It’s officially my last FULL week of being pregnant. My C-Section is schedule for next Wednesday… the countdown begins! So, what have I been doing?
With Gentry, I cooked so many freezer meals for the grown ups. Then, we ended up being provided with just about every meal, and somehow the frozen didn’t look quite as good as the fresh. AKA lots of wasted frozen food. This time around, I’m making a few quick lunch grabs (since I will be home alone during that time) and things for Gentry to munch on.
What have I been making?
My own version of chia bars (kind of)
1 cup rolled oats, 1/3 cup agave, 1/2 cup chocolate pB2, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1 TBS chia seeds, 1/2 cup blueberries. Mix, form and refrigerate.
These Sweetened Toddler Veggie Muffins adapted from The Kosher Foodies, but minus the sugar.
And these egg muffins, since I eat two eggs atop frozen veggies, tomatoes and avocado every. single. day for lunch.
6-8 eggs, 1 stalk kale, 1 tsp minced garlic, coconut oil spray, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, 1 cup diced red pepper and 1 cup cheddar cheese.
Spray muffin tin with coconut oil spray and preheat oven to 375F. Saute veggies and garlic in pan with coconut spray oil until kale is wilted. Whisk eggs together in a bowl and add veggies and cheese. Pour mixture into individual muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.
Stats for 38 weeks:
Name… we have the first, the middle AND the last. PHEW. But, we will tell you August 20th, should all go as planned.
Favorite thing… chocolate + almond butter combo. I actually made this the other day (minus the sugar) and it was INCREDIBLE.
See, I may be a nutrition coach, but I do love my sweets. Also loving the end that’s in sight!
Also, loving that I’m getting the baking itch, even though I’m not feeling like eating it so much. And, Justin is loving that I’m getting the cleaning/organizing itch. Gentry now has a completely organized craft center, new baby has an organized closet, our pantry is visible and our bathroom is finally sparkly… for now at least.
Least fave thing… not having an appetite post 3PM. Dinner just rarely happens these days as much as I know I need it. But, I do manage to scarf down almond chocolate ice cream or the buckeye brownie above, so I am fueling that baby, right?
Workouts… I’ve dropped almost all my classes, just have 1 bootcamp, 1 cycle bootcamp and 1 cycle left until I’m officially on maternity leave. So, if you go to my Y show up this week pretty please. I have been managing to get up and do a 30ish minute workout every morning pre-breakfast… tabata style. I can’t run because steady state just doesn’t feel good. Pairing a strength arm move with a cardio move tabata style does. It’s either workout or lay in bed restless. Oh, another least fave thing… waking up at 4AM every morning. Guess my body is just training?!
Here is some tabata I’ve been doing:
Push up rows with weights and burpees (wide leg to fit the belly)
Bicep curls and box jumps up the stairs
Plank jacks and mountain climbers
Jumping jacks and resistance band bicep curls
And my dear neighbor and talented photographer Karen took me up to my parents’ house the other evening for a photo shoot. I have to admit I did NOT want pictures of this belly, but I’m so glad I did now. If you live in the Richmond area, check Karen out and get her to snap your pictures! Karen, thanks for letting me borrow these photos and can’t wait for you to photograph baby _____!
What is your favorite freezer meal? Any I need to add to the freezer collection?
Pregnant mamas- give me an update!