Before you all turn away expecting a post about the virtues of pickles with ice cream or subsisting solely on peanut butter and jelly toast - no, I haven't had any crazy weird cravings! The most random one was probably that night a few weeks ago where I just had to make rice pudding for dinner and nothing else would do.
Otherwise I've had the odd craving here and there that may have inspired trips to Costco for an industrial-sized crate of apricots or mid-afternoon escapes to the froyo place around the corner from my office... but the funniest change that pregnancy has brought is that I never EVER want meat anymore. D jokes that that's how we know MiniMay is his child - he's a vegetarian and I am usually an avid carnivore! :) It'll definitely be interesting to see how it plays out once our little guy starts eating real food.
Today, I want to share one of my go-to breakfasts with you guys. In our house, we take breakfast veeeeeery seriously. It's D's favorite meal of the day! Personally, I don't discriminate, but it's definitely up there in my top 3. ;) I am super lucky because he usually makes me breakfast, and it's always delicious. Win!
Overnight Oats (2 (1/2) people)
Since I found out I was pregnant, I've been trying to watch what I eat a little more closely than usual. Not only are there certain foods you should avoid, but there are also a lot of other foods and nutrients that are pregnancy super foods. Luckily for me, MiniMay loves healthy stuff! D makes these awesome (vegan!) overnight oats that I can't get enough of - when I asked him for his recipe, he said "oh, I just play it by ear" ... so modest, that one. But humblebragging aside, here's what he told me he does:
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp agave syrup (or 1 Tbsp if you like it a little sweeter)
4-6 chopped up dried dates for additional sweetness
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of salt
Mix and put in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you can add other fruit that you have on hand - we add 2-3 fresh figs, a handful of blueberries, a peach, the aforementioned apricots, or strawberries, depending on what we have at home, and I think plums would work really well, too.
Superfood additions: I usually sprinkle some chia seeds and psyllium husk on my breakfast. They are packed with fiber but don't add too many calories, which is always a plus, but especially godsent during pregnancy! This is sort of a last minute addition before eating my breakfast, because both chia seeds and psyllium husk congeal pretty quickly - so unless you want jello-type-oats, add these last and don't let your breakfast sit too long after you add them.