Pregnancy cravings are a funny thing. Foods that never crossed your mind suddenly become irresistible, and bizarre combinations become scrumptious. Cool Ranch Doritos and orange juice, anyone? Throughout my first pregnancy I had a number of different cravings but, when I look back, I realize that many of them were crunchy. So I asked other moms what their crunchy pregnancy cravings were, because we're all in this together and sharing our stories can make us all feel less like weirdos.
When I was first pregnant with my son, I may have been nauseous and miserable but I could not get enough salt. If I could have had a salt lick (like they give to horses so they can get essential minerals) I would have been delighted. The best place I found to obtain aforementioned salt tended to be in crunchy foods — various potato and corn chips, vegetables dipped in salty dressings, and crackers. As long as I could get as much salt into my system I was happy and, fortunately, the crunchy was super-satisfying as well. Eventually my tastes shifted and wanted sweets, but at that point I'd gotten so used to all things crunchy I kept it going.
But how did other moms satisfy their deep, insatiable need for crunchy things? These 13 women were kind enough to share their crunchy, non-nut cravings: