(Closed) What do you make for a dinner party that includes pregant women?

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t think some light seasoning (olive oil, salt, pepper) will be out.  The only things that are def out are shellfish, most fish since it should be limited though not completely out, and soft cheeses.  The rest will be more about what her sensitivities are.  Spices aren’t bad per se, but she might not be able to handle the smell/taste.  I’d say, best to just ask instead of trying to guess beforehand. 

Post # 4
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yes, definitely ask if you can.  In addition to the fish, etc. pregnancy does strange things to the body and some women may not be able to stomach certain smells or tastes while they are pregnant, even of things they ordinarily love.  So, I would just see if they have any special requests. 

Post # 6
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree, just ask her if there’s anything she can’t eat or is especially averse to, as well as suggestions for some things that she likes. That’s easier than trying to guess.

Post # 7
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I ate spicy food my whole pregnancy. I ate Mexican 3 or 4 times a week! So, spices are not out, unless of course she says she can’t eat them. I’m going to guess since she’s coming, she’s having a pretty easy pregnancy. Fish and shellfish are dicey only because you’re supposed to cut down your intake to a couple of times a week. No fish that could have high mercury in them, such as swordfish. Farm raised fish would be the best if you want to go with fish. No lunch meat {We’re you going to serve sandwiches?} and only pasteurized dairy products. While I was pg, one of my favorite things was pasta with a ton of veggies and a big salad with bread. Yummy!

Post # 8
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d watch out for nuts…there’ve been some outbreaks lately in the peanut and pistacio industry.  I would serve sparkling apple cider as well so she doesn’t feel left out.

Post # 9
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

fruit and ice cream — what every pregnant woman craves. 

Post # 10
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You should also avoid anything unpasteurized.

Post # 12
596 posts
Busy bee

Yum that sounds delicious!  I love Trader Joe’s panna cotta. 🙂

Post # 13
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yum–sounds good to me!  Perhaps your party came and went already… but I thought I would add that when my sister was pregnant, her taste buds like, changed or something.  She used to love sour cream, and then one time I ordered some with my mexican food and she had to ask me to put it on a different table–just the smell was going to make her sick!  And, she didn’t get sick from pregnancy at all.  I think she kind of had that reaction to some cheeses as well (which is why I mentioned it–I see you are incorporating some cheeses).  

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