Monday, July 10, 2017

My Postpartum Diet

My postpartum diet consists of these wraps, y’all.
I’m 6 months out, and I’ve reached pre-baby weight.
And I owe it all to my mom.

I’ve always battled my weight. And I mean that in the sense that I always lied to myself about how healthy I was eating, or what necessary steps had to be taken… like, that food eaten over the sink DOES, in fact, have calories. Then I would whine about how did I gain 10 pounds again, and why won’t it come off. (Oh, 2 cups of chocolate granola with milk as an after work snack will do that? But, it’s granola!)

I gained 50 pounds with this pregnancy, easy.
And I didn’t even go crazy!
I “watched” what I ate, as in, I didn’t eat a bunch of fast food, cheeseburgers, and melted Hershey’s bars (Hello pregnant Britney, 2006).

But then again, I didn’t really watch it, as well. Still ate lots of cereal, pasta, and hey, that first trimester sickness, all I could stand was Top Ramen many a nights.

Those last few weeks, I definitely indulged in some Pop Tarts, ice cream, and Oreos. And man, the swelling, OHHH the swelling. Some pictures I look back and literally wonder if I was having an allergic reaction to life.

So, blessed be my mother. She stayed the first few weeks with me, as most mothers do. My husband works nights, and didn’t have any vacation, so he went back to work as soon as we got the baby home.

You know no love like the love for your mother when she helps you with your first child.
I couldn’t stop crying. I was so overwhelmed, my hormones were WHACK, yo, like WHACK.
I continually asked my husband, “Do you think I’m weird?” (I can’t stop laughing now.)

My mom made sure I ate 3 meals a day, and even pumped me full of snacks while I nursed. And I didn’t get any OREOS, AS REQUESTED; she fed me one Gala apple with 2 tablespoons of almond butter.

She would make me steel cut oats for breakfast, or ALL BRAN FLAKES with yogurt (WHAT?!), and she would smirk as I asked for some sweetener or honey. When I would finish, I would say, “Do I get my Pop Tart now?”

But, thanks to her, I’ve lost all the baby weight! And I feel great. I’ve finally realized that (legit) in my thirties, you’ve GOT to eat well allllllllllllll during the week (yes, like Friday too), then you can “treat” a little on Saturday and Sunday.

I brought these wraps to work for my lunches when I returned, and all my friends wanted one. In the beginning I shared with glee, as I was so TIRED of eating them (le sigh), but now I’m back to craving them again in these hot dog days of summer.

REMEMBER, like my mother told me, the key is to stuff them with A LOT OF GREENS.

GREENS, GREENS, not mayonnaise and mustard. You can thank me later.

~ Peace, Love, and Spinach Wraps Y’all

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Skinny Spinach Wrap

Yield: 1 wrap

Ingredients:

1 spinach tortilla
1 T hummus
1 T guacamole
1 hearty handful of baby spinach and kale
3 slices of deli meat
1 thin slice cheese
salt and pepper

Directions:

Spread a thin layer of hummus and guacamole on your spinach wrap.
Top with plenty of greens.
Layer with sliced cheese and fresh deli meat.
Top with cracked pepper and salt.
Roll tightly, and cut in half.

Wrap with cling wrap, or waxed paper.
Saves well!

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2 Responses to “My Postpartum Diet”

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    Nonna — July 10, 2017 @ 11:57 pm

    ❤️❤️ Katie you deserve all the credit! You chose to eat healthy to provide the best possible nutrition for Baby Caden!! Job well done 👍

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