Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Mar 8, 2008 07:43 AM

How have/did your eating preferences change when pregnant?

At first I just wanted meat and fat. Now I'm completely off coffee, pieces of meat, buttery cheeses, but ok with cream cheese or sour cream. No thank you to bitter vegetables,which I normally love. I've definitely got more of a sweet tooth, and my apple consumption has increased as well as fruit yoghurts and juice which I didn't like before.
Last night all I wanted was a korean seafood pancake, which I drove 20min to get.
I think it's kind of amusing, I'm wondering what other people got turned off to and started to like while pregnant. I'm not in the "pickles and peanut butter" or equivalent stage, is that 3rd trimester?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Normally I loved rich sauces, etc but while pregnant preferred plain food and had a craving for cole slaw. I never had morning sickness but I tended to lose my appetite at supper time. Best wishes to you for a happy and healthy baby!

    1. I'm not sure where the pickle thing came from, everyone has different cravings. I was turned off by broccoli and by big dense chicken breasts, had to have it diced or shredded in small quantities. But I could eat an entire bowl of fruit salad. And once I absolutely had to have a tuna noodle casserole (with potato chip topping!) which I have never made before or since.

      1. Coudn't stand beef of any sort. Could barely handle or cook either. Never like tomatoes or tomato soup until I got pregnant. My only real cravings were Cocoa Puffs cereal. Can't stand it now

        1. I loved strong flavors but I could not tolerate those same smells when I was pregnant. I lived on a lot of carbohydrate laden comfort foods and soups for the first few months. I do not remember craving pickles and ice cream, but I did develop a ravishing sweet tooth the during the 3rd trimester.


          1. I liked everything so spicy it almost hurt, and craved Kentucky Fried Chicken mashed potatoes and gravy for about 6 months of my pregnancies. And before I was pregnant, I'd probably only had KFC maybe twice. So where that craving came from, I'll never know.