Being pregnant comes with a lot of changes for a person. One big change that many people experience during this happy time is having some truly strange cravings from weird combinations to just surprising foods. Foods that they never liked before are suddenly the only thing they want to eat and sometimes, foods they used to love are suddenly foods they no longer want anywhere near them. Pregnancy is a pretty crazy time in a person's life and a lot of the changes that a person experiences can really be unexpected! But it's totally worth it in the end to have that little bundle of joy finally come into the world.
Some people want to have a huge family with a ton of kids while other people dream of a smaller family with only a couple of children running around. How many children a person or couple dreams of having in the future is definitely something personal that is different for just about everyone and can even change as a person grows up and gets closer to starting a family.
Play a super fun game of 'pick or pass' with these tasty pregnancy cravings to find out how many children are in everyone's future!
A chocolate brownie is a delicious baked dessert that can be made with a ton of different recipes and formulas that will make it come out in a variety of ways. Some are really thick and dense and have a fudge-like texture while others are lighter and fluffier and more like a chocolate cake. Brownies are often covered in icing and can have ingredients mixed in like nuts or chocolate chips to give them more texture. Pick or pass on these baked goods!
Who said smoothies are only for drinking? In recent years, social media has made smoothie bowls really popular. A smoothie bowl is really similar to a smoothie but it's typically thicker and, instead of being poured into a glass with a straw in it for the maker to drink, it's poured into a bowl and topped with slices of fruit or granola before being eaten with a spoon. Yum! Smoothie bowls can be made with all different types of fruit and are super tasty.
Chicken and waffles
Although chicken and waffles may seem like an unusual combination to some, many pregnancy cravings are! And even outside of people who are expecting a baby and are craving some strange foods, chicken and waffles is actually a surprisingly popular combination. It usually involves a warm, fresh waffle with one or more pieces of fried chicken on top of it. The salty, crispy chicken and the warm waffle pairs deliciously with the sweet and sticky maple syrup for an unexpectedly delicious meal.
A popsicle is a frozen treat that can be made up of a ton of different ingredients like fruit juice, pureed fruit, or other freezable drinks. Unlike other frozen desserts like ice cream and gelato which are made in a way to prevent them from freezing entirely, popsicles are designed to completely freeze into a solid block with a stick in the center, designed to help the person eating it hold onto the treat while they eat it. Pick or pass on these chilly treats!
Chocolate-covered potato chips
Potato chips are delicious, right? They're so crispy and salty and tasty and it's hard to eat just one or two after a person opens up a bag of them. They come in so many different flavors but one really popular flavor that people like to take to the next level is the classic flavor. In order to make this snack even tastier, people play up the sweet-and-salty flavor combination by dipping half or all of the potato chip in melted chocolate.
These days, making ramen doesn't just mean grabbing a packet of instant noodles off the shelf. Although we can't deny that the packets of instant ramen are delicious, this noodle dish that originated in Japan has become a huge food all over the world and people have really been stepping their game up when it comes to ramen. Adding ingredients like freshly cooked meat, boiled eggs, and chopped vegetables to a bowl of ramen has become a super popular and delicious trend.
Cake pops are a delicious dessert that has become really popular in recent years. Although cake pops can be made by filling a cake pop mold with cake batter, they're typically made by taking a freshly baked cake and crumbling it up before mixing it up with icing. Then, the crumbled up cake and icing mix is pressed into round bites and has a stick pressed into the bottom before being dipped in icing and left for a while to harden so it'll be ready to eat.
Fairy bread is a sweet snack that is popular in countries like Australia and New Zealand for children. Fairy bread involves taking a piece of white bread and smearing on a thin layer of butter before sprinkling a generous coating of small, round sprinkles all over the freshly applied coat of butter. According to Wikipedia, this snack got its start in the 1920s in Australia where a scene in a book recorded a group of children enjoying it for the first time.
A hot dog is a cooked sausage, typically grilled but there are definitely other methods for cooking them, that is served between a bun that has been split down the center. Hot dogs can be topped with various different condiments that include ketchup, mustard, relish, and other condiments. Hot dogs are popular food at sporting events like baseball games and are definitely a staple at events like barbecues but they're also a popular street food and are sold in hot dog stands in many cities.
Eggs on avocado toast
Avocado toast is a food that has become really popular recently and has been really trendy on social media. But for good reason! Avocados are a really popular ingredient in many recipes these days - both savory and even some sweet recipes - and avocado toast is a great breakfast food that helps you get the day off to a good start. One way to really amp up your avocado toast is by frying a sunny side up egg and laying it on top.
Pho is a noodle dish that originated in Vietnam in the early 20th century. Pho is made with a lot of different ingredients that can be changed to the taste of the person who's going to eat it but is typically made with a base of clear beef broth and contains rice noodles that are mixed up with beef and a variety of different vegetables like onions, bean sprouts, and mushrooms although pho made with chicken is popular as well.
Banana bread is a baked good that is typically made in the form of a moist, cake-like quick bread that, according to Wikipedia, first started appearing in cookbooks in the US in the 1930s. Unlike other bread recipes that require the dough to rise, quick breads like banana bread rise without yeast or eggs and include baked goods like cornbread, biscuits, and scones along with banana bread. Banana bread is a popular way to use up overripe bananas. Pick or pass on this treat.
Candy corn is a type of candy that is typically only available during the Halloween season. This candy is made with ingredients like sugar and confectioner's wax in order to help it keep its shape and keep the three different colors in each piece of candy completely separate from one another. The pieces of candy have three layers of color - white, orange, and yellow - that make the candy look like an actual kernel of corn. Pick or pass on this Halloween treat!
A taco is a food that originated in Mexico but it has become popular in a ton of countries since then. Tacos are so popular now that there are entire restaurants, food trucks, and even fast food restaurants dedicated to this delicious entree. Tacos are made by taking either a soft or a crispy tortilla shell and filling it with different ingredients like beef, chicken, or fish and different vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, and other toppings. Delicious! Pick or pass on this favorite food.
Even though funnel cakes are typically served at carnivals and fairs, we can't even pretend not to want to eat them all the time, even when we're not at an event like those. Funnel cakes are made by drizzling batter into hot oil and allowing the batter to fry until it's nice and crispy and golden brown on the outside. Toppings are then added to the funnel cake and typically include things like powdered sugar, berries, chocolate, or whipped cream.
Pizza is a delicious food that originated in Italy and is often served for lunch or dinner. Pizza is such a popular food around the world because of the fact that it can be made with so many different combinations of ingredients. The thickness of the crust on the bottom can change, the type of sauce and just how much is used can change, the toppings that go on can change, and so much more. Pick or pass on this savory food!
A churro is a sweet snack food that originated in Spain but has definitely made its mark around the world and become popular in different countries all over the world since then. A churro is made by frying dough in oil and then, they're typically coated in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Churros can be eaten just like that or served alongside a dip like chocolate or dulce de leche. Pick or pass on this yummy sweet snack food!
Watermelon is a sweet fruit that grows on vines during the summertime and is a favorite fruit of many people looking to enjoy something sweet while they cool down in the warmer months. Watermelon has a thick, green rind that covers the entire fruit and the inside is a bright red shade that can either come with large black seeds or no seeds, depending on the variety that a person purchases. Watermelon is the key ingredient in many desserts and can be eaten raw.
Soft pretzel and cheese sauce
When most people think of pretzels, they think of small, crispy snacks that are baked and covered in little pieces of salt. These snacks are tasty to eat on their own, a great ingredient in a lot of dishes, and tasty for dipping in peanut butter or Nutella. But a soft pretzel is a large version of this that is made up of warm, soft dough and is often served alongside a savory dipping sauce like melted cheese. Pick or pass on this snack food!
As the name suggests, kettle corn is a snack food that was traditionally cooked in cast iron kettles but these days, it can be made in just about any cooking vessel. Kettle corn is a sweet type of popcorn that is made by popping corn kernels and adding toppings like sugar and salt while it's cooking to give it a sweet and salty flavor. According to Wikipedia, kettle corn dates back to the 18th century and began as a popular food at fairs.
A Twinkie is a store-bought snack cake that is made with golden spongecake that's been filled up with a sweet, creamy filling. According to Wikipedia, Twinkies were invented in 1930 after a baker wanted to try to do something with the shortcake used for strawberry shortcakes when strawberries were out of season. Talk about getting creative with leftover ingredients, right? These days, a ton of variations on the classic Twinkie are sold and deep-fried Twinkies are often sold at fairs and carnivals.
Corn on the cob
What summertime meal would be complete without a side of fresh vegetables? Different seasons bring different fruits and veggies into season but during the summer, one of the most popular vegetables is definitely corn on the cob. Corn on the cob is the term for an ear of corn that has been cooked without having the corn cut off of the ear that it grows on. These ears of corn are boiled, steamed, or grilled and then served while still on the cob with salt and butter.
Lemonade is a popular drink that can be found around the world and in a ton of different restaurants. Lemonade is a tart and refreshing drink made with a sour and slightly sweet lemon flavor. It's popular during the warmer months and can be made with fresh lemons or from many different lemonade mixes that are available on the market. Variations on lemonade like pink lemonade and other drinks with the "ade" suffix like limeade and orangeade are also really popular.
We all know that we're supposed to bake cookie dough into cookies instead of just eating it plain but come on, where's the fun in that? Who can deny that just eating the cookie dough by itself is pretty delicious and fun? There's a reason that there are even companies that have started selling edible cookie dough that is made without raw eggs and is meant to just be eaten instead of baked! It's hard to resist this sweet snack sometimes.
When it comes to ice cream, there are so many different ways to eat it and so many different flavors. From classic flavors like chocolate or vanilla to stranger ones like ice cream with potato chips in it, the flavor options for someone craving ice cream are just about endless. And then, there are the options on how to serve it. In a bowl or in a cone? And what style of cone? Waffle cones are one tasty option that many people go for when it's ice cream time.
Most types of cheese can come in a shredded form in the grocery store and they're often used as part of many different recipes in which they're put on top and melted onto various foods. But, anyone who really loves to put cheese on things and has some serious pregnancy cravings will know that cheese isn't just for melting on a pizza or sprinkling on top of a baked potato. It can also just be eaten plain and it can be pretty delicious that way.
Onion rings are a side dish or snack that are made by peeling apart the cross section "rings" of an onion which are then coated in batter and deep fried until they're nice and crispy and golden brown. These are a staple at many fast food restaurants and are often served alongside hamburgers and cheeseburgers but they're totally delicious on their own too. Cooking the onions make them taste a lot sweeter than raw onions do. Pick or pass on this snack food!
Sour gummy worms
Sour gummy worms are a candy that combine sweet and sour together into one brightly colored and delicious candy treat. Sour gummy worms are made with a traditional gummy worm as a base and are then covered in sour sugar crystals that give the candy a tang of sour flavor that really compliments the sweet flavor of the gummy candy base. For people who like sour candies but don't want them too sour, candy like these are perfect! Pick or pass on these candy classics.
Not to be confused with a coconut macaroon, a macaron is a meringue-based confection that is baked in two different halves and then filled with some sort of filling like buttercream icing or jelly before the two halves are put together. There are a ton of different flavors and colors of macarons that range from the ordinary flavors like chocolate and strawberry to more unique ones like birthday cake or Fruity Pebble cereal flavor. Pick or pass on these delicious sweets!
A cheeseburger is a hamburger that has a slice of cheese added to it. Cheeseburgers typically have at least one meat patty between two buns and a slice of melted cheese on top of the meat patty with other toppings like onions, tomatoes, and lettuce added on top of that. The toppings that a cheeseburger has can really depend on the person ordering or making it. Some restaurants and people can get pretty creative with the toppings on their cheeseburgers!
No, not that kind of puppy chow! This dessert food is also known by several other names like lava rocks, muddy buddies, monkey munch, and reindeer chow but it's all the same treat. It's made by taking Chex cereal and mixing it up with a mix of melted chocolate and peanut butter until all the pieces are coated in the mixture. Then, it's put into a large plastic bag and tossed with powdered sugar until the pieces are all coated. Yum!
Spaghetti and meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs is a type of pasta dish that is made with long, circular spaghetti noodles that are coated with tomato sauce that has cooked meatballs in it. There are a ton of different recipes that use spaghetti noodles but spaghetti and meatballs with a tomato sauce like this is a really popular one. It makes a really delicious dinner and is great alongside sides like garlic bread. Who could resist a tasty plate of pasta? Pick or pass on this meal!
A cinnamon roll is a sweet roll often served in several different countries for breakfast or as a treat alongside a cup of coffee. Cinnamon rolls are made by rolling out dough and spreading a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and sometimes other ingredients like raisins onto a thin coating of butter before rolling the dough up into a log shape that is then cut into individual cinnamon rolls. Icing is often drizzled or spread out on top after they're baked.
Gelato is a frozen dessert similar to ice cream but unlike ice cream, gelato is classified because of its low-fat content and highly dense texture that comes from the dessert having a low amount of air in it. Gelato originated in Italy and although it's definitely still popular in that country, it has expanded in popularity all over the world and now, tons of different flavors of gelato can be found all around the world and in different serving methods like bowls, cones, or cakes.
A mozzarella stick is, as the name would suggest, a stick of mozzarella cheese that has been breaded and then gets fried in hot oil until the breading on the outside is thoroughly cooked and crispy while the mozzarella cheese on the inside is melted and gooey. Mozzarella sticks are often served alongside a coup of marinara sauce that they can be dipped in and are a delicious appetizer or side dish. According to Wikipedia, mozzarella sticks date back to 14th century France.
Donuts are a dessert food made from fried dough that is often covered in icing or glaze of some sort. There are a lot of different ways donuts can be made and they come in a ton of different flavors but they're most commonly made by shaping a piece of dough into a circle with a hole in the center before frying it up in hot oil on both sides. This leaves the outside slightly golden brown while the inside is soft and chewy.
Chicken nuggets are a food item that is made by taking pieces of chicken that are breaded in batter and then fried up until the chicken inside is cooked and the breading on the outside is crispy and golden brown. Delicious! Chicken nuggets are popular at many different fast food restaurants and, according to Wikipedia, date back to the 1950s. Chicken nuggets are commonly served alongside different dipping sauces and usually with a side dish like fries. Pick or pass on this food!
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
There's a reason that the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic food for many lunches! Even though this food is a staple in the lunches of many children while they're in school, there's no denying that they're pretty tasty even to adults. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made by taking two pieces of bread ans smearing peanut butter on one slice and a fruit jelly, typically grape but other jellies can be used, on the other. Yum!
Nutella is a sweet spread made with a combination of hazelnuts and cocoa that originated in Italy in the 1960s and has been super popular ever since. Nutella can be used as a spread on toast or bagels and is a popular ingredient in many desserts like cookies, cakes, cheesecake, and even in drinks like coffee and hot chocolate but honestly, it also tastes pretty good when it's just eaten by itself with a spoon. Pick or pass on this sweet spread!
Salt water taffy
The exact origins of salt water taffy are something that have definitely never been confirmed one way or another and there are a ton of different stories about how it was created. Despite these stories, one thing we do know is that this chewy candy dates back to the late 19th century in the Atlantic City area of the Jersey Shore. Many flavors of this candy are sold and it's made by pulling it on a hook in order to get it fluffy and chewy.
Cotton candy is a sweet treat that is made from spun sugar and is often served at events like carnivals and fairs. According to Wikipedia, machine spun cotton candy the way that we know it today dates back to the 1904 World's Fair where a dentist and confectioner sold it together by the name of "Fairy Floss." Cotton candy can come in a ton of different colors and flavors depending on the food coloring or flavoring that gets added during the spinning process.
White rice is rice that has been milled to have the husk and other outer coatings removed and then polished to leave it with a bright, white appearance. The milling and polishing process leaves white rice lacking a lot of nutrients which means that, before it's sold, most white rice is enriched with these nutrients in order to give the nutrients to the person eating it. White rice is a delicious side dish and is the base for a ton of different recipes.
Oreos are a sandwich cookie that were first introduced in 1912 and, according to Wikipedia, are now the best-selling cookie in the US. Although the original Oreo is made up of two chocolate wafer cookies with a filling of sweet cream filling, there are a lot of different flavor variations that Oreo comes out with all the time. These flavor variations change either the cookie flavor, the cream filling flavor, or sometimes even both! Pick or pass on these cookies.
Who said bacon can only be eaten for breakfast? Even though it's definitely most popular when eaten in it's regular, savory form either by itself or on something like a burger, this food is also pretty popular when it's covered in sweet, melted chocolate and other toppings like sprinkles or nuts. It's definitely not for everyone but the most serious bacon lovers out there just can't get enough of this sweet-and-salty combination. Pick or pass on this unique snack food!
A grilled cheese is a type of simple sandwich that is typically only made with a few ingredients. Cheese of some sort is placed between two pieces of bread which are then fried up in a frying pan or on a grill after putting butter on the outside pieces of bread until the bread is nice and crispy and the cheese is melted. Although this is a standard grilled cheese, they can be made with a lot of different ingredients inside along with the cheese.
Chicken fried rice
Let's be honest, there are just some times when we don't feel like cooking. Even though cooking at home is awesome, there are days when we just don't feel up to it and ordering takeout is the best option. There are a ton of delicious foods that can be ordered from different types of restaurants and fried rice is one of the staples when it comes to ordering takeout. There are several different types of fried rice but chicken, made with bits of chicken and vegetables in the rice, is one of the best.
Fried chicken is a method of cooking pieces of chicken that involves breading the chicken in a coating and then frying it in hot oil until the chicken is cooked and the breading on the outer layer is crispy, golden brown, and fully cooked itself. Fried chicken has a long history that dates back quite some time into various different cultures but became popular as we know it now in the southern part of the US in the 19th century.
A scone is a baked good that can be made with a lot of different ingredients to add flavor. Scones are often sweet but can also be made savory and served as a side to a meal instead of as a dessert or snack. Adding berries to the scone batter before they're baked is one delicious way to make them sweet and there are a ton of recipes for scones with just about every type of berry. Yum! Pick or pass on these sweet treats.
Anyone who likes to eat sweet treats will know that there are a ton of different types of delicious and sweet cookies out there. One type is the snickerdoodle cookie which is made with cinnamon and sugar and has a really warm and sweet taste to it. Although chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies are tasty, sometimes we just want something a little different and the snickerdoodle cookie definitely fits that craving for us in the best way! Pick or pass on these cookies.
Popcorn is a delicious snack food that is made from a special type of corn kernel that expands and, as the name suggests, "pops" when it gets heated up into a fluffy and crunchy snack. Popcorn is often covered with butter and salt to give it an irresistible and savory flavor but can also be made sweet with sugar, icing or other toppings. Popcorn is often sold at entertainment venues like movie theaters and carnivals and is perfect for a movie night. Yum!