pomegranate seeds & chex mix


I had a pretty uneventful pregnancy in terms of typical symptoms like vomiting and exhaustion. I was able to continue running and working out until the day before my delivery. I just kept getting gradually bigger and bigger. When you are pregnant you get hit with the same few questions over and over: how are you feeling, when are you due, do you know what you are having, and what have your cravings been? I would answer the questions as follows: good, January 3rd, no and not really.

I didn't have any cravings- nothing crazy, funny or interesting to report. But now almost three weeks after delivery I can report that I finally have some cravings: pomegranate seeds & chex mix. Not together.

I made chex mix on New Years Day for a family get together. Since then I have made it five times. That is five times in 12 days. I attribute my new found love for making chex mix to a few things... For one the snack is delicious and is easy to snack on and especially easy to eat one handed while nursing or holding baby, same goes for the pomegranate seeds. I think that I also have been making it so often because I kind of see it as a mini accomplishment when I make it. It is not a difficult recipe and it actually gets made pretty quickly. Mike jokes that it is the best dish I make.

Only this weekend did I realize how much I am making and eating the chex mix. I got a little concerned but then remembered that I am supposed to be getting extra calories as I breast feed- haha.

For my chex mix I follow the recipe on the box- 3 cups of wheat chex, 3 cups of rice chex, 1 cup of pretzels, 1 cup of peanuts. I then add 1 cup of honey nut cheerios, 1 cup of goldfish and the recommended mixture of worchestershire sauce, butter, salt, onion powder and garlic powder.

Thats a mini update from me! More stuff planned for later in the week. Would love to hear any good foods you were craving, eating or preparing during your first few weeks as a new madre.

xx Ly