Right, by now you should’ve gotten used to the fact that I am pregnant and therefore cravings are coming full force ahead! I crave the weirdest healthy things, unlike the first two months when all I really wanted was cheesy pizza and pretzels, for the last few weeks I’ve been craving lots of vegetables and fruits. The thing that got me all dinner obsessed lately (for at least three times) is steamed broccoli and garlic yoghurt. The great thing about this dinner is that it will not upset your stomach as the vegetables are cooked, but they are not cooked to the point where they lose all nutritional value.
Yes, I know that this is a very simple and not really blog worthy recipe, but aside from the lovely looking photos, I want to also use this blog to keep track of my cravings and at the same time, to let mamas-to-be that are in their first trimester that all your unhealthy cravings will soon pass and you will start feeling like a healthy human being again.
So, back to this easy healthy dinner option – I can’t even call it a recipe! Here’s what we used:
- 2 broccoli heads
- 2 yoghurt pots – one for each of us so that we don’t fight over the dip
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp olive oil – to bring down the acidity of the garlic (pregnant ladies will know what I’m talking about)
The entire process take you about 15 minutes, which, again, is a big plus when those pregnancy cravings kick in! Here are all the steps:
- Wash the broccoli heads really well and then set everything up for a small photoshoot.
- Cut all that needs to be cut (broccoli and mash the garlic) and take lots of photos as well.
- Prepare a pot with hot water and let it come to a boiling stage. Put the broccoli spears in a special steam pot on top of the boiling water and let it steam for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile mix the garlic with the yoghurt.
- Arrange a nice plate, take photos and enjoy!
This is a very healthy dinner as you can see from the Jawbone UP analysis (10/10 on the food scale) and that entire quantity of broccoli on the plate is about 300 gr which is more than enough. All that food gives you about 230 kcal and a very full stomach but it doesn’t upset even the most sensitive pregnant woman and lets you rest very well during the night.
I know I’ve said that this will not turn into a pregnancy blog, but hey, this is the most important phase in my life and I need to eat accordingly, so the food part of the blog will turn into a cravings diary!