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I haven't really cooked any food in like a week. I've either made PH do the cooking, gone to my parent's house for a meal, or we have gone out to eat. We lived off the appetizer leftovers from my post last week for a few days too. (Those mummified smokies were just so good!) The fact of the matter is, sometimes we all get in a food rut where we are too busy/tired to cook anything and we just want to eat something fast and easy. The moments that this happens increases exponentially when you are pregnant. Making a good meal takes planning, and sometimes I just don't have the energy to plan anything. For a week. Or month. Or until the baby comes.
So last night for dinner I made myself a peanut butter and jam sandwich. I used the Strawberry Jam my mom and I made in this post. I love eating the jam we made! Plus I have a lot of it because I made another batch after the one we made for you in those videos. If you are still wondering how to make your own jam go to the link and follow our videos!
I started thinking about what some other great go to pregnancy foods are. So I asked around to my mom, my sister, and my sister in law. Here are there answers.
I loved popsicles and oranges. Both of those sound great because they're sweet and refreshing. Especially because pregnant women tend to get overheated! I personally am a fan of Otter Pops, but you could also get a mold and make your own popsicles!
Pie and pizza. And her husband threw in that she'd eat a lot of tomatoes. One day she just ate 8 tomatoes. Those mini pumpkin pies I made last week really hit the spot for me. I LOVE pumpkin pie. We have a lot of great pie recipes on this blog, so you should go back and check them all out!
Jessica said she never really had any cravings, but she would eat apples with peanut butter, carrots, and broccoli. She said she doesn't usually eat very healthy so all those really healthy choices stood out to her. I am impressed that her go to snack would be veggies, because I am just not wired that way. Fruit yes, but just snacking on a bowl full of veggies is hard for me. The apples and peanut butter does sound really great to me right now.
So those are our go to pregnancy eats. What is your easy thing to whip up when you're tired and hungry (and maybe also pregnant!)
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!