The Dish on Cravings: Part II

Satisfying Snacks
The Dish on Cravings: Part II

Satisfying Snacks

Food cravings and extreme emotions are unpredictable beasts that accompany pregnancy. We don’t have the recipe to curb those hormones, but we’ve got some ideas to get satisfy your sweet/sour/savory tooth while keeping that pregnancy weight gain manageable and you and your belly tenant happy and healthy.

Cheesecake filled strawberries

1 qt Fresh strawberries

8 oz cream cheese

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

chocolate chips, graham crackers (optional)

  1. Wash off strawberries.
  2. Cut the tops of the strawberries off, and hollow the strawberry out.
  3. Cut tips of strawberries off so they can stand up on their own.
  4. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together until creamy.
  5. Put cheesecake mixture into a pipette bag (or a plastic sandwich bag turned into a pipette bag); fill strawberries with the mix.
  6. (optional) Melt chocolate chips to drizzle over the top of the filling, or crush graham crackers to decorate the top.
ACV Tonic

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar – unfiltered

1 tbsp local honey

12 oz water (warm or cold)

Juice from ½ an orange (optional)


Mix ingredients, being sure that the honey is distributed and not stuck in the bottom.

Sweet potato hummus

1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 can (19.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

1/4 cup tahini

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp ground cumin

1 garlic clove, chopped

Coarse salt and ground pepper

  1. Boil sweet potatoes until tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor, though a blender will work.
  2. Puree chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic in the food processor. (If too thick, thin out with water.)
  3. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Let cool.
  4. Eat with pita and crudités, or whatever other food item your pregnant body might crave.
About author:

Kandice Matteson is the Advertising & Editorial Director and Co-Publisher of From Our Nest magazine, residing in Ozark with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. With a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and a Master’s in rhetoric, Matteson spends almost as much time dissecting the meanings and motives behind language and composition as she does watching Frozen with her two daughters. She's a quasi-crunchy mama who cherishes children and loves to share knowledge and information with all that will let her.

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