Post # 1
I’m nine weeks and having a rough symptom day. I am nauseousand tired and feel like crawling under my desk and going to sleep. But I also reaaaally want a chicken salad wrap with lettuce and pickles from my work cafeteria. I used to eat one twice a week before I got pregnant and haven’t had one in two months. Now I feel like it’s the only thing in the world that will make me feel better and get through this day.
What would you do?
Post # 3
@PatientBee: Go for it!!! A chicken salad wrap is healthy and will be pretty easy on your stomach, and the protein will help keep you full for a while.
On the days when I am feeling especially nauseated I just try to focus on what my body is telling me. I feel like that’s the only way to get through it…
Post # 4
@PatientBee: I had chicken salad from my work cafeteria like 3 times a week while pregnant. Go for it!
Post # 5
Go get the chicken wrap? Why not?
Post # 6
I would… eat the wrap? Why wouldn’t you?
Post # 7
@PatientBee: eat it. i had one a few weeks ago and am still here to tell the story.
Post # 8
@PatientBee: are you worried about listeria? I’m assuming that’s why you’re hesitating. I totally ate chicken salad froma local deli a few times this pregnancy, If you trust the cafeteria I wouldn’t worry too much.
Post # 9
Hm…is chicken salad a no-no? I’ve eaten it many times in substitute for deli meats.
Post # 10
From my understanding least what was told 2 years ago any cold meat can cause listeria and probably also with the Mayo I would be leary about eating chicken salad
Post # 11
@PatientBee: I would say its fine to eat. Doctors typically don’t want you to eat cold cuts of meat due to listeria. Honestly, while I would never tell you to go against your doctor’s orders because they are there for a reason, if it were me I would just go ahead and eat it anyway. I ate lots of stuff I wasn’t supposed to because when the pregnany craving is there, it ain’t going away.
Unless you can settle for a mock chicken wrap where you can ensure the chicken is heated very well, I say just go for it anyway.
Post # 12
I was craving chicken salad on Sunday! I didn’t really knoe where to get it, so DH took me to cheesecake factory and I got a sandwhich. I knew I couldn’t eat tuna salad, but I’ve been eating a lot of chicken and didn’t even think twice about the chicken salad.
MMMM wish I had some right now.
Post # 13
All egg products sold in the US must be made with pasteurized eggs (this is regulated by the USDA) so mayo is not a concern. The chicken has been cooked so I would not be concerned about that either. I don’t see much of a risk in eating it!
Post # 14
Thanks guys. I ended up getting a grilled cheese and the craving has passes. I should also mention that a coworker was out recently with food poisoning that she thinks she got from our cafeterias chicken salad. However I have had it probably over 100 times and been fine.
Post # 15
I haven’t gotten any for fear of listeria and all that. At least from a deli. But I’ve started making stuff like that at home that I know is clean, fresh and not cross contaminated. If you listen to all the food stuff you WILL have a crying break down at some point. I have. But I just was so scared by the listeria stuff. I still am. I had bratwurst the other day and dutifily made sure it was at least 165 degrees.