October 2015 Moms
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Healthy eating checkin for 2/4

The healthy eating check in is for anyone who wants to eat healthy in general.

We're all going to splurge and battle cravings, so this will be a great way to share recipes as well. So how are you doin gthis week?

GTKY:  What is your favorite winter meal?

Re: Healthy eating checkin for 2/4

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    I have been loving this Coconut Red Curry Thai tofu and veggie soup. So healthy and it's something to warm you up on those cold days! Let me know if you guys want the link to the recipe!!
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    I'm trying to stay away from sugar, which is hard because I am a total chocoholic.  So far I'm doing pretty well, trying to be sure I get lots of good fruits and veggies, staying away from treats and soda.

    As for favorite dinner I have this great beef and noodle recipe that we love.

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    I'm trying to watch sugar and carbs. Some days I win, some days I don't. I don't really have a favorite winter meal, but grilled cheese sounds divine right now!
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    Mmmmm I could def eat some grilled cheese right now!!
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    And cookies. Who doesn't love cookies. Lactation cookies- do they work this early?
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    Grilled cheese sounds so good!

    I've been trying to cut back on my sugar, which really sucks because I LOVE my sweet tea.

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    I love soup in the winter! I gained 17 lbs with dd so I hope I don't get fat this time too!
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    And cookies. Who doesn't love cookies. Lactation cookies- do they work this early?
    Nope they don't. But they sure are yummy. I have a great recipe for an oatmeal raisin version.
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    OK, screw healthy eating.

    Dream lunch: ooey gooey grilled cheese, tomato and roasted red pepper soup, with Oreos and milk.

    Reality lunch: PB&J and pudding, with an apple and orange for snacks

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    Indian food is my favorite in the winter. All the spices warm you right up! mmmmmm
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    edited February 2015

    My favorite winter food is homemade veggie pho with gluten free noodles and lots of mushrooms.  Has a ton of antioxidants and the broth is so warming.

    My stomach seems to be growling more than normal -- so I have been carrying around a bag of carrots to munch on between meals.

    I went to spin class this morning and it already seemed harder-- really hoping to keep up my exercise regime through this pregnancy!

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    My favorite winter food is homemade veggie pho with gluten free noodles and lots of mushrooms.  Has a ton of antioxidants and the broth is so warming.

    My stomach seems to be growling more than normal -- so I have been carrying around a bag of carrots to munch on between meals.

    I went to spin class this morning and it already seemed harder-- really hoping to keep up my exercise regime through this pregnancy!

    I think we are going to be great friends!
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    Not to mention its Girl Scout cookie season, ugh!

    What I want for lunch: an entire sleeve of thin mints and a cheeseburger

    What I'm having: egg/avocado/Swiss on 100cal thin bread (not for cals, just have a low tolerance for wheat), grape tomatoes, string cheese and a clementine.

    My very silly friend at work started what he calls "the 4pm salad club", so I'll be having a small green salad at 4 as well

    I'll be having my favorite winter meal for dinner: homemade beef stew from the crockpot! Yum!
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    Mmmm. A friend came over the other day and brought Samoa coffee creamer! So yum!
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    Mmmm. A friend came over the other day and brought Samoa coffee creamer! So yum!

    Omg I can't believe you would still drink coffee while pregnant!! Just kidding I love the hell out of my coffee I still allow myself my one cup everyday unless I'm too sick that morning. Last pregnancy I bought decaf grounds so I could drink more... I can live without soda but not my coffee.
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    @razzlemydazzle‌ I'm all about the pho as well if you minus the mushrooms and add chicken:)
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    I'm all about the soup in the winter...luckily, that will help with healthy lunches at work.  Now the other meals...hmmm...might be harder.
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    @junglebaby11‌ I don't think anyone can live without coffee. Still can't decide if I want to replace sugar in coffee or switch creamer to milk. Either way I want to cut down on sugar.
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    @moonseeds92‌ have you tried truvia? I like my coffee sweet too and I have found that with sugar I want like 3 tbsp but with truvia I'm good with 1 pkt. If I'm using creamer too I only use 1/2 the pkt
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    @junglebaby11‌ I love my liquid creamer, never use powder. I kinda worry about sugar derivatives because more often than not they're more unhealthy than real sugar. What I meant was that as of now I use both sugar and creamer and I want to stop using one but I can't decide
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    edited February 2015
    @moonseeds92‌ I under stand the worry but I do know that it's considered a natural sweetner I'm sure it's not 100% being you are eating sugar crystals not the stevia leaf it originally was but I figure it's way better than say sweet n low. Plus no crappy after taste. If I was to cut sugar or creamer I would cut sugar bc I love my flavored liquid creamer too. Top faves being fat free French vanilla, peppermint mocha, and Italian sweet cream. Downside they are definitely not natural... There is a natural vanilla by I think coffee mate but I thought it was gross.
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    Agreed @moonseeds92‌ Artificial sweeteners are HORRIBLE for you. I'd take real sugar over derivatives any day
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    @Tourmaline15‌ from your comments you are obviously very into the natural. Have you ever researched truvia or stevia? I honestly haven't done a ton other than the website info would be curious as to what negatives people have read if any
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    Yeah, I like stevia. It's natural, comes from the plant. It's not a chemically made sweetener. I honestly don't really know if truvia has something in it in addition to,the stevia? It must or it would just be called stevia, ha. I also try really hard to avoid HFCS. But I'm not gonna lie, pregnancy hormones cause me to slip sometimes (I.e. the Samoa coffee creamer)
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    @Tourmaline15‌ I don't think it has anything stevia doesn't truvia is just a brand name. That being said I'm curious what is in the granulated crystals that they add the plant extract too. May have to be motivated at some point and look it up. I have never had somoa, what brand is that?
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    It's coffeemate brand. They have a couple different girl scout cookie flavors
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    I try to eat a salad or soup to get my veggies in ... Totally had some yummy chicken strips yday ... So good . Could use some sweet tea too but I guess I'll give it up for now
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    I'm giving in tonight.... pepperoni pizza for dinner!
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    MamaOwl15MamaOwl15 member
    edited February 2015
    I've been trying to eat more veggies, and work more fruit into my diet. My pre-pregnancy diet was awful--I don't eat a lot of "junk food" like chips or candy or stuff like that, but I eat too much starch and too much processed stuff.

    This week I've been good about making a veggie with each meal and I've been eating applesauce to help my nausea. Next grocery trip, I'm going to try to stock up on more fresh fruits and frozen veggies as well as salad.

    Edit to add:
    One of my favorite, and reasonably healthy and cheap winter meals is chili made in my crock pot. I take 16 oz red beans, a pound of ground beef (you could use turkey if you want it leaner), and a packet of chili spices (though next time I'm going to try using my own spices). Add a can of tomato sauce and a can of crushed tomatoes, cook for 8 hours on low. My husband, who normally eats at least 2 portions of anything I make, says one bowl of this stuff fills him up. I love it because it means I only have to cook once for 2 days.

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    I need more vegetarian recipes. I really want a big f*cking burger right now!!
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