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Food Porn for Pregnant Women

My first pregnancy, I was pretty much nauseous the entire time. Absolutely nothing seemed appealing. My biggest challenge was finding nutritious foods I could keep down that wouldn’t give me a case of massive acid reflux.

Taste was not really figured into the equation since nothing tasted good. Even chocolate— can you imagine?

This time around, it’s a different story. The day we found out I was pregnant, my husband brought home a jar of pickles as a joke and I ate the whole thing by the time I went to bed. (I don’t recommend that; fifteen minutes later, I threw them all up.)

My cravings aren’t anything particularly strange. No barbecue sauce — drenched Snickers bars or anything like that — but they are VERY SPECIFIC.

If I want a tuna sandwich, there is nothing you can do to convince me to eat something else. If there is not a bowl of gazpacho on the menu, I may suggest we leave and try a different restaurant.

Below are my top twelve pregnancy cravings.


  • Watermelon 1 of 12
    Watermelon
    No joke, I can eat an entire watermelon in one sitting. It's like sugar water— but healthy.
    Found on Forever
  • Truffled Parmesan Fries 2 of 12
    Truffled Parmesan Fries
    Forget regular fries (which are awesome too) but I defy you to leave a loner at the bottom with a plate of these babies.
    Found on Vogue Lustys
  • Tuna Fish Sandwich 3 of 12
    Tuna Fish Sandwich
    I cannot explain. And I know I shouldn't eat too much tuna. But sometimes a pregnant mama wants what a pregnant mama wants.
    Found on The Healthy Foodie
  • Licorice 4 of 12
    Licorice
    I don't have the biggest sweet tooth while pregnant (when I'm not pregnant, it's a totally different story) so licorice, preferably strawberry, is my go-to candy of choice.
    Found on Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Salads 5 of 12
    Salads
    Raw fruits and vegetables are probably my #1 source of nutrients and what I crave most often. It's hard for something to upset your stomach when it's not cooked. Also, I have a whole new appreciation for dressing.
    Found on The Incuisition
  • Pizza 6 of 12
    Pizza
    Pizza is hands down my favorite food with or without a growing baby in my belly. That's one thing I passed directly on to my first child.
    Found on Food 52
  • Blueberry Smoothies 7 of 12
    Blueberry Smoothies
    My husband makes these for me every morning, a tradition that started with my first pregnancy.
    Found on Happy Healthy Life
  • Chicken Miso Ramen 8 of 12
    Chicken Miso Ramen
    There is a gourmet ramen place right next to my apartment that I never tried until a month or so ago. Now, I am officially obsessed. Even in summer.
    Found on Fork Spoon Knife
  • Coffee Ice Cream 9 of 12
    Coffee Ice Cream
    What better way to fill the coffee void than with a bowl of ice cream?
    Found on Williams-Sonoma
  • Gazpacho 10 of 12
    Gazpacho
    I love gazpacho. This was the only food that got me through my first pregnancy and I've picked up right where I left off.
    Found on The Pioneer Woman
  • Peaches 11 of 12
    Peaches
    Fruit is another thing I find myself constantly craving. I like all kinds but nothing beats a perfectly ripe peach.
    Found on The Kitchn
  • French Macaroons 12 of 12
    French Macaroons
    They are sickeningly sweet so I can only eat just one but I find myself making special detours on the way home from work to pick them up.
    Found on Leelouz World

What foods do you crave the most?

Read more from Ilana and Dr. B at Mommy Shorts
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