Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Food Diary: Day 2

I slept like GARBAGE last night. There was a church-peddler who came to my front door yesterday evening and for some reason, I answered it. I never usually do but Chloe was going crazy and I think he saw me through the window anyway. For the rest of the night, I had it in my head that he was trying to scope out my house to burglarize it. I barely slept a wink because of every tiny sound I heard through the night.

I also woke up at 4:00am starving. I knew that was going to happen ... and I even had a bowl of cereal before bed! I didn't get up to eat something, although I wanted to, and managed to fall back asleep a while later.

I woke up around 7:00am and poured myself a routine bowl of cereal with fruit. I probably have cereal for breakfast four or five times a week since I became pregnant. Mostly because, it's fast and during those few weeks of my first trimester QUICKLY getting food into my stomach was key. My favorite flavors are Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Raisin Nut Bran and Oatmeal Crisp.

Oatmeal Crisp with organic milk and the other half of that veeery ripe organic banana

I'm around food all day long for my job and today I had to take a photo of a cheese sampler we sell in one of our convenience stores. The tray contains cheese, crackers, dried nuts and grapes and of course I had to eat it once I snapped a photo of the packaging! I ate the grapes and a cracker and gave the rest to my co-worker.

Grapes and a cracker

For lunch today, I chose a tuna salad sandwich on croissant, chips, fruit salad and a pickle. I haven't had a tuna salad sandwich in foreva! It tasted so good, I ate the entire thing (sans the pickle).


I craved chocolate big time today, and I really wanted the Twix candy bar calling my name from the next desk. I never ate it, but I did snag three Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies when I got home from work today. We STILL have Girl Scout cookies at my house. I think Andi may have gone a tad overboard when buying boxes of them this spring.

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
For dinner, I contemplated making something Mexican to satisfy my recent pregnancy craving, but I couldn't find half the ingredients in my pantry. How does that happen? I swear I shop from a grocery list but when I go to make a recipe we've somehow eaten (or I've forgotten) half of what's needed. I was losing all drive to cook dinner for myself so I pulled out a box of Good Earth Tuscan Chicken a co-worker gave me to try. It's a starter convenience meal where you add your own protein and includes whole grain pasta. 

The meal went together easily and was ready in about 15 minutes. I also made a side of organic green beans to go along with the entree. Overall, the dish was OK. A little too saucy and over-seasoned for my taste. I suppose I could've omitted half of the seasoning packet it came with, but you never really know that until you've made something once. I'd give it a 5 out of 10. So, I only finished about half the bowl of pasta but ate all of the green beans. 

Good Earth Tuscan Chicken Pasta with organic green beans and milk

Not feeling very satisfied from dinner, I made myself a little bowl of ice cream. I looove ice cream, but I don't allow myself to eat it every often. This pregnancy has definitely been an excuse to splurge a little bit in this area.

Alden's Organic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Hershey's chocolate syrup and peanuts
I drank 132 ounces of water today. Four liter-sized bottles of water seem to be my maximum throughout the day, but I'm satisfied with that amount.

That's all for tonight, folks. Heading to bed early. I'm exhausted ...


  1. heather-do you ever look at iowagirleats.com? she is a great food blogger who typically makes super healthy meals, documents everything she eats, and all her recipes are pretty easy to make. always great inspiration for new food ideas!


  2. I do follow her! And I love reading all her awesome recipe ideas. Sometimes they're a little more complex than I can handle but still fun to live vicariously :)