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Now that I am nearly 20 weeks pregnant, I am happy to say that my days of nausea are basically gone.  But those darn food aversions have still been sticking around!  I think they are getting a wee bit better, but what remains has made my desire to cook pretty minimal.  And very little cooking = very few recipes for the blog.  Hopefully we’ll see some changes in that as I near the end of the second trimester.

But until then, I’d expect more day of eats and lifestyle/body image posts.  I think we can all get on board with that, right?  Let’s do just that by taking a peek at a day of eats during my 19th week of pregnancy.

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comBreakfast on this particular day was two gluten-free waffles (I have found that Kashi makes some of the best GF waffles) topped with almond butter and banana slices.  I also ate the leftover half of the banana, partly because this plate made me smile 😉

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI mentioned in my last pregnancy update that I have been a bit obsessed with a particular grilled cheese sandwich from a local restaurant here called Nodo.  While I am still loving it, I have been trying to scale back on the amount of money I am spending eating out.  So I started making a “knock-off” version of it at home with gluten-free bread, mayo, cheddar and provolone cheese, and fresh tomato slices.  I’ve usually been serving it alongside cooked frozen veggies.

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWhile it is not quite as good as the restaurant version (since theirs uses a garlic aioli spread), it has definitely been hitting the spot!

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAfter lunch, my sweet tooth majorly took over.  Back during my morning sickness days, Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers, and Mike and Ikes were all things I craved from time to time.  And since we had a box leftover in our cabinet… I just couldn’t resist!

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI did balance out the candy with some homemade green juice later on in the afternoon.  I have really been trying to get more veggies back into my diet in some way or another, so this was a great way to do it.  This particular blend contained filtered water, Vital Proteins collagen peptides, celery, a Red Delicious apple, lemon juice, and two handfuls of spinach/Romaine salad blend.

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comMy dinner marked a momentous occasion in this pregnancy: the first time I have cooked a full homemade, healthy meal in AGES.  I made a big batch of my Nightshade-Free Vegetable Beef Soup to eat throughout the week.  Score for getting those veggies in!  I also ate plantain chips on the side for the first time in what feels like forever.

A Day of Pregnancy Eats | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comSince that sweet tooth just won’t leave me alone, I ended the night with half of this Arctic Zero Cookie Shake frozen dessert pint.  While it certainly wasn’t as good as the real deal, it was still the perfect way to end the day.

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Paleo Dessert Recipes Made with Coconut | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com

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This Sheet Pan Sausage and Cabbage with Sauerkraut only dirties one pan and is nearly entirely hands-off! {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Whole 30} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com

Sheet Pan Sausage and Cabbage with Sauerkraut that only dirties a cutting board, knife, and one sheet pan.  This is easy Paleo food at its finest! As much as I would love to say that eating healthy is "easy," it really does take a great deal of work.  I probably spend a good 30 minutes [...]

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Healthier Halloween Options for Trick or Treating with plenty of allergy-friendly ideas! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com

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Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com

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Nightshade-Free Vegetable Beef Soup {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Whole 30} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com

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You Don't Have to Be the Perfect Everything... instead, just be happy! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com #selflove #selfcare #bodypositive #bodypositivity

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Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in Santa Fe, NM | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com

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Walnut Pesto Chicken Meatloaf with @CAWalnuts {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Whole 30} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.com #ad #CG #walnuts

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