Did you have any particular cravings during your pregnancy? During my first trimester, I was feeling too sick to even think about food. I probably had a longer list of “cannot eat” due to my hightened sensitivity to smells than a list of what I could manage to keep down. During the second trimester my appetite went back to normal, but now that I’m in my 30th week, it has accelerated full force to where I now cannot stop thinking about what to snack on (This doesn’t bode well for someone who has an office job that lets her sit all day!).
Last night, my husband had a craving for a dipped ice cream cone so he made a trip to our local Dairy Queen and brought me back an Oreo blizzard. It was the first time that I finished one by myself from top to bottom and I have to say, it was heavenly! Unfortunately, the satisfaction doesn’t last too long before I’m thinking, “What’s next?”.
Whether savoury or sweet, these are some items that I could totally take a bite out of (Find all links and credits for images below on my Eat, Drink and Be Merry Pinterest board)!
Chocolate crepes with strawberries and creme: Need I say more?
Chocolate frozen bananas: I actually might have to make these at home since it looks relatively easy and healthy! Bananas are a source of potasium too.
Eton Mess: ”Whether its creation was a happy accident or divine design, this thoroughly English dessert is heaven in a bowl.” Meringues are another weakspot of mine and with a description like that… I’m sold.
Honey roasted apricots: I can’t wait for summer to do this one. If you had to minus the ice cream, it’s still the perfect combo of healthy and delicious!
Sliced baked potatos: Of all carbohydrates, potatos are another one of my weak spots. Cannot. Resist.
Roasted brussel sprouts: I actually do enjoy brussel sprouts! It seriously has been the undog of all vegetable with most people recalling it as a dull and lifeless chore to take care of when they were little before being released from the dinner table. But I’m happy to see that this underrated veggie is now enjoying a revival in both restaurants and home.
Roasted vegetable mac ‘n cheese: This one’s on my dinner roster tonight! Really! It’s reviving a childhood favourite while packing those veggies in.
Vietnamese pickled vegetables: While I can’t say that I have had any cravings for pickles and ice cream, I have noticed that I have been partial to sour foods. This is another recipe that I think I will put on the “to try” list.
Baguettes: Was never much into bread prior to being pregnant, but since then, I’m always up for a fresh slice of a hearty one. I have noticed that since packing a good quality dense bread for lunch, it has carried me through the work day better than the generic fluffy stuff.