I thought it would be fun to reflect on my pregnancy and share with you all my weird food habits during this pregnancy. . .
Typical pregnancy stereotype. . . but I loved pickles – although not just any pickles… they had to be Claussen Dill pickles!
It just tasted so good! I even cried over it one night. . . seriously – pregnancy hormones are no joke!
Fiber One Bars: Oats and Chocolate
These were my go to snack. As I got further along in my pregnancy, I found that I would have to snack more frequently. This was the perfect size and amount and easy to take with me in the car or my purse.
Oh, it was so terrible in the first trimester when my normal caramel skim latte had NO appeal to me. . . Thankfully, it got better into the second and third trimester, and I was able to have my normal (well, half-caffeine) latte in the morning. .. but then just recently into the third trimester my taste buds are playing an evil trick on me and my normally favorite place for lattes – Caribou Coffee – tastes just awful! I hope things turn around again soon!
I never have really liked fish or the smell of fish, but during pregnancy, I can’t even be around it. If anyone in the lunchroom at work has fish or the worst –tuna fish – I can’t even be in there to eat lunch!
I have always been picky when it comes to meat, but it has intensified during pregnancy. I was pretty routinely eating turkey sandwiches for lunch until about 2-3 weeks ago, when I had one bite of turkey that was just weird and since then – I can’t even think about eating a turkey sandwiches – seriously, I am almost gagging just thinking about it right now!
I usually love chobani yogurt, but just does not taste good right now. . .
My usual salads or side veggie with dinner has been absent for most of this pregnancy. Just doesn’t sound or taste good. Thankfully, I have been able to sneak some veggies into dishes and have been able to snack on fresh baby carrots to get my nutrients in!
I am looking forward to having my taste buds go back to ‘normal’ after the baby is born. I am planning on breast feeding though so it will be interesting to see what changes in my diet I will have to make depending on how they affect the baby!
If you are or have been pregnant: what are some of your craziest food cravings or aversions? And if your not pregnant – what food are you loving right now???