In a further attempt to eat well during this pregnancy, I busted out What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Because they already know what you’re thinking before you consult their Table of Contents, they told me not to freak out and immediately cut out carbohydrates in an attempt to keep weigh in control. The advice they gave, is not to give up potatoes, but rather, make sure to eat them with the skin still on. When you eat potatoes without the skin, you miss out on essential nutrients, so says What to Expect.
Yet again, Pinterest delivered me a delicious lunch. Sliced Baked Potato. Wash a yukon potato, thinly slice almost all the way through. Between each slice place a sliver of garlic, pour melted butter over the whole thing and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 425 for 40 mins. Before eating, I knocked out each slice of garlic. It left enough flavor without being gross. Oh wow it was so good. Each slice was crispy on the edges but soft in the middle. I cooked it for 40 mins, but the end pieces were still not quite cooked all the way though. So next time I’m going to either add more butter (I used about 1 Tbls) and\or cook it 45 mins. But that with a side of noodle soup was a perfect lunch and a guilt free carb for me!