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What are some healthy food choices for a second time pregnancy?

Please help me! I am pregnant for the second time, but I swear I am always hungry. I have been eating fast food, which I am ashamed about because I know it's poison for you. But by the time I get out of work, I am so hungry I am shaking and I know it would take too long to cook. I gained 8 pounds in 2 weeks, and that was the final straw. What are some suggestions for quick, healthy meals for me? I CANNOT blow up, I did such a good job with my first.

Asked By: Librawriter - 2/5/2008
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I ate tons of salad and sandwiches the second time around. Yogurt smoothies for breakfast (made at home...those at the smoothie places tend to be full of sugar and other empty calories, and are WAY too expensive). Egg salad, peanut butter (occasionally) and such for lunch. I made lots of salad ahead of time. I would... More
Answered By: Kellie W - 2/5/2008
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try taking fruit to work with you and eat it when you get hungry before you get off so you're not soo hungry you can't cook, or try granola bars, or even popcorn. this will give your body the energy you need to be able to make it home so you can cook. good luck.
Answered By: lara c - 2/5/2008
 
I always kept granola bars, healthy ones, and trail mix in my car at all times and every weekend it helps if you have the time to cut up and seperate fresh fruits and veggies for snacks.. Dont beat yourself up if you eat fast food sometimes just try to eat healthy when you can and make healthy substitutions when... More
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Answered By: smartygirl1117 - 2/5/2008
 
I know exactly what you mean i have a 3 year old and I'm so exhausted that more often than not i will grab a quick sugary snack with no nutrients instead of preparing something which is very wrong i know ,,,,,,,, i suggest lots of fruit and nuts things you can munch on to take the hunger pains away so you can then go... More
Answered By: w j - 2/5/2008
 
Have some granola bars in the car. I like the All-Bran ones and the Fiber One bars... More
Answered By: Celine - 2/5/2008
 
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