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Can you eat houmous/humus when pregnant?

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GillianLovesMarmite Mon 06-Aug-07 13:42:22

I'm sure I read somewhere that you aren't supposed to (along with everything else!!) however, I looked online and most other websites recommended it as a healthy option. Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks,

Gillian.

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 13:43:37

yes you can
it hasn't got anything counter-indicated in

this is a pretty good no-fuss, no-hysteria guide.

chocchipmuffin Mon 06-Aug-07 13:43:40

Of course you can!

It's a standing joke in this house that it is in EVERY SINGLE list of "healthy snacks" in any pregancy handbook!

Enjoy!

Bluestocking Mon 06-Aug-07 13:43:44

I ate it throughout with no ill-effects!

DANCESwithDumbledore Mon 06-Aug-07 13:43:54

Why on earth not? I ate it, two dc later we seem to have all survived...I was careful about pate and that sort of thing though.

chocchipmuffin Mon 06-Aug-07 13:44:30

Ds has eaten it (pretty regularly) since he was 1yo too.

DANCESwithDumbledore Mon 06-Aug-07 13:45:01

Tick Tock Mrs B...aw go on...raspberry leaf doesn't taste that bad...or jasmine

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 13:46:20

[drinks chocolate milk and ignores Dances]

chocchipmuffin Mon 06-Aug-07 13:47:31

Are you due Mrs B?

Pineapple curry time?!

SweetyDarling Mon 06-Aug-07 13:48:19

That's a good guide MrsB. I work in the fine fod industry and met so many pregnant women who thought that brie etc was fine so long as it was pasturised. This makes it nice and simple.
Can't say I've been 100% obedient though!

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 13:50:26

two weeks to go - am enjoying mat leave (and discovering FaceBook) and am in NO RUSH

so away with your raspberry leaves and your pineapple curries!

Trinityrhino Mon 06-Aug-07 13:50:29

I think the op may be thinking of taramasalata which is cod roe.

houmus is chick pea so is fine

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 13:51:40

er, cod roe is fine too

chocchipmuffin Mon 06-Aug-07 13:53:03

Oh no, not time to rush yet! Good luck for when it happens!

Trinityrhino Mon 06-Aug-07 13:54:00

is it mrsbadger?
well I'm off to go and smack the hv that told me I couldn't eat it when pg then cause I craved it like mad

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 13:55:25

yep, and I'll be right behind you, Trinity
(bloody HVs )

Trinityrhino Mon 06-Aug-07 13:56:39


<mumble, grumble>

DANCESwithDumbledore Mon 06-Aug-07 14:07:58

<now started to get offended that Mrs B keeps telling her to go away despite offering chocolate last time too>

sob

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 14:11:11

[pats Dances reassuringly]
there there
it's me who's meant to be the hormonal one, you know

DANCESwithDumbledore Mon 06-Aug-07 14:12:50

SweetyDarling Mon 06-Aug-07 15:03:28

Cod roe is smoked not cooked.

MrsBadger Mon 06-Aug-07 15:06:17

doesn't mean it's not safe

bambi06 Mon 06-Aug-07 15:19:19

houmous is actually very good for you , especially as it can help stop leg cramps as its high in calcium..higher than dairy

PinkElephant Mon 06-Aug-07 15:27:00

Gawd I hope so - I've been hoofing into hummous during my pregnancy!! Can't see how chickpeas and garlic can affect the baby, but am sure it is the culprit to my bad wind . Now does anyone know if we pregnant ladies can eat philadelphia spread, I read somewhere that as it was a processed sandwich spread we can - does anyone know?

beansprout Mon 06-Aug-07 15:29:01

Yep, no problem.

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