Friday, July 27, 2012

Food on Friday: Cravings

About a week or two after we found out that I was pregnant, I wanted to start making a list of the foods that I craved along the way, just to document. And partly because it is so funny to me. I think that this is the first time in my life where I do not have reservations about eating a lot of chocolate, cheese or dreaming of peanut butter toast for breakfast. I am going to blame it on the hormones, while also being conscious of my tendency to idolize food. I definitely don't want to use my pregnancy as an excuse to sin! Going on week 7 here was my list:
  • Cheddar cheese (lactose-free!) & crackers
  • Mac'n'cheese (unfortuately I'm allergic to wheat & dairy, so it might be difficult to quench this craving)
  • Dark chocolate.. haven't eaten much though
  • Fruit
  • Anything with tomatoes >>>>>>>>>
  • Peanut butter toast
  • Peanut butter on rice cakes
  • Peanut butter.. on ANYTHING! The salty/sweet taste is perfect for a queasy tummy
  • Grilled cheese & tomato soup - oh man I want this so bad right now (written at 9:30am, Tuesday 5/15/12)
  • Red pepper flakes (spicy)
Week 8:
  • I especially did not want = salads or coffee
Week 9:
  • EGGS! Scrambled & sunny side-up with GF toast, in the morning. Yum.
Week 10:
  • Cherry Jolly Ranchers (weird, right?)
  • Frozen yogurt - well I actually crave this even when I am not pregnant.
Week 11:
  • Still a lot of fruit! Berries in particular
  • Still a lot of tomatoe-y foods
  • Lemon anything - esp. lemon rice, lemon tea, lemon water
  • Salads are back :)
  • Greek salad
  • Vinegar-y salad dressing ONLY
  • Hummus
  • I really want some pita bread.. but I can't eat it :( Dumb gluten allergy.
  • Protein - I think my body is alerting me more to my need of certain nutrients
  • Any raw vegetables
Weeks 12-14:
  • Back to pretty much normal.. although deli meat was yummy these weeks
  • Cake pops/balls - my friend made some gluten free for me and they were so good
  • Coffee in the mornings again!
  • Indian food
Weeks 15-16:
  • Resumed normal eating habits
  • I had a strange craving for DILL PICKLES, so I bought a jar and ate them all in 3 days
  • Creamy peanut butter.. as always :)
To recap: weirdest craving  all sorts of tomate-based foods: soups, stews, Other than that, since I am now into the second trimester I am trying to eat healthfully while not being too hard on myself. I have been reading that the second trimester is really the most important time to be getting all of your nutrients and to stay hydrated. I usually drink about 64 to 72 ounces of water a day, so pregnancy has just given me a better excuse to drink all the water I want! I am very grateful that thus far I have felt great (second trimester) and have been gaining weight just as the doctor ordered. Four months down, five to go.. EEK!

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