Upping the Iron

by HEAB on June 4, 2010

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Thanks to everyone for all the iron dietary advice. It was much appreciated, and I got some great ideas! I’ve been a lot more tired this trimester than I was in the first trimester. Literally, there are some afternoons where all I want to do is sleep. I know this is typical when you are pregnant, but I was surprised at how much more tired I’ve been this last month. I’m thinking it might be because of my iron levels, and I’m going to do everything I can to get my numbers back to normal. So, I bought a big tub of spinach at Costco as well as some raisin bran fortified cereal. Oh my goodness, I’d forgotten how good raisin bran is. Yum! I’m also going to start eating more red meat. I’ve always liked red meat, but it hasn’t sounded very appetizing these last few months. We have an entire freezer full of grass fed finished ground beef, but I just can’t do it yet. However, other cuts of meat have my mouth watering, like brisket for example, and I had some from the Whole Foods hot bar yesterday…

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This bowl cost me less than $9.00!!! I’m setting new record lows with every Whole Foods trip. The trick for me seems to be sticking to the hot bar and skipping out on the cold salad bar. You would think raw veggies would be much lighter, but my big salads used to come in at about $18.00. That’s crazy for a salad! This bowl contained tons of roasted veggies, some broccoli salad, collard greens, and brisket. Oh my gosh, I love brisket. I’ve never made it myself, but I have some slow cooker recipes that I want to try. CD, perhaps I’ll get in dinner making mode again soon. Poor guy, I haven’t made him dinner in months!

I met up with Molly, the manager of the Lululemon showroom here in town. I’ve been so out of touch with all my favorite yoga peeps for the last few months, and it was so nice to talk yoga with a friend over some good food. Molly just finished up her yoga teacher training and is hoping to teach prenatal yoga. Molly, I am so excited for you and hope to take one of your classes soon! Oh, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday! :)

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OK, so how long did I last without any ice-cream in the freezer? Um, about 3 days. :) I was at Whole Foods and simply couldn’t help myself!

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First off, I noticed Whole Foods had finally restocked my favorite Purely Decadent Coconut Milk ice-cream flavor. Their Chocolate Brownie Almond is the best in my opinion. If you can find it, stock up! I’ve also been wanting to try LaLoo’s Goat’s milk ice-cream forever, and finally bought some. Oh my gosh, it is rich and chocolaty, and so unbelievably good! To those of you with problem’s digesting cow’s milk, I high recommend trying some of goat’s milk products. Personally, I’m not a fan of goat milk itself. The store bought brands taste so goaty – blech, but I am loving my goat cheese, yogurt, and ice-cream! A few years ago, I bought raw goat’s milk from a local farm, and it was sweet and delicious, nothing like the pasteurized stuff sold in the grocery store. However, it’s hard to find in Nashville now. If you can find some in your area, I would highly recommend it.

Thanks again for all your kind words and support yesterday. I’ll leave the comments open on the stevia giveaway through tomorrow morning and announce the winners sometime over the weekend.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I made a yummy gluten and dairy free tuna noodle casserole…

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For the recipe, please check out my guest over at Making Food And Other Stuff!