I thought I knew what hunger was after running 12 miles. But good grief, growing a baby is much worse. If I don't eat every two hours, it's like the hunger monster is eating me alive. And I CANNOT FUNCTION.
Last week we went to sign the lease on our new apartment, meaning I wouldn't get to eat dinner until 7 p.m. Unacceptable to the ravenous baby. So we had to go get some of these:
However, I have found healthy solutions that might give this little babe a chance.
Diced peaches in cups
No cholesterol or fat, barely any sodium and 80 calories. Plus counts as a fruit. Downside: every single time I pull the plastic wrapper off, it squirts juice on my keyboard and can be blamed for my stubborn space bar. The IT department LOVES me.
Dark chocolate almond milk
Whole Fruit sorbet
Usually I eat this with carrots or Melba Toast. It's got a little protein and makes my blood sugar return to human levels.
I also have found apples, yogurt, half a peanut butter sandwich, applesauce, spinach salad, a poached egg and cereal hold me over til meal time. I can't wait until fruit is actually in season.
Ravenous baby or not, what are your in-between-meals snacks? Seriously, I need ideas.