I know, I know, it’s Pancake Sunday, but I simply wasn’t feeling it. Yesterday, I felt slightly off all morning but just figured it was due to getting up so early. Prior to my 5K walk, I ate a granola parfait, and then when we got home, I had a little dark chocolate. By lunch time, I was starving and so excited to meet Jill, HEAB reader and friend, for lunch at Marche.
Jill moved to Nashville over the summer, and we’ve met up a few times. Jill, I’m so glad you’re here…and not just because you’re always willing to go get frozen yogurt with me…although that makes you a really good friend to have!
Jill ordered 2 Fried Eggs with Crispy Prosciutto On Creamy Falls Mill Polenta & Grated Pecorino Cheese, and I chose the Bistro Steak with 2 Eggs, Boulangere Potatoes, & Worcestershire Reduction but subbed greens for the potatoes.
Lunch was great, and I ate every bite. Jill was kind enough to make CD and I some of her homemade banana bread, and when I arrived home, I immediately cut myself a little piece…and later on, I ended up eating more for dinner. Jill, the bread needs nothing! So good all on its own. My mom’s banana bread was always my favorite, but honestly, I think this is the best banana bread I’ve ever eaten. Sorry mom – no one will ever be able to beat your Texas Chocolate Cake!
Anyway, last night, I felt like I was back in my first trimester, and this has happened a few times this past week, always in the evenings. I read that the same hormones that trigger nausea during those first few months can return during the 3rd trimester. Last night was bad, and all I wanted was Jill’s banana bread and a small bowl of oat bran. I felt better this morning but still a bit off – so more banana bread to the rescue…plus a mug of warm HEABified coconut milk with cocoa.
During my first trimester, cold cereal, Pop-Tarts, turkey dogs, and goat cheese were my 4 major food groups, and I actually found myself dreaming of a toasted frosted brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart this morning. However, the banana bread did the trick. Thanks again Jill! If pregnancy has taught me anything, it’s that sometimes you should just give into your cravings. I was so scared that if I ate the foods I really wanted that I would gain way too much weight, but I haven’t. Pregnancy is definitely NOT something to fear, and trust me, the thought of all the changes that would occur in my body used to scare me to death. However, I have to say that despite the ups and downs, growing a little HEABlet inside my belly has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life, Pop-Tart cravings and all.
What’s your favorite banana bread recipe?