I Tried 3 Pregnancy Meal Plans
That is what it looks like it literally looks. Wow. This. Is when my hormonal, rage. How. Do you feel good. Rock. This sauce right here my. Pregnancy. Diet what, is right what is wrong what are we even supposed to eat I don't know I'm Hannah I'm the world's okay it's mom and as many of you have probably noticed I don't, pay that much attention to my diet but, I'm super, pregnant, so for, the past week my family and I have tried out three pregnancy. Meal plans from. Three different sources to, crack, the case of what actually works and here's. What happened. There. Are so many conversations around, diet, in general and what works and what you should do and how much protein you should get and how many carbs you should be having and I don't. Really involve myself in any of that so, for. This Brown of pregnancy, I decided, to pay a little bit closer attention the, rules for this experiment, are my family and I are going to try three different pregnancy. Meal plans each for one day, I judged, each one based on my overall energy, level my hunger, level and the convenience, now before we go into the logistics, of all of this just know that I'm not a dietitian, I work very closely with my doctor, regarding any of these decisions, I make in any of the changes to my diet so please, don't change anything about your diet without discussing with your doctor first we, are starting. A new meal, plan we're gonna try the one from my doctor. Today. Just. Looking at this meal plan makes me hungry so I'm not looking forward to it when, I read, this meal, plan from the doctor for the first time it, made. Me laugh it reads like a diet I would follow if I was not pregnant and wanted to lose a lot of weight today's, breakfast, they give two options, so I'm gonna give one to the boys and one for me and Matt cuz, I know, the, boys really won't like one of them for the boys we're going to do a half a cup of cooked, plain oatmeal half. A cup of blueberries one. Teaspoon of honey 1/2, a cup of full fat milk then. For me and Matt it's gonna be one egg and one egg white one. Cup of spinach, 1/2. A cup of mushrooms, 1 tomato and 1/2 a cup of full, fat milk. Okay. I've already done the measurements, wrong I was gonna do 2 cups of mushrooms but, it's only 1/2 a cup each so, that means, like 2. Mushrooms, per person, sliced. The, portioning. Was so, neurotic. Down, to the amount of leaves of lettuce you're, allowed to eat and it, just it's the, complete, opposite, of the way I live my life Rosie. How does this smell, man. I do not you muttering this is dumb, ok. Just. Looked like watery, eggs I, feel, like I would eat this if, I was trying to lose weight which, I'm not, trying to lose weight right now so, that's why this, frustrates, me because the boys half a cup of oats one teaspoon. Of honey to this which is really tiny, and then half a cup of blueberries Oh, what's, this what do you think it is, blueberry. It's. Just normal breakfast, to, like it mm-hmm. Okay, try. Yours. Do. You think that's enough. Yeah. Julian, I feel, like Matt was faking, a little bit through this about how fine he was with everything because he is, always. Hungry, and when he's hungry he's always cranky about it but with this breakfast. He was like mmm, it was great it was just the right amount of food I like, a nice fish.
Breakfast. When I go he's skinny what, are you talking about. All. Right it's good it's healthy I just, wish I could have made it my way. The. Boys ate it it was fine but they. Weren't thrilled you. Don't like it. Gosh. The. Drama I wonder where he gets it. Okay. I'm packing lunches and save lunch one. Slice. Of quinoa, bread. Four. Ounces of Turkey, one medium tomato three. Leaves of lettuce one, medium carrot, mustard. To taste olive, oil 1/2. A cup of cottage cheese. I'm. Not getting quinoa bread, here's, my thing if I threw in a more than one grocery store I'm. Not gonna get it the lunch was. Probably. My least favorite, part of the, meal plan because, it, was an open-faced, sandwich, it was the sandwich with one slice, of bread which, I'm not gonna pack that in my kids lunch I'm not gonna be like here's a one slice of bread turkey, sandwich, like they're at school all day they're, running around all, day and, I gave them enough food to get them through the day. No. Not do. You think this is enough food yeah. That's fine you don't even get a top piece of bread I'll lose some weight anywhere Oh. Again. Matt, I think was just grateful that the food was normal. So. He was fine with it but. I know he cheated too he, didn't tell me what I'll see ate but I know he ain't more than that for lunch I am already hungry I think I will eat one of my six. To eight almonds. I. Don't. Eat them too fast. I immediately. Cheated. And I ate chips I'm not, even sorry back. On track today and we're making dinner which, is half, a cup of cooked, quinoa pasta, half. A cup of marinara sauce four ounces of ground beef three, small, Brussels, sprouts one, Belgian. Aandhi, and one ounce of cheese so. I'm. Gonna go ahead and mix the andhis, because, I'm not. Going to use those I'm, not gonna buy a whole thing just to use one, for each person because that seems very wasteful. Again, with the portioning, I would like to better understand, why this. Meal plan was, written out in this way because the strict, portioning, seems really. Restrictive, to me so MA has so kindly prepped, the pasta, we. Did find quinoa, pasta, I, call, that a win and then we're just gonna. Divvy. Out the sauce accordingly, to everybody, how, do you feel I feel good ready to rock this sauce right here what I. Feel. Like you're the one having the easiest time with all this I'm so. Hungry and, cranky, okay. Time, to, plate. This. Is a half a cup of pasta. Half. A cup of sauce. Three, small. Brussels. Sprout. - cheese dinner. Dinner. In my house is when, everyone. Kind of goes to town which. Might, not be the best diet. Wise but, that's just what we do everyone, gets seconds, for the most part people enjoy themselves during, dinner at my house question. You can only have three small ones so, take, take, your time oh. Wow. You're going really fast you're gonna regret that. What. Do you think everybody. Ended up GT, hey what's. That oh that, doesn't look like half a cup oh, my. Goodness. The. Only one for usual, who is not finished is Wyatt because, I don't know how crazy he is about the meal. Do. You bite honey. Pasta. You liked it yeah. He. Liked the Brussels sprouts too. After. Eating the doctor recommended meal plan my overall energy, was fine, because, I cheated my overall hunger, level was fine because I cheated in terms of convenience, it was moderately, convenient, some of the ingredients were tough to source like. Quinoa pasta, or, quinoa bread, that's kind of a specialty, grocery. Run, but, overall the meals were pretty easy to cook I just don't think food, can be treated, in a one-size-fits-all, way. Like that and also there, were no treats, like where's, the treat menu come on okay. It is time for a retro, pregnancy. Meal plan. Is where things get weird when, we went really, far back the. Foods were just not. Anything. That anyone should be eating right now especially, while, pregnant, so we got a little more recent, and. Chose. A meal plan from the 40s let's start with our breakfast, medicinal. Iron 2, teaspoons. Of cod liver oil 2. Tablespoons, of wheat germ one. Orange. One, egg and, one. Half of all cereals, and grains need. To be whole grains so I think I have an idea of what I'm gonna make for, breakfast, I like that there are some options here and it's not so strict. Are. You excited, yeah. Do you even know what we're gonna eat yeah. Get. Ready there, were a couple added elements, of. Foods, I've never really had one of which was wheat, germ and one of which was cod liver oil capsules. Here, are the cod liver oil, capsules. The iron pill and my prenatals, do you think you're getting something. Do. You think you're getting something now, looking, at the ingredients and the vitamin, properties, of these it actually seems pretty progressive that, these would be on meal plans from the 1940s, because, they have a lot of really good qualities, but I didn't know, specifically.
How To prepare. The, wheat germ I have this cereal, and I'm just gonna sprinkle some. Wheat germ. On, it, so overall breakfast. Looks like a lot of food, oh and he's just kidding who you starting, the thing that I really liked about the breakfast, was there, was a balance, of carbs and protein, it wasn't, just protein. Or just, carbs, and so it felt like a much fuller breakfast. I put the full two tablespoons, of wheat germ in my oatmeal it, has a very distinct, flavor, of. Baby, formula. Hmm. What. Does it taste like to you how does it make you feel no. I'm still trying to figure it out it's, like baby formula, okay. It's. Not the best I mean baby, formula, doesn't taste good there's no good way to have, a baby formula, flavor it's time to make lunch, very strange, meal plan I'm gonna be honest, an average serving. Of butter and meat two. Servings. Of vegetables in. Addition, to a potato, so, I'm, going to make turkey. Patties and. Asparagus. Roasted, asparagus and, I will put some butter on the asparagus, and, again, half, of the cereals and grains consumed. Need to be whole grain so, that means, we can actually eat some chips, okay. I opted. To make turkey burgers for lunch because the, meal plan didn't specify what, kind of meat I was supposed to make and I, knew that turkey, burgers were something my, family, would eat looks good looks like a nice complete meal the veggies. Were good I love that it just said two servings, of veggies not, you. Know three, sticks, of asparagus, or something like that so we were each able to have full servings, of the, sides that we wanted with our lunch as well, good. Huh. Yeah. I. Actually feel good, from. Breakfast. And lunch today, so. I'm gonna work out I was, feeling it until, we had dinner so. What we have left to eat is the potato. Maybe. Some more grains, and. The other thing that this meal plan recommends. Is liver once a week now, I don't think I've ever eaten liver we are not a huge, meat-eating, household. So this to me is, going. To be the hardest thing for us stuff to do gosh why couldn't it be a rack of ribs I've. Consulted a couple people who have made it before. It. Looks like I'm going to have to rinse it and soak it in milk for a couple hours to get rid of the bitterness and the smell. But. Knowing, that my sense of smell is very. Sensitive. Right now I don't know how well I'm gonna do, preparing. This liver I have, a feeling, I'm, going, to cry because, I already feel like I'm going to cry for the cows whose. Livers I have they, took off on my jewelry's I'm gonna have to touch this right. Oh my. God oh, okay. I need some like essential, oil okay. As oil, in my nose the. Biggest hurdle for me was the texture, of the raw liver, it's very slimy it feels, almost like a heart or something oh, god, oh dear. Lord, and, it's just very glistening. Like gloppy. Bloody. Oh God, slimy. Smells. Not. My favorite alright, it's time to start cooking this I've been putting it off long enough I'm. Preheating the oven to make baked potatoes, which, should be interesting, because neither. One of my kids likes, potatoes. All, right liver is, frying. Up it, actually doesn't smell bad smells.
Okay, Just. Looks odd, so, the kids didn't. Even ask what it was they. Just dug, in and after. A few seconds you could see their face turn from happy to confused. He's like nothing. What. Happened, honey. The. Aftertaste, is bad yeah, I think it was the texture, that threw the moth and the underlying, flavors, so they, ended up not liking it. It's. An odd texture. It carton it is like the, flavor. Is that. Like. Nothing I've had before but now I've had it and I did it and I, followed. The diet I'm proud of myself so now we can have our big potatoes. Yeah. Oh. Yeah. Overall, for the 1940s, meal plan my energy, level was high my. Hunger level was low and in terms of convenience it was terrible. I never, want to cook liver again that, was such an ordeal huh the, third and final meal plan was, a meal. Delivery, service for pregnant, people it's called 25/8. I did not know. That these existed, it definitely, didn't exist when I was pregnant with my other two and. What. A time to be alive, yeah. Oh. My. Gosh, it, looks incredible. This meal plan is customizable. Based on dietary, needs and restrictions. And you can choose how many days you'd like to have it okay this morning's, breakfast. Is going to be this, flourless. Seed bread toasted. And. Assess. Me breakfast, full with broccoli and ginger lentils, and I'm, going to be honest I already tried some of this because it looked so good it's black sesame milk and you, thing ever, breakfast. Was. A. Meal, that I was, especially, excited, about because. It is right up my alley in, terms of all the foods I love it's all something that I would eat for breakfast if I had the time to make it which I you don't so I'm really excited I get to eat this for, breakfast, today, hojae's. How. About the bread. Okay. It's. Really good. It's. Very hearty like there's, a lot of food in each Bowl and. I. Know I'm gonna be very full after this the, second, I took one look at it I knew that why it would be pissed. He's over here hiding. Okay. You know try to keep the broccoli, one taste which. Gonna dinosaur are you the. One with the long neck or the one with the short neck. Short. Neck then you can't reach let's, see you try oh. I. Don't think you can, you're next too short see too. Short. Too. Short. Oh. You. Got, it good. Job for. Those of you out there with picky eaters, uh. Maybe. Give the dinosaur, neck trick, a try, see. How it work the. Only thing that works for us lunch. Time I'm. Packing lunches, for me and Matt we're going to do the. Oven-baked Dijon salmon, burger and fall veggie, hash for. The boys they're gonna do egg roll in a bowl looks, delicious, boys, love Chinese. Food so I think that's gonna be good this, looks delicious these salmon cakes. Look, really good and then, for snacks we, have collagen. Almond, butter bites and. I. Don't even know what this is but. Rose. Petal, buttercup bites my lunch. My. Lunch. Say. You. Try. My sandwich, make themselves. Interesting, I probably. Should, have thought about bringing salmon. To work to microwave, I was, that person that day honestly, I was. Pretty full from breakfast. I wasn't left hungry. At all so I probably. Won't even finish this that's a lot of food and its really filling it's really good how'd you like your lunch today, good. It was good when. Everybody got home we, were very hungry and so we had an afternoon snack which, was part of the meal plan which was excellent. He's our, pumpkin. Spice, muffins. What, do you think. And. Your brother in to have one who, are you how do you like that muffin. Perfect. After-school snack, huh yeah. Delicious. This. Food makes you dance yeah. How. Much my cooking made you dance like this. Okay. I'm fooling. My PJs I figured, I should actually give you guys a little bump date does, this I don't know if I've really showed it that much here. It is, it's. Getting there it's really big at the end of the day let me tell you it gets very swollen and, on that note I will show you what. I'm going to fill it up with to make it even bigger tonight's, dinner is a pasture-raised. Chicken. Bootable with, veggies. And quinoa. And it looks delicious and so I'm gonna whip these up for, each of us and, I whip them up I mean put them on place and see. How the kids do. You. Know I took one look at it and I knew I would love. It Matt would love it Jackson, would love it why it would hate it. What. Do you see. I'm. Actually really, proud of how open-minded why, it was that this meal plan usually he refuses, to try anything, new or anything, that's outside of his little wheel, of foods. He will eat and he gave, everything, a try so. He tasted, the bowl didn't. Love it ate a little bit of the chicken but the big deal was he tried it. Mmm. Was, it bad she's our really good star. Like chickpeas and pumpkin, seeds in here, mmm. So super, filling I can tell already, I, think this one is probably my favorite, I don't know the breakfast was really good so it's hard to pick overall. For the meal delivery, service energy, level was high hunger, level was low and convenience.
Was, A. Pregnant. Woman's dream all I do, is heat things up and like put, him in a bowl it was beautiful. It was uh so. Easy, with. A meal plan like this you are paying, for the convenience though so it's just something to keep in mind it, comes, at a price but, it is very very convenient, so how did we fare overall, between these three meal plans well my absolute. Favorite, was the. Meal delivery service, I felt like it was healthy, without being limiting, it didn't limit portions. It, didn't restrict, my intake, of food and it. Was very thoughtful towards, you, know having a bit of a sweet tooth when you're pregnant for me that was my absolute favorite, meal plan and I, would, love to eat it forever, even. Though their opinion is secondary, because these, meal plans are for pregnant, people all, three, boys favorite meal plan was the 1940s, meal plan something, about men, and their meat I. Don't. Know what it is so, that's what I got for today I'm Hannah and if you liked any of those meal plans let, me know in the comments, I want to hear what you would eat from those or if. You have a better way of cooking liver please leave that in the comments as well I feel. Please excuse, me I have some treats to eat to make up for all the lost time. I had with them until next time, yes. I'm in the bathroom, this is how I don't have to share with my kids. Returning. To. My home.