The afternoon that spawned three snacks


After singing the praises of The Daily Dozen Pregnancy Diet, I decided to try it out in real life. 

I may be a bit of a Junk Food Queen at home, but at work I always pack pretty healthy lunches, with lots of raw veggies, fruit, etc. So I didn’t think this would be much of a stretch.

But this diet requires you to eat a lot more veggies than I normally would, plus a ton of calcium and vitamin C.

How easy was it? Well, here’s how it went down …

8:10 a.m.

  • 1 piece organic whole-grain bread
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 small probiotic strawberry yogurt
  • Water mixed with cranberry juice
Meal total: 1 serving of grains, 1 serving of fats, 1/2 serving of calcium, fluids

10:27 a.m.
  • 1 green apple
  • More water/cranberry juice
Snack total: 1 serving of “other” fruits & veggies, fluids

12:31 p.m.
  • Homemade beef stew with carrots and turnips
  • Sugar-free lemonade
Meal total: 1 serving of protein, 2 serving of Green Leafies/Yellows (*not sure if turnip is part of that group, but it’s yellow, so I’m guessing)

2:01 p.m.
  • Raw broccoli
  • Raw green beans
  • Caesar dip
  • More sugar-free lemonade
Snack total: 1 serving of Green Leafies/Yellows/1 serving of Vitamin C, 1 serving of Fat, 1 serving of “other” fruits and veggies, fluids

3:42 p.m.
  • 2 small chunks marble cheese
  • 4 whole-grain crackers
  • Yet more sugar-free lemonade
Snack total: 1 serving of protein, 1 serving of calcium, 1 serving of grains, fluids

5:49 p.m.
  • Green grapes
Snack total: Couldn’t find grapes on the master list, but I think they probably count as “other” fruits & veggies.

7:38 p.m.
  • Whole wheat pita pizza (mozza cheese, pepperoni, green onion)
  • Diet Coke
Meal total: 2 servings of grains, 1 serving of protein, 1 serving of calcium, 1 serving of “other” fruits & veggies


Daily scorecard:
  • Protein (3 out of 3)!!!
  • Calcium (2.5 out of 4)
  • Vitamin C (1 out of 3)
  • Green leafies/Yellows (3 out of 3-4)!!!
  • Other fruits/veggies (4 out of 1-2). Hmmm.
  • Whole grains (4 out of 6+)
  • Fats (2 out of 4)
  • Iron (Hmm, none?)
  • Salt (Possibly some in the pita?)
  • Healthy fat (None)
  • Fluids (Few bottles of sugar-free lemonade, cranberry water, one Diet Coke)
  • Prenatal vitamin (Check!)
That was definitely harder than I thought! And WTF, I had three afternoon snacks??? Please don’t judge!

I can’t believe I got a perfect score on protein, but the Calcium and Vitamin C divisions were hard losses. My skim milk expired yesterday, so that cost me the crown. 

2 Comments on “The afternoon that spawned three snacks

  1. I must admit, I had more energy than usual. There is definitely something to this “mini-meal” idea.

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