Try some cereal with sliced banana in the morning and keep snacking carrots/peppers/apples/yogurt etc during the day. Drink LOTS of water! For lunch and dinner you could try some homemade fried rice with (frozen) veggies or any dish with chicken breast or lean beef. Pasta and soup are also great and cheap dishes to make. Do not deprive yourself of some guilty pleasures though. If you feel like having that Snickers bar, go for it, Hun!
I'm a vegetarian and I found it really hard in the first tri because I went off veggies completely, so I totally know what you mean about worrying that the baby isn't getting enough nutrients I'm sure it is though
But now that I'm almost back to normal I've found really good snacks are things like grainy toast with a bit of cream cheese and tomatoes with a good bit of salt (I like things salty at the moment ), or yogurt with a bit of cereal mixed in, or english muffins with grilled cheese (not especially healthy but so yummy), or smoothies like the other ladies have said
As far as money goes, as long as you shop for things that are in season or on special then you can't go wrong
Thanks everyone! Well been shopping today, did spend more than we could afford to but it wasnt down to getting lots of healthy food to be honest. We got more meat than normal. I got some greek cous cous, some sesame ryvitas and cracked black pepper ryvitas, fat free cottage cheese, fat free yoghurt, usual fruit like bananas. So at least i have some healthier options for snacking and lunches.
Today iv had,
Breakfast - Tinned chopped tomatoes on toast with a little salt and pepper.
Fruit smoothie (funnily enough our friends who went on holiday this morning, sent OH home last night with 2 huge bottles of gorgeous unopened smoothies!)
Lunch - tub of pasta with pine nuts and pesto
couple of small cookies and cup of tea
For dinner i think im having jacket potatoe with tuna & sweetcorn.
So not amazing but could be worse. Feel better to know i have the smoothies if nothing else. a glass of that gets me 2 of my 5 a day xx
i have been eating whatever i like but i seem to be going for healthier choices anyway!
i've had so far today -
breakfast: coconut yoghurt, 2 fig rolls
lunch: homemade leek and tomato soup
snack: crusty bread and houmous
lots of water!
the soup is amazing i got it from a recipe book when joining the hipp baby club its so simple to make and i think you can find it online on their website any soup is really cheap to make and nutritious, i get most of my vegetables this way!
i always have yoghurts, cheese, grapes, fig rolls, raisins, dates, oat cookies and smoothies for snacking on when i get hungry i'll usually go for them first before crisps or chocolate nowadays! we have a whole fruit juicer and sometimes will make fresh juice but the shop bought stuff with no additives or not from concentrate is just as good and alot cheaper than buying all the fruit you need to make your own. For lunches try baked potatoes and baked beans with cheese/cottage cheese or tuna mayo. For tea, a stir fry is a cheap option
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