The Holiday Season is here! I love this time of year! But with all the holiday parties, mixers and get-togethers, how are you supposed to get through it pregnant? All my favorite food and drinks are off-limits!
Let’s start with food… cheese and crackers sounds harmless. Oh wait, that brie isn’t pasteurized? Guess I’ll skip and grab some finger sandwiches. What? Deli Meat? The carnal sin of pregnancy. Might get listeria, better pass on that too. Cesar salad or anything with mayo? Has raw egg, must avoid. And those cute little hotdogs on a toothpick? Packed with Nitrates. Awesome. Now I’ve made it all the way around the buffet table and have nothing but a dinner roll and some green beans on my plate.
Ok, I’ll skip the food and just grab a glass of eggnog. Excuse me? That’s off limits too? That’s ok, let’s be honest, I never liked eggnog anyways. Obviously alcohol is on the black list, so no martinis, spiked punch or Baileys & hot cocoa for me this year. I could have coke… but too much caffeine. Diet coke? Aspartame. Guess I’ll stick with water. It’ll wash down my green beans well.
I kid, I kid. In 3+ months of pregnancy I’ve had a single hotdog, a few bites mayo-laden mac salad, a green salad or two with soft cheeses on top and my daily cup of tea. And you know what? I’m ok with that. It’s not like I eat that stuff day in and day out, you can’t take those lists too seriously, right? I’d go crazy with guilt if I did.
In general, I try to eat healthy, rounded meals. I take my vitamin daily and guzzle water all day long. Baby seems to be growing according to plan and everything has been like clockwork so far, a textbook pregnancy, really.
So bring on the Ho Ho Ho’s and the Jolly good times, I’ll be partying with the best of them this season—with Martinelli’s of course.