What I Ate Wednesday

Morning

smoothie in a glass with a straw and a bowl of watermelon slicesI’m back in LA, and so happy to be reunited with my juicer! I’ve been starting my days off with a fresh vegetable juice nearly every morning since I’ve returned. This mix included cucumber, carrots, celery, kale, lemon and half an apple.

Followed later by 1/4 of an organic personal-sized watermelon.

Lunch

banana slices on a plate with almond butterAs my belly is starting to grow, I find the room in my stomach shrinking! I can’t eat the same sized meals that I used to enjoy, so I’ve been kind of “grazing” on smaller sized snacks all day long. This plate of sliced bananas and almond butter was how I started my afternoon, and it totally hit the spot. (This maybe my favorite snack of all time!)

omelette on a plate

When I felt hungry again later, I made myself a delicious omelet, using pasture-raised eggs, mushrooms, onions, spinach and goat cheese.

Dinner

bowl of salad and a bowl of spaghetti

I started off my evening with a salad of mixed greens, shredded carrots, tomatoes and sliced avocado topped with Balsamic dressing.

Followed by a bowl of spelt angel hair pasta, topped with marinara sauce. Spaghetti has probably been my most consistent craving during this pregnancy. (That, and potatoes!)

chocolate frosty in a glass with a spoon

For dessert, I whipped up our favorite chocolate “frosty.” There’s no recipe for this one, it’s just almond milk, frozen banana, vanilla, cocoa powder and ice! So tasty.

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Penny

Breakfast was your choco-cado milkshake, lunch will be sauteed aragula with sauteed veggies and honey dijon dressing, dinner is your quinoa pilaf and snacks are almonds, watermelon, veggies with creamy tahini dressing, and licking the bowl after making your flourless chocolate cake (bringing it to dinner tomorrow). Thank you for all of the recipes and inspiration!

Adelle

Bananas or apples with nuts butter are one of my main snacks too! I had a banana with almond butter today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Isabel

just curious what the time is of and between meals. specifically diner and desert.

Would you consider providing that info?

love you site!

    Megan

    Hmmm… I have no idea what time I’m eating on most days, I just listen to my appetite! We usually have our dinner around 7pm, though, and have dessert around an hour after we finish.

Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl

I agree, banana slices and almond butter…delish and that Frosty looks like the perfect dessert for tonight!

Lulu

Hi There! Congratulations on your pregnancy ๐Ÿ™‚ and glad to see you are healthy and happy ๐Ÿ™‚
I was just wondering about whether or not you are following the dinner-being-your-heaviest-meal method?

    Megan

    I’m not following any sort of method during my pregnancy. I did typically follow the light-to-heavy principle prior to pregnancy, though.

Abbi*tarian

I enjoy a banana with almond butter as a favorite snack, too! I didn’t realize it was so popular :0)! That omelet looks scrumptious! Are those mushrooms baby bellas, by any chance? They’re my favorite kind of mushroom :). I’ve got to make one of your chocolate frosties or shakes; I always think they look so good! My newish favorite dish, lately, has been a salad with a mix of various herbs & greens, avocado, walnuts or pine nuts & ranch dressing.

Lisa

Funny…I crave spaghetti and potatoes too, except no baby in my belly ๐Ÿ˜‰

Paula

Banana with almond butter is my almost-daily breakfast. I love it!

Rachel Cate

I can’t believe how many people actually love banana and almond butter. Here is Australia I am the only person I know who eats that combination its my favourite dessert and i enjoy it most days. Here’s a tip … I know that it isn’t properly combined but as a treat pear with almond butter (or hazelnut butter) is life changing as well. I find that homemade macadamia butter is brilliant on bananas too (its so creamy). Thank you for all of your posts I have officially been addicted to your website since February this year and I am always hanging out for your what I ate Wednesday posts (don’t know why but they are my favourite).

Rachael Anderson

Breakfast Egg Burrito (Ezkiel tortilla)
Cottage cheese with cayenne pepper and crush almonds and hard boiled egg.
Dinner. Spinich salad with mushrooms blueberries slice almonds tomatoes bell pepper chicken with rasberry balsimic dressing and side of roasted califlower.

Patti Simmons

What kind of juicer do you recommend?

    Megan

    I love this Breville model: http://amzn.to/SQxpKS It was my very first juicer, and even though I eventually bought a “nicer” juicer, I still use this one much more often! My first one lasted over 5 years, and I replaced it immediately with the same model, because it rocks!

Tasha L.

I agree, your What I Ate Wednesday posts are my favorite too. I think it would be great if there was a tab on your page that we could click on and see all these posts in order. They are so inspiring!

Brenda@SugarFreeMom

Looks like a great day of eating! Loving the chocolate frosty, one of my faves! And congrats on your pregnancy! How far along are you?

    Megan

    Thanks! I’m due in September. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah

Hello,

I thought fruit was supposed to be eaten alone and on an empty stomach. I also love bananas and nut butter, but, as a relatively new adherent to food combining principles, assumed this was a bad combination. Also, I’d love to have banana smoothie or ice cream (almond milk, frozen bananas, water) after dinner as you did yesterday, but thought this would controvert food combining rules. Can you enlighten this lost soul?

Thanks!

    Megan

    Bananas are an exception to the fruit combining rule. Because they digest slower than other fresh fruits, they can also combine well with nuts, seeds and dried fruit. So, bananas and almond butter is a perfectly fine combination for most people.

    However, having a banana smoothie after a non-raw dinner would not be properly combined. I’m personally not as strict with myself during my current pregnancy, which is why I have no problem miscombining at the moment. Neutral dessert options would include an almond milk hot chocolate or a few pieces of 70% or darker chocolate.

Laurie

Your frosty sounds delicious!! I need to make one!

Hali

Love your food pics!! Your egg creations always look scrumptious! I have been loving your vegan/gf mac and cheese recipe… made it last night ๐Ÿ™‚ I have also been sticking to my green smoothies with some unsweetened coconut flakes added to create an amazing taste/texture!

michaela

Hi Megan, Have you read body ecology diet?
I am confused about their food combining chart, that is different than in detox for woman. They put together nuts sedds avocado milk kefir and sour fruit??? Have you ever tried it that combo?

Diana

Hi Megan, I am new to your site, I was looking for information on food combining and your blog came up on the flexitarian one. Anyway, I wanted to know if you categorized your diet as a Paleo one. I saw that you had alot of recipes from the Raw food diet (whcih I have read alot on) but then I saw that you included dairy and meat. also does the Paleo diet follow food combining?
Thanks, Diana.

    Megan

    No, I don’t consider myself to follow a “Paleo diet,” though many of the principles in Paleo living also happen to fit into a healthy diet based on eating whole foods. To my knowledge, the Paleo diet doesn’t take food combining into consideration.

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