Being pregnant does have it’s perks. We just won’t talk about those first few exhausting weeks called the first trimester.
Stretchy maternity pants and leggings are definitely a highlight and not worrying about your gut or love handles showing. Because you are growing a person inside of you. That’s my superpower.
Plus the added benefit of being able to indulge just a little bit.
Those first 6-8 weeks suck, but once I was over that hump I was ready to consume everything in sight. Especially if it was carb loaded. For instance…
These are delicious. Melt in your mouth donuts. I had such a craving for donuts this time around that I frequented this donut shop once a week and walked out with a box each time.
My other staple, pasta. This is the Pasta Fresca from Noodles & Co. Sprinkle on some freshly grated black pepper and it is absolutely nom-able.
Sheer comfort food. I won’t even start on how wacky this spring weather has been, so having a loaded baked potato soup in spring is how we roll. Soup recipe is from Okay, BA!
A big pot of pesto noodles. The picture doesn’t do it justice, this pan spans half of my cooking range. The recipe is inspired from Noodles & Co (notice a trend here?) and this is easily gobbled up for dinner. This is also one of BabyBird’s favorite noodle dishes. First being mac & cheese.
And last but not least, these heavenly red velvet cupcakes from a local bakery. Said bakery is across the street from the hubs’ office. So it’s super easy for him to grab one (or two, let’s be realistic here) on his way home. It makes a preggo lady very happy. Hint hint.
So are you hungry now?