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9 recipes to tackle those pregnancy cravings

You might be hormonal and hangry, but these recipes will help kick those pregnancy cravings to the curb. Plus, they are just really good if you're sympathy eating.

By Amy Valm

9 recipes to tackle those pregnancy cravings

Photo: Roberto Caruso

9 recipes to tackle those pregnancy cravings

Ice cream

OK, our version takes a few hours to make, six to be exact, but that’s how long it feels like when you send your partner to the store to get you some, right? This is vanilla, but you can play around with flavours and, knowing you and your hormonal body, they are probably going to get a little weird. Get the recipe: Three-ingredient Ice Cream

girl holding a vanilla ice cream conePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Pickles

Oh, yeah, you want that salty crunch, don’t you? These quick and easy fridge pickles are the bomb dot com. Get the recipe: Quick-Pickled Cukes

jar of pickles with dinosaurs standing outside the jarPhoto: Erik Putz

Chocolate

Yes, please, to all the chocolate. A decadent and fudgy brownie is hanging out with ice cream in this sweet-o treat. We made the brownies from scratch, but depending on the level of your rage hunger, the boxed kind will do the trick. Get the recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

A brownie surrounding ice cream on a white plate

Lemon

After a little citrus kick? These tart and tangy bars will hit the spot. No, your eyes do not deceive you, that’s candied citron peel sitting pretty on top. You fancy. Get the recipe: Double Lemon Bars

squares of lemon bars on parchment paper with candied lemon on topPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Fizzy drinks

You’re probably wanting something a little fizzy, right? Sure, sparkling water is good, but you’re not living your best life without a sweet-tart mocktail at your side. Cheers, Kween! Get the recipe: Sangria Berry Mocktail

pink sangria cocktail in gold-trimmed cocktail glassesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Ketchup

Salt rules the school, so go ahead and dig your hand into a bowl of this popped goodness. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could even make your own ketchup (and eat it straight, if you want. You’re the boss!). Get the recipe: Ketchup Popcorn

Bowl of ketchup popcornPhoto by Roberto Caruso

Bread

Hey—carbs called, they want to be your friend! Look at this bread… it’s oozing with cheese and buttery-garlic goodness. LOOK AT IT! Get the recipe: Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy bread in tinfoilPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Burger

So you want a burger, huh? Is this one good enough for you? It’s a juicy beef patty that’s stuffed with—wait for it—melted cheese. It’s cheese burger inversion and it’s delicious. Get the recipe: Cheesy Camp Burgers

juicy cheese burger with chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Comfort foods

It doesn’t get much better than classic mac and cheese. This speedy version is made in one pot and is basically as easy as the kind you can find in a blue box. But it’s way, way better. Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

pot of macaroni and cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more:
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12 chocolate recipes to cure that craving
8 handy on-the-go snacks

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