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Lovely meals I CAN eat while pregnant?

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IssMc Thu 18-Dec-14 10:45:50

I've exhausted all the ideas I've ever had (or can remember) for meals I am allowed to eat. Has anyone got any really satisfying, hearty suggestions for pregnant friendly meals? I am haunted by fantasies involving illicit cheeses, rare meat and very weirdly raw egg yolks and I'm feeling very sorry for myself. Imagining Christmas without stilton is horrific. Obvs. this is a first world problem of the highest order...

JamNan Thu 18-Dec-14 13:14:00

You can eat illicit cheeses if they are cooked apparently, although I think cooked Stilton might be considered a sacrilege. Then again it makes a nice soup with cauliflower or celery. If you bake Brie you can eat it.

here's a list of the banned substances

In my day (a looong time ago) we ate all of the banned foods and lived to tell the grandkids.

BreeVDKamp Thu 18-Dec-14 13:18:31

You can eat Stilton in pregnancy!! Can't link on phone but Google 'Stilton pregnancy NHS':

"You can eat hard cheeses such as cheddar, parmesan and stilton, even if they're made with unpasteurised milk."

BreeVDKamp Thu 18-Dec-14 13:19:32

Lion stamped (supermarket) eggs were recently declared safe even when runny in pregnancy, so go runny-yolk-wild!

Bohemond Thu 18-Dec-14 13:23:39

I don't think there is anything I haven't eaten in pregnancy that I wouldn't eat normally bar eggs from the side of the road. I have just made sure that eggs and meat are cooked a little more than I would usually like. I've never contracted salmonella, toxoplasmosis or listeria from anything ever so I am not sure why I should start worrying about it now. Alcohol aside, everything in moderation I say.

IssMc Thu 18-Dec-14 13:44:59

I am so HAPPY! Thank you all so much. I'm going straight to the shops and shall feast tonight! Might start with baked brie and follow it up with a burger topped with stilton. Sure to have interesting dreams and possibly indigestion but bring it on I say! And tomorrow morning: boiled eggs all round! JOY!

SageSeymour Thu 18-Dec-14 17:47:23

Eat whatever you fancy

TwoLittleTerrors Thu 18-Dec-14 18:39:48

I am sure Stilton is fine. It's not a soft cheese.

suspiciousandsad Thu 18-Dec-14 18:40:58

I think as long as the cheese is pasteurised anything goes.

TwoLittleTerrors Thu 18-Dec-14 18:41:09

Oh someone has said it ready up thread! they are lovely

ElizabethHoover Thu 18-Dec-14 18:41:29

oh FGS

ITS ONLY UNPASTUERISED CHEESE

TalkinPeace Thu 18-Dec-14 18:45:42

I had Fruits de Mer while 5 months pregnant.
Told my midwife after I got back from the holiday smile

Famousfor5 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:51:13

Even if you were avoiding rare meat and soft cheese it doesn't rule out that many meals surely? Can't say I've had either this week.

80schild Thu 18-Dec-14 18:59:55

I went for rare roast beef whilst pregnant. I needed the iron!

TalkinPeace Thu 18-Dec-14 19:04:17

Hmmm, steak tartare with raw egg , nom nom. same holiday grin

Marmaladecat1 Fri 19-Dec-14 15:06:10

You want crushed new poratoes with melting bits of Stilton in with rare steak.
Amazing.

Pregnantagain7 Fri 19-Dec-14 21:05:16

My favourite meal when I was last pregnant was avocado and smoked bacon on just baked ciabatta with salt and vinegar french fry crisps on the side so so good.

Oh and super spicy seafood pasta from our local italian restaurant I used to dream about it.

33goingon64 Fri 19-Dec-14 21:47:36

So far this pg I've been craving: kosher chicken & noodle soup (I'm not Jewish), celery with cream cheese, salt & vinegar crisps, caesar dressing, gravy, eggs, fish & chips, pot noodles.

cunexttuesonline Fri 19-Dec-14 23:10:50

You can defo eat stilton. I have had runny eggs as long as lion stamped too. I have also had some pink steak as long as it is properly cooked on the outside and it's not been as rare as I would normally eat it.

I am craving sweet and salty together, so crisps dipped in chocolate spread etc!

SoonToBeSix Fri 19-Dec-14 23:12:25

Nhs says no runny eggs even if lion stamped.

ilovepowerhoop Fri 19-Dec-14 23:18:05

www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11214685/Its-safe-to-eat-runny-eggs-pregnant-women-told.html - advice on eggs to be changed

SoonToBeSix Fri 19-Dec-14 23:37:11

Great- only six babies too late. Have a few weeks left to enjoy eggs with this baby grin

BadIdeaBear Sat 20-Dec-14 14:48:15

That telegraph article had me ranting yesterday. It was this bit particularly that got me:

A spokesman for the FSA said: "We recognise that significant progress has been made and eggs are much safer today [for pregnant women] than they were. We have not changed our guidelines yet because it's hard to say to people 'this egg is fine, but that one is not' – so we will conduct a proper risk-assessment and the evidence will be considered next year by our committee."

why tf is it so hard to say 'this egg is fine, but that one is not'? Why do they think we're so stupid?

Anyway, of course, that means we shouldn't be having runny eggs now. We have to wait till next year sometime...! (had a gorgeous runny poached egg this morning ...)

dietcokeisgreat Sat 20-Dec-14 20:16:29

I am eating everything i usually do, but i am veggie anyway and rarely eat exotic cheeses or raw egg based things anyway. Am very hungry and enjoying lots of nice christmas things. I would say the only thing i have had to avoid so far was a homemade choc mousse at a dinner.

CockBollocks Sat 20-Dec-14 20:41:29

At the moment i'm really craving alcohol!!! best not give in to that one!!!

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