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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by leahmn12 View Post
gen_here:
Here's the stuff I'm talking about. It comes in 1/2 gallons, and it's yummy! http://www.turtlemountain.com/produc..._beverage.html

I would top it off with the coconut coffee creamer for extra richness. Mmmmmm.
Yes! That's the stuff. Thanks! We're on a tight budget, so I'm waiting for it to go on sale. The one store I was at yesterday had the creamers on sale - so I think I'll just dilute the mix with extra water and add a little creamer to it for now.
post #22 of 30
Fruit, fruit, and more fruit! Fresh fruit, whole fruit popsicles, green smoothies, smoothie popsicles, orange juice. Yum.

Oh, and Ethiopian food. More yum.
post #23 of 30
I don't get cravings so much as ideas of what sounds good or doesn't sound good. Savory things are NOT good unless they are sweet n savory (like chicken with a fruity sauce or bbq chicken nachos that have a sweet kick). Unfortunately, I am also really liking carbs which I need to control this time to avoid gaining 20lbs in the first trimester. I'm going on 3 already which isn't terrible but isn't warranted at this stage of pregnancy (and I am overweight to begin with so I don't need to gain as much as average).

Lemon drops sound good...I'll have to get some of those.

Re: coconut - I recommend it, but recommend the actual full fat milk over the creamer. I don't know what they do to the creamer, but I believe there is no fat. However, the fat in coconut milk is SO GOOD for a pregnant woman - seek it out!
post #24 of 30
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Re: coconut - I recommend it, but recommend the actual full fat milk over the creamer. I don't know what they do to the creamer, but I believe there is no fat. However, the fat in coconut milk is SO GOOD for a pregnant woman - seek it out!
You're right that the creamer lists 0 g fat per serving - but the serving is really small (like 2T, I believe). I have a feeling that if you use more than what's listed as a serving, there would have to be fat in there. The very first ingredient on the list is organic coconut milk. I do use the canned coconut milk in smoothies, coconut oil for all our cooking, and put shredded coconut in the smoothies and in cereal. But you're completely right - coconut oil is incredibly good for everyone, especially pregnant moms (and babies)!
post #25 of 30
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You're right that the creamer lists 0 g fat per serving - but the serving is really small (like 2T, I believe). I have a feeling that if you use more than what's listed as a serving, there would have to be fat in there. The very first ingredient on the list is organic coconut milk. I do use the canned coconut milk in smoothies, coconut oil for all our cooking, and put shredded coconut in the smoothies and in cereal. But you're completely right - coconut oil is incredibly good for everyone, especially pregnant moms (and babies)!
I was thinking that too so I thought I'd check my can of coconut milk. 1/3 cup has 14g fat, and that is about 5 1/3 Tbs. A third of that is about 1.75 Tbs which would be a little more than 4.5g fat (compared to the creamer serving of 2T and ~0 fat). So, compared to milk, it seems like the creamer is processed somehow but still quite creamy. I was curious to email them last year and ask but never did.

All that is a good reminder that I should be consuming it a lot more too! I had to dig in the back of one of the pantry shelves to get the can out.
post #26 of 30
i've had some moods, but i don't have any real cravings. i'm following my moods as much as i can since most things have made me want to puke (though this has really been easing up). one odd thing... zucchini's have persistently made me want to puke, but zucchini bread has been rocking my world. also have wanted a tuna sandwich but don't want to make it, so have been able to avoid it. lemonade is probably the closest thing to a craving i've had.
post #27 of 30
I get a taste for something, and will drive across the city if necessary in order to have some. Then I taste it once, thoroughly enjoy it, and the thought forever after makes me sick. So my "cravings" are always a one-time thing, which seems weird to me. Just getting out of the nausea stage though, so I'm looking forward to being able to think about food without being sick!
The past few weeks I have been getting Funky Monkeys from Booster Juice every once in awhile (chocolate soy milk, frozen yogurt, banana) with a protein boost. Before getting pregnant, I got a Starbucks every day, so it seems like I've found a non-coffee drink alternative.

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Oh, and Ethiopian food. More yum.
Mmmm, I'm going out with my cousin for Ethiopian food on Saturday! I can hardly wait!
post #28 of 30
orange_mommy: That is what I'm experiencing. Here's what I've driven around town for: pickled herring, pastries, bagels w/ cream cheese, kefir, strawberries, bacon...
I've also been craving deer steaks and deer burgers. Whoa. That sounds good right now. Vegetables, fruit smoothies, green beans, cheese, bean burritos, who am I kidding? Everything sounds good. At least once.
Except chocolate, Ben & Jerry's (!), garlic, and onions.
post #29 of 30
I have spur of the moment cravings - I think of something or hear of it and I must have it! My first craving this pregnancy was for pork chops, which I then ate and even the thought of eating ever again makes me puke; I consistently am craving cream cheese wontons, but have yet to eat them. Also gala apples with white cheddar is a frequent go to item. Lots of nectarines. It's fun hearing what other people are craving because then I can think of something new that I might actually want to eat!
I concur, the lemon drops sound amazing. I'm going to go look for some on my break : )
post #30 of 30
Mexican- I think I could eat it every meal, breakfast burritos, tamales for lunch and chicken quesadilla's or something for dinner, YUM! Other than that it has been a fairly easy eating pregnancy, not much different than normal, I never know what sounds good. Like right now I'm hungry but I don't know what for!
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