Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cravings

I've never really had pregnancy cravings. I just want to eat and eat. Pretty much everything sounds good and I find that the things I really like taste even better when I am pregnant.

To me, a true craving is something that you would typically never eat but that you cannot get enough of during pregnancy. Like turnip greens or spam or garden soil. If you hear a pregnant woman say, "I'm really craving chips and queso!" what she means is "I am in a phase of life in which I intend on eating whatever the heck I want because I am going to get fat anyway so get me some chips and queso right now and don't even think about giving me any lip about it because I am surrendering my body to grow this child so the least you can do is let me enjoy my fried corn and melted cheese in peace." I mean, who doesn't love chips and queso? When do you ever hear "Ugh! Chips and queso sounds like a horrible idea. No thank you!" Uh...you don't.

That being said, I have a current food crush that I am not quite prepared to label a "craving" but that I can honestly say has never appealed to me before and possibly will never appeal to me again.

Meet the Pickle Pack.



Excuse me...pak. It's picklicious.

Allow me to explain. A few weeks ago I was at HEB and I purchased some lunchmeat from the deli. It just so happened that that day, with purchase of lunchmeat, one received some deli cheese and one indivudual picklepak cup free. I'm not a big pickle eater, but it was free so I took it. And a few days later, I saw it in the pantry and decided to eat it with my sandwich.

And I have never looked back! That picklepak was amazing. Little-bitty kosher pickles (served at room temp, never refrigerated I have learned) have become a staple of my diet. Are my hands and feet a little puffy from the extra salt that my new pickle habit has introduced into my diet? Yes. Do I care? No.

So while I don't consider my beloved picklets a craving, I will say that I am glad I was pregnant when I discovered my love for them because it makes it seem so much more acceptable. Regular girl walking around with a little plastic up full of mini-pickles--weird. Pregnant girl doing the same thing--makes total sense. I could even have an ice cream cone in the other hand and no one would think twice.

Pregnancy. You get fat but no one dares question your food choices. I shall enjoy my last few weeks of this.

8 comments:

christina said...

strangely enough, pickles were my "food" of choice this pregnancy too. I haven't had ONE since...and haven't thought too much about it..until now. But turn back to 6 weeks ago, and i was a'pickle lovin. too funny.

hilarylarson said...

My motto when you are prego: eat and love it, this too shall pass! :)

cheryl said...

you seriously are one of the funniest girls on the planet. eat that pickle pak and enjoy it (for Simeon's sake, of course)! ;)

Patti said...

Picklicious? Pickle-licious? Whatever. I'm going to start using it.

Sarah said...

Those pickle paks are GREAT for packed lunches, too :) :) :) Thanks for sharing your funny pregnancy experiences with us!

Rebecca said...

That is too funny! Is it sad to admit that I like chicken McNuggets from McDonalds this pregnancy! I have taken Graham there are lot more lately and always hope he doesn't eat all of his:)

Traci said...

I totally got the free pickle pak at HEB too! The very same meal deal, I'm sure. And they were goooood pickles. I like 'em too!

thelittlefields said...

I've been into pickled okra. I agree with you about calling things cravings. I wouldnt say that okra was a true 'craving' since I would eat pickled okra any day.

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