Expecting Models: An Appetite for Autumn?

Posted by Sam Perez September - 24 - 2012
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We know as an Expecting Model your job is to stay in tip-top shape before, during and after pregnancy. Although involuntary pregnancy cravings may take over, you can still spoil yourself with some tasty treats. As the weather changes, you might find yourself with an appetite for Autumn,  craving these seasonal sensations.

Apples are in harvest this season! Cure your craving with some mouth-watering apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, or apple cheesecake. Try incorporating apples into your already favorite meals with this fresh apple salsa recipe, only 21 calories per serving!

You’ll need:

  1. 2 cups diced peeled Spartan apple (about 3/4 pound)
  2. 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  3. 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  4. 1/4 cup diced red onion
  5. 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  9. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

Combine all ingredients, stir well and enjoy this sweet-tart recipe with pork or chicken.

Passion for Pumpkin? Halloween is just around the corner and this delicious fruit can be enjoyed in a variety ways; try some pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, or pumpkin soup.

There’s no better time to have a sweet tooth for sweet potato! Satisfy your pregnant appetite with this veggie baked or casseroled. If you’re feeling ambitious, whip up a sweet potato soufflé! Time is of the essence, especially for maternity models. Here is a healthy and easy way to enjoy sweet potatoes this season without sacrificing your whole day in the kitchen:

  1. Roast some red bell peppers and sweet potatoes together
  2. Place over a bed of arugula or spinach
  3. Sprinkle lightly with white balsamic vinegar. Add grilled chicken for a satisfying and delicious lunch, only 303 calories.

Craving some comfort food?  Indulge in some homemade mac and cheese or a hearty chicken noodle soup every now and then. Try cutting down the calories by replacing whole milk to low-fat or using whole wheat pasta instead of refined white pasta to boost fiber. Add greens like spinach to increase nutrient intake.

Cinnamon, spice, and everything nice! Jazz up your favorite recipes with these spicy seasonings: nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice.

Don’t fight your natural gravitation towards these foods, when else are you going to want apple sauce over chocolate ice cream? As a Maternity Model this is one time to give yourself permission to get carried away by these scrumdelicious cravings! Crave on.

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