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Marlene

The pregnancy cravings

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Here's a craving story from the inside :wink:

While pregnant with me my mother craved oinions sauteed in lots of butter. She would slice the onion whole so thy were rings. Cooked until just the last bit of sharpness was detectable. She ate this throughout the entire pregnancy. Stopped eating cooked onions after the pregnancy.

Fast forward about ten years. I have discovered food. I have discovered cooking. I have discovered how much fun it is to chop an onion. Especially into rings. I have discovered the perfect way to cook onions: lots of butter until they are just the tinies bit sharp. :smile:


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It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,

but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. -Arthur Ashe

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While I was pregnant I craved chopped liver (chicken), chicken salad, mayo, spicey food (hot peppers, buffalo wings, chineese food) red meat, ice cream (Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia). Although I like veggies I could not eat them during pregnancy, they tasted slimey and made me gag.

While I was pregnant my favorite meal was to go to the diner and have a chicken salad club with french fries w/extra mayo (I dipped my fries in it).

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During the most recent pregnacy I craved Thai and Indian foods, avacados- had

to have them in the house at all times!, fruit salads, broccoli rabe, kale and other

greens, and cheese of all kinds.


Melissa

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As a food geek, I've been very lucky during this, my first pregnancy. No food aversions, no morning sickness, and not really much in the way of cravings! I've even been able to keep eating spicy foods and other things that are common problems.

The closest thing to a craving I've been having is a big desire for sweet carby foods. I had that before I got pregnant, but it's definitely been a little more pronounced.

The biggest change is that I'm eating a _lot_ of breakfast cereal. Whenever I'm hungry and don't know what I want, or there's nothing around the house that's easy, I'll get a bowl of cereal and eat that. A little bit of sugar, mostly whole grains, some milk, sometimes some fruit. Easy, but pretty healthy, so I don't have to feel guilty about it!


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I'm only 11 weeks but I've been craving super spicy. Hot pepper condiments on everything. At one point, I was walking with sriracha sauce in my bag.

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Refried beans and cheese, in a quesadilla, in a bowl, on nachos. However it comes. Also spicy spicy spicy. Mexican (to go with the beans), Thai, or just some tobasco on top.

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It's been nearly 10 years, for me, but I remember peanut butter. I would go through a Costco jar of Skippy in a week, eating it on everything, including a spoon. My son hates peanut butter. What kid hates peanut butter? I went on a giardenara kick, too, those very tart pickled mixed vegetables, pepperocinis would do in a pinch. I remember eating at a local Italian place with a salad bar, and eating a plateful of pepperocini, covered with vinagrette.

Also, Orange Hi-C. Not orange Kool-aid. Not orange drink, not Tang, not Sunny Delight. Orange Hi-C, and plenty of it, out of the huge cans. I never drank Hi-C, and never touched it after I had my son, but for some reason, I was downing it by the gallon.

Aversions: I couldn't deal with raw meat, especially chicken. The sight, smell, mere thought of raw chicken would have me hauling ass to the bathroom. Cured meats made me throw up every time, even something as innocent as a few slices of pepperoni on pizza. Salami on a sub? Up it came. I couldn't eat cheeseburgers or any combo of meat and cheese together. Took me three years before I could stand cured salami type stuff, afterwards.

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I craved things with bold flavors, junk food and sweets. Nothing truly notable except that when I was pregnant with my youngest, I craved salads, which I normally don't go out of my way to eat.

Aversions... when I was pregnant with my second son 9 years ago, I made an appetizer for a potluck that used homemade teriyaki sauce. There was something about the smell of that had me running to the nearest receptacle. To this day, I can't make my own teriyaki sauce without that urge to upchuck.


Cheryl

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I can only remember once having a craving that sent us on an oddessy, to have corn bread and baked beans. Went to 3 places to get what was "necessary", and ate it for dinner and breakfast and lunch, then it was all gone, and the craving never repeated.

I refused to completely give up coffee, but pregnancy changed my perception of the smell from wonderful to foul. I'd just kinda hold my breath and drink my daily halfcup. God, I loved that rush of feeling slightly less tired, for those few minutes.

My mom was put on salt-free diets for both her pregnancies. My sister and I both grew up eating table salt straight. I always wonder if there is a connection between our strong attraction to salt and mom's diet.


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Oh! and I forgot about pizza. I want pizza all the time. I mean, I liked pizza before but I ate it occasionally. Now, I just want pizza. This is when I really just love being a New Yorker and still living here. I sent my husband get some for me now. LOL!!

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Fresh pineapple, usually in the middle of the night when mso had to drive many ks to find a fruit store open.

And although not a food craving the temp in the house in the winters I was pregnant could not be above C 15* (F 60* for those south of the border) during the day and even had to be colder at night. I would even leave all the windows open and go outside with my coat open in below zero (F 30 *) weather regularly.


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Ice cream. I ate a ton of ice cream with the first two and tempura. Baked potatoes with lots and lots of butter with the third.

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