A Kale Salad

I’m not the healthiest person by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, on my last monthly visit to the Dr., my nurse informed me that I was gaining too much weight. Actually, double the weight that I’m supposed to for this stage in my pregnancy.

Really?!!

A part of me wanted to jump for joy. Let me explain. I had the worst food aversions during my first pregnancy. I hardly ate anything. This time around, I made a wish. The wish was to REALLY eat for two and enjoy food as much as possible. If there’s a time in a woman’s life when she can eat insanely and doesn’t have to apologize for her mad unladylike behavior, it’s during pregnancy. Food and I, at the moment, are besties. We LOVE each other.

The other part of me was a little worried. What if I gain so much weight, I can never bounce back? We all know a few women who’ve had children and were never the same way again. Ugghhh!!

Regardless, that night I went home and ate a bag of microwave popcorn (extra butter) all by myself.

But once in a while, I do crave something healthy. Or maybe the bump does?! And for the sake of the bump, I’ll feed it something that I can be very proud of. Since consuming Kale in any way, shape, or form seems like the ‘in’ thing to do nowadays, I made a simple Kale salad for breakfast this morning.

kale salad kale salad2 kale salad3For the vinaigrette, I pretty much just eyed the ingredients. No measuring here.

Now that I’ve cleansed my body and fed the bump some necessary nutrients, it’s time to enjoy some serious Sunday brunch. And by serious, I mean eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, pancakes, french toasts, and freshly baked pastries.

Have a splendid Sunday!

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4 thoughts on “A Kale Salad

  1. This looks absolutely delish! Although, I don’t know if I would be able to stomach kale for breakfast. Looks like a perfect light lunch!

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  2. what?! i cannot believe he said you have gained too much weight! You look so great in every photo you have shared. And I def understand about wanting to devour everything! I’ve been very good about working out during this pregnancy, but eating healthy has definitely been a challenge!

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  3. Kellie…….you are so funny!!!!! Food and I have always been “besties” and that’s why when I got married I weighed more than DH (of course he was a “lightweight” at that point!!!!). I had 2 boys and lost weight after the last one and have not weighed at my “before preg” weight since!!!!! My advice is just ‘go with it’ (being careful of excess) and it’ll take care of itself once you have 2 darlings keeping you “hopping”!!! Hugs……….. (kale for breakfast?????? No way!!!! I opt for the brunch choices for sure!!!!!!)

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