of her carrot cakes last week and then I had my Aunty’s famous Mothers Day High Tea on the weekend.
Finally yesterday I told myself enough was enough and that I needed to get back on track with eating healthy and nutritious food. I was also really inspired by a number of people who I follow on Instagram who are starting Michelle Bridges 12WBT today. I was considering doing the pregnancy program, but realised that it’s what I’m eating that I need to pay more attention to, as I’m exercising a couple of times a week, and realistically wouldn’t be able to fit more fitness into my week.
So yesterday I made a big pot of my veggie soup, wrote myself out a healthy meal plan and placed an online grocery order of fresh fruit and veggies.
This morning I kicked my day off with warm water and lemon. I really love starting the day like this – it’s so cleansing and refreshing. Next was a bowl of Be Natural cereal with some kiwi fruit and berries and low fat milk.
Lunch was spinach and rocket with tuna, beetroot, carrot, avocado, celery, tomato and sesame seeds with olive oil and lemon juice – YUM!
I also made some Modern Day Hippie raw and organic choc-berry power balls to snack on. I’m really interested in raw food and follow a few people on Instagram who create wonderfully healthy and delicious raw food. These Modern Day Hippie snack mixes that you buy in packs ready to be blended and made up are a great introduction to raw and organic (and gluten free!) food. I will be buying the chocolate seed station next as it is SO delicious and guilt free!
My other meals planned for this week are a chicken cashew nut stir fry, tuna pasta arrabiatta, miso soup and lots of fresh fruit and low fat Greek yoghurt. I will still be allowing myself a treat every night with a cup of tea. My favourite treat at the moment are Kit Kats – I couldn’t totally deny myself!
And if I’m really good this week, I might even allow myself a special weekend treat of 2 Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. YUM YUM YUM!!
After all, as Nigella Lawson says, everything in moderation – including moderation, right?
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Have you tried or made any raw food?
Have you been overindulging recently too?
How do you stay on the healthy eating train?