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  • #16
    fruit to her heart's content! Ginger should help the nausea
    Organic Crystallized Ginger - Crystallized Ginger

    cottage cheese helped me too.

    gluten free bread like udi's or glutino for the bread problem maybe? Glutino is lower carb (only 10g per slice)
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
      fruit to her heart's content! Ginger should help the nausea
      Organic Crystallized Ginger - Crystallized Ginger

      gluten free bread like udi's or glutino for the bread problem maybe? Glutino is lower carb (only 10g per slice)
      Ginger is too spicy for her (what a wuss she is ), but the gluten free bread is brilliant. We've been staying away from that stuff since it's still carbs even if it's not gluten, but as was suggested above, her body wants that extra sugar right now. I guess I got stuck in a mindset. But if I can pick some of that up and make her grilled cheese, she'll be thrilled! Thank you!

      Adam

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Betorq View Post
        MEATZA or face the wrath of a hormonal woman.
        I just googled Meatza. I'm hungry now...

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        • #19
          Let her eat...she is pregnant. My wife is pregnant and there would be hell to pay if I told her what to eat.

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          • #20
            I have been primal for a good few years now, but through my first pregnancy and now this one, there have been more slip-ups than I'd have liked, mainly around bread. It was one of the few things that helped quash my nausea. And fries, like McChunky above. Big craving, there.
            I think that if it's the only thing she can stomach, a few slices of a good quality bread aren't the end of the world. At this point, it should be about making sure she is ALSO eating tons of other nutrient-dense foods to support the growing fetus. Spinach, kale, liver, bone broth, all those WAPF recommendations for pregnant women.... If it takes a slice of bread to help get them in, so be it. It isn't really the best time to limit strictly (excluding obvious toxins and excessive bad oils and sugar), but do make sure that lots of proper nutrition is there too.
            And yeah, facing the wrath of a pregnant woman by telling her she "shouldn't eat that" is probably not worth it!
            Congrats and good luck!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ajrosen View Post
              @ChocoTaco - I agree, carbs are ok from a good source, and I guess I should have reworded my original question to involve more "breads". I pretty much did that because 1) every now and then won't hurt her and b) given what was in the house at the time, it was either that or she probably wouldn't have eaten. I'm going to make her those brownies this week (she's not really into sweets right now, but at least when she wants it she'll have a good option ready for her on the table).
              I would recommend you make her coconut flour banana bread. Some of this would work.

              Coconut Flour "Primal" Banana Bread Recipe

              Coconut flour makes EXCELLENT banana bread and you'd never know it wasn't wheat. You can also sub canned pumpkin or shredded zucchini for the bananas with excellent results. If you sub in zucchini, add some applesauce to make up for the moisture lost from the bananas/pumpkin. STAY AWAY FROM BREADS MADE WITH ALMOND MEAL OR OTHER NUT MEALS. You're essentially baking varnish in your oven when you heat nuts at high temperatures for a long time. Coconut flour is safe and tastes excellent IMO.

              Originally posted by ajrosen View Post
              Any more ideas on bread-style foods I can get her? Why is sourdough ok?

              Thanks again!

              Adam
              Sourdough isn't "alright." It's better than Wonderbread because it's fermented, but most sourdough is just made using baker's yeast. If you want to make a safer sourdough bread, you're going to have to make it yourself and you'll have to:

              1.) Use sprouted wheat flour.
              2.) Add 1 tablespoon of buckwheat flour to the dough. Buckwheat is rich in phytase, so you'll have to add it if you want to eliminate the phytic acid content.
              3.) Ferment it for at least 72 hours in an AIRTIGHT container 70-80 degrees with whey added or some type of lactic acid starter (you may be able to just add in some Greek yogurt or kefir) along with the baker's yeast.

              And even then it's not perfect. If you use a white rice flour/tapioca starch/potato starch blend with a little sorghum flour added, you can imitate a wheat bread "taste" but due to the lack of gluten you will not get the nice rise. You'd have to make baking powder/baking soda bread, and if you're going to do that the coconut flour banana bread is a better option IMO since it comes out exactly like wheat bread.

              This looks good, too:

              http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/in...n-banana-bread
              Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 07-09-2012, 08:09 AM.
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              • #22
                I say eat them but stick to sweet potatoes and fresh fruit.

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                • #23
                  What about gluten free pasta? I found one made from non-GMO corn that tastes pretty close to regular pasta for my kiddos and DH.

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                  • #24
                    When I was pregnant, all I wanted was fried potatoes, and I know a lot of ladies that had the same experience. So, see if she would like some sweet or white potatoes fried in good oil at home?
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
                      What about gluten free pasta? I found one made from non-GMO corn that tastes pretty close to regular pasta for my kiddos and DH.
                      I find brown rice pasta much more closely mirrors wheat pasta. Corn pasta's kinda gross IMO. Once I picked up some flax pasta from Whole Foods. Eww, nasty. I'd rather eat brown rice than corn, too. IMO, ALL pasta is to be avoided. Except, of course, delicious delicious spaghetti squash.

                      If you're desperate, Trader Joe's sells organic brown rice pasta for $1.99/lb in several different varieties. I've made them for SAD friends as a compromise. The penne works very well as a "baked ziti" substitute and I can't tell the difference versus wheat pasta. Eating it alone the difference is subtle. I didn't care for the straight pasta. It was a bit gummy.

                      IMO, stay away because these things can sneak up on you and before you know it you're eating it every week.
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                      • #26
                        I'm not pregnant at all (I don't think so), & I crave that coconut banana bread all the time...
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Leida View Post
                          When I was pregnant, all I wanted was fried potatoes, and I know a lot of ladies that had the same experience. So, see if she would like some sweet or white potatoes fried in good oil at home?
                          What are people's favorite oils for french fries? I have some home-rendered tallow, but my wife doesn't like coconut oil. What are other favorites?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ajrosen View Post
                            What are people's favorite oils for french fries? I have some home-rendered tallow, but my wife doesn't like coconut oil. What are other favorites?
                            For french fries, the healthy choices for oils are limited in my opinion.

                            In a hurry I accidentally grabbed/bought refined organic coconut oil , 365 brand @ Whole Foods the other day. When I unpacked & was shelving the groceries I realized I got the wrong bottle. I looked online & learned that it's nearly tasteless, has a high burn temp & has many but not all of the benefits of unrefined coco oil. So therefore it's a great compromise for people who want the medium chain fats but don't like the flavor of coconut in their eggs etc. I can see that, as I recall when I 1st made eggs in EVCO, it was a process to get used to the flavor, but I adjusted. Some people cannot or will not adjust to that strong coco flavor, they will never come to like coconut oil's flavor & refined coco is a compromise imo.

                            I kept the bottle & will use it for cooking certain foods that need something neutral tasting, like fries.
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                            • #29
                              I wonder, has anyone experimented w/ mixing beef tallow w/ coconut oil? I mix butter & coco oil in my morning coffee & in my food often.
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                              • #30
                                Whenever I make fries for my kids I use home rendered lard, works great and the kids LOVE them.

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