What I Ate Today! | 5 Months Pregnant Vegetarian | Ashley Riley

March 09, 2017

What I Ate Today! | 5 Months Pregnant Vegetarian

What I Ate Today! | 5 Months Pregnant Vegetarian

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I have been determined to make the healthiest choices possible for my body and my baby.  Do I cave in to not-so-healthy cravings occasionally?  Of course!  At least once a week you can find me munching down on strawberry Twizzlers or my favorite YumEarth sour beans.  However, a majority of the time I am dedicated to consuming as much vegetables, fruit and plant-based proteins as possible.

What I Ate Today! | 5 Months Pregnant Vegetarian

Being a vegetarian while pregnant has actually been very easy.  I am fortunate enough to live in Portland, Oregon where being vegetarian/vegan is common and as a result there are endless choices at stores and restaurants for plant-based protein.  Protein is essential during pregnancy, and there is the misconception that vegetarians/vegans do not get enough to sustain proper nutrition.  But this couldn't be further from the truth.

I can obtain just as many grams of protein consuming plant-based protein as someone who eats meat-based protein, I just need to make a conscious effort on a daily basis to make sure I am including that protein in every meal.

What I Ate Today! | 5 Months Pregnant Vegetarian

In this vlog I show you a random average day of what I eat.  My food preferences change all the time, and when I do my 6 months pregnant "What I Ate Today" update vlog it will most likely be all new foods!  But hey, I'm pregnant, and I'm allowed to change my preferences...because, well, I just can ; )

What I Ate Today! | 5 Months Pregnant Vegetarian


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