Good morning!  I’m glad I’m not the only one excited about April… lots to look forward to! Smile

I’ve been slacking on taking photos lately and realized that I haven’t done a What Haley Ate Monday post in a while.  I’ve always put a big emphasis on nutrition, but now that I’m almost seven months hapai, I’ve been trying to make extra efforts to get the nutrients both baby and I need for our health. 

My body and the baby are working well together in making very clear what we need and what we don’t need.  I’m immediately plagued with the most wicked heartburn after eating any gluten [I’ve always been sensitive to it, but never to this degree].  And after a nutrient-filled meal, a green smoothie, or some coconut water, the baby seems to do flips and get really active.  Our newest discovery is that my body isn’t tolerating even small amounts of processed food very well anymore [think store-bought brown rice chips that are covered in spices…].

As always, I’m trusting my body to tell me just what I need.  As it guides me, my eats continue to change.  Lately I’ve been craving simpler, homemade food, so that’s what I’ve been eating.  I’ve also been drinking a lot more water as I’ve been feeling really hot lately. 

Yesterday was my first day back to teaching kickboxing, so I knew I’d need to eat more calories throughout the day to make up for the deficit I’d create.  I started the day with a corn tortilla and egg scramble [1 whole + 1 egg white, broccoli, carrots, and spinach] topped with nutritional yeast, salsa and avocado, along with a liter of water, my multis + supplements. 


I try to eat breakfast and drink a bunch of water an hour and a half before teaching so that I can digest properly and not have to pee half-way through class [which is getting increasingly more difficult as I progress through the pregnancy].  After years of trial and error, I’ve just found that it’s what works best for me.  I teach my class at 8 am, which means my first meal happens at 6:30. 

My turbo class was amazing and they kicked my butt just as much as they claim I kicked theirs.  55 minutes = 600 calories burned.  I still got it.  Winking smile


I try to get some protein and carbohydrates in as soon as possible after a workout.  Yesterday it took about half an hour to get my protein oatmeal cooked,


[in the mix: 1/4c steel cut oats +2 Tbsp flaxseed w/ blueberries + 1c water + 1 scoop protein powder + 1 Tbsp almond butter]

so while I waited I ate half a papaya [from our tree!]


For a late lunch I had leftovers.  This has been my favorite meal lately [possibly because it tastes mustardy and the baby hearts mustard]: Quinoa mixed with my rendition of the Spunky Coconut’s Lemon + Herb Chicken.


[I follow her recipe but replace the chicken seasoning with salt-free herbs de provence, then add in about 6c of chopped kale and half a head of broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.  So good!]

A few hours later my tummy was telling me it was time to eat again, so I had the other half of my papaya, half an apple, and a handful of walnuts. Plus a couple tablespoons of almond butter straight from the jar [that’s normal, right?]. 


I ate dinner in class around 8pm because I had been busy writing a paper, drinking four liters of water, and grazing all day.  I ate the salad I had packed as I listened to my professor’s lecture… lettuce + spinach, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, a hard-boiled egg, hummus, and pepitas, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. 


I’m happy to report that none of my food gave me heartburn yesterday!  Although I hear that as the baby gets bigger and pushes up against my tummy, I’ll experience heartburn regardless of what I eat.  For now I’m grateful that the little one seems to enjoy the same foods I do. Smile 

I’ve got some work to get done, but the ocean has been calling my name all morning [who am I to ignore the call of nature?].  Have a great day!

What has your favorite recipe been lately?  If you’re in a bit of a rut, I encourage you to try the lemon + herb chicken… and then tell me if it’s just my hormones that make it so good.    

Aloha Pumehana.
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2 thoughts on “WHAM

  1. Angela @ The Chicken Scoop says:

    Wow everything looks so good! So did I tell you Rob and I went Paleo? Well, I am sort of doing it but he is all out. I have given up the grains though but have a hard time adding in calories. Right now I’m alright, getting enough to eat but once marathon training starts in June, I don’t know how I’m going to eat enough food! I might have to steal some of your recipes since you are “eating for two” right now!

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