Blue Cheese, Spinach and a Special Surprise

All I want to eat is spinach.  I’d love to throw a little blue cheese on a spinach salad.  But I can’t!

I’m also craving asparagus, chocolate and cereal! Oh yeah, and Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese???

All these signs point to one thing… this mama is expecting baby #3!  Due Thanksgiving Day-ish! 

First Trimester + Writing a Food Blog = Toaster Struedel and Green Beans for dinner??? 

No really, I will do my VERY BEST to post a recipe each night.  But, I just might end up eating Toaster Struedels (or Stouffers or asparagus) while the rest of my men eat their dinner!  😉

If you have any tips or experiences on how to best handle the whole “I just can’t seem to stomach what I just cooked” pregnancy issue, please share them!  (I know this will pass in a few weeks, but in the mean time…)


  1. says

    That is great! Congratulations. I remember when I was preg. with my 2nd baby I walked past the seafood counter in the grocerystore. The smell about did me in and hit me fast and I had to run to the front of the store to get some fresh air and not spew all over everything. Smells definitely can get to you.

    Do what you can and we’ll be fine.


  2. says

    Congratulations Erin! No tips on that eating what you just cooked…unless you eat something before you cook. Might try it!

    Praying for a great pregnancy!

  3. says

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’ve never experienced morning sickness, but I do have nausea with migraines that seems to have a lot of parallels…. so my advice would be to try not to cook on an empty stomach. Nibble beforehand on something you do want to eat. Or chew minty gum, drink club soda, whatever you can do to make it through. Sometimes the smelling of the food makes me want it less and less, I know what you mean.

  4. says

    Congrats! The best thing I have found to help the “I’m not throwing up, but that might help” feeling is drinking Red Raspberry Leave tea. It is amazing for the pregnant body and every pregnant woman should drink gallons of it when pregnant, but it really helped me this last pregnancy. (Make sure it doesn’t taste like raspberries though, then its just too artificial to be helpful. Try and get a more herbal form of the tea, not just a tasty one.)

  5. Allison says

    Congratulations!!! I’m 25 weeks pregnant, so I’ve been where you are very recently. And really, I just didn’t cook anything…we had no meat for about a month. lol And I just made the husband suck it up.

  6. says

    Congratulations!! I wish I had some tips for you on the eating during the first trimester front. But I don’t other than “what mama wants mama gets”. Eat whatever you are craving when you are craving and don’t worry unless you A) start to lose weight or B) gain too much too quickly. Keep in mind that the second trimester is not too far away and it usually gets better then.

  7. Erika says

    Congrats! I’m expecting #5 and due Nov. 13th so I know exactly how you feel when it comes to making meals at this time. I can’t even stand the smell of most things right now. I wish I had some advice/suggestions but I’m really struggling myself and haven’t found much that helped except sleep.

  8. Valerie Barber says

    Congratulations!!! I didn’t know, but when I saw that you couldn’t stomach cooking the italian sausage–that’s when I suspected. I just saw your segment on the Rachel Ray show this morning. Great job!!!! Love your website–keep up the good work.


  9. Angela says

    Congrats! When I was pregnant, it was with my 1st, so I only had to worry about hubby. And I generally made him eat at the chow hall on base :) I couldn’t even stand to go to the commissary, because the smell of raw meat was SO strong! I just made a list of things I wanted (sprite, crackers, and Strawberry Italian Ice!), and told hubby to get what he wanted to eat.
    I used a crockpot once I could stand the smell of food cooking- around 18-20 weeks. I just couldn’t handle being OVER the food cooking- maybe it was because it was so hot!
    I can’t imagine future pregnancies, worrying about a family to feed!

    As for my cravings- I craved super cheesy brooklyn style pizza from Dominos, and Whataburger cheeseburgers. Odd for me, since I love veggies, but when prego I wanted super greasy food!

  10. says

    Congratulations! I remember when I had my son, I couldn’t stand the sight, smell, or taste of chicken- especially raw. But, my husband of course was not going to swear off chicken so I politely asked him to cook it and I would leave the room or even go outside. Now, I look back and chuckle at it but, it really grossed me out. It was better with my second. I say, do what you can do and don’t feel bad about it. :)

  11. says

    I’m preggy with my first, a little girl. She’s due in September, we’re naming her Frost!

    Maybe I’m one of those lucky ones, but not much has changed for me since becoming pregnant. I still cook and eat most things I did before. The only thing that seems to really bother me is drinking straight milk. Yet I can eat ice cream and am fine (guess what I’ve been craving!!)

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