It seems like an overwhelming amount of people ask me if I have any pregnancy cravings. To be honest, I didn’t have food cravings with my first pregnancy or this one either. Now granted I LOVE a big juicy pickle every now and again but I’m not taunted by the taste in the middle of the night. More times than not, I have food aversions. It was way worse when I was pregnant with Lil’ Marcus. I avoided the taste of fish or bake chicken like the plague. Bake chicken for some reason tasted like aluminum foil. So that meant if I was eating chicken it had to be either fried (YUMMMM!) or grilled. With this pregnancy, in my first trimester I could not stand sweet foods. As hot as it was in California ice cream always seemed like a good idea at first, but as soon as it would hit my stomach, nausea would set in IMMEDIATELY. Well, now that I am in my 2nd trimester, there are some foods that will make me travel a long distance just because my twins and I want it. Here is my list of Pregnancy Food Favorites.
- Spicy Sashimi Salad – This salad is made of raw ahi tuna and raw salmon coated in a spicy marinate on top of a bed of mix green vegetables with an Asian Salad dressing. Yes I know pregnant women are advised not to eat raw fish because of certain bacteria and mercury levels. But I am very careful to make sure the fish is of good quality and I only eat it at most 2x a month. My favorite place to buy it is San Sai Japanese Grill.
- Broth based soups – Whether it is Chicken Noodle Soup or Chicken Tortilla Soup or some other chicken soup. I love chicken broth based soups. I think its all the salt and sodium that my mouth craves but typically one bowl of soup fills me up without making me too bloated. Sometimes that is half the battle when I eat these days. My favorite chicken tortilla soup is at El Pollo Loco.
- Fried Potatoes and Onions – First of all the smell is intoxicating all by itself. I love when the aroma from the cooked onions starts to leave the pan and fill the room. And if the potatoes are really fancy then there is the smell of garlic in the air as well. The only thing about this dish is that it is easy for me to overeat and then feel stuff and uncomfortable for hours later. But sometimes…its worth it. My favorite place for fried potatoes is in my own kitchen, cooked by me.
- MILK – This item really shouldn’t be on this list because it has been my favorite beverage all of my life. Thank the Lord, my stomach still loves even when I am pregnant. It doesn’t matter how bloated I get, there is always room for a large cold glass of milk. And not the imitation almond-soy-it should even be called milk-crap. I like that good old fashion, out of the teet of cow white stuff. And yes, I know that milk is comprised of mucus, blood, and some other stuff that sounds nasty but who knew that it taste so good when its mixed together. LOL. My favorite is 2% milk but I do drink whole milk as a second option.
Well I think that’s it for now. Thanks for checking out my blog! Make sure you check out my YouTube channel, That Chick Angel TV for more pregnancy updates and fun content. Talk to you guys next week!