Hungry Lady

I had a pretty minimal appetite in my first trimester and a normal one in my second. I was hoping that would stay the same but in the last week I have found myself really hungry. I was priding myself a bit on not being the “eating-all-the-time-pregnant-lady” so I’ve been humbled. It goes back to that not wanting to be a cliché thing. It is stupid, I know.

This recipe is known as “Cheryl’s Muffins” among my friends but Cheryl says the original recipe is from Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet. Sometimes for those of us who are “intestinal-ly challenged”, it can be hard to find tasty recipes but I love these. Even though I’ve had the muffins a few times, this is the first time I made them. I was looking for a high-fiber, high-protein, gluten-free option to curb my appetitie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Nut Muffins

  • 5 cups ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 5 eggs
  • *1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • *1 tsp. cinnamon
  • *1/2 bag mini-chocolate chips
  • *1/4 cup ground flax seed

*these are Cheryl’s additions to the original recipe

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (they brown quickly so keep an eye on them…they may need less time).

I bought the almond meal at Trader Joe’s ($3.99 per bag, there are about 4 cups per bag). Others have bought bulk almonds at Costco and ground them up into meal in their food processor but my mini-prep won’t do that and I’m too lazy to add the extra step anyway.  I also used flax seed that also included ground blueberries since it was all Trader Joe’s had when I was buying the ingredients (you can’t taste the blueberries at all). I am planning to add some pureed carrots and/or spinach next time.

I think they are delicious and they make a very filling breakfast.  D liked them (he added a little butter and drank them with a glass of milk). They are not low in calories but they are full of stuff that is good for you.

Twelve more weeks to go!

7 thoughts on “Hungry Lady

  1. Can’t believe it’s only 12 weeks! Can’t wait to meet that sweet girl. Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been slightly obsessed with making really good breakfasts–it seems to make a difference for the whole day.

  2. Those look so delicious! I was humbled today. Fit the stereotype like a puzzle piece. I walked into Target to buy Saltines and Canada Dry. In sweats, no less. So excited for you (and your boys) to meet baby girl!

  3. I made them for the first time this week….they are a yummy breakfast as well as a great snack between meals. 12 weeks….I was trying to remember being pregnant with Ryan, what it was like at this time….I just remember carving the pumpkin and taking a picture and thinking, “man my stomach is bigger than this pumpkin!” 🙂

  4. Remember when you used to blog more frequently? Just teasing… I know you’re busy, pregnant, 2 boys, husband, job, etc. I just miss hearing updates from you. Hope you’re doing well, buddy. 🙂

    • Oh, I know! I always marvel at how you can get a post out every day. I’ve drafted a few and they end up sound incoherent. I’m working on it though 🙂

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