Friday, July 8, 2011


Long ago, Joe & I were playing the old 'Would You Rather' game when vegetables versus fruit came up.  Would you rather eat vegetables or fruit for the rest of your life?  I've always been a green vegetable girl, raw or cooked.  I love brussels sprouts, broccoli, salad greens, etc.  You name it, I'll eat a helping for four in one sitting.  So naturally I was pro-herbaceous plants.  Joe, on the other hand, is the complete opposite.  He's a fruit-y guy.  Apples, oranges, mangoes, bananas, etc.  He can't get enough of nature's natural sweetness.

Come this pregnancy, I've had more fruit cravings than ever before.  It's like I don't even know myself anymore.  Just this week, we made a stop at the grocery store for a dozen peaches.  It's all I could think about that day and I just had to bite into South Carolina's finest.  Fruit smoothies are another big craving for me.  If I'm within walking distance to a shop that sells them, I'm lacing my sneakers up and making the trek.  Any flavor will do.

Another crazy craving I've had this pregnancy is my lack of desire for chocolate.  Up until now I have always been the girl that had to pop a Hershey kiss after lunch.  I always opted for the most chocolate-y dessert on the menu.  Chocolate just always hit the spot for me.  I still see it now and tell myself I want it.  But when it actually hits my taste buds, the typical desired effect is less than desirable.  It's not even worth wasting the calories.

Thirdly, I now am addicted to spicy.  Now I've always thought I had quite a 'spicy' personality.  But when it came to mild salsa, I would lightly dip my tortilla chip and then down a glass of water afterward.  Heartburn soon ensued.  Now I'm popping jalapenos and
pepperoncinis like it's nobody's business.  And slathering hot sauce on everything I eat.  No more chicken nuggets dipped in sweet-n-sour sauce.  Give this girl the spicy chicken sandwich ... with a side of extra spicy.
Speaking of spicy...


Perpetual Blind Date said...

Girl, I love me some fruit. Welcome to the fruit-y side of things. Its a nice time, promise.

Lisa D said...

Those were the good ole days - the cloth diapers that sagged like a pair of nice linen pants on a hot, sweaty day. At least they were environmentally friendly :) Think about it, Mel.

Shauna said...

oh my gosh, i was the same way. two pineapples a week...single handed... i kid you not.

Tanner and Andrea said...

i craved nothing but watermelon! tanner ran to the store every couple days to get me a new slice of it... yummm..