6 AM: 1.5 cups Organic Heritage Crunch cereal, 1 c unsweetened almond milk
8 AM: 2 scrambled eggs with about an ounce of grated cheddar cheese
11 AM: banana with peanut butter or a bowl of mixed berries with 6 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
1 PM: hummus, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red pepper sandwich on whole grain bread and a handful of baby carrots OR a couple of braised chicken thighs and a bowl of veggie soup. I usually have an odwalla juice with this... mango tango or superfood or blueberry B.
3 PM: handful of pistachios, soy chips, kale chips, or air-popped popcorn, and a handful of dried apricots or figs
5 PM: green salad with balsamic dressing, tomatoes, and mozzarella
7 PM: chicken, fish (1-2x/week, following mercury guidelines etc.) or bison (roasted or grilled), steamed broccoli or sauteed green beans, and occasionally a small side of barley or brown rice (or once in a blue moon, pasta), and a glass of almond milk.
9 PM: handful of dates or a couple pieces of black licorice, if I need something sweet.
It's been a bit of a challenge over the past 8.5 months (I'm 38 weeks pregnant now) to consume enough calories. I'm quite active (I'm still running 5 miles every day and lifting heavy weights 3x/week) and discovered early on that in order to gain .5 lbs./week, I needed to consume 3,500 calories every day. Getting these calories from healthy sources means eating A LOT of food. It was very difficult when she was pressing on my stomach, and I had to rely a lot on fruit juices to make sure I took in adequate calories when there was no space. I started out at a healthy weight, and have gained exactly 25 lbs.