HAVE A PICKLE
Apr. 18, 2013 11:35 pm
Updated: Apr. 20, 2013 11:16 pm
Just a couple of weeks ago, I had one of the strangest cravings that I can recall... I NEEDED potato salad, and lots of it! It got so bad that I purchased potato salad from the deli at my grocery! Despite doctoring it up, mine is far better! Seemed
that much of the potato in the store bought was near mashed, rather than chunks! How lame is that? Regardless, I presumed that there was an ingredient in the mix, that my body was needing at the time. Turns out, that I should have been craving bananas,
but I understand that potatoes are also a good source of potassium, which I now take tablets for, as prescribed by my doc! I still have to wonder, however, if there isn't something in the mustard that I was in need of...
Then, there are my late night cravings when it comes to snack foods. For a week, it might be cheese crisps, which I make on soft (taco sized) tortillas. The following week, it may well be a thick slice of french bread, topped with melted cheddar (which I
accomplish by broiling it, so the underside doesn't toast...) Lela posted on her blog that she bakes corn tortillas, to make tostadas, so for a week, maybe two, I HAD to have a tostada every night before bed! (Thanks for the directions, Lela!) This was
followed by topping a plate of tortilla chips, with canned chili (which I have in the frige as we speak!) and some grated cheese. Warm that up, and oh my.....! (LucyLove, your're right, the "hot" is better than the "with beans!" Thanks!)
I also recall that a dear friend of mine, who was a nurse, ate so many beets when she was pregnant, that, well... it messed up the "natural order" of her bodily functions! She was convinced that she needed the iron... (I don't recommend overdoing the intake
How about having a hard boiled egg at 3am, or even a bowl of cereal? Kind of an odd time, but I wake up, cannot get back to sleep, and simply MUST get up and fix "something!" There are also times, though few and far between, that I simply need something sweet.
Unfortunately, depending on just how late it is (after dinner meal,) sugar can really mess up my well being... I often feel so "faint" that I'm not always sure that I can make it to bed, before passing out! I literally get dizzy and light headed, which I
find rather odd and scary!
So, where does the "PICKLE" come into play? Well, a friend of my parents told me once that her husband who was a brittle diabetic, would have odd cravings, and she found that, when you "want something," but don't know what.... EAT A DILL PICKLE! I've tried
it, and it does seem to work! For me, I want the entire pickle though, not just a "spear" or two!
Now, do I want a bowl of ice cream, or a pickle? Perhaps you can help me decide!
Be happy, be healthy, be crazy.... and when in doubt, EAT A PICKLE!