If you want to eat peanut butter at every meal, you’re not alone. Up to 68% of women have cravings during pregnancy.
According to a BabyCenter survey, almost 40% of expectant moms craved sweets, while about one-third preferred salty snacks. About 17% wanted Mexican or other spicy foods. Ten percent (10%) had to have sour foods like citrus fruit or green apples.
You’re Craving What?
Some pregnant women start craving strange foods and combinations. Here are some common and not-so-common cravings are:
- Brownies with mustard
- Peanut butter & cheese
- Nachos with extra jalapenos
- Gummi bears
- Cheese dipped in ketchup
- Root beer
- Pickle chips on chocolate cookies
- Tabasco sauce on everything
You can eat what you crave sometimes. Just make sure they’re not unsafe for you or your baby. Try to eat healthy most of the time.
Food Safety During Pregnancy
Much of food safety during pregnancy is common sense. Here are guidelines that may help, especially if you find yourself craving something unusual. From alcohol to seafood, find out what foods may be risky during pregnancy.