I’m on fire about food right now because for the past month, I haven’t really liked it. Like. At. All. Extreme nausea and some vomiting will do that to you. I wanted so badly to share what I was going through with you guys, but I didn’t want to pull you into the pregnancy until I knew I wouldn’t miscarry (and well, we know how that ended). As with my previous pregnancies, the morning sickness makes me lose about 10 pounds. I lose my sweet tooth. I can barely stomach water. No veggies. Salty carbs are my friend. Lots of saltines – I’d be happy if I never saw a saltine again.
But NOW….now that I’m no longer dealing with those pregnancy hormones, I feel back to normal (and yes, I’d much rather be pregnant and sick). I want eat ALL THE FOODS. Sweet. Vegetables. Lots of water. My daily green drink. My protein pancakes. I love it all. You don’t understand how much JOY and HAPPINESS food brings you until you can’t stand it anymore.
The joy is back. And here’s what I’ve been eating:
Egg McMuffin, courtesy of a 6am McDonald’s run.
Swanson’s Super Green Max powder with Bragg’s ACV
Chocolate Chip Clif Bar
Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, courtesy of my best pal. No spoon required – a finger will do.
Banana…don’t mind the chipped nail polish.
KIWI!! My favorite fruit!
(Makes me want to buy the ingredients for a Fruit Pizza – do you guys like those?)
THE best cookies ever! And almost gone.
Butter Lettuce (yum), Cucumbers, Carrots, Feta, & Hummus Dressing (mix hummus with water)
Hillbilly Roasted Marshmallows
A bacon quiche, courtesy of Susanna. Thank you, friend!
Plant Fusion Protein Pancake + COOOFFFEEEEE!!
A “blessing meal”, courtesy of Heather. Thank you, friend!
Eggs + Quinoa + Mushrooms + Black Beans
Had to save the BEST for last. Ghirardelli brownies + Reese’s PB chips (+ fuzzy slippers)
What a wonderful thing. FOOD. I dare say I’m in love.
QUESTION: What’s the BEST THING you’ve eaten lately? (and do you like fruit pizza? if not, leave and never come back.)
I love the hillbilly marshmallows! I toast mine over a candle;-)
What is this fruit pizza you speak of? Why do I feel like I’m missing out big time? The closest I’ve had is roasted pears on a white pizza drizzled with balsamic and I think that you’re talking about something waaay better.
I have never had a fruit pizza, but it sounds delicious! :-)
a finger? dirty girl.
Fruit pizzas are the BEST…but you can have my portion of kiwi…I’d rather not quit breathing while enjoying my slice…or two…or ten! ;)
I can feel you on the lack of food love…for the last week and a half I’ve been having the worst issues with my stomach. Pretty sure it’s all due to a lack of sleep since I returned to work at the beginning of last week, but it peaked yesterday and I had a bit of a breakdown. Food brings so much joy but when you feel sick after 95% of what you put in your mouth, you kinda just want to give up. Luckily I was able to take tonight off from work and after a good nap in the afternoon followed by hours of lounging on the couch, I’m finally feeling a little bit better….in fact, I just had some strawberry ice cream! And THAT made me happy! :D
haha love the hillbilly s’mores!
I love fruit pizza! The sugar cookie kind with cream cheese and lots of fruit, it’s one of my favorite summertime desserts.
Fruit Pizza is one of my absolute favorite desserts!!! I laugh when people think it’s not worth trying because it’s “healthier” (it has the word fruit in it after all ;) )..it’s anything but healthy and OH so delicious.
I just found you through Blend Retreat AND I like fruit pizza. Can I stay? :)
I’m so glad you found your joy <3
What is a fruit pizza?
YEAH to eating and loving eating! I saw that egg sandwich on Instagram and GASP I have never had one…LOL…best thing I’ve eaten this week was a big old New Jersey Italian Hoagie with Sweet Potato Chips…salty Italian meats heck yeah! XOXO
I love fruit pizza! Thank goodness, for a minute there I thought I was getting kicked out of WIAW! ;)
Love this. Food is fuel, I get that. But I LOVE my food and I’m totally digging your hillbilly marshmallow. Awesomeness. :)
Peanut Butter chocolate chip mini-bundt cake from one of my favorite bakeries. I did not share.
One of my best memories as a kid was my mom’s fruit pizza. It was her signature dessert, and she’d always take it to potlucks. Love your marshmallows! Very cool!
Yum yum yum! Glad your appetite is back. That last picture is my favorite! ;)
Those are some delicious eats you’ve got goin’ on there!:)
Btw: have you chosen a blend giveaway winner yet? I’m thinking I may have missed it somewhere and still have the teensiest amount of hope:)
I love your excitement for food! I would say that my excitement for it is slowly coming back. Girl, knowing what you have gone through so many times…oh man that nausea & hating food is really horrible.
I love kiwi too! And fruit pizza. mmmmm
I made a super yummy lasagna with cream cheese instead of ricotta! It was sooooo creamy and yummy — and made wonderful leftovers! :)
I love that I’m not the only person who mixes water and hummus and calls it dressing. Or whose ‘secret brownie recipe’ is really just boxed mix with melty peanut butter chips.
I don’t think I have ever wanted an Egg McMuffin before. But for some reason I really do right now.
Sing it with me now: FOOD! GLORIOUS, FOOD!
Okay, call me crazy, but I never knew that you could roast toasty brown marshmallows on an electric stove! I’m such an airhead right now! I need to go buy a bag of mallows and a stick asap!
So much yumminess here! I recently made a protein shake with almond milk, chocolate vegan protein powder, and frozen coffee cubes – it was the most epic thing I’ve had in a long time – and healthy!
Just so you know, I’ve totally roasted marshmallows over the stove top before! It’s awesome. Oooey and gooey awesome.
Hah I love your marshmallow roasting technique ;). Perfect when your day doesn’t include a handy camp fire!
Also, dying over your brownies and PB cups. I would nom so hard on those babies!
Yay FOOD! Agreed, so amazing! Glad you’ve got your appetite back friend. I just had a crab cheesecake appetizer last night, TO DIE FOR! Happy Wednesday!
Can we make some Hillbilly roasted marshmallows at Blend?! :)
LOLing at your hillbilly marshmallows and your fuzzy slippers in the store. you make giggle, my friend!
So, so happy your appetite is back! Make me smile for you.
And fruit pizza, yes yes yes.
The joy is back…music to my ears! Looks like a delicious week to be! xoxox
Ahh, girl – *hugs*
Everything looks fabulous. And is it bad that now I want a McMuffin? (actually…probably an egg and bacon biscuit lol)
Hooray for food love returning! I’m really enjoying getting to eat normally (for me) again. It’s the little things like peanut butter and honey toast!
well those are some darn tasty eats!!! i’m feeling like tonight or tomorrow night will be an ice cream night so that will definitely be the best thing i’ve eaten recently! and yes, fruit pizza is the bombdotcom!
I love love love fruit pizza. SOOO Good!How do you make yours- just on sugar cookies? Ive seen different ways! And now thanks to you I really want some brownies, or chocoalte, or anything sweet!
yummy yummy eats!