[FONT=“Arial Narrow”]No weight gain again this week… Hmmmm… I go back to the OB on Wednesday–I’ll peek @ my chart and see how much I had gained at this point with my other two pregnancies. Of course, my eating habits, even as a vegetarian, were much different. It was reassuring to see our LO at Friday’s anatomy scan. S/he is measuring 6 days ahead and was bouncing all over the place.
As for exercise–I did not do that great… Only one morning at the gym, but DH and I did some work for 1 1/2 hours in the basement (cleaning/organizing) last night. I’m definitely counting that as exercise! I was wiped out when we were finished and slept like a log! The “basement project” is something that we definitely need to tackle before this LO’s arrival. We moved 2 years ago, and there are still some boxes that we haven’t unpacked. I have a donation pick-up scheduled for tomorrow, and there are 5 or 6 boxes ready to go–yay! I’ll chip at it bit by bit!
As far as food goes, I did do some cooking this week.
Mexican night for our fam + 3 extended family members (one of whom is vegan). The fillings were vegan chorizo and a black bean+salsa+spices combo that was very tasty. Sides included the predictable salsa, lettuce, black olives, and guac. I also made a sweet potato and pineapple side (pictured) and a Spanish quinoa (not pictured). Dessert was Engine 2 brownies and fresh berries–yum!
Goddess Nicoise with Green Goddess Dressing–this is an Isa Chandra Moskowitz recipe. It’s in Appetite for Reduction as well as the Forks Over Knives cookbook. Just love all of the components/flavors. The dressing is fresh herbs mixed with tahini, garlic, and nutritional yeast–tangy and delish! Of course, this also fulfilled my potato craving which I’m still having!
Sunshine Burger on an Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Sesame Bun (love this bun!)–this was a night when I made the family some lentil soup and wasn’t in the mood for it myself. This dinner was easy and super-filling. I had Veganaise horseradish mayo on the veggie burger, had a Bubbies pickle and some homemade pickle chips on the side & a big bowl of fruit. Filling and healthy!
Engine 2 Pad Thai–I made this with brown rice noodles this time, and they came out a bit sticky. The flavors were still good, but I think that the flat rice noodle are probably a better call here.
Raw juice–I threw in lots of leftovers in this one–a beet, about 1/2 head of kale, 1 lemon, some celery and carrots and who knows what else! I always feel healthy when I drink my veggie juice. These days, I’m just not in the mood for it all of the time. If you’re interested in juicing, check out Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Juice e-book [http://crazysexyjuice.com/] (lots of great ideas), or just Google your way to free recipes!