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M&S boxed salads - OK during pregnancy?

(5 Posts)
AgentCooper Fri 24-Feb-17 08:32:25

Apologies for handwringing but I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my first and, though I generally eat a pretty good diet part of that for quite some time has been those wee boxed salads from M&S for lunch at work (the 2 for £3 ones which contain things like giant couscous, edamames, goats cheese and beetroot etc). I've read that I should avoid chilled salads such as potato and coleslaw and am now not sure if my usual cheap, easy go to lunch is OK. Would you eat them?

Yesterday I got a bit wary and ate a fucking microwave plastic mac n cheese instead (wise) grin

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 24-Feb-17 08:39:50

They sound delicious. Eat away.

GreenGoblin0 Fri 24-Feb-17 08:44:27

never read that you while avoid chilled salads. this is the nhs advice

you should avoid mayo made from unpasteurised egg but you won't find that in any supermarket salad.

MrsJW15 Fri 24-Feb-17 10:30:27

I think the thing with potato salads and coleslaw is from shops where they might have been sitting around for a while. Some people suggest avoiding deli-type sandwiches for the same reason.

No reason to avoid those M&S ones - I love them!

AgentCooper Fri 24-Feb-17 19:29:53

Thanks wise women of MN flowers Couldn't respond sooner as I was at work but Jesus, I was getting to the point where I was thinking the only thing I'd be allowed to eat was a carrot boiled for 4 days.

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