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Giada De Laurentiis

Giada's Babymama Cravings

One of the perks of being pregnant is being able to eat till your heart's content without anyone giving you the old stink eye.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is expecting her first child and chatted about her cravings at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami.

She told People:

I used to crave sweets before I got pregnant. You know, chocolate, cookies, cake. I've normally got a really big sweet tooth, but not now this baby just wants meat.

I craved fruit. What did you crave?

kapikani kapikani 9 years
Oranges! It's all I ate when pregnant; all three trimesters.
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
LaurenG, I'm with you!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I really didn't crave anything.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I craved lots of things really, but the one constant was tomatoes. I normally am not a big fan, but I could have eaten a big bowl of just plain tomatoes for every meal.
khrystena khrystena 9 years
when i was pregnant, it was all fruits and veggies. my hubby seemed to really like pickles !
bajeckabean bajeckabean 9 years
Raisins, Slurpees, and icky yogurt drinks. In fact, I've never liked much in the way of milk products but while pregnant, I couldn't get enough yogurt, milk, ice cream, cottage cheese, etc. Must've had a calcium need or something.
netty82 netty82 9 years
Anything citrus! I love chicken, but I never wanted it during my pregnancy, I always wanted red meat!!
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
When I was preggo it was meat (pref.burgers) and I could have a turkey sandwich (sourdough, mustard, mayo, tomato, lettuce, and avocado) for EVERY meal!
GirlC GirlC 9 years
This week I seem to want milk!
abqmama abqmama 9 years
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 9 years
Anything spicy, Big Macs from McDonalds, Sour Skittles. Those are the consistent cravings. I ate Chinese today because I was craving the green beans. I'm trying to control my weight gain; we'll see how it goes.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I am still TTC :) Send me some dust ladies- you all seem to be blessed in the baby making department! :ROTFL:
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 9 years
No cravings yet... but tomato sauce is sitting well for some reason... totally throws me for a loop! But after this lil guy comes, you know I'll be dialing for domino's!
chicchick chicchick 9 years
Oh I craved meat too - ground beef as in hamburgers, tacos, sloppy joes - mmmmm! I had random cravings here and there but the meat one lasted almost my entire pregnancy.
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
Citrus Fruits! Then In-N-Out Burger. Then cereal. I ate cereal for every meal for two weeks straight. My husband thought I had lost my mind but it was the only thing I wanted!
kellys kellys 9 years
my first trimester i "craved" qdoba because it was the only thing i knew wouldn't make me sick. i was nauseated 24/7. one day i drank 12oz of OJ in about 20 seconds, and i *hate* orange juice (still do). after that, it was beef - the more-rare the better. walking by a butcher's case had me drooling. i did my best to order it as cooked as possible, and learned which restaurants had the best steak sandwhiches in the city. the other big one was chocolate. i didn't crave it so much as it just tasted really, really good while pregnant. the cheap stuff tasted as rich as dark chocolate, and the dark? oh my. i also went through an ice cream/milkshake phase towards the end of it all, and cutting back on salt lead me to appreciate olives for the first time in my life. now that it's all over, beef and chocolate have gone back to "normal" craving levels, but olives are still pretty tasty.
newmom newmom 9 years
I could not get enough of green olives, stuffed with almonds, in chardonnay. I had to have at least two jars at all times. (One at work, one at home.) After my son was born? I can not stand them!! Go figure...
Starbuck Starbuck 9 years
Right now I'm craving oranges. I have a sense of smell like a bloodhound right now, and I can smell an orange 50 feet away. Also craving a glass of cold milk, baked goods, and red meat. If I somehow make it through the next 7 months without gaining 100lbs I'll be amazed. :-)
Moms Moms 9 years
I didn't really crave anything, but I could not stand a few things I normally liked.
bealotus bealotus 9 years
Lemonade,iced tea,ice cream,chocolate,strawberries with chocolate,marshmallows,and a lot of food! everything :)
apma apma 9 years
Potatoes. Mashed, roasted, french fries. Anything potato I wanted it.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
Food. I wasn't picky ;)
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
roxtarchic roxtarchic 9 years
chicken arrabiata hero w/balsamic dressing on the side for dipping!!! from a pizzeria near my old office that i hadnt had in the four years i'd been working at my new office. they wouldnt deliver it on my lunch break because it was 20 blocks away (nyc)... i'd take the subway to get my lunch. (they did offer to deliver it after three oclock when i think i was about 7 months) ha
stina829 stina829 9 years
For the first 6 months I craved ranch dressing. I ate it on everything!!!!! My last 3 months all I wanted to eat were Cherry Turnover's from Arby's.... No wonder I gained so much weight!!! :)
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