I could have eaten 24/7 when I was pregnant. I remember wanting to cry numerous times at restaurants when our food was coming out too slowly.
I'm a very strict person with my food. I only eat organic and I was very lean prior to getting preggers. But once pregnancy hit I could have devoured an entire buffet by myself. Luckily, I was able to control myself because my fear of excessive weight gain eclipsed my hunger. However, here were my healthy options when I was ready to eat the table...
WASA whole grain crackers smothered in raw almond butter
celery with cream cheese
brown rice and black beans and salsa
a giant baked sweet potato
an entire bag of baby carrots
chickpeas - as a finger food
blueberries with heavy cream
homemade trail mix- raw walnuts, raw almonds, heritage o's, dried canberrys, dark choc chips, cashews
homemade beef jerky with low sodium and no nitrates ( i have a dehydrator)
I only gained 37 lbs and lost 23 during birth.