Craving of the Week

COTW: Veggies!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for my Craving of the Week, as promised!

(Thursday has no real significance to the whole craving thing.  I just came up with the idea last week on Thursday.)

In my first trimester, I didn’t even want to look at a vegetable.  Or a fruit, for that matter.  I actually bit into a perfectly ripe banana and spit it right into the trash can.

I wanted carbs.

And fried carbs.  And sugar-rolled, chocolate-dipped carbs.

(It’s no wonder I got the, “You might want to slow your weight gain…” talk from my OB yesterday.  We’re so not talking right now.)

But somewhere around the 15 week mark, I found myself craving fresh produce again.  I can even eat bananas without gagging.  Yesterday, I made myself the most delicious lunch that I shall call:

Dish’s Summer Chick Pea Salad

One can of chick peas, one cucumber – peeled and chopped, and a chopped ripe tomato.  Add a teaspoon of EVOO, a teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar, and salt and pepper.  SO DELICIOUS!  You can add whatever you’d like – avocado, olives, maybe some crumbled feta cheese – the possibilities are endless!

Here’s hoping all the fresh fruits and veggies of summer will keep me in the produce aisle… and away from the nearest Dairy Queen!