Healthy eating ideas

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  1. Hope81

    Hope81 Well-Known Member

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    Share with me your healthy eatin ideas please. I am out of ideas, never mind that nth looks yummy at the moment...

    So breakfast for me was Kellogg's k cereal with raisins and crushed almonds and slices of banana and low fat milk.

    I think for lunch will eat chicken fillet and some stir fry vegetables

    Dinner is a mystery yet...I have no idea what to cook for dinner lol.
     
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  2. Mrs.s

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    I would love some new ideas also I slipped into had habits at Xmas and I haven't got out of them yet!

    I make healthy chips by baking in oven with fry light they are yummy! I actually use fry light for everything even fried eggs!
     
  3. Jayjay027

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    I'd be interested in some of the replies, I'm in a rut atm.
    I'm still suffering with sickness and all I want is original flavour hula hoops.

    For dinner most nights I eat scrambled eggs and a toasted bagel, or super noodles! I need to get my ass in gear and start eating healthier, wish the sickness would hurry up and go so I can get on with it!

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  4. Hope81

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    How do you mAke fries with fry light?
     
  5. deedee84

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    well...i just went to the asda as i quite fancied eating some celery dipped in hummus (which would have made a nice healthy change to the buns and crisps i've been munching) so just got home, really excited to get munching on my healthy guilt free snack...only to find i bought leeks instead :rofl: oh dear...at least i can blame it on the baby brain!!! xx
     
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    I hate celery but hummus is great idea. I will make some later
     
  7. Karate Kid

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    Well I terms of veggies all I can seem to keep down are salads, so I have been chopping/grating/riboning loads of raw veg and making a nice dressing to go with it.

    Last night I made 'healthy' lasagne with Quorn mince (me and meat have had a fallign out).

    Makes a change from all the bread I have been eating in the first 10 weeks!! x
     
  8. deedee84

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    Karate Kid...i have sooo gone off meat :/ which is making it very difficult for OH as he never knows what to buy or make for tea lol!!

    Hope81...as luck as it i did buy some multi grain ryvita's as well so i ended up with hummus on those instead lol!! Actually rather enjoyed it!

    xx
     
  9. FirstBabyEek

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    I tried quorn mince but did not like it one bit, think it was the texture, but perhaps I didnt cook it well.

    I've been making lots of homemade soups with roast chicken added, all the stuff that I perhaps dont fancy eating but are good like adding sprouts or curly kale, that way they dont taste as strong and the liquid consistency doesnt make me gag, plus its easy to eat and freeze ready for the next time and I get my five a day.
     
  10. Fordee

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    I'm having snacks more than meals at the moment and they consist of healthy things because honestly that's all I fancy at the moment. However, I don't have a great deal of variety going on.
    I'm snacking on cherry tomatoes and cucumber, wholemeal crackers (leftover from Christmas), extra light cheese spread, fruit & fibre cereal, dried cranberries, almonds, any seasonal fruit because it just tastes sooooo good and tinned pineapples.
    With an evening meal I tend to eat plain and enjoy the veggies, especially brocolli, peas, carrots & cabbage. Its a no to potatoes unless they're boiled, new and a definite big no no to any meat.
    From the suggestions above I think I'll be gladly adding ryvitas and houmus.
     
  11. CARNAT22

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    I'm not preggers but I am into healthy living !!

    I eat pretty much everything in moderation and always make sure I have a side salad or a portion of veggies with my lunch / dinner.

    I portion control carbs in the evening - although of course for all you lovely pregnant folk this is not important....

    I eat lots of fresh produce (I shop every few days at a local deli so get lots of my veg and salad there) and I stick to lean meats - so lots of chicken and turkey.

    I snack on things like humous and sliced red pepper, fresh Greek yoghurt and honey, mixed seed or mixed nuts, fresh fruit, Black Olive Crackers and Phildelphia...

    If I am fancying choccie or crisps I got for healthy options - so Skips instead of Pringles or a few pieces of good quality choccie as opposed to a calorie laden Mars Bar.

    We rarely have take aways, and I cook dinner from scratch almost 90% of the time (I may cheat occasionally with a jar of sauce??)

    If I do fancy something naughty like a pizza or curry I make my own :shock:

    I don't deprieve myself of anything though, I just try to make the best choices I can

    I hope to be pregnant myself very soon (so want to carry on eating as healthily as possible)

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  12. Karate Kid

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    Well this was pretty much me before pregnancy, but when the only thing that would stay down was bread and water that's what I ended up eating.... I just had to remember this isn't forever and I can go back to eating in a more balanced way when I felt better xx
     
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    Carnat u are a hero!!

    I can cook, but just can't be assed atm. Everything u do is everything I want to have the energy to do lol.

    Before getting pregnant I always cooked from scratch, always had veg or salad, but I just don't want that stuff anymore :(

    The only time I've ate healthily since becoming preg is when I have dinner at my parents, and last week when I made beef stew. I feel bad lol.

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  14. Amyrose

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    I'm big into clean eating at the mo and love it I feel so healthy doing stand really keeps your brain working as to what you put into Your body x
     
  15. Hope81

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    What's clean eating Amy ?
     
  16. FirstBabyEek

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    Dont feel bad Jayjay, I went through a stage of eating loads of mash potatoes and bisto gravy, pasta oh and tuc biscuits - hardly healthy. I think our bodies tell us what we need to eat for that moment in time.

    Our LO's will be getting all they need from us first and we'll have whatever is left. The only thing I am cautious of is making sure I get enough calcium and vit D so that the LO doesnt dip into my stores and set me up for osteoporosis later in life.
    x
     
  17. KarenC

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    I eat much like Carnat does, only I've lapsed a bit during pregnancy :shock:

    Nearly everything we eat is home made from fresh produce, we don't do takeaways except for maybe fish and chips a few times a year. We eat meat only a 2-3 times a week and try to eat lots of high fibre foods that are also good sources of protein, like lentils and beans, and wholemeal instead of white. I like to batch make lots of a healthy dish for the freezer, such as a three bean chilli with veg and lentils, or sometimes I'll make it with extra lean beef mince and veg. Serve with brown rice and a little bit of grated cheese. Things like burgers, curries, pizza are only home made. There are a lot of things you can eat and make them healthier just by cooking them yourself, reducing salt, choosing lower fat meat, cutting out that extra bit of butter that cheffy types might finish a risotto with, or choosing wholemeal etc.

    We were given a Tefal Actifry as a gift and only have chips made using that, which is low fat. You can also do potato wedges in the oven. Just cut up some potatoes, and mix them with a drop of oil and a load of spices and dried herbs, such as smoked paprika, chilli powder, cumin, ground coriander, oregano, cinnamon, a drop of soy sauce or worcestershire sauce is nice, plus salt and black pepper... and roast in the oven for 30 mins or more, depending on how thick you cut your tatties. Tonight, I'm making veggie burgers with sweet potato, a bit of light halloumi and lots of veggies. Hungry already.

    That said, I'm not an angel. I have a weakness for crisps so they are on the menu nearly every lunchtime, and I can't resist a little something sweet with a cup of tea. Dessert features most nights, but usually in the form of a low fat yoghurt rather than bad stuff.

    Anyway. Enough waffling. I was lucky not to be sick during tri1 so ate nearly normally. x
     
  18. coruscating17

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    I only ate bread and toast from about 6-10 weeks, but thankfully have gradually got my appetite back and now there's no stopping me! One of my favourite things at the moment is blueberries, strawberries and fresh peaches, but up and covered with custard (ready made, pasteurised stuff) and tonight I'm making a prawn and ginger stir fry :) (I know there's some debate about whether you should eat prawns or not but I've had them on and off when I've fancied them and as long as they're well cooked I don't see a problem). I think the key is to try to sneak fruit and veg into every meal, whether it's fruit on cereal or extra salad in your sandwiches. I have always loved these foods but after losing my appetite so dramatically for a month I almost had to retrain myself to eat them, and now I can't get enough of them. I'm spending a fortune but it's worth it, and I've saved money by not buying wine anymore!!
    Also, I take a fish oil capsule every other day (NOT cod liver oil as that is very high in vitamin A) as it has been shown to improve baby's IQ as well as ours! Some supplements like Pregnacare have them added in in special packs but they are very expensive so I compared them with Tesco own and they are pretty similar (pregnancare provides 600mg/day and Tesco 1000mg/day). Just my personal choice though as I am studying a Masters in nutrition so have read quiteb a bit about it and like what I've read. xx
     
  19. Amyrose

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    I try to eat as much unprocessed food as I can. I include thinks like bee pollen flaxseed quinoa beans and lentils nuts and berries along with lots of veg. I normally stick to chicken tuna and am trying cod at the mo. I have a world of spices and herbs I mess around with. I dont eat potatoes or pasta and will very occasionally eat rice. X
     
  20. Karate Kid

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    Yay someone else who likes to eat clean.... before I feel pregnant I was doing Jamie Eason's 12 week trainer.... Got pretty good results but have had to scale down the gym sessions as I am too exhausted....

    My spice cupboard is my best friend.... my hubby always screws his face up whenever I come home with more!!

    I only ever really ate sweet potato and brown rice but now my eating is so all over the place.... I am still eating *pretty* clean but bread was the only thing I could manage at first.... also the thought of chicken turns my stomach.... well meat in general.

    xx
     

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