I’ve been noticing a trend in my appetite lately… About every two hours, my stomach starts to rumble and I need some sort of sustenance. Even before I was pregnant, I ate pretty regularly with three medium sized meals and two to three snacks thrown in there too. However, I was eating more like every three to four hours rather than every two hours. I guess the babe is going through a little bit of a growth spurt these days?!
breakfast – 6:30 AM
My beloved Kodiak Cakes are back! I’ve been meaning to buy a box for the past month or so, but kept spacing it until this week. I was up and at ‘em early yesterday morning to hang out with some 2nd graders for the day. I enjoyed two pancakes made with the mix and water + about 1/4 cup pumpkin and a few shakes of cinnamon mixed into the batter before pouring it on a griddle. I topped it with a little peanut butter and light maple syrup. Perfect!
snack – 9:00 AM
For my morning snack, I enjoyed a new-to-me flavor of Kroger’s Greek yogurt, Cranberry Fig. It’s a winner!
lunch – 11:30 AM
Lunch came perfect timing for my rumbling tummy, and I dug into my leftovers from last night – Tina’s Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Salad. The only thing I did differently from her recipe was used leftover roasted turkey instead of chicken. Guys, this stuff is so darn delicious.
I finished up my lunch with a couple clementines. Love these Cuties!
snack – 2:15 PM
My first snack of the afternoon was a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar. This is one of my favorites!
snack – 4:00 PM
I was pretty hungry when I got home so I grabbed half of a banana and a spoonful of peanut butter. One of the best snacks ever in my opinion!
dinner – 6:15 PM
Dinner came in the form of leftovers from our Friendsgiving feast this past weekend. I heated up turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and steamed green beans, and had a little bit of each. This meal never gets old!
snack/dessert – 8:30 PM
I ended the evening with one Justin’s Peanut Butter Cup, a spoonful of peanut butter, and a small glass of milk. It was the first time I had ever tried one of the Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups, and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
As you can see, the every two hour thing stayed pretty consistent throughout the day. I’ve really been trying to focus on intuitive eating, and my body is still needing something about every two hours. Our bodies are pretty darn smart, so I’m just trusting it and going with it!
How often do you eat?
What would you consider to be “the best snack ever”?