Pregnancy food diary #3 (37 weeks pregnant)

Arghhh so I am 37 weeks pregnant….not long now! I have noticed that recently I can’t stop eating!! So it’s all the more important that I try to make my snacks and meals as nutritional as possible! I could easily reach for cake and chocolate biscuits…..which I did do the other day and then thought to myself that I could just as easily be enjoying a more healthy homemade cake recipe or a healthy nut or raw fruit bar…which would give me just as much satisfaction, as well as nutrition rather than just loads of sugar and empty calories!

So I made some blueberry mini muffins! They were delicious! and I used loads of blueberries….twice the amount normal recipes use, and half the sugar most recipes use! Took less than 30 mins to make! (Recipe is at the end of this post).

Blueberry muffins
Blueberry muffins

Anyway, here is what I had to eat one day this week:

For breakfast I had a bowl of fruit and fiber:

Fruit and Fibre
Fruit and Fibre

Pre-gym….. yoghurt to give me some energy. This past few weeks I have been craving anything with calcium in- milk, yoghurt and cheese in particular!!

yoghurt
yoghurt

Then post-workout I had an apple and nut bar….I LOVE these Eat Natural bars…..they have much needed vitamins in, I love the Dark chocolate, Brazil and Apricot one! Apricots are a good source of iron and Brazils have lots of vitamin E, selenium and calcium.

Apple and Eat Natural bar
Apple and Eat Natural bar

For lunch I had a chicken salad, with loads of watercress which is a good source of iron and a wholemeal wrap. Wholemeal and cucumbers are good for the baby in the third trimester as they contain vitamin K, which helps breastfeeding as well as  helps blood to clot.

Chicken salad with wholemeal wrap
Chicken salad with wholemeal wrap

And for dinner I had asparagus with quiche…yes, I know quiche is not the healthiest thing…but I am craving eggs and cheesy things and this is important for the baby in the last trimester so once in a while I treat myself! I am going to try making my own version of a healthy quiche soon as I really feel like making a salmon and dill quiche with loads of veggies and will try to make a low fat cheese version, maybe a crustless version?!!

Then in the evening I made muffins for my husband and myself for an evening treat!

Here is my recipe for the blueberry muffins:

80g brown sugar

250g self raising flour /or you could substitute with coconut flour or protein powder.

1tsp bicarb soda

80g low-fat butter (soft)

2 eggs

200ml milk/almond milk

350g blueberries

Method: mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the butter, eggs and milk until smooth. Then stir in the blueberries at the end. Put into muffin cases (I made 18 mini muffins, but you could make around 10-12 big muffins). Cook at 200 degrees Celsius for 18 mins.

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