Not Too Shabby

by fitforthesoul in ,


I hope Jenn doesn’t get annoyed with my on and off WIAW posts, and I sure hope that you don’t mind either because it’s been eh….at least umm…2 months since I’ve written one up. *Enter awkward thumb twiddling*

Sorry if I’m always throwing you off the loop with my random posting schedule, but being the type AB that I am, I doubt that there’s a quick remedy for my sometimes haphazard patterns.  Hey, we are all uniquely and wonderfully made and that’s the story I’m sticking to.

Summer is practically here and I’m sure that most of us have been leaning towards lighter fare and sensible snacks.  When the weather gets up to the 80s or higher the last thing I seem to want is too much heavy food especially if it happens more often than I would prefer.  Not only that, but this [almost] last week of pregnancy has me craving less food than usual as I seem to be more picky with my choice of eats.  But even then, I think I’ve been doing rather decently as evidenced below.

Breakfast

April 10-2013 (1 of 1)-79

Yesterday morning I finally went back to an old favorite and made myself some hot oatmeal drizzled with crunchy almond butter, cereal, strawberry preserves, and Nutella.  It was pretty darn delicious, but I didn’t end up enjoying it nearly as much as my latest bowls of smoothie and this beauty!

April 10-2013 (1 of 1)-82

I felt somewhat more creative today so I made a sweet breakfast sandwich and served it with a glass of cold milk.

It’s super simple to make, really.  All I did was toast two slices of bread and caramelized half a banana on the pan.  Then, I spread some greek yogurt and almond butter on the toast, sprinkled cinnamon, lightly drizzled some maple syrup, and added slices of fresh strawberry along with the cooked banana.  This, alongside some ice cold milk definitely hit the spot and satisfied my picky taste buds!

Lunch

April 10-2013 (1 of 1)-80

My lunch meals have been really simple and basically a platter of mixed vegetables, meats, and all that good stuff.  Yesterday, however, I knew that if I wanted something nutritious and delicious I had to make a sandwich of some sort.  Enter this sandwich filled with egg, provolone cheese (which happens to be one of my favorites), mustard, and avocado.  I also roasted some brussel sprouts for that earthy crunch that I love.

SnackApril 10-2013 (1 of 1)-81

My snacks lately have been next to non-existent and I find myself eating about 4 to maybe 5 times a day instead of my usual  6-7.  And since the heat seems to get to me way faster these days (actually, I sweat even when it’s cold outside), I mostly lean towards cold juicy fruits like watermelon, pineapple, and apples.  I would say that my meals aren’t half bad considering my picky appetite!

Although I do miss my normal eating habits, not having to worry about overdoing it with physical work, and pretty much my normal lighter self—I don’t think I can exchange any of it for the joy that Selah’s soon arrival will bring.  It’s surreal to think that she’ll be here in merely 9 short days, if not earlier than that, and thinking of being a mom makes me leap for joy yet gets me all nervous at the same time.  I have to admit that it’s a whole circus of emotions riling up inside of me, but if there’s one thing I know for sure is that all I can do as a parent is simply my best.  Anything else that may come about as a result of me doing my best and trusting in God is all up to Him and the baby.  Of course, this won’t be easy to remember when times get heated with Selah, so that is why I’ll need you to remind me! Smile

Have a great day, and thank you so much for reading!

What do you tend to crave when the weather gets warm?

Do you consider yourself a picky eater? 

Love,

Ellie <33