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!