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10 pregnancy food craving healthy alternatives

Try these swaps for the foods your bump is craving to stop you gaining too much pregnancy weight

Posted: 14 June 2012
by Sophie Westnedge

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Try switching the food you're craving for a healthier alternative...

Pregnancy cravings can be weird and wonderful! It depends what you're craving when it comes to how much of it you can eat. 

If you're hankering for the good stuff, like fruit and veggies, then you can pretty much eat as much as you like. But, what if what you're craving is more naughty or sweet?

If you can work out why you're craving that particular food then you can substitute it for something a little more healthy.

Ask yourself why you fancy that food. Is it because it's hot, cold, sweet or salty? Is it the texture or the flavour you like? 

Check out these delicious healthier alternatives to the foods you're craving: 

Ice cream

Fizzy Drinks

Pastry or doughnuts


Biscuits and cookies

Sugary cereal



Creamy deserts or cheesecake

Take-away Pizza, Chinese and Indian

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