I like being aware of how much energy is in a snack...ie. nuts are high in kj so you don't want to eat handful after handful at a time (like my DH does!). I measure out a mix of different nuts (a few of each: brazil nuts, walnuts, peacans etc) with a few dried apricots, cransberries & dates into a small lunch bag. Because I'm out all day I know if I have or haven't packed enough by how starving I am when driving home...
I'm always iron difficient so I take supplements... though I still usually only have meat/protein at dinner time so eating meat can be a problem for me if I don't plan dinner. Now I'm pregnant I've been snacking on boiled eggs to get more protein. Spinach & broccoli are great for putting in meals (like pasta, curry...anything). I keep some frozen spinach in the freezer so I always have it on hand to put in dinner (its nice in scrambled eggs too).
If you're curious I usually take a vegemite sandwich, an apple, a banana, the small bag of nuts/fruit & a museli bar to uni everyday. But how much you need to eat between breakfast & dinner probably varies a lot from person to person & what foods you eat breakfast/dinner.
Sent from my GT-I9305 using The Bub Hub mobile app
Thanks I've found my appetite is pretty much non existent ATM so today I've made a conscious effort to eat & actually ate a fair bit more than i normally do & mostly healthy too. Hoping dd goes to sleep soon so I can prepare myself a lunchbox for tomorrow. Not too keen on nuts but def including dried apricots
Have googled how many kj and diet plans n they all seem like a Lot of effort there's gotta be an easier way lol
A great rule of thumb if your not wanting to loose weight but maintain is to divide your plate into quarters and each quarter to contain something from a major food group. Eg 1 quarter protein so meat or fish, 1 quarter vege - fruit, you get it.
Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!