I'm expecting but have no energy to cook any suggestions?

Arifah A - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Usually i'm the one with all the answers to cooking problems, cooking is my passion and my life but I took out a flank steak to make for dinner and i'm just not excited about it, i'm lost i have no idea what to do to it to make myself eat it. I'm almost 2 months pregnant and i'm constantly feeling like i want to puke, i'm soo hungry but i just can't eat..... plzzz ladies any suggestions on how to turn this into a good meal i'll actually enjoy,

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Alison - posted on 08/26/2009

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Slow cooker is great. Less prep time and less handling of the raw meat. Raw meat is tough when you are pg, but it may getter better in the 2nd trimester. Also look for vegetarian recipes. When I was pg I always wanted quiche or fishsticks.

Amber - posted on 08/23/2009

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Good luck, I'm 20 weeks and red meat of any variety is and has been a huge turn off. As far as the energy problem, you'll have good days and bad days so try making a couple meals on your good days and freezing them to eat on days when you feel too tired to cook.

Glissy - posted on 08/22/2009

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Hi Arifa,

The crockpot is my best friend. When I use steak I season it in the crockpot and add onions, garlic and whatever other seasonings you like and then add dry italian season packet, a little water and flour for gravy, some veggies and potatoes and there you have it let it cook for about 6 hours on high. Grab a plate and eat. You will not have to stand over a stove to cook, just wait. A full meal in one pot. For dessert, pop a pie in the oven.
Glissy

Patricia - posted on 08/21/2009

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Hi Arif.... oily stuff in the beginning will kinda make you feel puky.... so the best thing is throw in your steak in a pan with lots of diced veggies... sweet corn...few cubes potatoes...carrots...I whole or diced fresh tomato....dash of black pepper....dash of salt ionized...half orange juice...and steam it... or two whistles in the pressure cooker...you can add half glass water if you want it saucy... you can use sweet potatoes in place or potatoes... and wallah you have a meal....Bon appetite...

Becky - posted on 08/20/2009

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We lived on convenience foods while going through this stage.. Just moved out of it a 2 weeks ago. I had lunch meats and sandwich makings available as well as things my hubby could prepare w/o me being in the room to smell it. We all survived this stage. I tried forcing myself to make a good homecooked meal because I felt guilty that I was not taking care of my family. I ended up puking for 20 minutes. Don't be a martyr just wait and it will pass. Congrats on the new baby!

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If food prep makes you want to puke - use your slow cooker - do the prep in the morning or mid day so all the nausea is well gone by dinner time.
Also plainer food is sometimes easier to get down and keep down. I LOVED mashed potatoes!
and don't stress - the nausea will pass soon enough :)

Wanda - posted on 08/19/2009

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It is summer so you have lots of choices. Different types of Salads are a fun way to go they are quick and easy and extremely heaqlthy for an expecting mon. A turkey or Salmon Avacado Salad is delicious. I use a mixture of baby spinach and Romaine but if chopping salad isn't your thing right now use a bag of salad. sliced tomatoes, slice mushroom, and cucumbers. Deli roasted turkey, chicken or a cooked salmon patty. I use a dressing I make using soy sauce olive oil and red wine vinager a TBS od diced onion, a tbs of minced garlic and a tbs of grated ginger. Of course you can use bottle dressings too. Many of the friends I serve this too use Ranch or Blue cheese.

Arifah A - posted on 08/14/2009

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Hey laura could you Elabarate please, see the reason this is such a big problem is i can think of like 50 different ways to make steak,chips,tomatoes & mushrooms, how would you do it?

Laura - posted on 08/14/2009

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you could always have steak, chips, tomato, mushrooms and peas. It is very nice.

Rachel - posted on 08/14/2009

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With Flank steak you could make Carne Asada and chop up avocado/onion/tomatoes/cilantro/jalapenos for a pico de gallo. It is a pretty light meal so it shouldn't overwhelm your sensitive tummy!

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