I eat more now than I did when I was pregnant.
I blame the nursing. It sucks the life or literally the milk out of me.
Supposedly, breastfeeding moms need to consume on average an extra 500 calories a day. I don’t hate it, although I’m not a calorie counter, so I have no idea if I’m hitting the right number. What I do know is I’m hungry pretty much all the time, and since I tend to listen to my body, I eat and I do it often.
As a result I thought it would be fun to join the What I Ate Wednesday shenanigans and share a day of eats. Therefore, I give you my bites and bobs from last Friday, a day where I managed to capture almost all the food on film. Thanks for hosting my sister from a different Mister.
Liquid Starter: I start every day with a cup of warm lemon water.
First Breakfast: maple nut oatmeal with a sliced banana on top. This has become a staple lately, mainly because it’s easy and filling. Plus you can never go wrong with a banana.
Second Breakfast: a giant bowl of homemade granola gifted to me by the lovely Kirsten with some strawberry honey Greek yogurt, fresh raspberries and a side of coffee.
I skipped third breakfast in favor of a run, although these days it’s usually a bagel loaded with butter. I did manage to score a bite of the Hubby’s though.
Lunch: toasted multigrain bread with hummus, provolone cheese, half an avocado and lettuce.
Snack: a Coffee Crisp candy bar and a non-pictured banana. Thank you Cora for the sweet treats. It really pays to have foodie friends.
Second Snack: I ate a smorgasbord of fruit, cheese, carrots and a KIND bar while I was nursing Ave. These platters have become a regular in my rotation.
Dinner: a Chipotle burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, cheese and salsa. Sadly, they forgot my guacamole, although I still managed to eat the entire thing just fine.
Dessert: one chocolate fudge brownie courtesy of my in-laws.
Not too shabby if I do say so myself, and I totally do. It turns out this breastfeeding business does have some perks, aside from the whole health of the baby and all that jazz.
Do you have any staple meals in your diet? What do you order from Chipotle?