On the days I do my grocery shopping I hit up the salad bar on the way to the register. Their salad boxes hold enough produce for two or three salads and I stuff it to the freaking brim with leafy greens and veggies, sans dressing.
When I get home, I add my own dressing, sunflower seeds and almonds, but because I’m not chopping away in the kitchen, I don’t get that overly queasy “OMG I’m going to pass out” feeling that I’ve come to expect these past few months. I can’t wait til I’m well enough to spend prolonged periods of time in the kitchen so I can recipe test and actually prep my veggies for the week, nixing the need for the salad bar altogether. But let me tell you, right now it is the perfect solution to dealing with hyperemesis. I think it’s safe to say that the little chickpea is still doing a number on me even a 15 weeks. Is it August yet?
Pshh! Enough of that! Back to the salads! I typically scarf around 2-3 of these a week for a much needed boost of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. Yes please!
A recent snack that, like the salads, has been in heavy rotation around here is the ever-glorious snack plate.
I’ve been on a peanut butter kick for a while and have been pairing it with whole wheat crackers, trail-mix, sharp cheddar, apples, grapes, and basically anything I can get my hands on. The variety means a much more satisfying snack and a better distribution of nutrients than if I were to simply sit down with a jar of nut butter and a spoon [been there. done that!] so I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more of these snack plates around here. Love them!
If I never see another saltine again it will be too freaking soon. I keep this box of trail mix by my bedside lately. My mom showered me with Publix goodies during a recent trip home and I’ve been scarfing this like it’s my job!
Speaking of my trip home, I already want to go back! Both our families moved within twenty minutes of each other [hello convenience!!!] and I was so lucky to spend a few days with them in Florida this past week. I also got to watch my college bestie walk down the aisle which was nothing short of amazing. I cried like a flipping baby and hope those crazy kids make no less than 5000 adorable little babies so I can spoil/kidnap them. I’m also eternally grateful that they gave me the rare opportunity to ditch my token pregnancy stretchy pants and put on big girl clothes for once.