Non-Pregnant People Have Pregnancy Cravings Too

dsc0094 Non Pregnant People Have Pregnancy Cravings Too

I overheard various people ask my husband when I was pregnant what my pregnancy cravings were.  It was sort of an inside joke between us, because the truth was, I had had pregnancy cravings even before I was pregnant, for about, say, 31 years.  (Jalapeno nacho cheese covered pretzels at 1 am?  Yes, please!)

My latest non-pregnant pregnancy craving happens to involve the Ben and Jerry’s that is auspiciously located across the street from where we live.  I’ve recently discovered that while a single scoop of ice cream costs $3.25, an entire pint is only $5.00!  I’m all about cost-savings and, if that wasn’t enough, they also let you pick and layer your choice of flavors within the pint.

But, when pregnancy ends and you realize 60 lbs. later that maybe 5 donut holes (1 of each breed) a day isn’t any better than eating a whole donut for breakfast, at some point, it’s time to get back on track.

So, I am heading out of my non-pregnant pregnancy phase of enjoying indulgent eating and back to a healthier, more vibrant, energy-filled period, which can be just as enjoyable.  A key part for me is packing lunches and preparing vegetable-centered entrees for dinner.  I’ve been collecting and testing various flavorful, healthy recipes from around the web that I’m excited to cook, eat, and share (posts to follow).  There will still be room for Ben and Jerry’s–for a while at least in the form of free samples of sorbet and other soy-based varieties.

xx

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April 18, 2013 - 1:16 am

Mom's Living Leaner - This brought a smile to my face. I always think to myself “um Diana, you haven’t been pregnant for over 6 months whats with the cravings?” glad I’m not alone

April 18, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Meghan - haha, love your comment about the pint being cheaper. i grew up in VT and ben and jerrys is close to my heart :)

I never had pregnancy cravings… but I did start eating much healthier when pregnant. kinda the opposite of what most people do, but when i knew what i ate, the baby eats, i started making much smarter choices!

April 18, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Jessica - Nothing is wrong with you! :) Thanks for sharing! xx

April 18, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Jessica - I wish I had your situation! Thanks for sharing! xx

April 18, 2013 - 3:38 pm

sailology - never been pregnant but still have sugar cravings every month :) some very yummy food photography here – loving the blog!

April 18, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Jessica - ha! Thanks for stopping by Sallology! xx

April 18, 2013 - 4:40 pm

A - The title of your post made me laugh. Last night after our b-o-r-i-n-g L&D tour we went for ice cream. Now, we go for ice cream maybe once per year. And it was not the prego person in our fearsome duo who was craving ice cream! I keep thinking I’m having sympathy cravings? Maybe I’m just stress-eating. Or just indulging childish desires for sweets and other non-food food items.

Thanks for stopping by earlier!

April 19, 2013 - 1:37 am

Vegemania: Part Un (Artichokes) | fat vegan baby - […] been researching and experimenting with different veggies and tasty recipes to try at home, in an effort to eat out less, using a vegetable as the star entree.  Artichokes are in season now, so last night I steamed them […]

April 20, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Ajaytao2010 - beautiful

April 30, 2013 - 9:17 am

liri1 - So true :)

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