Well my friends, I think my taste buds are officially making a comeback! Slowly but surely, some of my favorites are tasting good to me again. Don’t ask me to eat broccoli or a spoonful of peanut butter quite yet, but we’re making progress folks.
Below are my eats from yesterday (Tuesday) that actually look fairly normal despite the lack of veggies and the smaller “meals”. I’ve noticed that not only do I need to eat more often to keep my morning sickness away, but I also get full pretty easily. Hence the small “meals”…
Meal #1 aka breakfast was half bran flakes and half Grape Nuts sprinkled with chia seed and topped with sliced strawberries all covered in milk. This has pretty much been my “go-to” breakfast the last couple weeks – easy to prepare, healthy, and delicious.
I had a slice of wheat toast topped with a thin smear of peanut butter (gasp!) and strawberry preserves. I wanted to try a little peanut butter for the extra protein and fats, and I did pretty good with it since I disguised it with strawberry preserves.
Roasted sweet potatoes with a chickpea burger all dipped in ketchup. This has been a favorite of mine recently (hence the recycled photo).
I realized I needed some more protein, so a couple hours later I grabbed a Simply Bar from the box that they generously sent me to try out! I wasn’t sure how I would like the Cocoa Raspberry considering I’ve never been much of a fan of the fruit + chocolate thing. This flavor wasn’t my favorite but I still enjoyed it! I am loving The Simply Bar as a whole so far though. A few of their flavors I’ve fallen in love with, and I fully support what their company is all about.
Of course I wouldn’t call this a “meal”, but I had to include it! I had to go run a few errands for the birthday boy (my hubby’s birthday is on Friday), so I stopped and treated myself to a Starbucks Decaf Iced Americano with skim milk and one pump of pumpkin spice. It hit the spot!
I bought a new-to-me brand of almond butter, Kettle Brand, I found while at the grocery store picking up a few other things. It was fairly inexpensive, and for whatever reason almond butter sounded good to me. I had a couple scoops when I got home and loved it!
Apparently my pumpkin spiced drink from Starbucks sparked a pumpkin desire in me for the rest of the night… I did breakfast for dinner and made it simple with waffles, but not just any waffles – pumpkin waffles of course! I topped mine with some almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. It tasted great, but my tummy wasn’t so happy afterward. Who knows why. It has a mind of its own these days.
This next “meal” also revolved around pumpkin. Are you surprised? I know I needed something protein filled but was feeling something “carb-y”, so I went with STUFT Mama’s Protein Packed Pumpkin Muffin topped with some more almond butter. (I’m tellin’ ya, this stuff is good!) I only got about 1/3 way through it before calling it quits though. It tasted good, but I got full super easily and was ready to be done.
Soon after that, I hit the hay! I’m happy I’ve been able to incorporate more foods into my diet the last few days. Slowly but surely my taste buds are making a comeback!
What is your favorite drink to get at Starbucks?
Ever tried The Simply Bar products?
Have you gotten into a pumpkin kick yet?