Pregnancy Cravings During Fit Pregnancy Number Two

A 5k run in my first trimester fueled by pickles.

A 5k run in my first trimester fueled by pickles.

Before I even had a positive HPT (home pregnancy test), I was dreaming about New York bagels smothered in butter. The bagel craving has only happened to me once before, and it was when I was pregnant with Emma. My symptoms and cravings hit much earlier this pregnancy. Did your cravings happen earlier in your second pregnancy?

The worst part of this pregnancy so far, besides getting my blood drawn every 48 hours to check my hormone levels, is that I have no appetite for my “usual” foods. I have always suffered from a pretty strong sweet tooth. When I was pregnant with Emma, all I wanted was ice cream, candy, and sweets. Luckily, I found a lot of healthy options that would satisfy my craving.

However, this pregnancy is already MUCH different! I have felt more nauseous, and I only have an appetite for salty foods. Eggs are my new “go-to” breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I ate 5 dill pickles so far today, and they were delightful. I also had some tortilla chips with salsa. Usually, I could care less about chips and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a whole dill pickle!

I am almost 100% positive that this baby is a boy! I feel soooooo much different than I did with Emma, and I just “know.” Were you that way with your pregnancies? I didn’t even brainstorm boy names with Emma because I knew she was a girl. I had even started picking out her nursery decorations before we went in for the anatomy ultrasound.

So, my big challenge right now is finding salty foods that are healthy! All of my usual foods are sweet, and I can hardly stand the thought of them right now. Bummer! Any good ideas for me?

5 thoughts on “Pregnancy Cravings During Fit Pregnancy Number Two

  1. Michelle says:

    Make your own yam fries, zucchini or kale chips; rice crackers, rice cakes with vegemite (sorry I’m Australian, you’ll probably hate it but it’s super salty!) and cheese, baked potato with real butter and salt….oh, anchovies, um…make your own savoury egg muffins with extra salt…hmm, running out of ideas…

    • Amanda Tress says:

      LOVE your ideas Michelle! Yeah — anything with eggs and veggies with salt have been my best friend right now. I had several helpings of broccolli with salt and potatoes with salt tonight for dinner — haha. I will try the other ideas though — great! Thanks girl!

  2. Janet Dubac says:

    Hi Amanda! Congrats on the pregnancy! 🙂
    I too loved tortilla chips with salsa when I was pregnant. You could perhaps try out almonds, roasted sunflower seeds and olives. Those helped me (and are still helping me) deal with my salty cravings quite well. They could satisfy your salt craving but not give you too much sodium and calories. Hope this helps!

    • Amanda Tress says:

      Wow, LOVE your suggestions!! I am definitely going to try the sunflower seeds. I usually like almonds, but not a huge fan right now for some reason. Olives sound good too! Thanks so much!

  3. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries says:

    I’m 24 weeks pregnant with a boy, and I’ve been having the same salty cravings all through my pregnancy. Some of my favorite salty healthier foods have been roasted potatoes; salted nuts/trail mix; egg, cheese, & turkey bacon sandwiches; “burrito bowl” (brown rice, beans, peppers, onions, salsa, and guac); string cheese; cottage cheese with a few chips.

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