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posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wellington Bride:  Are you concerned about what to eat due to morning sickness or worries about listeria?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Wellington Bride:  It seems more of your concern is what you can eat in which case you will be ok 🙂 Unless you are ingesting a huge amount of deli meat and seafood, you shouldn’t worry. If you want to be on the safe side, maybe bring a yogurt and some fruit with you in your purse just in case there isn’t enough choices, but if it is a potluck I have a feeling there will be more than enough choices.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What about veggies and dip, or a fruit tray?  That way it is healthy AND ok to sit out in the sun. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wellington Bride:  While I wouldn’t be too concerned about meatless/dairy free options, I think if anxiety will occupy all your thoughts, eat before you go to the pot luck and bring dishes that you know will be safe. While you could definitely bring your own meal, I’m sure there a many things you can bring for the group that would be totally fine. Personally, I’d bring a mediterranean style platter, with hummus, tabouli or some kind of grain salad, and pita bread. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bet people will bring something in a crockpot.  So that is actually meant to be hot… But I do like that idea of bringing what you would normally eat and just putting it in the fridge.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went to a family reunion potluck outside right after I found out I was pregnant.  It wasn’t really a big deal.  We ate pretty much right after everyone arrived and I didn’t eat anything that afternoon after it had been sitting out for 4+ hours. 

They had BBQ meats, salsas, salads, etc and I don’t think any of it was off limits.  If you have to bring 3 plates just bring something you know you can and want to eat!  I’d just look for some type of side salad (pasta or something) or hummus or maybe a dip.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Wellington Bride:  Pot Lucks have always terrified me because I’m the pickiest eater in the world & now I have to worry about food that’s been left out too long in addition to wondering if there will be anything there that I actually like to eat. 

A fruit platter is a good option (whole fruits, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc) those are all okay out and just need to be washed prior to eating. I’m also a big fan of crock pot food, that way it stays warm like its supposed to. Think nacho cheese in crock pot with tortilla chips on the side, a soup, chili or meatballs in BBQ sauce. 

When all else fails eat before you go to the party (that way you are sure to not go hungry). Best of luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wellington Bride:  When I’m feeling anxious, statistics tend to make me feel better. In the US, an estimated 1600 people (of those, about 200 pregnant women) get sick from listeria each year while over 44,000 people die in car accidents. Pregnancy is time filled with many worries, but try not to let it stop you from enjoying holidays. If you don’t find this information helpful, just disregard it!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@kenziemt:  +1

I’m 8 weeks pregnant and have pretty much eaten exactly as I did before I was pregnant. I am buying organic fruit more, washing fruits and veggies better, not drinking more than a few sips of alcohol, and not eating seafood high in mercury, but other than that it’s the same. I think some people wouldn’t feel comfortable eating like I do, but my husband is comfortable with it and unless I hear otherwise from my midwife I’m going to keep on eating what I feel like.

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