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What are you eating that you love?

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm finding I have little to no appetite still and just lack of desire to eat really. Share some ideas to inspire me to eat, please!!!! I'm 17 weeks and usually eat anything that is food in my reach at this point!
post #2 of 32

My number one complaint this pregnancy is food aversion. It all sounds bad. Especially if I make it. Which sucks because I am a food blogger! The only thing I can stomach is mexican take out- but when I eat it I feel sick an hour later. This is my lowest weight gain to date for a pregnancy. It's so weird! 

post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 
So sad you're having this too. I'm having that aversion too. Nothing sounds good. Why oh why?! I usually love to eat! Ugh!
post #4 of 32
I'm finally getting past pure aversion, at least until I have something in front of me. eyesroll.gif I ordered in a sandwich from a local place yesterday, and could barely eat half. But, the Cheetos it came with were really good. bag.gif How terrible is that?! Ugh. hide.gif
post #5 of 32

Eggs, eggs, and more eggs.

post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

Eggs, eggs, and more eggs.
It's strange, but at nearly 20 weeks, I still have an egg aversion. I haven't felt sick for about 2 months and this is my only remaining aversion! We have our own hens that lay beautiful eggs- and I've been selling so many of them during this pregnancy! Sometimes if I get DH to cook them, I can eat some eggs, but I still SMELL them, and that's nearly as bad as eating them.
post #7 of 32

I could see where eggs would throw someone off.  Heck, my DH hates the smell of them all the time.  But almost from day one, I can't seem to get enough of them.

 

DH is going to have to deal with it when we get a couple of chickens next year, if our neighbors give us permission for our permit.  Hehe...

post #8 of 32

I'm with you, GISDiva.  I can't get enough eggs - preferably scrambled.  I so wish my little postage stamp yard in the city would allow for some chickens :-(

 

Peanut/Almond butter are next.  I am gluten intolerant so I generally spread one or the other on apple quarters/eigths for a pretty filling snack.

post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by alphahen View Post

I'm with you, GISDiva.  I can't get enough eggs - preferably scrambled.  I so wish my little postage stamp yard in the city would allow for some chickens :-(

 

Peanut/Almond butter are next.  I am gluten intolerant so I generally spread one or the other on apple quarters/eigths for a pretty filling snack.

 

I'm actually really surprised our chicken ordinance passed last month.  I live in a fairly urban suburb of Milwaukee and they tend to be more conservative.  Times are changing though.  :)  Milwaukee has had their ordinance for a year without issue, so that helped.

 

I just discovered apples and peanut butter, I have no idea why I've never tried that before.  Delicious!  Then I told my son to try it and he wholeheartedly agreed!

post #10 of 32

Blah, sugar.  I want to bake terrible stuff all the time.  And I love cereal, which we usually rarely buy.  Good for me foods - fruits is mainly it...

post #11 of 32

With my first I felt like *nothing* and really enjoyed home-made orange julius.  I'd make it with calcium fortified orange juice (and, at the time, calcium fortified milk--- so I was getting like triple the calcium) and it was something I could always keep down.

 

THis time around I've also been enjoying citrus--- I think I'll go have a grapefruit right now :)

post #12 of 32

I'm only now starting to get hungry and letting go of many of my previous aversions. I'm also trying to eat protein. Cottage cheese, egg salad sandwiches, cheese sticks, yogurts have been good but I couldn't have touched any of those a few weeks ago. Also eating a lot of fruit. Pizza was really good even when I was throwing up the most. I am kind of sad about some of the foods I'll never be able to eat again because I got sick on them.

post #13 of 32

I have been making flour tortillas pretty often.  They are easier than bread, but are a good project for little hands to help with, and provide good snacking options for us.  We try to make a big pot of something once or twice a week.  We have been favoring beans and rice, chili, lentils, and split pea stew (as they all go well with tortillas and are easy to prepare).  We have also been doing quesadillas, burritos, tostadas, and tacos.  I am also craving Mexican(ish) food.  We left NM about 6mos ago, and I am really missing green chili!

 

On the flip side, I have also really been into Asian food.  I have been making miso for lunch with shredded veggies in it.  Sometimes I add noodles and a soft egg, YUM!  We just discovered 'Annie Chun's' Freshpack noodles.  There are Udon, Chowmein, Soba, buckwheat... maybe more.  I can make a super fast stir-fry and throw those in at the end.  Or put them in Thai ginger/garlic chicken soup.  And we made cashew chicken that was soooo good recently.

 

Man, I love food. (!)

post #14 of 32
I haven't really had food cravings OR aversions, and in the first trimester everything was just blah. But in between the nausea I had severe hunger pangs and seemed to eat constantly. As a result I'd already gained 10 lbs by my 16 week appointment, which was on the high end considering I was only 108 pre pregnancy. Now the hunger has mellowed a little but I still feel like I'm probably eating too much, even though it's all quite healthy. I'm not showing really; it's like all the weight has gone into my butt! And breasts...sorry, a bit off topic I guess, but food related.

I'm definitely eating eggs more than I used to, especially curried scrambled eggs. Wasabe edamame as a snack; the zing seems to help keep the hunger at bay for a bit.
post #15 of 32
Last pregnancy, I couldn't eat enough. Even with the nausea, I just had to eat constantly. I had a little of that to about 12 or so weeks, but it was only middle of the night and nothing sounded good and I still sometimes threw up before and after. Ugh!

The vomiting is (mostly) behind me now, but the aversions persist. Cooking meat is still so hard on me and any kind of fish. In gact, I think this baby must be a vegetarian because I really rarely want meat at all- except bacon at breakfast. smile.gif

I usually handle eggs pretty well and have made a few vegetable quiches to get me through. Cheese and yogurt are keeping me afloat, too.

Still though, I think I have a pretty sizable bump, but I'm only one pound up from pre-pregnancy at 20.5 weeks. I hope y'all will mention something to inspire me. The peanut butter and apples sounds pretty good!
post #16 of 32

Oh and twice baked potatoes, stuffed with veggies!  Except now that it is warming up, I don't know if I will want the oven on a whole lot...  I can't wait for some veggies to grow in the garden.  I have been really into greens lately.  Cooked chard, kale, and cabbage probably because of the wintery weather.  But now that it is warmer, maybe more salads and slaws too!

post #17 of 32

POLISH anything...my FIL is from Warsaw and I am in love with their food, and something about open faced sandwiches just makes them more delicious. Also, Pink Lady apples and anything fermented...pickles, sauerkraut love.gif, kombucha...mmmmmm yummy.gif

post #18 of 32
Lots of this stuff sounds pretty good. I wish I had someone to cook it all for me smile.gif

I saw frozen peroigies in the grocer the other day and I wanted them so badly. But you wouldn't believe the amount of non-food and terrible things that not only one, but TWO brands had in them. I can't even fathom why something as simple as pockets of dough filled with potato had to have all that stuff in it. I did not purchase them. I'm still feeling a little bitter XD
post #19 of 32
Pineapples!! Can't get enough
post #20 of 32
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Pineapples!! Can't get enough

YES!!!! me, too!
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