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Goodbye Greens, Hello Cake: My New Nursing Diet

Most weeks I talk about what I am eating, baking and cooking – this week I am going to share with you what I haven’t been eating.

For those of you who don’t know, I have an amazing little baby girl who is almost 5 months old. I am breastfeeding which I love.  But breastfeeding for me has proven to be much like my pregnancy: the little alien dictates the menu.

Throughout my pregnancy, I devoured produce: containers of raspberries, entire watermelons and in some weeks three bags of kale all on my own. I adore simple roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts, as I have discussed many times in this space – and I ate these my the bowl-full, throughout my pregnancy as well.

But my little lady Goldberg has had other plans for me and my formerly healthful eating habits since she was born. I have not been able to eat vegetables, particularly leafy green vegetables – my favorite! Instead, I am eating sweet potatoes, avocado, tons of fruit. But each time I try to eat salad or some spinach – nope, the little lady protests with a tummy ache.

And so in place of veggies I am almost embarrassed to admit I have developed a rather serious addiction to CAKE. I suppose, that as a baker, this is not an altogether surprising replacement for vegetables. After all, a priest once told me that chocolate is a vegetable since it comes from a bean. And who wants to argue with a priest (especially when his logic seems so…delicious).

And while I agree cake does not replace the healthful benefits of spinach, broccoli or kale…for now it will simply have to do. But I am open to suggestions – let me know if you have any recipes to try (or tips to break the cake addiction). Until then you’ll find me in the bakery section.

Posted on October 24, 2012

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